The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast

The Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast is where a bit of business and byte of technology come together. This podcast is like the bits n bytes party mix for your listening pleasure. Karen Swyszcz, the host, (founder of Makinthebacon) chats with various entrepreneurs on what it's like to run your own business, how to stay productive, the importance of learning certain technology-related skills and more. Visit the website to learn more about the host and read the blog - makinthebacon.com... Show More

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This episode showcases how one HR consultant - Stefani Blazevic of infloHR is changing the HR landscape through the introduction and use of online tools to help improve her clients' workflow. We discuss some of her favourite online everyday tools such as:

Canva

Grammarly

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We've all the saying before that Content is King. If Content is King, then distribution would be the queen.  In this episode, I interview Laura MacHardy, the Co-founder and Director of Klusster - an online publication platform where users can upload their content and magnify their business' online presence. Business owners can engage their team to help drive distrib... Read more

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This episode is the first bonus episode for the podcast. It's a short one that highlights the many bloopers that happened during the recording of this episode. We say "pause" a lot. Enjoy!

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In this episode, I chat with Kevin Peters, who unlike me, is putting his science degree to good use as a CTO at a biotech startup, Age Rate. Age Rate focuses on the science behind the ageing process within biological systems. Using innovative epigenetic technology, they have created a test that accurately predicts how fast or how slow a person is ageing.

AgeRate is a company located at The Forge Incubator, where Kevin is ... Read more

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This has probably got to be the funniest episode I have recorded thus far. Every time I have listened to it, I have laughed out loud. I am so honoured and excited to bring you this episode with Jess Kupferman, co-founder of She Podcasts - a podcast about podcasting stuff and other tech stuff by women, for women.

We chat about doing shows dates as far back as her childhood when she and her sister pretended to be game show ... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with someone who I had originally connected with through the Shapr networking app. Jen Refat's background is software engineering but she also has a crafty side. Craftic is a site where crafters of all levels can go to find ideas for crafts, using the materials at hand. 

We also chat about how learning HTML and CSS, is a great first step to learning coding and her thoughts on why crafting has b... Read more

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As someone who is an educator, I really enjoyed talking to Ben Zimmer and Amy Leask, former educators and co-founders of Enable Education about the importance of learning how people learn (pedagogy).

Enable Education is an education tech company that builds high-quality, media-rich educational training material for the classroom, board room and training room.  

 

So many interesting topics were covered! We c... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with Denys Linkov and Nicole (Xiner) Chen, The Team Lead and VP of Program Marketing/Iroquois Ridge Chapter Lead, respectively of Tech Under 20.

Tech Under 20 is an organization that whose main goal is to connect students aged 15-20 in the Halton region who are interested in technology and business. 

 

The organization has several initiatives:

1. Learn To Get Hired

2. Te... Read more

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In this episode, I chat with Megan Ramwa, the founder and CEO of Sonder Toronto, a fashion-tech company that encompasses a sustainable solution to the growing amount of textile waste affecting Canadian landfills. 

The idea for Sonder came from personal experience. Megan was a student and was looking for affordable outfit options to wear to an awards ceremony. Sh... Read more

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In this episode, I interview Award Winning Graphic Designer Beth Marchant (Woodward) who is also the connection cultivator for South Ontario Small Biz.    We chat about the importance of education in the design industry such as knowing colour trends, how colours make people feel and how branding is not just about your logo. Beth also designed the book cover for Average Girl: A Guide To Loving Your Body. This body-positive book s... Read more

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In this second solo episode, I share my background story and how blogging helped rekindle my love for writing. I used the skills I learned from blogging to leave an unsatisfying government job and join an ad tech startup. 

Tune in to the episode to learn what happened after that! 

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Thanks for tuning in to the first episode of the Bacon Bits 'n' Bytes Podcast. The first episode is a brief solo episode by the host, Karen Swyszcz, founder of Makinthebacon. She shares her reasoning for starting the podcast and the fact that this podcast had been several years in the making.

The podcast is available on Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Soundcloud and iTunes.

 

 

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