While I am cleaning my closet -just to use a famous expression, I had this April 2007 picture taken in California, in front of Google’s Campus at Headquarters on Charleston Road. What is really interesting is, just by accident, I was wearing the matching Google Colors that day! As a Gen-Y, kid of the Web, I Â truly embrace the World Wide Web and value product intelligence. So, yes it is true, i do… i love Google too especially, its Android Developer Challenge (and the application culture that contributes to generate) that fits with Google’s pull marketing strategy, Google Search, Google Earth, Google docs and spreadsheets, their apps and api, Google Reader that i use often etc.
And a more geeky one.
In a few days, it will be my last day at Yahoo! (just like certain predecesors blogging about it before: Chad Dickerson;Â Ian Kennedy)Â after what has been an intense and fun trip into the purple DNA world for almost 3 years.
I am happy to have had under my belt,
some key events and accomplishments that marked and made me as much
as marked the brand - locally speaking, of course. Â Just
to name a few:
1) the 24 hours of Flickr in Montreal (People suddenly realized there was a local Flickr presence here under the Olympic Stadium….). That activity was part of the *delighting our communities* motto at Yahoo!
2) I was happy to launch the first ever Yahoo! QuÃ©bec t-shirt, a
Good life apparelÂ creation, Â a
local artist who does the yearly James Brown Tees… There is a
limited edition of 250 Ts… Those who were lucky enough to put
a hold on them, well, just keep them preciously.
3) I was more than glad to participate in the Rebranding of Yahoo! QuÃ©bec (which previously had another name.) and to be part of the team with Ogilvy Montreal to launch the first Yahoo! QuÃ©bec offline marketing campaign that is currently running in the subway, buses and highways.
4) With a super dream team, I was excited to launch the most recent versions of Yahoo! QuÃ©bec Messenger in french from 5.9 to 8.0, Â and webmessenger and all these communication products (mail, avatars, profiles, etc.) and the community products.
5) I was happy to have resurrected the good’ ol’ Mon Yahoo! QuÃ©bec, the rss feed aggregator.
7) above all, I was really blessed by a more than amazing local community of techies, lovers, bloggers, challengers, mentors, startups, brainiacs, etc. Â From Patrick Tanguay, Michelle Blanc, Heri, Philippe Martin,Â Olie Ze Kat, just to name a few (this is a non-exhaustive list, I could go on with a list of a hundred names…).
In a few weeks, i am
starting at Deloitte Canada, heading up the online Marketing
Department and teams in Montreal and Toronto.
And a 30 seconds Introduction to Deloitte video, with a lil’ extra spice:
See you all very soon!
Katheline previously known as Katz_kul in the Flickr ecosystem.
Â ”Geek and Sexy”, that is how StÃ©phanie Lalut, freelancer at Infopresse, describes me in the Infopresse October 2008 Print Magazine Edition! Â Of course, she is making an obvious reference to The Gazette’s Sexiest Geek Title I had the privilege to win in 2007. Â As much as the sexy side, she drafts a brief portrait on my Internet Product and Marketing Manager career to date and diverse background in Marketing, advertising and music industry. Â
Two corrections though:
- I did a certificate in Journalism at University of Montreal, not at l’UQAM.
- Flickr is written Flickr.com not flicker.com
Overall I am really happy about this article that highlights the hard work I have accomplished to this date.
This is an achievement for me to have the priviledge to win the Q2-2008 European Awards amongst all my Yahoo! European and Canadia colleagues. Â And I congratulate all the teams that were able to qualify and receive mentions.
See this blog post at this link:Â yahoo-europe-q2-awards-grand-price-winner