Albert Lai rocking the media

Albert Lai on the cover of Canadian Business

I’m wandering through the Montreal-Trudeau airport this morning at some ungodly hour. And before I’ve managed to caffeinate I see Albert’s face smiling at me on a copy of this months Canadian Business. I open up the magazine to find the article, and starting back at me is Michael McDerment the CEO of FreshBooks.

Michael McDerment in Canadian Business

Congratulations guys. You are both fantastic Toronto success stories. You’ve been a part of TorCamp since the beginning. Without Albert there wouldn’t have been a DemoCamp. Without Mike, we wouldn’t have had one of the best presentations and one of the worst!

“He hosted the first meeting for DemoCamp, a grassroots organization that holds monthly get-togethers where Toronto geeks display their work-in-progress.”

DemoCamp would not have been possible without Albert. The first DemoCamp was an idea that Albert and I had at Fionn MacCools after the first TorCamp as a light-weight way for Toronto’s entrepreneurs, designers and developers to come together on a regular basis and show what they’ve been working on. Albert hosted the event at the Bubbleshare offices. Albert supports this community in a variety of way. He is a rock star.

Welcome to Web 3.0

Albert makes a shout out to other DemoCamp presenters, BumpTop and RMail. It probably means that I should host another DemoCamp in Toronto in the next month or so. It feels like we’ve been saturated with tech, design and entrepreneurship events over the past few weeks. If you are hankering for some good demo action, be sure to check out DemoCampGuelph. I attended the first DemoCamp in Guelph and I’m sure the second will be just as much fun.

  • Mike McDerment

    <p>'one of the best presentations and one of the worst!'</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Love the slag ;)</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Thanks for the kind words David.and thanks again for tying the Toronto community together.sure looks like we're on to something I can't wait to read more press just like these two pieces about other Toronto companies.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Cheers, & Mike</p>

  • Randy Charles Morin

    <p>Very cool! I'll have to pick up a copy.</p>

  • http://www.freshbooks.com/blog/ Mike McDerment

    'one of the best presentations and one of the worst!'

    Love the slag ;)

    Thanks for the kind words David.and thanks again for tying the Toronto community together.sure looks like we're on to something I can't wait to read more press just like these two pieces about other Toronto companies.

    Cheers, & Mike

  • Albert Lai

    <p>David… thanks for the ping…</p> <p>I tried getting them to add your name to the DemoCamp thing… but they didn’t, sorry.</p> <p>At least I made sure they didn’t overhype my invovlvement beyond just HOSTING the first…</p> <p>you’re the man that kept it going… I’m just happy to have been a part of the founding.</p> <p>Keep it rockin’.</p>

  • http://www.kbcafe.com Randy Charles Morin

    Very cool! I'll have to pick up a copy.

  • http://simplyalbert.blogspot.com Albert Lai

    David… thanks for the ping…

    I tried getting them to add your name to the DemoCamp thing… but they didn’t, sorry.

    At least I made sure they didn’t overhype my invovlvement beyond just HOSTING the first…

    you’re the man that kept it going… I’m just happy to have been a part of the founding.

    Keep it rockin’.

  • Luc Valade

    <p>Hello Mr. Lai.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Congratulations on your success to date and we hope it continues.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>I am working in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation & Ontario in order to be able to display how the traffic conditions are in the GTA. I want to create a PORTAL that would also contain the following:</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>1) Ministry of Transportation & Ontario<br />2) Toronto Transportation Service<br />3) TTC<br />4) GO Transit<br />5) Via Rail<br />6) Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)<br />And more.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>As you can see, we are looking to make a complete portal, but we require seed money.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>If you would like more information, please either email me at luc.valade@sympatico.ca or call me at 905-209-0084 in Markham.</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Thanks for your time<br />Luc Valade</p><br />
    <br />
    <p>Alternative Solutions Provider</p>

  • Luc Valade

    Hello Mr. Lai.

    Congratulations on your success to date and we hope it continues.

    I am working in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation & Ontario in order to be able to display how the traffic conditions are in the GTA. I want to create a PORTAL that would also contain the following:

    1) Ministry of Transportation & Ontario
    2) Toronto Transportation Service
    3) TTC
    4) GO Transit
    5) Via Rail
    6) Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
    And more.

    As you can see, we are looking to make a complete portal, but we require seed money.

    If you would like more information, please either email me at luc.valade@sympatico.ca or call me at 905-209-0084 in Markham.

    Thanks for your time
    Luc Valade

    Alternative Solutions Provider