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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

IBM’s bid for ‘winning the mobile app developers’

LAS VEGAS – When IBM Corp. announced it was unveiling updates to BlueMix, its cloud-based platform for building code quickly, developers took notice. During its Impact conference on Monday, IBM said it is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2014 Candice So

Wanted: Linux professionals

About 77  per cent of hiring managers say finding Linux talent is a priority this year,  up from 70 per cent last year, and there’s “explosive demand” around the world for people with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Mobile apps adding 64,000 jobs to Canadian economy, ICTC finds

Canada’s mobile app economy is growing – and new jobs are growing along with it, to the tune of about 64,100 new positions created across the country since smartphones began to surface on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitmaker Labs fiasco indicative of wider friction between startups and government

We're turning our digital innovators into paper pushers. Bitmaker Labs is used to crunching code in excess of eight hours a day and churning out Web applications in a classroom environment. But thanks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Bitmaker Labs shuts down, under investigation for running ‘unregistered college’

Editor's note: Story updated at 8:30 PM with comment from the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. A Toronto-based Web developer "boot camp" that charged a tuition for an intensive nine-week course in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson