On March 2, we participated in Hamilton’s first DemoCamp. We had a great time courtesy of the amazing and unbelievably helpful folks at the Hamilton Innovation Factory and the Greater Hamilton Computing and Software Network. For the first time in public, we showed Weever, our true HTML5 "instantly-make-your-site-a-web-app" service (in this case for the Joomla! CMS).
CartaNova is proud to share our latest work for Red Hill Coffee Trade, a fair-trade organic coffee roasterie. Red Hill's new site runs on the cloud-hosted Shopify eCommerce Platform. Being able to help successfully grow ethical green companies like Red Hill is one of the core goals of our business philosophy.
Last Thursday, the CartaNova team attended Hamilton’s Sustainable Cities Forum and a talk by on economist and recent author Jeff Rubin (TVO Video) at the beautiful Liuna Station. The forum brought together local professionals to discuss issues of waste management, transportation, energy, and sustainability. It was an informative morning where we were lucky to connect with like-minded people who are also working in the Hamilton area.
We started off this week with a Green Space Meeting in Cootes Paradise, a wetland near our home city of Hamilton, Ontario. We spied the antlered whitetail deer (above photo) grazing in the marsh, along with a wild swan and about 100 cedar waxwings. More photos can be found on our new Flickr Stream and Green Space Meetings Flickr Group Photo Pool.
Photo taken while returning from one of our 'green space' meetings near Hamilton, Ontario.
On Wednesday we were guests of Jay Rosenblatt at the Golden Horseshoe Venture Forum Breakfast. Being a self-started small business, brushing elbows at the posh Burlington Golf Club involved a bit of culture shock, but we had a good time and learned about a few interesting renewable energy initiatives.
We're happy to share our interview with The Spectator, the city and regional newspaper for Hamilton, Ontario. The city is currently working hard to foster Clean Technology Development, and our wind-powered web hosting and 'eco-friendly' approach is a good match.
Thanks are due to 'The Spec' and Jennifer Patterson et. al at Hamilton Economic Development for some recent publicity and networking efforts on our behalf!