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Canadian Web Hosting attends TEDxVan

We had the pleasure of attending TEDxVancouver 2014 last weekend. “TEDx” is an independently organized TED event that combines live speakers and TEDTalks videos.

Themed “TILT” this year, TEDxVan brought in a panel of speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, telling inspiring stories and sharing their “TILT” moment. This series of talks focused on transformation and changing perspectives. TEDxVan hoped to motivate the audience to step out of their comfort zone and to shake traditional views.

Senior Geographer of the US Bureau of the Census Keith Elwood was first to speak on his expertise on GPS mapping. He emphasized that our technology should be used in combination with common sense and to be careful of our over-reliance on tools. (ie. don't walk off a bridge just because your GPS tells you to keep going forward!)

CTV News Anchor Coleen Christie tackled our society’s confidence in mainstream media and news. (Do you trust the content on your news-feeds?)

Then renowned Host, Producer and Speaker Riaz Meghji introduced Victor Chan, who stole the show with his amusing recollection of meeting the respected Dalai Lama. He shared with us his experience of meeting a girl, his affair with her, and how they ended up getting kidnapped together, and then how that led his first encounter with Dalai Lama. (The girl had very good connections.)


Dr. Terry Pearson’s fascinating focus on translating basic research discoveries into applications for clinical diagnostic medicine inspired us to think outside of the box, while art and science clashed on stage when Dr. Jennifer Gardy and award-winning cellist and musician Peter Gregson showcased origins of culture through graceful “notes of DNA". (We think they would make a great couple.)

We will never forget Lesley Kim’s talk on her miscarriage and a tragic accident that resulted in the loss of her left eye. Her positive attitude and efforts in fundraising for Seva Canada brought the audience to a standing ovation. (We weren't the only ones who were tearing up.)

Sexologist Dr. Jessica O'Reilly examined the benefits of a "monogamish" relationship, Urban Experimentalist and Award-Winning Author Charles Montogomery explained the components of a happier, healthier community and former Whitecaps Captain Jay Demerit shared his journey into the big leagues. Obakki Foundation Founder and Creative Designer Treana Peake told us her story of childhood poverty and her efforts to give back because of a stranger's goodwill.

And finally, Lululemon Founder and former Chairman Chip Wilson gave us a sneak peek into his business tactics. (Sex, property, money, and yoga all in one afternoon!)


Aside from the speakers, TEDxVan also brought in dancers, singers, and other local performers and artists that made the event unforgettable.

Inspired at Queen Elizabeth Theatre #TEDxVan A photo posted by Canadian Web Hosting (@cawebhosting) on


Live art mashup #TEDxVan

A photo posted by Canadian Web Hosting (@cawebhosting) on

The venue was designed for an experience that was tangible, transforming the digital into the physical. We can't wait to participate again next year!

Sheila W.


We’re attending iTech2014 Vancouver!

Canadian Web Hosting and AURO will be attending iTech2014 on October 9th, hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

This is the 12th annual conference, which will feature some key note speakers, including VP Sales of Samsung Canada Enterprise Business Geoff Coutts, Principle Architect at Kaseya Dana Epp, and Blackberry Developer Evangelist Manny Elawar.

There will be networking receptions, vendor sessions, and a chance to meet customers from a wide range of business backgrounds.

We’re excited to meet everyone there, send us a tweet to meet up!

Sheila W.



Canadian Web Hosting and AURO attends OpenStack SV 2014

AURO's Regional Sales Director Chloe Tottem with CEO and Founder of Cloudscaling Randy Bias

OpenStack is a free and open-source software cloud computing platform that began as a joint project between NASA and Rackspace. It is currently managed by OpenStack Foundation and more than 200 companies have joined the project, including AMD, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel, Mirantis, Oracle, VMware, and Yahoo!.

In April this year, OpenStack Foundation launched its ninth milestone release – Icehouse. Its focus is on testing and stability, as well as compatibility with third-party hardware and software configurations. It now supports 16 international languages. Icehouse’s core element, “Trove”, was promoted alongside other new programs that will be providing users with more options to plug into their cloud. These include OpenStack Bare Metal (Ironic), OpenStack Messaging (Marconi), and OpenStack Data Processing (Sahara).

