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Corporate training can be a game; want to play?

Instead of corporate training being a chore, Waterloo, Ont.-based Axonify is using gamification to not only make it fun, but help ensure that people actually retain the information imparted. With customers such as

Published on: March 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Twitter’s Flight School now available to give Canadian agencies their marketing wings

Canadian agencies can now access Twitter's educational program that is designed to help them execute the best-possible marketing campaigns on the social media platform. Naturally the content is all delivered online, in short

Published on: December 5th, 2014 Brian Jackson

University of Toronto top Canadian performer at ‘World Cup’ of coding contests

Three university students from St. Petersburg State University walked away from a global coding competition as world champions in their home country at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp.

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Brian Jackson

University of Waterloo misses ‘World Cup’ of computer programming for first time in 20 years

There's an international competition taking place this week and the top stars from teams around the globe are descending upon one city where they'll go head-to-head to determine who will be crowned the

Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Android app offers live translation in camera view

Anyone that's tried to decipher a menu in a restaurant while travelling knows the pain of not being able to make sense of foreign language in print, but a new mobile app from

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

New contest gets students to harness data

Communitech's Database program and Students Offering Support, a charity for students, are launching a new competition for university students to rise to a challenge by leveraging big data - with a grand prize

Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Create a BYOD plan to enable all of your employees with mobile

Moderating a panel at today's Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit, I was lucky enough to have a few minutes beforehand to chat with the panelists casually. With Ed Brill, director of mobile enterprise marketing

Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo launching new e-reader, Android tablets

Kobo Inc., the Toronto-based e-reader and e-books firm owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, announced three new Android tablets and a new e-ink reader last week. The new e-ink reader, Kobo Aura, will launch Sept.

Published on: September 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Minister endorses Bitmaker Labs, backpedals on regulatory requirement

Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities Brad Duguid visited the offices of Toronto-based coding bootcamp Bitmaker Labs today to signal a truce has been reached following a dispute that saw the firm cease

Published on: July 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian schools miss the podium at international coding contest

For the first time at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), the University of Waterloo can't claim to be the top Canadian school. Instead that prize will go to the University of Toronto,

Published on: July 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Anatomy of a championship-level computer programming problem

The top computer programming talent from universities around the world was all pooled in St. Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday for the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). For five hours, teams of three students

Published on: July 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Alberta students scoop fourth place in international AI programming challenge

ST. PETERSBURG -- The University of Lethbridge won fourth place overall at an international programming challenge pitting them against other top coding talent from universities around the world in St. Petersburg, Russia. At

Published on: July 3rd, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Bitmaker Labs resumes classes, avoids regulation

A Toronto-based coding school is resuming classes after shutting down operations early last week due to legal risks posed by an investigation by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Following several media

Published on: June 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 refreshing perspectives on big data from Ideacity

When approaching both the challenges and opportunities posed by big data in the IT space, it's popular to try and quantify just how much data the world is generating on a daily basis.

Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

School’s in for summer: AcceleratorU opens doors with ‘innovation challenge’

For kids, having to attend summer school is a sentence worse than prison. But for entrepreneurs looking for help getting their business launched, taking some courses at the brand new AcceleratorU might seem

Published on: June 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson