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 – Google is tracking you at all times; Netflix’s CFO is stepping down; kids hacking election results?

Google is tracking your every move, despite privacy settings, Netflix’s chief financial officer is stepping down after 14 years and kids hacking election results? First, trending on Google: Google itself is watching you,

Published on: August 14th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Toronto girls school hosts blockchain hackathon to inspire interest in STEM fields

What were you doing at 16? The last few weeks have seen teenagers across North America make headlines as they continue to speak out on social issues, and it's become abundantly clear that

Published on: April 10th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

DementiaHack 2017: Making a difference in the tech community

DementiaHack 2017 is coming back to Toronto this March and bringing with it hardware and software solutions for those living with dementia. This hackathon is an attempt by the tech community to find ways

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Geoff Foulds

Hacking 4Good: NetSuite supports non-profits with annual contest

On May 16, while hundreds of cloud software firm NetSuite Inc.'s employees, partners, analysts, and members of the media were preparing for the 2016 SuiteWorld conference in San Jose, more than 60 programmers

Published on: May 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why your firm should host a hackathon – and 5 ways to ensure its success

Hackathons have become de rigueur in the tech world - Facebook, Inc. held its 50th in February - but it's not just tech companies that can benefit from scheduling an all-day brainstorming and

Published on: April 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto’s Amazon Echo hackathon makes its voice-controlled assistant ‘Alexa’ more helpful

Over the weekend, more than a dozen programming teams came to Connected Lab's head office in downtown Toronto to extend the capabilities of “Alexa”, the voice-based interface behind Amazon Echo. The Echo is a

Published on: March 14th, 2016 David Hamilton

Four hiring tips for scaling your startup team

You’ve proven your concept. You’ve created predictable systems. You’ve got sustainable profits. But, you can no longer satisfy demand. It sounds like your startup is ready to scale. Before you jump right in

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Ashley Huffman

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

Kanetix drives brand awareness with new mobile app

You always hear it's a bad idea to try and use your smartphone while driving these days, but insurance comparison service Kanetix Ltd. has created one that could actually help you improve your

Published on: August 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

What a hackathon can teach your company about agility

Trying to stay relevant in 2014 can feel pretty impossible. If you’re a frequent viewer of Mashable.com and Gizmodo.com, the pace at which things happen is staggering. Luckily, the secret behind this agility

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Ashley Huffman

Startup TO – Interview with AngelHack Toronto Organizer JJ Beh

  AngelHack, the hottest buzz in travelling hackathons/incubators, just wrapped up its latest event this past week in Toronto on December 1-2.   With 11 city stops in total, AngelHack’s last destination was Sunny Los

Published on: December 6th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

World’s biggest hackathon heads to Canada for first time ever

The world's largest hackathon hits Canada for the first time ever when Angel Hack comes to Toronto this winter. It'll be held at the Burroughes Building in downtown Toronto on Dec. 1and 2.

Published on: October 15th, 2012 Christine Wong