Capital One’s Gift the Code hackathon helps close technology gap for charities

I've worked at summer camps as a young adult, so I know just how difficult it is to organize a group of children to embark on a week of fun and educational outdoor experiences.

Published on: November 19th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hashtag Trending – Facebook removes trending news, Apple’s upcoming WWDC18, BlackBerry’s new Key2 smartphone

Facebook removes the trending news section from its homepage, plus a previous of Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference and BlackBerry’s soon-to-be-released KeyTwo phone. First up from Facebook is a story about, well, Facebook.

Published on: June 4th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

The Business Leadership Podcast: Chris Zacharias, CEO at Imgix

My guest on this episode is Chris Zacharias, the founder and CEO of Imgix. He founded imgix, a real-time image processing service that enables businesses of all sizes to deliver rich visual content

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Edwin Frondozo

5 incredible content marketing secrets from Diply’s CTO (you won’t believe #3!)

When we demanded that Diply's chief technology officer, Gurminder Kandola, cough up his employer's secret recipe for generating 1 billion monthly views and maintaining an Alexa top-20 ranking for North America, he spilled the

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Storyteller for JIRA add-on helps business and developers ‘speak the same language’

If the business managers at your organization have ever given instructions on having an app made to developers, and six months later were given a completely different product than they were expecting, then

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Brian Jackson

The Ottawa River is about to be hacked and that’s a good thing

After Victoria Day weekend, most Canadians flock to lakes and rivers for summer activities such as swimming, boating, or fishing. But in Ottawa on May 30, more than a dozen teams will be

Published on: May 22nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

What is Red Hat Canada doing to serve small businesses?

Luc Villeneuve, president of Red Hat Canada, talks to IT World Canada's Candice So about the open source software company's strategy for the small business market. He also tells us more about how

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

In building apps, ‘you have to care,’ Tumblr developer says

For Kevin Grant, app design is a balancing act between following the rules at times – and at others, breaking them in the name of experimentation. Grant, who works in Tumblr in New

Published on: October 31st, 2014 Candice So

How a Google X engineer thinks about problem-solving

Developers are known for their ability to solve the problems plaguing their code. But maybe, they should look to solve bigger problems beyond their computer screens, too. At least, that’s the philosophy of

Published on: October 30th, 2014 Candice So

Why developers may like Android TV more than Google TV

When Google announced Android TV at its I/O conference earlier this summer, Tejas Lagvankar was skeptical. The software engineer, who works at Yahoo! Inc. in San Francisco, has been developing apps for Google

Published on: October 28th, 2014 Candice So

QuickBooks integrates with Box, updates Apps.com

Intuit Inc. announced several updates to its popular accounting software QuickBooks on Wednesday at its QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, including a new partnership with cloud storage vendor Box and a suite

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

How a startup built wearable billboards

Robert Tu taps away at his smartphone, squinting down at it in the grey light filtering in through the windows. He then stands still, allowing me to see the green letters that have

Published on: October 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Bionym releases developer hardware in pursuit of ‘persistent identity’

SAN FRANCISCO -- Toronto-based Bionym launched its first wearable technology hardware  that anyone outside the company can get their hands - or, make that wrists - on Tuesday, taking its persistent identity platform

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Gartner Symposium concludes by making clear that CIO challenges are daunting

The uphill battle of the CIO in building themselves into leadership positions involves overcoming not only the general dislike of technology in popular culture, but the view that technology-based rules in the work

Published on: October 10th, 2014 Jim Love