By Anthony Cuellar,
Developer Relations Manager, PEARSON
As a person born and raised in New York State, I’m embarrassed to admit that I’d never been to Canada until last week. What finally got me to make the trip was the opportunity to exhibit a pre-launch of our new platform at NXNE, a conference that covers music, film, comedy, art, and interactive (think a much smaller scale SXSW – which we also attended in March).
As an aficionado of music and all things interactive and tech, it was really interesting to experience Canada’s take on these things. I listened to a lot of really great live Canadian bands (Majical Cloudz, Braids, Blue Hawaii, Mozart’s Sister, and many more).
I learned a lot from some great interactive sessions, and most importantly got to meet a lot of startups and technologists from Toronto. (Shout out to Helen Kontozopoulos who is working on great things in the hacker / education space.)
In addition, I got to spend an afternoon at our Toronto office, where I got to share all of the great applications created by the developer community and prototypes that my team is working on. Somehow I even squeezed in a meetup session at MaRS themed around higher education.
Quite a productive week if I must say so myself, can’t wait to plan my text trip back to Canada!
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