2016 UAV Competition : Unmanned Systems Canada

Unmanned Systems Canada

Drone Competition
Small problems on the drone

Story of my trip to Portage – La Prairie, Manitoba to participate in an inter-university competition of unmanned aerial vehicles – or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). I had the chance to make this trip accompanied by my student club Dronolab.

This Canadian Interuniversity competition was held from 29 April to 1 May. The aim of the competition is to promote and develop Canadian expertise in regard to unmanned aerial systems. During the event, teams are given a concrete mandate that may involve environmental, agriculture, oil, gas, etc.

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Weekly Update #4

Weekly Update

 

Hello everyone!

I am sorry that I have not posted new articles in the last 2 weeks (aside from this weekly update). There is a very good reason : I am working on the articles for September. I’m writing a lot new articles that will be published during the school year as my schedule will get busier. I know you all understand! 🙂

For now, I am still very active on Instagram and Twitter!

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WordCamp Montréal 2016

Logo WordCamp Montréal 2016

WordCamp Montreal is an event that I really wanted to attend since last year. Finally, I has the the opportunity to participate on 23 and 24 July. It was my first WordCamp! I had the chance to attend many conferences. Congratulations to all the speakers, I am sure, have worked very hard to produce these beautiful presentations!

Therefore, I had great difficulty choosing what to attend presentations. At least, all presentations are filmed and will be available in a few weeks / months on WordPress.tv. Each presentation lasted about 45 minutes for questions.

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Women Of NASA Lego Set

Women NASA Lego

Whenever we talk about how to encourage women to pursue careers in engineering, it always comes back to the same conclusion: you have to start when they are young. It takes from childhood introduce them to science, math, computers – and encourage them in this direction. Children, they are so interested in these matters than their male compatriots. So why a few years this trend does change so drastically?

 

Maia Weinstock made a proposal to LEGO Ideas that could help introduce young girls to engineering early. Her proposal emphasizes 5 women of NASA who have had key roles and we hear very little about. If the project gets 10,000 votes, all of Legos will be considered by the production. It’s just a project that would finally concrete action to encourage girls’ interest in science.

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SlackathonMTL 2016

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As I write this article, I have been awake for 36 hours and I did not sleep one minute. I attended my third hackathon in 4 months. Wow! I had not realized it was such a short period of time.

The event was held in Montreal, at the offices of GSoft, from June 3rd to June 5th. A 5-7 was held Friday night to complete the formation of the teams. By cons, the program began at 9:30 am Saturday until Sunday morning, same time. This is the third time I visit GSoft. It’s special to not work there and yet I know very well how to get there!

I just go home after 24 hours of intense programming. It was a better hackathon those of Concordia and McGill. Yet Concordia was very, very hard to beat!

I discovered this company when they announced the holding of this event. The culture of the company is awesome and they always make sure all their employees are happy at work. I’lllet you discover for yourself what I mean with #yesimatwork hashtags that are popular on social networks.

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How to write in Markdown

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What is Markdown ?

Markdown is a way of writing that allows everyone to write HTML without even realizing it. Created in 2004 by John Gruber, the latter wanted to provide non-programmers a way to write easy to read text that would be translated into HTML.

What are the advantages?

The goal is to Markdown format easily and efficiently text using only the keyboard. It’s easy, fast and accessible to all. Write this way is useful on some forums as Stack Overflow, Reddit, Github, or to write articles with Jekyll! WordPress also allows you to write with some Markdown since version 4.3.

Markdown in WordPress
MarkDown in WordPress

You can also create and edit or .markdown .md files, which are the proper extension to the files written in markdown.

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