Cusec Vive Le Feu!

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Sylvain Carle (afroginthevalley.com) talks to students at CUSEC

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Cusec Vive Le Feu!

  1. 1. Vive le feu! (we didn't start the fire) + + Sylvain Carle CTO Praized Media+ + Creative Commons BY 2.0 <a href=quot;http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/quot; rel=quot;licensequot;>cc by 2.0</a>
  2. 2. ok
  3. 3. vive le feu
  4. 4. !
  5. 5. for our unilingual audience members ...
  6. 6. Feu! Fire!
  7. 7. you get it
  8. 8. I really like this punk band from France, Bérurier Noir
  9. 9. They are named after a Frederic Dard character
  10. 10. I'm quite litterate but that specific tidbit
  11. 11. I found it on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9rurier_Noir (with funky URL character escaping included for free)
  12. 12. Choosing music to support my presentation
  13. 13. is something I started doing at BarCamp MTL a while ago
  14. 14. It's a really neat concept !
  15. 15. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide)
  16. 16. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide) (in case it does not work)
  17. 17. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide) (in case it does not work) (or technical problems)
  18. 18. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide) (in case it does not work) (or technical problems) (make sure you look relax)
  19. 19. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide) (in case it does not work) (or technical problems) (make sure you look relax) (even if the whole concept is fscked)
  20. 20. It's a really neat concept ! (plan backup slide) (in case it does not work) (or technical problems) (make sure you look relax) (even if the whole concept is fscked) just ask candidly : who invited Murphy?
  21. 21. I had a few other alternatives
  22. 22. for my Fire theme
  23. 23. We didn't start the fire
  24. 24. By Billy Joel
  25. 25. But then, that's a signer my father listened to
  26. 26. and it's the opposite
  27. 27. of what I want to share this morning
  28. 28. ( yeah I know )
  29. 29. It's the title of my talk on the program
  30. 30. But do you know how many weeks in advance you have to provide your title to these hard working conference organizers?
  31. 31. And then you have to work these slides
  32. 32. Like waaaaaaay before the conference
  33. 33. So when I did my slides
  34. 34. Last night
  35. 35. I changed my mind
  36. 36. Man, is this guy ever going to start his presentation?
  37. 37. And you know, tell us the actual subject matter? (thinks the guy in the last row)
  38. 38. And you know, tell us the actual subject matter? (thinks the guy in the last row)
  39. 39. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  40. 40. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  41. 41. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  42. 42. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  43. 43. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  44. 44. But there was... Light my fire by the Doors Fire a classic cover from RHCP Ring of Fire a Cash Classic The Roof is on Fire
  45. 45. burn mother fucker, burn!
  46. 46. ok
  47. 47. Startups!
  48. 48. That's my subject!
  49. 49. Startups!
  50. 50. burn mother fucker, burn!
  51. 51. Startups!
  52. 52. Sigh, it's like, about time! (thinks the guy in the last row)
  53. 53. Sigh, it's like, about time! (thinks the cute girl in the second row)
  54. 54. so there's this myth
  55. 55. about startups
  56. 56. being an AMERICAN thing
  57. 57. being an AMERICAN thing (American BadAss)
  58. 58. Nope
  59. 59. Well, maybe a bit.
  60. 60. Can you name at least 5 tech/internet canadian startups from recent years?
  61. 61. Hum, was that easy?
  62. 62. So time for change
  63. 63. And YOU are part of the answer
  64. 64. There's 10 reasons why we can kick some serious ass
  65. 65. I am going to give you
  66. 66. 5 of these today
  67. 67. because I want you to come to BarCamp Canada happening right here in Montreal in May for the 5 other
  68. 68. But first a story
  69. 69. mine
  70. 70. that way I can tell it like I see it
  71. 71. sure you could fact check [needs citation]
  72. 72. sure you could fact check [ citation needed ]
  73. 73. but since I am not wikipedia material (yet) I'm clear
  74. 74. man I <3 xkcd !
  75. 75. another one!
  76. 76. ok a short story
  77. 77. grew up in suburbia
  78. 78. my father was part of the first generation of computer programers
  79. 79. you know when all you could get was either green on black or amber on black
  80. 80. you know when all you could get was either green on black or amber on black
  81. 81. you know when all you could get was either green on black or amber on black
  82. 82. you know when all you could get was either green on black or amber on black
  83. 83. you know when all you could get was either green on black or amber on black
  84. 84. my first babysitter was an Atari 2600
  85. 85. my first babysitter was an Atari 2600
  86. 86. and a few others similar devices for a few years
  87. 87. Then I decided that I would not be a nerd
  88. 88. Flunked badly
  89. 89. Did stupid things
  90. 90. (this would become a pattern)
  91. 91. (for a few years)
  92. 92. Then I decided I should do something serious about school
  93. 93. At least something I liked
  94. 94. But I could not let my inner geek come out
  95. 95. Nerds weren't cool then
  96. 96. Went to study in some Humanities program, somewhere
  97. 97. Flunked badly
  98. 98. Did stupid things
  99. 99. (told you it was a pattern)
  100. 100. Decided to let some passion come back to my life
  101. 101. Went on to study Language and Litterature
  102. 102. liked it
  103. 103. did good things
  104. 104. (I hoped to break the old pattern)
  105. 105. took some more good decisions
  106. 106. I was really starting to like this
