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TED Talks – Hans Rosling, the stats magician

by Adelaide Z  |  May 16, 2010

Statistical analysis, when done right, can help us dissect data, understand trends and get us to answers which otherwise would have seemed unattainable or foggy. One of the most creative, informational, and entertaining videos that I have ever seen about statistical analysis is shown here by Hans... read more

FIRST Robotics competition

by Adelaide Z  |  April 7, 2010

Earlier this year, four Montreal-area public high schools competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition with a little help from Youth Fusion and some world-class tech companies including Vigilant Futures. One school made it to the semi-finals and another won the judges’ Award for Perseverance. In... read more

Giving back

by Adelaide Z  |  March 26, 2010 Giving back

Sometimes, giving up some of your time to help someone means more than any amount of money. The Vigilantes are happy to give our time to the Youth Fusion kids…even when they defeat us miserably during our basketball games. But hey, they have youth on their side, right? Youth Fusion is a... read more

Confoo a hit!

by Adelaide Z  |  March 16, 2010

The first-ever edition of the Confoo Web Techno Conference in Montreal put the plethora of talent available in our community on display. The tech talent pool in this city is fantastic, incredibly bright and ready for a challenge. Vigilant Futures was one of the event’s proud gold sponsors and... read more

Marianne St. Gelais – What a way to cheer

by Adelaide Z  |  March 4, 2010

Marianne St. Gelais’ unbridled, no-holds-barred cheering for her boyfriend Charles Hamelin’s 500m skate for Olympic Gold has to be one of the most heart-lifting moments from the Games. She has set the bar for passion and support. read more

Thank you Zach Parise

by Adelaide Z  |  March 3, 2010

Paul Henderson’s goal as Canada defeated Russia in the 1972 Summit Series is now deeply entrenched in Canadian lore. Foster Hewitt’s call on the frantic goal is etched into the memories of a generation of hockey fans, and almost everyone who was in Canada in 1972 can answer, “Where were you when... read more

Bloomberg & Baseball

by Adelaide Z  |  January 29, 2010

A recent article in the New York Times titled "Bloomberg Technology Embraces Baseball" has left me astonished, perplexed and really in a state of confusion. Bloomberg, best known for its around the clock financial news terminals, has stepped into the world of sports and developed software to... read more