Monday, December 22, 2008

SIP's Seasonal Holiday Dinner with a Powerful Speaker

SIP's Annual Dinner Bright Pearl, Yvonne Oswald speaker Every Word Has PowerInvitation: SIP's Traditional Holiday Dinner 2008
Keynote Speaker: Yvonne Oswald on "Every Word Has Power"

You are invited to attend Holiday Dinner 2008

Keynote Speaker: Yvonne Oswald on "Every Word Has Power"

We are hosting tonight another SIP's Annual Dinner in conjunction with Friends of Heart and AIC. We are hoping that we will have the pleasure of your company.

Monday December 22, 2008 at 6 pm
(should finish by 9:00 pm)

Bright Pearl Restaurant
2nd floor, 346 - 348 Spadina Ave
(corner of St. Andrews St, entrance is on St. Andrews Street).
Inexpensive parking available in the Kensington Green Garage on St. Andrew Street.

By Subway: Transfer southbound to the Spadina street car from the Bloor subway line, the building is on your right hand side.
Map & Contact

Yvonne Oswald is an award winning author and pioneer in the field of personal growth. She is a renowned Communications Trainer, Speaker and Therapist. Her book, "Every Word has Power" has been published by Beyond Words, the Publishers that brought you "The Secret". Visit:

Given this special time of year, we would like you to pay attention your mind, body and soul, which is the mandate of Friends of Heart. Join and explore collaborative tools of this meetup group at:

We have booked a private room, which will provide us with pre-dinner networking opportunities. There will be a cash bar (for teetotalers there will be plenty of jasmine tea on the house). If you would like to meet people from diverse walks of life and interests then do not miss this excellent rendezvous. You are welcomed to bring your friends. We are planning to have a table for business cards.

$25 per person (includes A seven-course vegetarian dinner with fish, a glass of wine/beer, taxes and gratuity).
Please let us know of any food allergies or dietary requirements.

In order to raise money we will raffle some excellent prizes (IT books, Software, Mind/body/soul books, Ticket to a three-day seminar, USB drive, Recipe starter kit, etc).
Raffle ticket are $5 for one and $10 for three (your odds to win a prize are 1 out of 5).

Take a look at raffle prizes:

Please RSVP from Friends of Heart website. If you do not belong to any social networking
website then you should explore the collaborative power of the meetup:


For more information, send an email to Max Haroon
or phone 416-891-4937

SIP's Annual Dinner Bright Pearl, Yvonne Oswald speaker Every Word Has PowerINVITATION BROCHURE: Holiday Dinner 2008
Keynote Speaker: Yvonne Oswald on "Every Word Has Power"

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From all of us at the Society of Internet Professionals' Blog, we would like to thank you for your support and wish you the best this holiday season.

The Society of Internet Professionals (SIP) is interested in establishing a group to explore Web 2.0 including collaboration wikis tools and social networking sites. We are reaching out to such experts to be part of this group to participate or coordinate. The group is created on "facebook" (a social network site) to collaborate and will also meet once a month.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

SIP is Sponsoring Toronto Wiki Tuesdays

Screenshot Toronto Wiki TuesdaysScreenshot Toronto Wiki Tuesdays Wiki
Credit: torontowikituesdays wiki
WIKI Tuesday is a monthly gathering about wiki technologies, deployments and adoption. SIP is a proud sponsor of this group that combines education in the cozy ambiance of a pub.

Vanessa Peters, Ph.D. candidate at OISE. She will speak about the application of wikis in education.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Ground Hog Pub, 401 Bloor Street East, Toronto (416.975.1867)

There is no fee to attend (Go Dutch in an English Pub)

Registration & Details =>

Screenshot Toronto Wiki Tuesdays Event Datails May 13, 2008Screenshot Toronto Wiki Tuesdays Event Description: May 13, 2008

Event Description

Speaker: Vanessa Peters
This month's speaker will be Vanessa Peters, Ph.D. candidate at OISE, talking about the application of wikis in Education.

In this meeting I will discuss a new wiki-based scripted activity that was created for secondary school biology students. Using a co-design method, the researchers collaborated with two experienced science teachers to create a curriculum unit where 114 grade-ten biology students developed a knowledge base of ideas about human physiology, then drew upon those ideas as resources for subsequent curricular activities. Results demonstrate that this innovative lesson fostered collaborative knowledge construction as well as individual student learning. This suggests that a carefully designed wiki-based activity can complement and enhance the value of a collective knowledge building community within secondary school settings.

