Month: March 2015

Twitter Starts Breaking Meerkat Features By Limiting Social Graph Access

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Have you heard of Meerkat? For those who are unaware, Meerkat is a live streaming service which integrates closely with Twitter, automatically announcing that a users’ stream is beginning by sending a tweet. Twitter, apparently, has bought a direct competitor company of Meerkat called Periscope, which is why they blocked their access to its social graph which Meerkat uses.

National Engineering Month

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March is National Engineering Month (NEM) – Canada’s biggest celebration of engineering and engineering technology. To find out more details on what’s happening this month, visit www.nemontario.ca.

On March 4, 2015, as part of NEM and Engineers Without Borders, I delivered a “Water for the World” Workshop for Grade 8 students at the New Toronto Public Library in South Etobicoke. My co-presenter Fidel and I introduced the students to the issues surrounding global access to clean water, and how they can make a difference. As part of the workshop, we had the student create a (rogue) water filter. The water filters that they made are not the ones being used in urban homes, rather they are something that would be used by people in poorer countries/areas where their water source consists of dirty, somewhat muddy water (e.g. Sub-Saharan Africa).

Below are a couple of pictures from the workshop.

EWB W4TW New Toronto Public LibraryEWB W4TW Water Filter Activity