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In our latest episode of the NewyTechPeople Podcast, Linda Apostolidis chats with Jodi Stapleton, Head of Transformation at Newcastle Permanent Building Society. In the episode we discuss Jodi's personal journey in her tech career, the strategic roadmap Newcastle Permanent has been undertaking, the importance of measuring data for businesses and re…
 
Recently, Ryan Anderson announced his retirement from pro cycling. He’s been at it since 2008. In that time, he might not have risen to the same heights as say his frequent teammate Svein Tuft or some of his contemporaries, such as David Veilleux or Hugo Houle. But Anderson is the last of a certain generation of pro road cyclist. He’s been on all t…
 
In our latest episode of the NewyTechPeople podcast, Linda Apostolidis chats with Pru Killck, Head of People and Culture at Pegasus - a local Newcastle success story. Pru shares their plans around Pegasus's growth, recent investment from Silicon Valley, their partnership with AKKR and their intentions to create further jobs in the local Newcastle m…
 
Maghalie Rochette, the Canadian and Pan Am cyclocross champion, has been in Europe for more than a month racing. In the past two weeks, things have gotten tougher for her. Cases of Covid-19 are growing in Europe. Countries have entered lockdowns. Some races are getting cancelled. But, oddly, others are forging ahead. On the Monday following Koppenb…
 
In June, Michael Barry discussed the UCI’s plan for a compressed 2020 road season. Recently, Canadian Cycling Magazine editor Matthew Pioro wanted to look back at some of Barry’s predictions from late spring. There is something unfair about looking back at predictions. In the best of times, guesses about the future are usually wrong. During this pa…
 
This past summer, Tim Johnson went on his first bikepacking trip. As trips go, this one was big: seven days, roughly 700 km on the Trans-Taiga, which is roughly 1,300 km north of Montreal. Johnson knew Quebec pretty well beforehand. Sure, he’s a six time U.S. cyclocross champion and currently a director of development at USA Cycling. His Strava pro…
 
Throughout the Tour, Hugo Houle of Astana Pro team checked in with Canadian Cycling Magazine. Listen to his insights from inside the race. He talks about echelons, spreadsheets and crashes. Also this month, Michael Woods won a stage at Tirreno-Adriatico and held the leader’s jersey for two days. Both riders are slated to represent Canada at the roa…
 
From jerseys won by young Canadians to Euro pros sipping Caesars to taking in a Montreal Canadiens game with a future world champion, the influence of the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal is significant. This episode of the Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast honours those races by looking at moments, both big and small, connected with …
 
Welcome to Episode 50 of the NTP Podcast! 50 Episodes sharing stories from leading tech professionals in Newcastle NSW. We’ve loved hearing their personal journeys as well as advice they have shared, projects they’re working on and plans for the future. Our first ever guest, Mat Finch, flips the switch and takes control of the mic to interview our …
 
This is usually a busy time of year for Catharine Pendrel. She’s usually competing in cross country World Cups or preparing for the world championships or even in full Olympics mode. Her list of wins is long, but here’s a short version: two cross country world championship titles, one in 2011, the other in 2014; winner of the World Cup overall thre…
 
In this special episode of Community Spotlight we interview Evan, also known as Code Bullet. You may have heard of him already as he has surpassed 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS on YouTube! WOAH. Find out why he has chosen to hide his identity, his university experience, how he creates his content and why he chose to start his channel in the first place. We…
 
When Rob Britton got into bikepacking, he really went for it. In 2018, the Tour of Utah winner set off from Calgary to Port Renfrew, B.C., on a nine-day adventure. The saddle time seemed to prepare him nicely for spending the day in the breakaway at the world championship road race soon after. Since then, Britton has continued to have some long adv…
 
In this episode of the NTP Podcast we interview Jonathan Poynter, Managing Director at Nimbler Digital and Chad Shuttleworth, Head of Digital at StreamingHouse. We discuss the streaming platform they have built (StreamingHouse), how this has been valuable to businesses during COVID, resources they recommend and how their team has adapted to working…
 
This episode is a rebroadcast of our look at the 1980 Olympic boycott. It happened 40 years ago, but contains some lessons for what athletes are facing today. On this day, BMX competition was originally scheduled to begin in Tokyo. But in March, as rising COVID-19 cases sent nations scrambling, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Canadian Paraly…
 
Don’t miss the latest episode of Newy Tech People with Alexandre Mendes, Program Convenor for Computer Science at UoN. In the episode we cover a range of topics from work integrated learning to artificial intelligence and the ethical questions raised with the use of this technology. Thanks for listening!…
 
This year marks three big anniversaries for Steve Bauer. The Canadian Cycling Magazine Podcast has covered his oh-so-close second-place finish in the 1990 Paris-Roubaix and the 1980 Olympic boycott that affected him and other Canadian athletes. Thirty years ago this summer, Bauer got into the leader's jersey at the Tour de France, just like he had …
 
