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Jim and Isabelle

June 23, 2017 Jim & Isabelle’s Story

Over 48 hours in January of 2017, Inventors, Creators, Hackers, and Change Makers came together in Vancouver to build open source assistive technologies for people with disabilities. This is Jim & Isabelle’s story.

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June 22, 2017 LipSync Update: Stateside Buildathons

We hadn’t done a Buildathon in the United States yet. So why not do two of them on the same day in opposite ends of the country? That’s what we did Sunday, as part of the Nation of Makers’ Week of Making, with Buildathons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington.

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June 15, 2017 LipSync Update: Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Before heading out for a number of events on the road for the last few weeks of June, it was good to be at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire right near home, and in our local community.

Pictured left-to-right: TELUS International Senior Vice-President and Chief Corporate Officer, Marilyn Tyfting; Neil Squire Society Executive Director, Gary Birch; and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough.

June 6, 2017 TELUS LipSync Buildathon

On June 2nd and 3rd, we hosted the TELUS LipSync Buildathon. While leaving the TELUS Garden with 30 more newly built LipSyncs was enough reason for elation — not to mention getting to meet an enthusiastic, hard-working group of makers at TELUS — it was an announcement by the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough, that had us really excited for the future.

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June 1, 2017 LipSync Update: Coming up in June

After closing out May with a series of Maker Faires — the Bay Area Maker Faire and the Sunshine Coast Mini Maker Faire — we’re headed for a busy June full of events and Buildathons. It’s time for outreach and making.

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