  107. 107. Decided that... what the heck, I'm a nerd, I like computers, I like language, I like philosophy, I like sociology, I hate chemistry but I love physics, I like communication, I kind of like this girl in my théâtre Québécois class, I like Radio, I like programming, I like music, I love skateboarding, I like they way these Doc Martens make me look badass, I think I am onto something!
  108. 108. No more boring things!
  109. 109. No more doing stupid things!
  110. 110. (this would become a pattern)
  111. 111. Key Insight :
  112. 112. Save yourself a couple of bad years and do what you like, now!
  113. 113. Passion
  114. 114. FIRE!
  115. 115. FIRE!
  116. 116. FIRE!
  117. 117. Tabarnak, y'étais temps! (thinks the guy in the last row)
  118. 118. Tabarnak, y'étais temps! (de s'exclamer le gars à gauche, là, au fond)
  119. 119. Key Insight :
  120. 120. Save yourself a few minutes and get to the point of your friggin presentation, now!
  121. 121. Key Insight (another one) :
  122. 122. Decide for yourself what you want to do with your life, now!
  123. 123. (well, you can always change your mind later, you're young, remember)
  124. 124. So without further divagations and detours (well maybe some) here's the top 5 reasons you might want to start your own business
  125. 125. grasshoper
  126. 126. BTW, I always saw myself as the young student, but even if keep wearing these Doc Martens like when I was 19 and Nirvana was all the rage, you can't stop time! I guess it's ok to be the older wise guy, well, sometimes (I can so predict grey hairs soon)
  127. 127. ok
  128. 128. so here are the top 5 reasons
  129. 129. why you should go for startup
  130. 130. in a somewhat concise manner
  131. 131. (well)
  132. 132. (well) (coming from a guy)
  133. 133. (well) (coming from a guy) (that needed 140 slides)
  134. 134. (well) (coming from a guy) (that needed 140 slides) (before getting)
  135. 135. (well) (coming from a guy) (that needed 140 slides) (before getting) (to the crux of his thesis)
  136. 136. (well) (coming from a guy) (that needed 140 slides) (before getting) (to the crux of his thesis) (you might take it)
  137. 137. (well) (coming from a guy) (that needed 140 slides) (before getting) (to the crux of his thesis) (you might take it) (with a grain of salt)
  138. 138. #5
  139. 139. This is a new era
  140. 140. It's much easier than before
  141. 141. Cheaper
  142. 142. Faster
  143. 143. (fail fast!)
  144. 144. More information
  145. 145. (more on that later)
  146. 146. (Almost) easier access to $
  147. 147. Good timing (for a few years)
  148. 148. #4
  149. 149. You have nothing to lose
  150. 150. I mean, it's the best time
  151. 151. Being naïve is great
  152. 152. You get to disregard all the serious reasons why your idea is crazy (worst case you will learn a lot of useful life lessons)
  153. 153. #3
  154. 154. The world is smaller, the village is global
  155. 155. Thanks Marshall
  156. 156. Another awesome Canadian!
  157. 157. There is no secret cabal Read blogs. Join mailing lists. Books. Heck even movies available on this series of tubes could help. Questions, answers and contacts are just a few hyperlinks away
  158. 158. #2
  159. 159. Canada is extremely welcoming for the world and the world for canadians
  160. 160. Learn from that. Great immigration laws is a definitive bonus for Canada. Affordable Universities too. The world is your neighbour, quite litteraly. Share. Listen. Understand. Give. Receive.
  161. 161. (ok, so that was my hippie slide)
  162. 162. #1
  163. 163. Because YOU can
  164. 164. Yes
  165. 165. You
  166. 166. And you too
  167. 167. Even the guy in the back left there
  168. 168. Yeah the one that said tabarnak a bit earlier
  169. 169. Even him
  170. 170. Wow
  171. 171. OK
  172. 172. Just to get you started
  173. 173. 5 tips
  174. 174. 5 tips to tip you to startup
  175. 175. With an alliteration like that I could make the front page of Digg
  176. 176. Or maybe not
  177. 177. But I digress
  178. 178. (yet again)
  179. 179. #5
  180. 180. Don't forget it's business
  181. 181. Merci, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, AKA BTO, pour cette démonstration de Canadianisme pratique via guitares électriques! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachman-Turner_Overdrive
  182. 182. Might help to have someone with actual business chops
  183. 183. Hey could even be a fresh MBA
  184. 184. from that business school you never wanted to go, you know
  185. 185. or someone with past experience with boring but important stuff
  186. 186. #4
  187. 187. Trust your gut
  188. 188. Yeah, I know.
  189. 189. This is not a touchy-feely thing
  190. 190. Even with a superhuman right brain hemisphere you need to listen a bit to the left part of your grey goo
  191. 191. #3
  192. 192. Learn from others
  193. 193. Take this seriously, but then again, remember
  194. 194. The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.
  195. 195. #2
  196. 196. Project yourself be yourself
  197. 197. Deciding what and whom you want to be, sure helps to becoming just that
  198. 198. Even more if you state it publicly (like, blogging, par exemple)
  199. 199. but be yourself
  200. 200. #1
  201. 201. Have FUN!
  202. 202. there is no substitute for passion and dedication
  203. 203. none
  204. 204. not money
  205. 205. neither fame
  206. 206. (or monetization thru google adsense, works for a month or two, but not worth you soul!)
  207. 207. there is no substitute for passion and dedication
  208. 208. I think I'm done
  209. 209. well almost
  210. 210. #0
  211. 211. Just because I can
  212. 212. Startups are like rock bands!
  213. 213. Rock On!
  214. 214. (cue music) (we will rock you)
  215. 215. (cue music) (we will rock you)
  216. 216. Thanks! Sylvain Carle CTO Praized Media www.praized.com www.afroginthevalley.com (yeah, we're hiring) (full time and interns)

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