Jason Hall is a self-employed information technology consultant re-planted on the Sunshine Coast. After graduating from high school in Sechelt, Jason left for further education in Vancouver and worked in print media and computer support. Eventually, he made his way to Japan and spent 8 years in Tokyo gaining experience in the areas of information technology, communications, education, and disaster response. He worked with United Nations University (a think tank for the UN), the Canadian Embassy, and local technology-based companies. As a volunteer, he created the Canada Alumni Network and acted as a bridge between Canadian graduates in Japan, Canadian universities, and different levels of the Canadian government. Following Japan’s earthquake of 2011, he also contributed to cleaning up after the tsunami and helped with recovery efforts.
Back on the Coast now, Jason is a volunteer with Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCMSAR) as deputy station leader, active duty crew, media relations officer, and emergency planning liaison. As time allows, he also provides some IT services and consulting to non-profit organizations and projects.
Professionally, Jason is a technical specialist in open source and online systems that support collaboration, communication, communities, and simply getting things done. He helps organizations with strategies and solutions that involve websites, online databases, contact relationship management, public relations, and online presence.