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Nik Garkusha
Works at Azure Marketing @ Microsoft
Attended Drexel University
Lives in Redmond, Washington, USA
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Looking for suggestions: technology stack for near real-time API with geospatial DB and heavy scale-out compute requirements? Anyone?
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Et voilà! Notre première application pour les citoyen(nes) de la ville de Gatineau est maintenant en ligne. parcs.gatineauouverte.org est une application web qui permet d'identifier et de chercher...
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My thoughts & learnings on what basics steps may help pushing Open Data in our cities. Thanks +Dave Eaves +Jonathan Brun
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Worthwhile cause to contribute to: keeping our internet open.
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7 months in Bali - a dreamline opportunity just like something from "4 Hour Work Week" :) +Tim Ferriss
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Want to change your life? Make 2012 a year of discoveries!

Enter to WIN the second Annual Best Dive Job in the World Contest!

Win 7 months in sunny Bali all expense paid. Learn to become a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) scuba diver instructor - The Grand prize includes a complete set of Aqua Lung dive gear, accommodation, PADI zero to Pro Program, Blue Season Eco Internship Program, plus much more... Blue Season is also giving away "runner up" and "active contenders" prizes as well!

Come enjoy life in Bali, participate in our Project AWARE eco internship, help save the sharks, meet people from all around planet ocean. Dive some of the best sites in the world. See Sharks, Mola Mola, Giant Mantas and 1000s of other marine creature unique to the part of the world!

Did I forget to mentioned that Storm Beer (Bali's only organic micro brewery) sponsors our parties?

(Share and spread the word, who know's maybe we can hang out in Bali sometime in 2012 - Contest deadline is in March 2012)
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Best Dive Job in the World with Blue Season Bali.
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Well done, +Philip Ashlock +Boris Mann & others. Curious, why jSON API vs. XML?
An open data standard for food has emerged on the web. This way restaurants, food apps, grocery stores, the government and other interested parties can tell that arugula is also rocket salad, no matte...
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City of Regina, SK launches its Open Data catalogue.
Built on Open Source project: DataLab OGDI v4 http://j.mp/OGDIv4 running in #Azure cloud
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Iowa - a lot more than just a "fly-over" state... explained. Thanks +Joey DeVilla
Here's a great response to the trashing that the state of Iowa has been taking in the media during the recent Republican caucus: proud Iowan Scott Siepker's very short and funny video, titled ...
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Drupal & Bhangra.me - quick post on interactive Story Telling by the Museum of Vancouver +Colin Calnan
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Finally uploaded my Drupal Business Summit keynote (Dec 5th, Toronto) - but unfortunately PPT slides are too large of a size for my SlideShare basic account. This gives a pretty decent idea of the flow & visuals I used.
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Would have loved to have seen you presenting this Nik. What would it take to get Silicon Halton in to one of your presos in the future? Keep up the great work!
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Work
Occupation
Open Source on Azure | Platform Strategy at Microsoft | Open Source | Open Government | Open Data
Skills
open source, open gov, open data, cloud, server, consulting
Employment
  • Azure Marketing @ Microsoft
    Technical Product Manager, 2013 - present
  • OSS @ Microsoft Canada
    Open Platfoms Strategy Lead, 2007 - 2013
  • Unisys
    Marketing Manager, 2002 - 2007
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Currently
Redmond, Washington, USA
Previously
Milton, Ontario, Canada - Phoenixville, PA - Blue Bell, PA - Fort Washington, PA - Kirovograd, Ukraine
Story
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Flying high in the cloud with Open Source on Azure
Introduction
I'm responsible for Technical Product Marketing of Open Source on Windows Azure platform, based out of Redmond, Washington.

Previously ran the Open Platforms Group at Microsoft Canada in Toronto, Ontario and co-founded the Open Data citizen initiative in the Halton Region, Ontario, Canada.
Bragging rights
DataPublic Drupal on Azure | Open Data App Installer | OpenHalton | Make Web Not War | Emitter.ca | WardRep.ca | VanGuide | OpenTurf
Education
  • Drexel University
    Management Information Systems, 2000 - 2002
  • Drexel University
    International Area Studies, 1995 - 2000
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Parcs et Espaces Verts Gatineau | Gatineau Ouverte
gatineauouverte.org

Et voilà! Notre première application pour les citoyen(nes) de la ville de Gatineau est maintenant en ligne. parcs.gatineauouverte.org est un

This is cool: An open data standard for food
gigaom.com

An open data standard for food has emerged on the web. This way restaurants, food apps, grocery stores, the government and other interested

From Apples to Mangoes: A first look at the Nokia Lumia 800 | Make Web...
www.webnotwar.ca

Let me start off with a disclaimer: I love Apples, especially the phone variety. I've had every iPhone since the first, and will likely

Letter to Supporters: A massive public outcry
openmedia.ca

Working with their allies in government, powerful lobbyists are pushing a set of initiatives designed to create bigger bills, widesprea