VANCOUVER ACCESS 2010 is a collection of multi-media content; blog posts, pictures and videos covering the various winter/summer sports and cultural events during the past several games include Torino, Italy in 2006 and Beijing, China in 2008…
Currently we are working on creating content related to the 2010 Winter games in Vancouver, Canada.
(Click on their name or picture to connect with them on various networks.)
Robert Scales is the founder and former CEO of Raincity Studios, an award-winning, Internationally acclaimed web development and marketing agency. He is an advocate of Social Media and has been an Olympic fan since he was 4 years old, when the 1976 Summer Games came to Montreal...
As a gonzo journalist, Scales has covered events including the Olympic games in Turino and Beijing, the Dalai Lama's visit to Vancouver and rock bands and tech luminaries at SXSW. Beside the various social media channels, his reportage appeared in MSM outlets as diverse as the BBC, 21st Century Herald (Shanghai), and Warsaw Daily.
Winner of a 2006 Canadian New Media Award, Robert also teaches at Vancouver Film School and is an advisor on various Boards. He participated in the Canada World Youth cultural exchange program as well as various social change workshops and training programs. He frequently presents at (un)conferences around the world about open source tech, business and Olympic culture.
Robert is accredited by the British Columbia International Media Centre (BCIMC) and he will be covering various events during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Nadia Aly is armed with a Masters of Digital Media from the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver BC. This program is a result of joint collaboration between University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Emily Carr Institute and BCIT. She is a Social Media Addict and is passionate about the internet and the possibilities it offers to change the world.
For the last 6 years while she worked her way through school, Nadia founded properties like PeopleVancouver.com, s0cialmedia.com, built widgets for BC Tourism and has served as the Social Media Manager for several clients. She also serves on the Board for Woodward’s Community Digital Media Centre (www.CreativeTechnology.org), a not- for- profit organization focused on equipping the underprivileged with technical skills -to name just a few of her endeavors.
During the games she will be covering plenty of different experiences.
Currently she works as an Online Community Manager at Microsoft.
Nadia co-developed VancouverAccess2010.com with Robert Scales.
She was responsible for the web development of this website until March 1st 2010.
Mariska Richters has a Diploma in Business Administration from Vancouver Island University and a Senior Management Certificate in Web Development from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. She served as Operations Manager for Raincity Studios from 2005-2010, and has since been exploring the world of social media.
An avid photographer, Mariska served as photo blogger, and shoot/events coordinator and site administrator for Vancouver Access 2010 for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
This will be her first on-the-ground Olympic Games experience and she is extremely excited to photographically document this exciting world event.
Poet, podcaster, public-policy pundit and chronic documentarian from his earliest days, world-rambling Dave Thorvald Olson spends his time writing, painting and listening to old vinyl albums on the back porch whilst gazing at North Vancouver’s mountains and trees.
Published in magazines and journals on topics from Hemp Culture in Japan to Telco de-regulation, Dave is most proud of his handmade literary chapbooks, static montage art, and audio hi-jinks and grassroots coverage of SLC2002.
Olson is the host and producer of popular podcasts on literature, hockey, winter Olympics, travel and Vancouver life. An avid world traveler, he is experienced in tourism industry and worked as a tour guide and club host for Japanese tourists in Guam.
Dave frequently speaks at events including SXSW, Northern Voice, Island Tech and is widely quoted in social and traditional media outlets.
Born and raised in the Vancouver area her first website hit the wires in 1997, and her career in digital media began in the fall of 2000 as she helped build an international webcasting company from the ground up. As such, she relocated to Boston for some time before returning to the Lower Mainland in 2003.
In love with all things West Coast and the Canucks, Rebecca produces live blogs for clients and conferences, and is a co-host of both RadioZoom and The Crazy Canucks podcasts.
John is a self-proclaimed 'technographer' who'll be bringing all his photographic gadgets and toys to town so that he can capture as much of the Winter Games as possible from every angle.
His gadget backpack will include fisheye lenses, geotagging GPS gear, timelapse rigs and old school film cameras in order to post daily photo & video dispatches from the all the events he can get himself into.