A short case for digital technologies learning for everyone

There are several broad definitions of what digital fluency means. To me;

Digital fluency is a combination of the cognitive, intellectual, and, technological competencies which enable an organization (or individual) to strategically learn, work, or play to improve the desired outcome.

Before I go any further, it is important to distinguish digital fluency with another more popular term, digital literacy. Digital fluency goes beyond literacy, which only refers to the acquisition of select technological skills. Digital Literacy is the foundation for Digital Fluency. …


Every data problem starts with good visualization

Like any data-enthusiast would state; an insightful data visualization enables us to obtain intuition into a problem and is always a good starting point for any sort of problem-solving, not just data-heavy ones.

For this project, I focused on building a visualization tool that would give some insight into which counties and municipalities in my region (Ontario, Canada), remained the hardest hit by the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

What you will need:

  1. A shapefile for the region you want to visualize. I used a .shp file format which is generated by most GIS (Geographic Information Software). Here is a link to…


Technology seems to be fast approaching a tipping point, and it is already changing the way we consume energy

When was the last time you looked at your electricity bill and paid attention to anything beyond the amount due? In Toronto, and across the region, the partly obscure “delivery charge” consists of an average of over 40% of the monthly electricity bill. As of January 1st, Toronto Hydro raised the delivery charge by $6 monthly for an average consumer, or approximately a 5% hike in the overall bill.

This cost is mainly split into two parts; Transmission and Distribution. Toronto Hydro defines the transmission charges as, “… the charge covers the costs involved to transmit electricity from generators to…


Before diving into talk of economic sustainability and its importance in the energy landscape, let us first clearly define the term sustainability. A term which has come dangerously close to the buzzword graveyard,

“Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs… Sustainability is not environmentalism

Sustainability is much greater and more encompassing than better utilization of nature’s resources. Sustainability also demands social equity, strong ethics, economic profitability, and long-term planning. Understanding the definition is fairly straightforward, the test lies in truly grasping the breadth and width of its challenges and…

Kanjo Melo

Sharing my thoughts through words.

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