Canadian Web Hosting and AURO attended OpenStack Silicon Valley 2014 on Tuesday, September 16th. It featured influentials from the OpenStack community, including the likes of CEO and Founder of Cloudscaling Randy Bias, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation Jonathan Bryce, and Senior Technical Director at Mirantis Greg Elkinbard. It has been a big year for OpenStack, with new releases intending to make cloud services more user-friendly and simple to implement. Companies are also working on the OpenStack backend for compatibility with other cloud services.

Founded in 2014, AURO, a Canadian Web Hosting company, is powered by OpenStack and is Canada’s only Enterprise-grade Public Cloud service. It was created for users that could benefit from a highly scalable and agile environment for hosting needs. One single dashboard allows customers to create, control, and deploy cloud infrastructures and keep their data within Canada. It has the ability to rapidly provision and achieve repeatable results. Paired with a high level of security and easy integration with new technologies, AURO helps enterprises, businesses, ISPs, developers, and Telco’s to cost-effectively manage a multitude of web sites and applications in Canada’s first enterprise public cloud.


Sheila W.



WordCamp Victoria 2013 Recap

Last Saturday, Canadian Cloud Hosting ( proudly sponsored WordCamp Victoria 2013 at the platinum level and as expected and as anticipated, we knew that our team would enjoy spending the day with a community full of WordPress enthusiasts. We even got to meet Miss 604 (one of Canada’s most famous independent bloggers) who’s known as Rebecca Bollwitt and we even had the pleasure to raffle off a signed copy of her latest book. During our session, we enjoyed sharing our one-click WordPress install feature and some of our web hosting packages. The University of Victoria was a great venue to spend time with both passionate users, eager developers and many bloggers for an entire day of learning and connecting.

Our team with WordCamp Victoria organizer, Paul Holmes

On our Facebook Page, we snapped a few pictures during the event and we also took the time to capture a round up of some of the attendees' own recaps including other relevant links below. If we missed yours, we invite you to tweet us your link at @cawebhosting or leave us a comment below. Overall, WordCamp Victoria was a great success and we look forward to sponsoring more community events this year.


WordCamp Victoria (@yyjWordCamp) 2013 recaps #WCV13

On Saturday, January 12th, 2013 from 8 am to 5 pm at the University of Victoria campus, Canadian Cloud Hosting ( was the proud platinum sponsor of WordCamp Victoria 2013. If you'd like us to add your recaps or relevant content, please tweet us at @cawebhosting.

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Canadian Cloud Hosting Sponsors WordCamp Victoria 2013

A happy new year 2013 means new events to sponsor!

Two months ago, we had the pleasure to sponsor WordCamp and BuddyCamp 2012 in Vancouver and with less than two weeks to go, we're proud to announce that Canadian Cloud Hosting is going to sponsor WordCamp Victoria 2013. What a fun way for our team to kick off the new year with the tech community! We love how dynamic the WordPress community is no matter which area we find ourselves in. The event welcomes users and developers of all levels including bloggers, small business owners, designers and any other WordPress enthusiasts. Our team is quite familiar with the day format and we're anticipating this event to be another great learning experience for every attendees. Their motto goes as such, "The definitive educational event for WordPress enthusiasts" and we are super excited to be a part of this event!

Hosted on January 12th, 2013 at the University of Victoria

WordCamp Victoria will be held on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 from 8 am to 5 pm at the University of Victoria campus. Tickets are only $20 excluding HST.  The full line up of speakers covers a wide range of interest including sessions like Plugin Development 101, Non-Technical Hacks for WordPress Content Marketing, and even, WordPress Security. Our very own session from 1:00 to 1:50 pm is called "Webhosting 101: One-Click WordPress Install" with Kings and Matt that will be catered to beginner to intermediate users looking to learn more about setting up their own sites and for those users who are looking to learn more about webhosting as a whole.

If you're planning on attending, we invite you to stop by our table to introduce yourself and especially, since we'll be raffling off some great prizes including Miss 604's latest book through a Twitter contest, some free hosting and we'll even have some free teeshirts for you to take home. 2013 is here and as a company, we would like to continue showing our community involvement and commitment to give back to our local, tech community.

Finally, please, don't forget that you can connect with us ahead of time on social media through Twitter at @cawebhosting, or through our Facebook Page. See you in Victoria, BC!

Kevin Liang
CTO / SEO Guru