Are you a Canadian member of the identity or access management community? In case you don’t know already, there are a number of new venues evolving to service this community, and I’m really excited to be a part of them!
- The CanadIAM Blog – this blog is dedicated to the Canadian take on Identity and Access Management, thanks to the organizing efforts of Mike Waddingham over at Code Technology. It’s just getting off the ground, but I think it will attract a very strong community — make sure you add it to your blog reader!
- The ICE Conference — this will be the very first Canadian tech conference that I’ve spoken at, I can’t wait to actually meet folks from my own backyard and compare notes and experiences! The conference is in Edmonton on November 2-4, 2009 – the only sad thing is that it happens to conflict with the Internet Identity Workshop; as a result I’ll have to split my time between the two rather than getting the full benefit of either, which is such a shame!
It is great to see these kinds of resources evolving, and I think it speaks to the maturity and growth of I&AM practices in Canadian organizations. I believe that the best way to be successful in many of these ventures is to share – and what better way than to do so than with a group of people who have strong common interests.
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