AJ West to give a Lightning Talk about Wearable Computing!

AJ West, tech advocate, Master’s student at the School of Information Studies and Google Glass Explorer, will be talking about wearable computing during his Lightning Talk at this year’s Web 2.U. For more information about AJ, check out the Speakers page!

Laurie Devine: Flipping Through the News

Laurie Devine has worked at McGill University for over ten years in various roles for Communications & External Relations. She develops and stewards the main social media accounts for the university. Working in the Media Relations Office, she also researches and prepares press reviews relevant to the community. Laurie’s constantly on the lookout for new tools to present information easily … Read More

Connie Crosby is our opening keynote speaker!

We are excited to announce our latest confirmation for Web 2.U 2014 – Connie Crosby will be our opening keynote speaker! She will be presenting an intriguingly-titled talk: “Building a Career in the Brave New World of Work“. A law librarian in a former life, Connie is principal of Crosby Group Consulting and is a Toronto-based consultant who specializes in … Read More

Michael Groenendyk to speak at Web 2.U 2014

Exciting news – Michael Groenendyk will be one of Web 2.U’s featured speakers! The newly hired business librarian for the Concordia University Libraries, Michael has a background in both business intelligence and computer science. From 2011-2013 he led a project, in part funded by a Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ grant, to implement a 3D printing service at the Dalhousie … Read More

Guillermo Galdamez: Revamping A Wiki Taxonomy

Originally from El Salvador, Guillermo is a first-year student in in the MLIS program (Knowledge Management) at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering in Mexico, and then returned to El Salvador to work in the implementation of IT projects for SABMIller. He is the current Knowledge Continuity Officer for the MLIS … Read More

David Lee King confirmed as Closing Keynote Speaker

We are very excited to announce that David Lee King will be the closing keynote speaker for Web 2.U 2014! David is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published … Read More

David Weigl: Relevance in Music Search

David Weigl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters by Research in Informatics from the University of Edinburgh. He is a PhD candidate at McGill University‘s School of Information Studies, and a student member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT). In his research, David combines his academic interests in information retrieval, … Read More