Montreal’s first data-science summit is happening on Wednesday 28th and members of the Wajam team are going to be there!
There are a few big names in Big Data that the crew is looking forward to hearing speak. Francis Piéraut, administrator of the Montreal Big Data Group, founder of Qmining and, and Senior researcher a Nuance will be giving a talk around the integration of data science in IT restricted companies. He will also present iPython Notebook, a tool for data scientists.
Shawn Rogers, Chief Research Officer at Dell will be giving a talk about data science at 2:00 PM.
Jeremy Barnes, Founder and CEO at Datacratic, will be attending the event. Datacratic is known for developing Machine Learning models and the Machine Learning Database.
Many other major actors in the data science world will attending this event from National Bank of Canada, to Bandsintown, and Mondobrain. Check out the whole list of speakers on the official website.
Find out more at the official site and hurry to buy your ticket as there are very few free spaces remaining! If you aren’t fast enough to get a ticket, the @Wajam Twitter account will be live Tweeting their time there, so follow along!
The very first Docker meetup in Montreal was hosted in our Wajam offices back in March thanks to one of our helpful sysadmins who stepped up as a co-organizer.
There was a huge turnout for the event, showing how popular Docker has grown in a very short amount of time. For those of you not familiar with the tool, Docker allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into one standardized unit for software development. This makes it so your application runs the same way every time, regardless of the environment it’s being run in.
The main talk was delivered by Henri Bouvier from OMsignal as he detailed how they used Docker with their wearable tech. In the second half he went over the lessons learned while implementing Docker since the very start of their project.
While almost all of the attendees had heard of Docker, about half of them had never used it before. The turn out was unprecedented. As usual we brought in pizza for our guests and opened up our beer fridge to all attendees. But there was no way we could be prepared for the packed house that we got! The turn out was so large that the Docker Meet-up group had to upgrade all following events to a larger location.
Keep an eye on the Docker Montreal Meetup page for future events.
The 2015 awards season has come to an end and Wajam finishes the season with a few new trophies to add to our wall.
Recieving an Award of Distinction at the 2015 Communicator Awards is Wajam’s mobile Free VPN.
The Wajam Free VPN is the only free app out there providing users with secure VPN access on the go, protecting users’ privacy. The Wajam Free VPN is a product that we are all very proud of here at Wajam and look forward for to its future development. If you haven’t had a chance to try out the VPN you can download it on your Apple device here!
From the International Best in the Biz Awards the Wajam office took the gold award for Best Place to Work in 2015. Maybe it’s our pool table, maybe it’s being fed lunch everyday, or our great company team spirit, whatever it is, we hope to keep it going long into the future.
We haven’t received the physical awards yet, so instead on our awards shelf we have a place holder that really represents our office style well.
Yesterday evening, the Saint-Denis theatre hosted Le gala drôlement bénéfique, a fundraising stand-up comedy show organized by Oxfam-Quebec. Gala host André Sauvé led an awesome line-up of stand-up comics which included Virginie Fortin, Sylvain Larocque, Billy Tellier, and the duo Corbeil and Maranda. The profits of the event went towards Oxfam-Québec’s mission.
Here at Wajam, we are very proud to have supported the event where 10 humorists exerted their art in support of a local organization tackling a global scourge – poverty. They graciously invited our team to share some laughter with them at the show. What a great treat to begin the week!
Oxfam-Québec is dedicated to supporting its partners and colleagues in developing countries in the design and implementation of sustainable solutions to poverty and injustice. The organization also mobilizes the people of Québec in order to allow the expression of their solidarity.
Great news yet again for the Wajam Free VPN team who just won Platinum Award for best utility app at the Best Mobile App Awards. Congratulations to Elazar (product manager), Pierre-Alain and Heikki (developers) and Miranda (designer) for getting such recognition from industry experts.
The app was initially launched a year ago and is the only free app out there providing users with secure VPN access on the go, protecting users’ privacy. The design, the usability and the functionalities have evolved so much since the initial launch. The Wajam Free VPN is a product that we are all very proud of here at Wajam.
Overall, it’s a really good week for them. A huge thank you to Ted Kritsonis for reviewing our app in the tech section of Calgary Herald.
You haven’t tested this super handy app yet? Download it now!