About Blaise

Hello friend. I’m a technologist, musician, writer, speaker, activist, husband and father living in Toronto. I’m interested in finding unity behind diversity at the intersection of culture and technology.

  • I’m inspired by the potential for innovation through technology, but also wary of the dangers of its misuse, and I’m an advocate for software freedom.
  • I process the world through songwriting, and in addition to producing my own music available under free/libre culture licences, I love to accompany other songwriters as a multi-instrumentalist, especially on violin.
  • I’m passionate about St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and pro-life apologetics and strategy.
  • I write and speak on culture, technology, music, theology, apologetics, and social reform.

Blaise Alleyne

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Biography (Full)

Blaise Alleyne is a technologist, musician, writer, speaker and activist based in Toronto.

Blaise has worked as a technology consultant, system administrator, and web developer for Alleyne Inc. as well as on a freelance basis for over 15 years, with a focus on non-profit organizations and free (libre) and open source software. He is an advocate for software freedom, an alumnus of the Google Summer of Code, and a founding member of LibrePlanet Ontario.

Blaise composes, records and performs as a solo songwriter. accompanies other songwriters as a violinist and multi-instrumentalist sideman coast to coast across Canada, and has arranged strings for popular music through the Apeiron Strings Collective and the Hart House Chamber Strings. He is an advocate for free culture, and a CC BY-SA musician.

Blaise completed a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto in 2009, with a major in computer science, and minors in English and philosophy. He graduated from Regis College at the University of Toronto with a Master of Theological Studies in 2019, and has also taken several courses through the Theology of the Body Institute. He attended De La Salle College “Oaklands”, and is taking courses in nonprofit management at Ryerson University.

As a writer and speaker, Blaise was a contributor for five years to the influential Techdirt blog, which has an average of a million visitors per month, on issues of culture, technology, business, and copyright. He is the co-author of a book on end of life ethics, A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide. He has been speaking at conferences and to non-profit organizations and community groups on technology, bioethics, music, theology, and non-profit strategy/governance across Canada for over 10 years. Blaise currently works as the Eastern Outreach Director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, and focuses on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body in his ministry work.

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Blaise Alleyne is a technologist, musician, writer, speaker and activist based in Toronto.

Blaise has worked as a technology consultant, system administrator, and web developer for Alleyne Inc. as well as on a freelance basis for over 15 years, with a focus on non-profit organizations and free (libre) and open source software. He is an advocate for software freedom, an alumnus of the Google Summer of Code, and a founding member of LibrePlanet Ontario.

As a writer and speaker, Blaise was a contributor for five years to the influential Techdirt blog, which has an average of a million visitors per month, on issues of culture, technology, business, and copyright. He has been speaking at conferences and to non-profit organizations and community groups on technology, culture, and non-profit strategy and governance for over 10 years. Blaise graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in 2009, with a major in computer science and minors in English and philosophy, and he is taking courses in nonprofit management at Ryerson University.
Blaise with x60

Blaise Alleyne is a technologist, musician, writer, speaker and activist based in Toronto.

Blaise composes, records and performs as a solo songwriter. accompanies other songwriters as a violinist and multi-instrumentalist sideman coast to coast across Canada, and has arranged strings for popular music through the Apeiron Strings Collective and the Hart House Chamber Strings. Blaise served as the artistic director for the Hart House Chamber Strings Pops Concert for 10 years. He has also written and performed with his band, Fishkiss, and is a SongStudio alumnus. Blaise is an advocate for free culture, and a CC BY-SA musician.

At the University of Toronto, Blaise completed a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, English and philosophy, and a Master of Theological Studies. He has also taken several courses through the Theology of the Body Institute. Blaise has written about culture and technology for publications like Techdirt and Roots Music Canada, and has spoken at various conferences and events on technology and music.

Blaise Alleyne is a technologist, musician, writer, speaker and activist based in Toronto.

Blaise has blogged in many places, such as the influential Techdirt blog, which has an average of a million visitors per month, where he was a contributor for five years on issues of culture, technology, business, and copyright. He is the co-author of a book on end of life ethics, A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide. He has been speaking at conferences and to non-profit organizations and community groups on technology, bioethics, music, theology, and non-profit strategy/governance across Canada for over 10 years.

Blaise Alleyne completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Toronto in 2009, with a major in computer science, and minors in English and philosophy. He graduated from Regis College at the University of Toronto with a Master of Theological Studies in 2019. He has also taken several courses through the Theology of the Body Institute, and is taking courses in nonprofit management at Ryerson University.
Blaise speaking

Blaise Alleyne is a technologist, musician, writer, speaker, activist, husband and father of three (so far) based in Toronto.

Blaise graduated from Regis College at the University of Toronto in 2019 with a Master of Theological Studies, and has also taken several courses through the Theology of the Body Institute. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto in 2009, with a major in computer science and minors in English and philosophy.

Blaise has been speaking at conferences and to non-profit organizations and community groups on technology, bioethics, music, theology, and non-profit strategy/governance across Canada for over 10 years He ran a 10-week faith study on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body at the Newman Centre at the University of Toronto for several years, and has spoken on the Theology of the Body at parishes, campus chaplaincies, high schools and other events across the GTA. Blaise works in the pro-life movement as the Eastern Outreach Director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, and is the co-author of a book on end of life ethics, A Guide to Discussing Assisted Suicide. He composes, records and performs as a solo songwriter, and focuses on the Theology of the Body in his ministry and music.

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