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Paul Bussiere

Software Support Analyst, University of Maine in Bangor

The Droids You're Looking For

PRESENTED ON AUG 02, 2013
IN BANGOR, ME @ VOL 9

"You would not expect a little R2-D2 to teach you so much about philanthropy, about people, about love, about paying it forward."

In The Droids You're Looking For from PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 9, computer geek, robot builder, licensed private pilot, and huge sci-fi movie fan, Paul Bussiere shares his big heart and strong belief in "paying it forward". Paul has built two all-aluminum R2-D2s and spends his time spreading smiles by doing pediatric visits and numerous charity visits with everybody's favorite droid!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015. 

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Looking Back

BY CESAR CARDOSO
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 20, 2013

Cesar Cardoso revisits his past in this touching presentation: overlaying the story of his parents' lives and his work as an IT professional, he explains how he eventually stumbled upon social activism and began to help build houses in extremely poor regions. 

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Charity For a Better World

BY PAUL CHEUNG
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 20, 2014

Paul Cheung has participated in and contributed to several charities to support disadvantaged children, breast cancer awareness, animal adoption, food banks, and much more. He believes in making the world a better place, and hopes to raise greater awareness of world issues in his community. 

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I'm Not a Nerd but I'm Looking for People Who are Just Like Me

BY TONY ZAHRA-NEWMAN
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 06, 2015

Ideas in finding people in the Blue Mountains with similar interests. Topics included: Philosophy, Poetry, Religion, Cultural sharing, and Music. Tony's conversation was inspiring and funny - a very nerdy thing.

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Charity Work

BY AISHA JAMAL
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 05, 2015

Aisha Jamal talks about the meaning of charity work which has completely changed to her after she started working close to poor people.she tells about the times she lived with them and witnessed life’s most inspiring and tragic moments, as she describes she has seen inspiring glimpses of courage, dignity, kindness, perseverance, and generosity.   To her the meaning of charity work has changed to the Humanitarian service ,she realized that what is offered for poor people is an obligation not a grace because it's from a human to an equal human being .

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Bloom Where You're Planted

BY DAVID HINSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 03, 2017

In Honor of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage:

"Once you become more comfortable (with) making music, you find making music with other people to be a powerful experience."

In "Bloom Where You're Planted" from PechaKucha Night Baton Rouge Vol. 3, Ex- Baton Rouge Symphony member Dave Hinson talks about the foundation of the Adult Music Club in Baton Rouge and how his life has inspired him to help ordinary people find ways in which they can express themselves creatively.

 

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Charity, High School, and a Bus. Oh My!"

BY MADDIE BOZIK
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Maddie Bozik is the president of Maddie’s Mitten March, a charity she started in 2009, when she was ten years old. The goal of Maddie’s Mitten March is to collect, clean, and distribute winter clothing to those in need. Today, Maddie has a retrofitted (and repainted) school bus that goes around the community as part of her project to give winter clothing to anyone that needs it.

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Making: Shitty Robots

BY BEAU MARTIN
@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Beaut Martin shares about a pretty cool robot and a hysterical story of two kids racing against the world to present their idea and vision.

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#MamaBalikRun

BY MARIAM MOVSISYAN
@ VOL 28 ON FEB 28, 2019

Mariam Movsisyan represents “Armenian Charity Runners Team” NGO and is the co-founder of “Nimba” social enterprise and Association of Fundraising Professionals of Armenia.

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When You're Not Looking

BY RICHARD CORRIGAN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2019

Designer and Illustrator Richard Corrigan talks us through some periods of his life that have been very influential on his work, despite not considering a career in the creative industry whilst living them, as well as touching on what’s happening in the coming months.