Author Archives: Alberto

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

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

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 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

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

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

Research log #1 – Dashboard live and Brainstation DemoDay

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first research update since the launch of the website. This week I’ve been working on setting up my Tableau Public account. Tableau is one of the leading data visualization software available, and I am … Read More

Work in the 21st Century – Innovations in Research

SFU Public Square: presentation and notes

Last night I presented the first outcomes of my research at SFU public Square event “Work in the 21st Century: Innovations in Research“. It was a great opportunity for collecting people’s feedback and get to know other people working in … Read More