I recently sat down with Mike to discuss the story of UIT, the local tech environment from which it was created, the recent history of the Atlantic Canadian tech industry, and the opportunities and challenges for its future.

2 thoughts on “At the mic with Mike: An interview with UIT Executive Director Mike Targett”

Eric Lortie Eric Lortie says:

I can’t say enough good things about this. I really, really can’t.

When you told me you were doing an interview with Mike my eyes lit up. It was such a cool thing to hear and it was leagues beyond where I expected us to be with student blog posts by this time. Pleasantly surprised is an understatement.

But after listening to it I’m just totally floored. In an attempt to both satiate your own curiosity and complete an assignment you created something that has an incredibly amount of value for us. The questions you asked were thoughtful and well considered, you obviously geared this towards a diverse audience and you kept Mike from talking too much about any one subject (Something that can be hard to do because the dude is passionate about this stuff!)

Thank you. Student blog posts have easily been the thing I’ve most enjoyed about transitioning into this role because of how awesome they’ve been across the board, but this piece of content has me utterly thrilled about the progress we’re going to see from you and the rest of the UIT cohort this year. I’ll gladly help you with setting up any other interviews you’d like to do.

Lindsay says:

This is great, David. Look forward to listening to future ones.


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