Note new Location! The Ground Hog Pub
When and Where:
6:30pm, Tuesday 13th May at 401 BLOOR STREET EAST, TORONTO, ON in the downstairs room:

Please sign up at

Event Sponsor: The Society of Internet Professionals

Who should come and why:
Interested in the topic? Got an opinion? Or just interested to network? Come join our community.
  • Managers and leaders responsible for evaluating the use of wikis
  • Change transformation agents using wikis to instigate organizational transparency using a wiki
  • Consultants and designers who build integration, navigation, visuals and plugins
  • Wiki users Wiki gardeners who improve content clarity
About Toronto Wiki Tuesdays and Blended Perspectives:
Toronto Wiki Tuesdays has been running since 2005 and has a mandate to spread the word about how a wiki can transform communication in organizations and the nature of business. Toronto Wiki Tuesdays was founded and is run by Martin Cleaver M.Sc. MBA, Head Blender of Blended Perspectives and a Chair of WikiSym, the International Symposium on the use of Wikis.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Planning Follow-up from it360 Show Participation

SIP Booth at the it360 Show, April 2008SIP Booth at the it360 Show, April 2008
Max Haroon, President SIP and Dave Forde, Chair Toronto Technology Week discussing participation in September 22 - 27, 2008 Photo: 2008 @
Dear SIPpers,

Thank you so much for staffing the SIP's booth at the it360º Show.

At the end of the it360º show someone asked me, "Was it a success for SIP"?

Success is a multifaceted for me:
  • Signing for membership or SIPpost
  • Collecting so many business cards
  • Meeting volunteers
  • Meeting some old acquaintances
  • Meeting people who are on our mailing list, "Max I get your SIPpost" (understandable, we have 10,000 subscribers of the SIPpost and I do not know all of them!)
  • Discussing with some companies for membership, speaking or job board.
Love to hear your experience and your success stories. Did you have fun?

Now the hard work begins - follow ups, we need to scan the cards and send emails to all visitors of our booth and others we met.

A short meeting is planned to do a follow-up work from the show at Ooh-La-La, CBC Atrium, 250 Front Street West (across the road from Toronto Metro Convention Centre) at 3 pm on Friday April 18, 2008. We should finish by 4 pm.

Please make a special effort to get together with our small group of volunteers and some members of panel of experts. Your rsvp will be highly appreciated.

Max Haroon
links: Open Digital Doors Toronto: May 28-June 1, 2007 Google Exec Cites 5 Gifts of Cloud Computing
Posted on April 11, 2008 by Sandy Kemsley What Google’s enterprise guy told the IT 360 crowd
Posted on April 9, 2008 by Shane Schick It pays to have your head in the clouds: Google's Glotzbach
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Friday, March 14, 2008

SIP's Internet Books Library Inauguration

Volunteers Meeting is Today

Date: Friday March 14, 2008

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Location: the Chelsea Shoppe
Address: 386 Huron Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2G6
Subway: St. George (Bloor line)
2 blocks south off Bloor Street, one block west of St. George

If there is one volunteer’s meeting you should attend this year then this will be the one!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Winterlicious: Join Max & Friends @ the Sultan's Tent

Toronto Winterlicious: Join Max & Friends for Lunch at Sultan's TentJoin Max & Friends for Lunch at Sultan's Tent
President's Message:
Hello Friends:
I am not going to drag you out in the desert of Morocco but the Arabian Style tent is on Front Street.
During the Winterlicious 2008 Toronto many good restaurants are opening their doors with promotional (read as below their normal prices) lunches and dinners.
We have a small group of 11 to have lunch at The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc.

Date: Thursday, January 31 at 12 noon
Address: The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc
49 Front Street East, east of the Sony Centre, formerly known as the Hummingbird Centre.

1. The cost of the lunch is $20 (including tax and tips but no drinks), please bring cash.
2. Please share with us five of the characteristics you think are important for any one to be your friend.
3. Career Fairs (February 19-20 and April 8-9) and IT360 Conference (April 8-9).

Looking forward to see you again,

Max Haroon
Toronto + Delicious = Winterlicious