If you look up “wonderkid” in the dictionary, you might not find a picture of WEtech Alliance’s Tech Community and Program Manager Noah Campbell. However, no one could possibly encapsulate the term more.
Noah first started assisting WEtech Alliance with various programs and initiatives while still working towards his Honours Bachelor’s degree in Applied Computing with Distinction. A University of Windsor Gold LEAD Medallion Scholar, he also founded WinHacks, the region’s first ever post-secondary hackathon, and BorderHacks, a cross-border hackathon funded in part by the US State Department.
Beyond this, Noah also had held several positions within BlackBerry while championing a variety of initiatives in our local community.
Noah is passionate about building the digital marketplace of the future, connecting tech talent with opportunities, supporting entrepreneurship, attracting innovation and creating synergies between key stakeholders in the community.
If you’d like to learn more about our very own personal wonderkid, read on…
Q: Describe yourself in five words.
A: Loud. Organized. Passionate. And tech-driven.
Q: Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Q: If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
A: Hmmm. Something that could fly, I think. I’d be an eagle! I’d be able to fly around and observe what’s going on.
Q: What’s your favourite ’90s jam?
A: That’s difficult and easy. “No Scrubs” by TLC.
Q: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A: I’d be a fuchsia. It’s bright and it pops.
Q: What would the title of your autobiography be called?
A: Only inappropriate ones come to mind.
Q: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: Probably alligator! I think alligator. (What happens in Florida stays in Florida.)
Q: Scale of 1 to 10 how cool are you?
A: 11 ½.
Q: What were you like in high school?
A: I was loud and I was ready to leave!
Q: What Looney Tunes character do you most identify with?
A: Bugs Bunny! That’s not even a question.
Q: Favourite superhero?
A: Hmmmm. Maybe something sappy. My Mom?
Q: What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
A: “He talks to himself an awful lot.”
Q: Describe the colour yellow to somebody who is blind.
Q: What do you work toward in your free time?
A: I don’t have free time. Next question.
Q: A penguin walks through the door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
A: “Let’s party!” He’s wearing a sombrero on a Wednesday after all.
Q: Have you ever tried to do something and you knew that you were going to be really bad at it, but you did it anyway? And what was it?
A: Math! For two years in university (because I had to).
Q: What is your best feature?
A: Probably the brain. She’s been working.
Q: Which animal would make the best type of president if the animal kingdom ever rises up and takes over?
A: An elephant. They’re big, they’re loud. They can command a room’s attention.
Q: What was the last gift you gave someone?
A: I gave my Mom a painting of horses to hang in my room when I moved out. Mostly because I stole one of her paintings for my place.
Q: Who would play you in a movie?
A: Melissa McCarthy or Kevin James. Take your pick.
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: My 2018 WEtech Alliance Young Professional/Student of the Year Award.
Q: Worst haircut you’ve ever had?
A: This is bad. I was at a Walmart in Waterloo. It was a bad haircut. Not good. It was just a regular old haircut, but it came out busted. No one said anything, but I saw the horror in their eyes.
Q: What is one thing people don’t know about your role at WEtech Alliance?
A: That it’s a shared role between WEtech Alliance and the Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC).
Q: You’re on death row. What’s your last meal?
A: Chicken Pad Thai from Saigon House.
Q: What would you say to a startup just joining WEtech?
A: Be in the ecosystem and be in the know. That’s how you’ll benefit the most.
Tech Connect Ambassadors Aislyn Laurent (left) and Noah Campbell share ways that you can get connected in the local Tech scene in our Tech Connect video series.
Michael Seguin was born with a pen in his hands and too many words floating around his skull. Since then, he’s worked tirelessly to get them out. Unfortunately, more keep taking their place. After university, he began dabbling in marketing and journalism. At the age of 26, he became the first in-house writer at Windsor Life Magazine, an esteemed local publication. As the newest member of the WEtech Alliance team, Michael is dedicated to lending a voice to the tech sector around Windsor and Chatham-Kent