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Local tech companies loading up

May 5, 2016

A high-tech hiring binge is looming for London. plans to double its workforce, adding 100 workers. But that hiring is just the tip of the iceberg, said Kapil Lakhotia, chief executive of the London Economic Development Corp. Up to 1,000 technology positions need to be filled in the city this year, he said. “London companies are projecting a lot of hiring this year in the digital, creative space. It


Big Blue Bubble Recognized On Branham300’s 2016 Top 250

April 26, 2016

Big Blue Bubble, a leading Canadian developer of mobile games, has recently been named to a number of the Branham300 lists released to the public. Appearing on three of the Branham300 lists, Big Blue Bubble ranked overall #133 on the Top 250 list, #16 on the Top 25 Movers and Shakers list (companies which climbed the most spots over the year), and #3 on the Top 5 Canadian Digital Media and Entertainment Companies.


Bootcamp Addressing Talent Demand as London’s Tech Industry Grows

April 5, 2016

London’s future is written in code. With the rapid expansion and blossoming of London’s tech sector employers are struggling to fill the growing list of open positions, and when developers are scarce, innovation and growth suffer. “It is a well documented fact that London has a shortage of qualified developer talent in our city.” Says David Billson, President & CEO at Ellipsis Digital. “The shortage of talent is considered the


A robust social media presence will give students a leg up in the job market, says a branding expert

March 6, 2016

That Instagram and Snapchat photo, the Facebook post and ­Pinterest pin? Just think of them as an online job interview. It’s never too early for young people entering the workforce to start thinking about their brand, students attending a networking conference were told Wednesday. Social media, checked by prospective employers, is a clear ­indicator of the type of person, and employee, you may be, said ­Bobby Umar, president of ­Raeallan,


Arcane Code Camp Returns February

December 21, 2015

After a successful launch this past summer, Arcane Code Camp returns in February with two offerings: Javascript Fundamentals and Principles of CSS & HTML. The sessions begin February 2nd and 3rd, respectively, and children aged 12 – 16 will be able to participate in the 2 hour sessions at Arcane’s Talbot St. location. “More than learning how to code, which is the backbone of everything we experience on the Internet, we want


New youth entrepreneurship program launches in London

July 27, 2015

London, May 27, 2015 – London’s aspiring young entrepreneurs will harness their creativity at a new summer camp, announced by TechAlliance, focused on facilitating youth innovation and entrepreneurship. The program, facilitated by Future Design School (FDS) and supported by TechAlliance, will provide students entering Grades 6-8 with an intensive one-week startup experience. The camp will run at the Ivey Business School at Western in partnership with the Pierre L. Morrisette


Big Blue Bubble Wins Game Award

July 7, 2015

The Tabby Awards results are in and Big Blue Bubble is proud to announce that its hit game My Singing Monsters was declared both Winner and Users’ Choice in the Android game category of Kids, Education & Family, and also won Users’ Choice in the same category for iPad games. With over 200 entries from 16 countries, an international panel of judges and app users selected the best Android and


OCE Partners With AUTO21 For Internships

June 18, 2015

Ontario Centres of Excellence, through its TalentEdge Internship Program, is partnering with AUTO21 to give 50 Ontario students real-world experience and the chance to apply their knowledge and leading-edge expertise to industry problems specific to the automotive sector. The AUTO21 Automotive Practicum Program provides graduate and undergraduate students in their final year of study with real-world industry experience through R&D practicums based in Ontario. Students will work on automotive-related research


Help Fanshawe College create an Institute for Small Business Informatics

May 22, 2015

Local private sector and not-for-profit organizations are invited to join Fanshawe College in applying for funding to undertake a $2.5 million, five-year applied R&D program and establish Fanshawe’s Institute for Small Business Informatics. What Types of Companies Will Benefit? Retail, point of sale, online sales IT supply & service sector Data management and IT security Fintech and other finance sector innovators Participant Benefits Protect your corporate and client information with


Green Button makes new energy management apps available to consumers

May 21, 2015

MaRS Discovery District and London Hydro announced today the launch of a new collection of electricity management apps for Ontarians. These applications, developed and owned by existing innovative businesses and budding entrepreneurs, are part of the second phase of the Ontario Green Button Connect My Data pilot. The Green Button standard provides Ontarians with direct and timely access to their electricity consumption data and the ability to securely share it

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