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CounterPoint App

January 13, 2014

Ready to count traffic? CounterPoint makes it easy. Count bikes, count pedestrians, count cars, count people in wheelchairs..and more!

CounterPoint’s users are helping to plan a better future for everyone, just by counting traffic. It relies on crowdsourcing and, like Wikipedia, is an amazingly reliable and easy way to gather important data.

All of the data is yours to download, analyse and share. You get instant graphs every count. Come back to the same spot next year to compare!

Developed by Canadian non-profit Green Action Centre, CounterPoint aims to make traffic counting easier and comparable everywhere. Each count you do adds to what we know about all kinds of traffic (not just cars). The important data generated by counterpoint users will help plan better bike lanes, monitor safer school zones, make stronger cases for new crosswalks and more!

BIT students helped to created the web application version of CounterPoint in 2012 and a prototype for an Android application in 2014.

View and download the CounterPoint App

City of Winnipeg Archives – Winnipeg in Focus

January 13, 2014

Winnipeg in FOCUS is the product of a partnership between the City of Winnipeg Archives, Red River College, and the City of Winnipeg’s Corporate IT Department. In January, 2014, a team of Red River College students in the Business Information Technology Industry Project Course, began developing an application to improve access to the rich collection of photographs held by the Archives. Functional requirements and content were provided by the Archives. Technical mentorship and design services were provided by Corporate IT.

Winnipeg in FOCUS is a web-based application that allows users to search and view photographs and graphic materials held by the City of Winnipeg Archives. At the moment, Winnipeg in FOCUS includes only a fraction of the thousands of images in our holdings. Content will be added as resources allow.

View the archives at Winnipeg in FOCUS

ACE Vision and Mission

August 28, 2013

The Accounting and Computer Education department has a new Vision and Mission.

ACE Mission Statement

Foster an inclusive, effective  and innovative learning environment.

ACE Vision Statement

Recognized as the best choice for post-secondary accounting and information technology education.

It was AWESOME!

June 11, 2013

Joe Justice, founder of WIKISPEED, delivers ultra-efficient automobiles and social good projects at 60 times the rate of traditional businesses. Joe was in Winnipeg June 10 and 11 to build not only the first-ever Team WIKISPEED car in Canada, but also the very first electric Team WIKISPEED car.

The workshops featured hands-on Extreme Manufacturing, Lean, Agile, and Scrum. Joe Justice demonstrated these agile methodologies by leading two separate groups of students and staff through the building of the car from scratch in a single day.

It was awesome!

Let the awesomeness begin!

June 5, 2013

Come see how AWESOME Scrum and Agile can be with Joe Justice and Robert Mohrbacher on June 10 or 11. Below are Rob and the carbon fibre wonder itself!

Click here to secure your spot now at WINNISPEED, the first ever build of a Team WIKISPEED car in Canada!

Supercharge your team’s productivity and innovation capacity

June 4, 2013

Do not come to WINNISPEED June 10-11 if you:

  • are happy to let your competitors deliver faster by adopting Agile and Scrum
  • do no need to adapt to changing market conditions
  • do not need to be innovative
  • do not need to stay competitive

Do come to WINNISPEED June 10-11 if you:

Joe Justice and Team WIKISPEED roadster

  • want to supercharge innovation in your organization
  • are ready to experience Extreme Manufacturing, Lean, Agile, and Scrum first hand
  • want a low-cost, high-value Agile and Scrum learning opportunity
  • are a technical professional, team leader, manager, executive, or organizational change leader
  • are an Agile practitioner at any level of experience, including exploring Agile for the first time
  • would like to meet and work with Joe Justice of Team WIKISPEED
  • would love to learn by building a 100 mpg car in a single day
  • like the idea of rapidly solving problems for social good

Joe Justice, founder of WIKISPEED, delivers ultra-efficient automobiles and social good projects and 60 times the rate of traditional businesses. Joe will be in Winnipeg for two days only. This is the first ever build of a Team WIKISPEED car in Canada.

  • June 10 and 11 will be hands-on Extreme Manufacturing, Lean, Agile, and Scrum. Joe Justice will demonstrate these agile methodologies by leading two separate groups through the building of a 100 mpg Team WIKISPEED car. This is the first ever Team WIKISPEED build in Canada! Do not miss being one of the few able to participate.

XM: Extreme MEVA

June 3, 2013

MEVA LogoWe are electrified to welcome the Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association (MEVA) as proud sponsor and participant in the WINNISPEED Agile/Scrum Extreme Manufacturing (XM) workshops with Joe Justice on June 10 and 11.

It’s gas! No, it’s electric!

It’s both. The Awsomeness Factor of Agile/Scrum is only part of the WINNISPEED attraction. Because the car we are building with Joe is completely modular, MEVA is intrigued at the prospect of swapping the gas engine module for an electric one. How agile is that?.

Reserve your spot on either of the two days at https://blogs.rrc.ca/bit/event-registration/.

Protegra joins WINNISPEED!

May 31, 2013

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Joe Justice presented at Protegra’s Software Development and Evolution Conference in 2012. He introduced SDEC attendees – senior software professionals – to WIKISPEED’s real life experience of using Agile methods to change the world.

“At Protegra, we believe in creativity and innovation, and involving great people using agile and lean practices to solve tough problems.  Protegra fully supports this WINNISPEED event as a great opportunity to get our next generation of innovators and creators – RRC students – involved in bring Winnipeg closer to a broader mission of rapidly solving problems for social good.”

We are very excited to welcome Protegra as a Supporting Sponsor of WINNISPEED.

Reserve your spot on either of the two days at https://blogs.rrc.ca/bit/event-registration/.

Welcome CIC

May 31, 2013

We are delighted to welcome CIC as a Friend of WINNISPEED. The Composites Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit Manitoba corporation that is jointly sponsored by private industry and government. Its mandate is to support and stimulate economic growth through innovative research, development and application of composite materials and technologies for manufacturing industries.

“CIC is excited to be part of WINNISPEED’s broader mission related to solving problems for social good. If composites can assist with that in terms of being ‘greener’ or leaving less carbon footprint in terms of manufacturing processes than that’s what we are all about.”

Reserve your spot on either of the two days at https://blogs.rrc.ca/bit/event-registration/.