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Peter Rawsthorne
Works at Peter Rawsthorne Consulting Inc.
Attends P2Pu, Wikiversity, Bowen Institute of Technology
Lives in St. John's, NL, CANADA
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The roles of the IT Architect
If you read across the different references, magazines, forums, groups, etc. (online or otherwise) that discuss Information Technology Architecture you will find their are many different IT Architect roles. Off the top of my head I can name 10 different arc...
If you read across the different references, magazines, forums, groups, etc. (online or otherwise) that discuss Information Technology Architecture you will find their are many different IT Architect roles. Off the top of my ...
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Cub Scout Badges as Digital Badges
I'm looking at implementing Digital Badges for Scouting Canada badges. The interesting part is many of the features for distributing and hosting the digital badges related infrastructure and features are available with Mozilla Open Badges and Scoutstracker ...
I'm looking at implementing Digital Badges for Scouting Canada badges. The interesting part is many of the features for distributing and hosting the digital badges related infrastructure and features are available with Mozill...
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An Enterprise Architecture Elevator Pitch
The Enterprise Architects business value is in building success through good design. This will vary from place-to-place, because the IT history, context, and maturity will change. In the end it is about improving an organizations return on IT investments th...
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How does the network see your personal brand?
Branding is important. It provides an external (or public) theme for endeavours; business endeavours, professional endeavours, organizational endeavours. Personal branding has become increasingly important in the networked age where the communications techn...
Branding is important. It provides an external (or public) theme for endeavours; business endeavours, professional endeavours, organizational endeavours. Personal branding has become increasingly important in the networked ag...
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Identifying the business value
Architecture or Enterprise Architecture can have a positive impact upon a business from many directions. The maturity available from architectural frameworks and processes (TOGAF, Zachman, Etc.) can assist greatly in bringing business value and increase an ...
Architecture or Enterprise Architecture can have a positive impact upon a business from many directions. The maturity available from architectural frameworks and processes (TOGAF, Zachman, Etc.) can assist greatly in bringing...
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Management Consulting Spokes
I'm excited about building upon an existing Community of Practice with focus on Management Consulting. I like that the community has been progressing well for the last three years and already has good alignment with corporate strategy and is mindful regardi...
I'm excited about building upon an existing Community of Practice with focus on Management Consulting. I like that the community has been progressing well for the last three years and already has good alignment with corporate...
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Computer science taught as an art
I've been involved with learning, teaching and creating for all my life. During my formative years (in-utero to shortly after high-school graduation) I was focused on getting what I needed to finish. I was also involved in a lot of art (music, graphic desig...
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Key organizational items to grow Enterprise Architecture
I am increasingly thinking about what needs to be in place for an organization to be successful with Enterprise Architecture (EA). What I am focused on now could be considered pre-EA items, I believe good architecture can begin (and bring value) at any time...
I am increasingly thinking about what needs to be in place for an organization to be successful with Enterprise Architecture (EA). What I am focused on now could be considered pre-EA items, I believe good architecture can beg...
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Major Chords 4 Bass with Tabs
As the family band grows and improves I put together this one-pager for some of the major chords on bass guitar . I helps the boys as they pluck around with the bass, it adds another OER to the space, it helps me to deepen my understanding of the bass. All ...
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Business value and reducing IT duplication
Duplication of features is where I consider one of the easiest areas of IT architecture (enterprise or otherwise) to reduce cost and increase the business value of investments in IT and related technology architecture. In general, I take the view that archi...
Duplication of features is where I consider one of the easiest areas of IT architecture (enterprise or otherwise) to reduce cost and increase the business value of investments in IT and related technology architecture. In gen...
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First Six Knots
I'm putting together a couple of evenings of activities for the cub scout group I am a leader. The focus will be on the tying and use of knots. Listed here are the six we will be working on. half-hitch - its a very basic knot, but shows up in lots of places...
I'm putting together a couple of evenings of activities for the cub scout group I am a leader. The focus will be on the tying and use of knots. Listed here are the six we will be working on. half-hitch - its a very basic kno...
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A successful night of tricks for treats! Stick-eaters taking from Gran'ma Ben... never been so good!
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Work
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Director of IT, Enterprise Architect, Learning Systems Architect, Finisher
Skills
I get projects to finished.
Employment
  • Peter Rawsthorne Consulting Inc.
    Enterprise Architect / Dir of IT, 2007 - present
  • zedIT Solutions Inc.
    Senior Consultant, 2013 - 2015
  • Mozilla Foundation
    Consultant, Open Badges & Ignite Learning Labs, 2012 - 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
    Learning Systems Architect, 2009 - 2011
  • Numerous
    Project Manager, Solutions Developer, DBA, Architect, 1981 - 2007
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St. John's, NL, CANADA
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Bowen Island, BC, CANADA - Vancouver, BC, CANADA - Whistler, BC, CANADA
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The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
Introduction
Hellbent to implement the ideas in and around enterprise architecture, adult learning, new media, social networks and communities of practice. Success measured by completed implementations.
Bragging rights
I bring complicated software technology projects to completion. And I bring them to completion, regardless of when I am brought into the project. This is what I am good at!
Education
  • P2Pu, Wikiversity, Bowen Institute of Technology
    Learning Systems Architecture, Educational Technology, 2007 - present
  • Personal Learning Network
    Folk Music, Inshore Boat Building, Cognition, 1963 - present
  • Numerous Institutions
    M.Ed IT, B.Tech, 1984 - 2007
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Open Access Accreditation
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Bowen Island Undercurrent - Workshop connects youth to technology and lo...
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Great opportunity for youth who would like to try some new computer programs and enjoy taking photos and video

HTML5 Rocks - HTML5 vs Native: The Mobile App Debate
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A resource for developers looking to put HTML5 to use today, including information on specific features and when to use them in your apps.

How to Become a Lifelong Learner
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People who are truly effective generally did not get that way by sitting still, and learning doesn't stop just because school does. Make a c

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Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking. Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone.

Mobile HTML5 - compatibility tables for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Sym...
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Feature, Safari on iOS, Android Browser, BlackBerry Browser, Nokia Browser, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, webOS Browser. Version tested

Critical Technology: Federated & Faceted Search
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Federated & Faceted Search. In the last few months CLEBC has shipped a new search engine. The upgrades have been significant and these i