ICTC to spend $3 M of CanCode funding to ‘bring business challenges into the classroom’

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) will spend its portion of $50 million in federal funding for coding and digital skills education to bring business challenges into the classroom, according to the

Published on: January 25th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Canadian government announces recipients of $50 million CanCode initiative

More than one million teachers and students, across 21 organizations in Canada, will receive training in digital literacy, the Canadian government announced this morning. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development,

Published on: January 22nd, 2018 Alex Coop

Jewelbots: girl power packaged in an Arduino wearable

The future of the technology industry is in the hands of tween girls, according to the founders of Jewelbots, a new startup that is part IT hardware, part jewelry. With the launch of

Published on: July 17th, 2015 Jackie Atkins

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

7 best ways to get through an all-nighter

By Ilan Nass, Fueled In every working person’s life, there comes a time when staying up to work throughout the night is unavoidable. The workload suddenly gets so great that normal hours won’t

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Fueled

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

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

Published on: March 6th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Security experts debate use of backdoors in coding

In light of the furore around the NSA and PRISM, a new report from the Citizen Lab is calling for a cut down on the use of backdoors when coding software. In his

Published on: November 7th, 2013 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

Published on: June 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Gittip takes ‘open source’ to new levels, finds limits

Pittsburgh-based entrepreneur Chad Whitacre is approaching his online cash gift-giving startup with an earnest interpretation of being transparent. The founder uses volunteer coders as his company's staff, the code they write is open

Published on: May 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

University of Waterloo wins top-10 spot at global coding contest

The University of Waterloo once again had the best Canadian showing at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finishing in ninth place overall at the University of Warsaw

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Why a $35-Raspberry Pi is better than the New iPad

by Nestor E. Arellano A few weeks before the release of the New iPad, the United Kingdom-based Raspberry Foundation offered up for sale the device that you see in the picture above. Looking more like

Published on: March 18th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Nerds deserve glory too

When Paul Henderson scored the victorious goal against the Soviet Union in 1972 to clinch victory in the Summit Series, Canada burst into spontaneous celebration. In what is now known as “the goal

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Brian Jackson