Charles Basenga Kiyanda

The uberization of everything

Had a discussion at a C2 organized, Michelin sponsored conference on mobility named “Movin’on” (I can’t say I agree with the title choice, but whatever) during which the owner of a trucking company admitted that the coming change in his industry is the “uberization” of the work.

Uberization = the transition from a client-provider relationship to […]

PSA: Cover Letters

I’m guilty of writing shitty cover letters (I’m amazed I ever got a job). NPR Ed has a great write-up about cover letters. While it’s in the context of internship seekers, it all rings true for a job seeker as well. It’s also true for students. My name’s only been on the university website as […]

New “maker space” at Concordia

Really not so much a “maker space” as a “discover space”. It’s basically a library version of a maker space. Find it here: An interesting concept if you have no experience with arduino, 3D printing, VR gear and more. I’m told it opens February 22nd 2017. I might just have to go around and […]

On grading essays (and procrastination)

If you don’t read tomorrow’s professor mailing list yet, I encourage you to do so. Post 1360 looks at grading (essays specifically, but also just grading in general). The posting ends with sound advice that can be applied probably very generally:

1. Work in moderation, a little bit each day, rather than procrastinating and bingeing.
2. Remain […]