First and foremost – Happy New Year, and welcome back. It’s a few short days until the start of the winter semester, and I’m struggling to understand how the fall semester seemed to fly by as it did. I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun.
Regardless, the winter semester is nigh and it looks to be just as much fun as the previous four months. I’ll be teaching CIS2170, co-teaching CIS4500, and will also be working with several senior undergraduate students in CIS4900, CIS4910, and MATH4600. It’s probably going to be a very busy semester, but should also be a lot of fun and lead to some really cool projects.
In addition, I’m looking forward to the talk by UofG alumnus and Canadian entrepreneur Tim Bray on January 15th (from 5:30pm-7:30pm). The talk will be held in the Engineering Atrium, and will be followed by a networking session. You should join us.
Later in the month (January 22nd) I’ll be speaking at CBaSE’s Bigger Picture Series about Bridging the Gap. I’ll spend some of my time speaking about the connections between the Farm To Fork project and CBaSE – and how these connections are necessary to grow ideas.
The School of Computer Science and the Guelph Technology and Design Cluster Co-operative will also be hosting the third annual Guelph Technology Showcase on the 29th. It’s a fantastic event, and I’m very much looking forward to chatting with the various local businesses and entrepreneurs who will be in attendance.
Finally I’ll be joining the Farm To Fork team at the Living Wage Event (hosted by The Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, Income Security Action Group, The Seed Community Food Hub, and the Guelph-Wellington Food Round Table) on the 30th.
And that’s just January!