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Thoughts, musings, and ideas on various topics.
Be Fearless

June 5, 2012

The Case Foundation published a fantastic whitepaper on tackling today’s biggest social challenges through social entrepreneurship called Be Fearless. When we look at the state of the world today, ...
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Whitespace Launch Video

May 7, 2012

Huge thanks to Clay Bitner of Crimson Filmworks for capturing the energy from the Whitespace Launch Party! You can watch the video at vimeo.com/41671797 or find more of Crimson Filmworks videos ...
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Star Phoenix on Whitespace

April 26, 2012

Interview with Jenn Sharp in today’s Star Phoenix about Whitespace, sharing some details about our partnership with The Lighthouse and BongoHive. Originally published in The Star Phoenix on Thursd...
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Ushahidi for Civic Engagement

April 25, 2012

Today I had the pleasure on doing an Ignite Talk at Sask 3.0 Summit in Regina on using Ushahidi for civic engagement. Ushahidi for Civic Engagement http://www.slideshare.net/dalezak/using-ushahi...
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Whitespace Launch

April 19, 2012

Big thanks to everyone who attended the Whitespace launch last night, great evening, beautiful venue and inspiring talks! Huge thanks to DeeAnn Mercier, Jordon Cooper, Gilbert Mwiinga, Katrina Ger...
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Interview on The YXE

April 17, 2012

Today I did an interview with Chris Enns from SSKTN talking about the Whitespace launch, you can listen to podcast at yxe.ssktn.com/dale-zak-of-whitespace/
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Whitespace Launch Party

April 12, 2012

I am proud to announce the launch of Whitespace Initiatives, a new Saskatchewan-based nonprofit organization. Our mission is to solve local problems by using technology to help empower disadvantag...
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Success

April 10, 2012

“To laugh often and love muchTo win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children To earn the appreciation of honest critics endure the betrayal of false friends To appreciate bea...
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On Dharma

February 3, 2012

A passage on dharma from Robin Sharma’s book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. “From Dharma springs inner harmony and lasting satisfaction. Dharma is based upon the ancient principle that says every o...
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The Future Of Mobile

February 2, 2012

This past week I had the pleasure of speaking with the lovely Alicja Peszkowska from NetSquared, sharing my thoughts on problem-driven innovation and the future of mobile. This is a cross-post from...
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Looking Back At 2011

January 6, 2012

Well 2011 turned out to be a remarkable year, here is a recap of some of the things that kept me busy over the past twelve months. In January, the Ushahidi iOS app was officially released, glad to ...
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To the BongoHive crew

December 19, 2011

To the BongoHive crew, It truly was a honor having the opportunity to spend the last two weeks with you. As the Bemba proverb ‘amano yafuma mwilibwe yaya muchulu’ says, ‘learning happens in both th...
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Driving Change

November 29, 2011

I’ve come to realize there are two kinds of people: those who wait for things to happen, and those who make things happen. When I met Lukonga Lindunda this summer in Nairobi, I soon realized he fi...
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Living A Life Of Purpose

November 28, 2011

Great TED Talk by Rick Warren on Living A Life Of Purpose which shares a lot of similarities to my own view on dharma. “What do you have that you’ve been given? Talent, background, education, fr...
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Building Technology vs Solving Problems

November 6, 2011

Yesterday I gave a talk at Saskatoon Barcamp on Building Technology vs Solving Problems. I started my presentation by asking, who here is building technology? Who here is solving problems? Those ar...
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Think Different

October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs (1955-2011) Here’s to the crazy ones.The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.The round pegs in the square holes.The ones who see things differently.They’re not fond of rules.And they ...
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NairoBits

August 26, 2011

This afternoon I had the fortunate opportunity to speak with the students at NairoBits sharing my thoughts on dharma and using your talents to help others. NairoBits is a youth based organization i...
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Kazi Mingi

August 26, 2011

Kip Keino has been a long time hero of mine. Yesterday myself, April Hiebert and Danny Anderson delivered a duffle of used running shoes on behalf of Brian Michasiw from Brainsport donated from S...
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