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

Digital marketing talent gap exposed

Companies have been publishing websites and dabbling in digital marketing for 20 years now, with 2013 marking the Internet’s 20th anniversary. Since that time, the world's Internet user population has grown to 2.4 billion

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 8th, 2014 Michelle Pellettier

Top 10 reasons for Canadian companies to invest in Bogota

There is a certain pride among Canadian business leaders to produce a product or service that is "Made in Canada." For example, we pride ourselves on having the best hockey players in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

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

Duguid says Bitmaker Labs must register as private college

A Toronto-based firm that offers a nine-week computer programming training course must be licenced as a private college, according to a statement from Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities. Earlier this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 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

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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Toronto startup Top Hat’s software boosts student participation

Dr. Ian Hunt teaches two courses with about 200 students in each class. In the past, the University of Calgary chemistry instructor says, “there were one or two students who would be always

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Education system a golden ticket to debt, Treehouse founder says

Education at its best is a ticket to the possibilities, but the problem today is the ticket has become golden and not in a good way. Today it doesn't do what you think it did

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2013 Eric Floresca

Treehouse cuts work week by 20% thanks to Web productivity tools

Ryan Carson might be so passionate about his fourth startup, Treehouse, that he wants the company name engraved on his tombstone - but that doesn't mean he wants to work himself to death.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 17th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Who gives a hoot about paying interns?

There is a great deal of commentary regarding HootSuite, a Vancouver social media company, and its practice to offer unpaid 40 hour per week internships in exchange for work experience. Apparently, the internships

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Waterloo students competing in ‘March Madness’ of computer programming

As March Madness – the month of NCAA basketball playoff matches that is also viewed as the tournament that recognizes the best post-secondary school talent in the world – comes to a close,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

ESL Explorer: the best way to study English abroad

Think of it as the Expedia.com specifically for travel based around learning English as a second language (ESL). The online marketplace presents a catalogue of schools with ratings and reviews provided by social

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson