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Alain Wong
Works at Wajam
Attended McGill University
Lives in Montreal, QC, Canada
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Community management, marketing communications and recruiting at Wajam. Marketing at BusBud. Dance choreographer at Cat's Corner.
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  • Wajam
    Marketing Manager, 2011 - present
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Montreal, QC, Canada
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Innovating in social search @Wajam and bus travel @Busbud. Dance choreographer and Swing DJ @Cat's Corner. Freelance event and corporate videography.
Introduction
I'm currently the marketing manager at Wajam.com, innovating in social search. I'm also helping out high school buddies who started Busbud.com, a community for bus travelers. My previous startup adventures are Akoha, a community focused on making a positive difference in the world, and Standout Jobs, a social recruiting platform.

I'm also a dance teacher, choreographer and DJ at Cat's Corner, and have had the privilege to teach and DJ in many cities across the world.

In 2008, I rode my bike from Vancouver to Mexico to raise awareness for microcredit. If you've never heard of microcredit or microloans, I highly encourage you to read Banker to the Poor by Nobel prize winner Muhammad Yunus.

I'm probably most famous for being the thumbnail and swinging out in the Gmail: Behind The Scenes viral video, viewed by over 5 million people.

My 2014 dance schedule so far:

2013 dance schedule

2012 dance schedule
2012 videos:

2011 dance schedule:

Organizations and events where I’ve taught, DJ’ed and/or performed

  • Albany Chill (Albany, NY)
  • ARTV
  • Beantown Dance Camp
  • Boîte Visuelle
  • Bombardier
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Cameron School of Dance
  • Canadian Swing Championships
  • Cégep Marianopolis / Marianopolis Swing Dance Club
  • Cégep St-Laurent
  • Centre d’Histoire de Montréal (Festival Montréal en Lumière)
  • Cinco / RSM Richter
  • Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Collège de Rosemont
  • Collège Vanier
  • Concordia University
  • Connecticut Lindy Exchange
  • École de danse Louise Lapierre
  • Electronic Arts
  • Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Journal de Montréal
  • Followlogie
  • Le Jazz HotLindy Compound during Steven&Virginie (Rochester) / Groove Juice Swing
  • Lucie Sylvestre’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser
  • McGill University / McGill Swing Kids
  • Pas de Danse Pas de Vie
  • Place Longueuil
  • Quebec Swing Rendez-Vous (Quebec City)
  • Queen’s Swing Dance Club (Kingston)
  • Reinmetal
  • Saguenay Swing
  • Santropol Roulant
  • Solid State break dance collective
  • St-Georges high school
  • Studio-88-Swing
  • Studio Juste pour Rire
  • Swing A Dance
  • Swing Connexion
  • Swing L’Été
  • Swing Sherbrooke
  • Swing Toronto / Odd Socks during Mike & Casey weekend
  • Toronto University Exchange / Dovercourt House
  • Yeah Baby! productions
  • Women of the World - Diamond Honeys and Sherry D

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Education
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
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Male