CanCon Podcast Ep. 53: Canadian tech comes together

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The world’s attention has been fully captivated by the recent executive order on immigration signed by President Trump banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. In response, the Canadian tech sector drafted and signed an open letter, published on BetaKit, in opposition to the executive order, and affirming support for people of all races, religions, sexual identities, and mental and physical abilities.

This week, the CanCon team devotes an entire podcast to an in-depth discussion of how of a community stretching 9,000km was able to mobilize quickly and with a unified voice. We’re also asking ourselves where we go from here.

Tune in as CanCon’s podcast crew – Erin Bury, Managing Director of 88 Creative, Jessica Galang, BetaKit News Editor, Rob Kenedi, TWG’s Entrepreneur in Residence and host of the amazing #smallrooms podcast, and Douglas Soltys, BetaKit Editor in Chief – talk about a tech world with no walls.

Have some hot takes on the topics that were covered? Maybe you want to suggest something for a future podcast! Perhaps you have a burning question about something you read in tech news that we didn’t cover. Email us, post a comment below with the answer or question, or better yet, rate CanCon 5-stars on iTunes and post your thoughts there.

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CanCon Podcast Episode 53 (02/05/17)

Diversity is our strength
An open letter from the Canadian tech community: Diversity is our strength
Canadian ministers, mayors, and more give statements on tech open letter
Immigration, hives, and life under NAFTA
Silicon Valley is making plans to move foreign-born workers to Canada

Canadian Content music clip (under fair dealing): “Citizens of Tomorrow” by Tokyo Police Club


Robyn Edgar

Robyn Edgar has a background in computer science, Arctic biology and bioinformatics, but she chose to leave the research world to bring science and tech to the public in the form of broadcast media. She's now BetaKit's resident audio producer. In her spare time, she volunteers at a campus radio station and practices her "old timey" radio voice impressions.

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