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William Johnson
Attended University of Toronto
Lived in Kingston, Jamaica
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"Part of the game’s appeal is that it makes the partially esoteric practice of ‘coding’ more concrete, and therefore, accessible to both children and adults."
Littlecodr’s Kickstarter campaign to teach coding with a fun card game for young kids aims to help answer that question.
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I recently finished reading We Learn Nothing, a collection of personal essays written by well-known cartoonist and writer Tim Kreider. Many of you will have came across his work in the NY Times, and more than likely, his very popular piece The ‘Busy’ Trap—which is included in the book with the title Lazy: A Manifesto. … Continue →
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Not your typical job fair. #vancouver   #tech  
Situated downtown Vancouver on Granville Street, the discreet and alternative Commodore Ballroom concert spot—upcoming talent includes Jamie XX and AWOLNATION—seems like  an odd space to hold a career-fair. But then I suppose TechVibes Vancouver Tech Fest 2015 is not your traditional job-seeking and recruitment event. Conceived back in 2013, it was supposedly developed to provide … Continue →
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Julien Smith once wrote that “If you are already awesome to everyone in your world, then your world needs to get bigger.” In the post from which this comment it originates, he essentially explains the why and how of growing your world (i.e. your spheres of knowledge and influence). However, he doesn’t completely explain his thoughts … Continue →
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“So, what can I do to be successful in the interview process?” asked an anxious third year biomedical engineering student after I outlined a job recruitment process for a position in my office. “You can be yourself,” I responded. “We want real people, real personalities. I will quickly be able to tell whether or not … Continue →
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Anyone who’s following my GoodReads updates (which is none of you) know that I’ve been obsessively reading a book a week since the start of the month. (No, this is not a resolution—it’s just a thing.) Some of the ways I’ve been able to keep this up is by subtracting other things from my life, … Continue →
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In Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Thiel—who is well-known as the legendary entrepreneur and investor who co-founded PayPal and made Facebook’s first outside investment—outlines his ideas about commerce and life with a certain aggressive meticulousness. I wanted to highlight one section related to business, but applicable outside of it, … Continue →
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It's a problem, but there's a solution.
My girlfriend is a few seasons into watching Game of Thrones. Sometimes she loves it. Other times, she finds it terrifying and gruesome. That episode when The Mountain (the freakishly large guy) bursts a man’s head with his bare hands is one she watched and then wasn’t sure if she was interested carrying on with … Continue →
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(Or, What some really smart people have written about recognizing your calling.) Howard Thurman is best known as a prominent early-twentieth century author, theologian and civil rights activist. Born in 1899 in a then segregated Daytona Beach, Florida, Thurman would graduate college as valedictorian, be ordained as a Baptist minister, found the Church for the … Continue →
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Yesterday I published the Most-read posts at NotionPort.org from January. It highlighted the most popular content from the first month of the year, and in it, I relay the fact that I basically blogged every single weekday, shelling out twenty-two posts, to be exact. Certainly, it was a personal triumph, and one only outdid by the … Continue →
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My first YouTube comment ever. I saved it for this heaven.
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Once in September of 2013, I revealed my daily consumption list—not of food, of course. But of media. News sites, blogs, apps and otherwise. To negligible fanfare, I revisited that list a week ago. (One of my faves shared her’s yesterday—check it out.) Today I start an ongoing series you may refer to as the … Continue →
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  • University of Toronto
    Public Relations
  • Carleton University
    BA (Hons.)
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