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Finally published!

Sometimes it takes patience and persistence to get a paper published.  In this case, it finally paid off.  The paper I wrote with Ugo a couple of summers ago is now in (electronic) print.  I’m so please!

Chouinard and N. Baddour, Matlab Code for the Discrete Hankel Transform, Journal of Open Research Software 5:4, January 2017. http://doi.org/10.5334/jors.82

uOttawa startup weekend was awesome!

I was enormously privilege to be asked to be a judge at the 2016 uOttawa startup weekend.  And massively proud of what our students accomplished!

Startup Weekend enables entrepreneurs and business-passionate individuals to gather in one place for inspiration and ideas sharing. The third  successful Startup Weekend  took place at uOttawa’s Morrist Library over the weekend of November 18, 2016. This edition of Startup Weekend focused on current uOttawa students, and recent graduates. The goal of this event is to connect students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline of study.


Upcoming events

UX Fundamentals for App Development

Short talk and discussion by industry guest speaker Mr. Peter Matthews.
Mr. Matthews will be giving a talk titled “UX Fundamentals for App Development”.

Peter Matthews is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of local startup success Klipfolio, providers of cloud of dashboard software that lets teams continuously monitor the health and performance of their business.

Date: November 9th 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: SITE, Room F0126


Manufacturing Training Centre(MTC) || Basic Training Session

The Basic Training is a 3-Hour session which covers the basics of machine shop operations. Participants will work on a project using Drill Press, Bandsaws, and various Sheet metal equipment.

Date: November 11th 2016
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Lees A141

Register Here

Manufacturing Training Centre (MTC) || Basic Lathe Training

This session serves as an introduction to basic operations on a lathe. Please be on time, and only register if you can make it.

Date: November 9th 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Lees A141

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Introduction to App Development – Basic Course

Mobile Application Development Course
A Mobile app development course will be given by Dr. Hussein Al Osman of the University of Ottawa.

Who should join?
If you have basic understanding of mobile app programming and want to learn more, you’re welcome to join this course.

The course is divided into 4 modules, and will take place in the University of Ottawa on Thursdays between 6:00pm and 9:00pm:
Thursday Nov 10, 2016: Module 1 – Basic Intro
Thursday Nov 17, 2016: Module 2 – Sensors + Bluetooth
Thursday Nov 24, 2016: Module 3 – Camera + Image Processing
Thursday Dec 1, 2016: Module 4 – Database (on phone)

Register here

Help preserve uOttawa’s library holdings

I think it’s sad that it’s come to this, but I just signed the petition “The University of Ottawa Senate: Preserve uOttawa’s library holdings”.  For those who can help, please do so by adding your name to the petition.


Our goal is to reach 1,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:




The Horizons Fellowship


Just got this in my inbox…

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 10 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become tomorrow’s leaders in technology. The program is a part-time 6-month experience (or full-time summer experience) that teaches software engineering and provides students with the network and perspective needed to launch their careers in tech. The program requires no prior computer science or programming knowledge. It is open to current university students of all ages. Students develop the arsenal of highly employable software engineers as well as the perspective of entrepreneurs.

Application Process/Criteria

·         Currently enrolled in a 4-year university program

·         Submission of transcript, resume, and standardized test scores on horizonsbootcamp.com.

·         Series of fit and technical interviews

·         Applications are on a rolling basis. The final deadline is July 20th 2016 but we encourage students to apply sooner as the program is already filling up.

Horizons Fellowship Details

·         800+ hours of learning to build web applications

·         1-on-1 mentorship from technology industry leaders

·         Speaker series consisting of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, product managers and designers from successful technology companies & leading venture capital firms

·         Lifelong access to the Horizons Career Network