I’m a Free Software evangelist and hacker, web developer, QA Engineer for The Document Foundation (the non-profit behind LibreOffice), and LibreOffice Community Outreach Herald.

In the past, I’ve spent time working on interactive training programs for doctors and first responders at the Interactive Media Lab at the Geisel School of Medicine, and consulted on projects including Metadata Games, a Free/Open-Source game suite for libraries, archives, and other institutions.

When I’m not speaking about LibreOffice or hacking on code, you may find me tinkering in my basement, growing beans and hops in my garden, brewing beer in my kitchen, roasting something over the fire, or floating around a lake somewhere.

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  1. Hey, I am currently helping the University of Ottawa work on their residence composting program. The university has just started their program, using small bins in the dorm kitchens which students empty into a staff maintained master bin located somewhere on the residence property. By the end of the semester I will write up a report on how to run a successful compost program in a highrise building and present it to the City of Ottawa so that they can initiate their own composting programs in apartments. We are trying to focus on the relationship between landlords and the composting system in particular, as they will be key in the cities composting program. I noticed you write about composting in schools sometimes on your blog. I was wondering if in the course of your research you noticed things that could have been done differently? Do you have any tips for me to take in mind as I write this report?
    Sincerely, Carolyn Ben

    • Hi Carolyn,
      As you may have noticed, I’ve had this blog in furlough for quite some time. Apologies that I didn’t get a chance to help you with your report.

      Based on the ottawa recycling page, it sounds like composting is working well in Ottawa, but it would be interesting to hear about how composting in apartments is working!

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