Welcome to labora

An investigation into the cultural dimension of the startup economy

On API and digital methods

Just a couple months ago I was celebrating the release of the Meetup Archiver on Github. A little piece of software sending requests to Meetup.com and retrieving data via their official APIs. A software that, I wish, could be useful … Read More

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4s 2019

Labora @ 4s 2019 New Orleans

My video for 4s 2019: Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, panel on “Disrupting Algorithms: Innovating Work and Life in the Digital Economy” organized by Yujie Chen and Alessandro Delfanti. Video recorded at the Vancouver Public Library Inspiration Lab.

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tableau meetup

Meetup Archiver: now available on GitHub

After months of work, I am very happy to announce that the Meetup Archiver is now public and available on GitHub. The Meetup Archiver is a sweet piece of software retrieving data from Meetup API and storing the results in … Read More

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ICA2019 Washington

2019 Conference season

In the past few weeks I had the opportunity to present my research at two conferences. The first was the SFU School of Communication Graduate Students conference. In this presentation I shared my research results and I focused in particular … Read More

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Where are we from?

The Vancouver tech industry relies heavily on immigrant workers. According to the 2016 BC Tech TechTalentBC report, nearly one in three job vacancies at BC’s tech companies is filled by an immigrant worker. Immigrant tech workers are a fundamental asset … Read More

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business books

My November/December reading list

Part of my research involves a content analysis of recent and current managerial literature. The inspiration for this study came from Nigel Thrift’s book “Knowing Capitalism” (2005). Thrift argues that the coming into existence of modern capitalism (or soft capitalism … Read More

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Labora @ Civic Tech YVR

Just a quick post to announce that I will be presenting Labora at Civic Tech YVR #14: Culture, the Digital Economy and Political Campaigning. Civic Tech YVR is an interesting group of socially oriented tech-folks in Vancouver “interested in examining … Read More

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vancouver startup week

Vancouver Startup Week 2018

Yesterday has officially started the 2018 edition of the Vancouver Startup Week. Over the next seven days the city will host a plethora of events dedicated to startups, from educational workshops to “startup crawls”. For me this is a particular … Read More

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Presenting Labora at XIX World Congress of Sociology

July was a month full of events. Besides conducting my on field research, I also had the chance to present some of the outcomes at the XIX World Congress of Sociology which took place in Toronto. The theme of the … Read More

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Research log #2 – Moving deeper into the field (and Dashboard v0.2 released)

The past three weeks have been filled with events and interviews. The more I move into the Vancouver startup ecosystem, the more I learn about the different organizations active in town. So far, I had the chance to immerse myself … Read More

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