Leah Kirchmann, Team Sunweb athlete and this country’s time trial champion, is expecting to start racing once again in August. Still, she’s not sure what exactly the UCI safety protocols—with their team bubbles and peloton bubbles—will mean for her events. Also, with international travel now more difficult, she might be faced with some tough choice…
 
This has been an exciting week for NTP! 📢 We are excited to announce the newest member of the Newy Tech People team, Linda Apostolidis joining James MacDonald as a Director 😊👏🎤 You will be seeing a lot more of Linda on our socials, she is a huge part of the Newcastle community, sponsoring a series of events in the local area. Be sure to follow us v…
 
At the beginning of May, the UCI announced the new road calendar for 2020. One Canadian Cycling Magazine writer has dubbed it 100 crazy days. The racing runs from the beginning of August to early November, which is when cyclocross usually wraps up in most of Canada. Michael Barry, who runs Mariposa Bicycles with his wife Dede, raced from 1995 to 20…
 
In this episode I interview Mitchell Barwick, Principal Designer at Greater Bank. Mitch is our first guest from the Greater on the NTP Podcast and hopefully the first of many to come. Today Mitch and I chat about his experience building a design team and advice for junior designers looking to grow a career in this space. I hope you enjoy the episod…
 
In mid-May, Cory Wallace, the three-time 24-hour mountain bike champion and Annapurna circuit record holder from Jasper, Alta., was living a simple life in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, which is where he’s been since the country went into lockdown in late March. He's had lots of time to think and even cook up a wild escape route from Nepal that h…
 
On this day, eight years ago, Ryder Hesjedal was in the midst of the final rest day of the Giro d’Italia. He had worn the pink leader’s jersey for three days, lost it, got it again and lost it once more before that rest day. Hesjedal was still in a good position overall, but could he really win the Italian Grand Tour against the explosive Joaquim R…
 
In our latest episode of Community Spotlight our host Liam Potter (aka pottsy) sits down with Anjali to chat about how she is dominating the technology scene in Newcastle and her new meetup that she has been organising for the community. She provided a wealth of knowledge in this episode! Find all links and information on our website www.newytechpe…
 
International events kept Gordon Singleton, Louis Garneau and Steve Bauer from the Moscow Games. What they experienced can offer guidance to cyclists waiting and wondering about Tokyo 2020. Also, an interview brought to you by Structure Cycleworks. Loni Hull, founder of the Calgary-based mountain bike company, discusses his unique front linkage sys…
 
In March, Buck Miller, Eric Batty and Ryan Atkins covered all 721 km of the Wapusk trail by fat bike. The trail is the world’s longest winter road, which runs between Peawanuck, Ont., and Gillam, Man. Sections of the trail are close to Hudson Bay. Last year, they rode along James Bay, a trip they called the James Bay Descent. The Wapusk trail trip …
 
Like many others we have had to change the way we record our podcast for the time being. We have recorded our latest episode of the Community Spotlight series on Zoom so please forgive us if the quality isn't as smooth as it usually is. In this interview, our very own Liam Potter aka Potts and Richard Berry discuss all the things UON's Integrated I…
 
Do remember what race was supposed to run this Sunday? It was supposed to be Paris-Roubaix. But more important, do you remember who won Paris-Roubaix on April 8, 1990? Well, when Belgian Eddy Planckaert and Canadian Steve Bauer crossed the line on the Roubaix velodrome 30 years ago, neither of them was sure. After a lot of deliberation by race offi…
 
Two weeks after Michael Woods crashed out of Paris-Nice, he was in Girona, Spain, his broken right femur on the mend. “I’ve been crutching outside to get my blood checked,” he said. The EF Pro Cycling rider was taking blood thinners following his surgery. “I go about 1.5 km from my place. It’s a good workout.” Because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Sp…
 
Here is our first instalment of the community spotlight series. This was recorded in February earlier this year. Since this time recent events concerning the spread of COVID-19 have meant that tech events in Newcastle have come to a standstill until further notice. We will still be sharing content that we had recorded prior to this time in the hope…
 
From drunk fans to a course that's muddy even when it’s dry, listen to tales of the Hoogerheide cyclocross course and its atmosphere during the World Cup. This Sunday, Canadian champions Maghalie Rochette and Michael van den Ham will compete in the final event of the CX World Cup series. Ruby West, the under-23 Pan Am champ, will also be there. Hea…
 
Top riders from the Canadian cyclocross championships speak about what some of their wins and disappointments mean, and about the event itself and some things we can look forward to next year. If you missed our coverage of CX nats, check out our reports and galleries. Jake Williams, from frenemy podcast The Lantern Rouge, checks in from the Pan Am …
 
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