Archive for November, 2014

Tech Meetups in Montreal: Learning Functional Programming techniques

November 20th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Events, Montreal

Yesterday, we were pleased to host a Scala meetup conducted by Felix Trépanier.

This meetup was about learning Scala and was divided in two parts:

  • An introduction to Functional Programming
  • A hands-on part where participants solved bioinformatic problems taken from ROSALIND using Functional Programming techniques.

Once again, thank you Felix for the moderation of this great Scala meetup. We are looking forward for the next one which will be announced on Meetup. Thanks to all the participants for coming. We hope you learned something and had fun in the process :)

Host your meetup at Wajam!

At Wajam, we thrive on keeping our minds fresh and free to innovate. Learning new things and experimenting with new ideas helps us do that. So we’d love to invite you to come over to our awesome lounge so that together, we can share our best high-tech adventures. Send an email to pierre [at] wajam.com for more details.

Wajam free VPN app wins best mobile utilities app at 2014 Digi Awards

November 19th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Mobile, Product

Great news for the Wajammers last week, the Wajam Free VPN team won Next Media’s 2014 Digi Awards in the mobile utilities category. This award honors Canada’s most successful digital media companies and practitioners, and is one of Canada’s most prestigious recognition program.

Every single day, we see how much the mobile team thrives to deliver the best possible experience to our mobile users. Huge kudos to Pierre-Alain and Heikki (developers), Miranda (designer) and Elazar, the leading light who nailed the acceptance speech.

Wajam's mobile team wins Next Media's 2014 Digi Award in mobile utilities category

It’s fantastic that such a prestigious prize recognizes their hard work. Here at Wajam, we are all genuinely proud of them especially considering the fierce competition in finals (AXS Maps, Voices and Yellow Pages).

They initially launched the app in March earlier this year, and we have seen it evolve so much in the past few months. Not only does the app provides users with free secure VPN access on the go – protecting users’ privacy and security, but it also provides the user with social results (from Facebook, Twitter, etc.) when searching the Web on Google, Bing, Yahoo! and more. And the beauty of it… it’s completely free!

You haven’t tested this super handy app yet? Download it now!

A spooktacular Halloween day at the office

November 7th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Company, Culture, Team Activities

Last Friday for Halloween, we decided to spice things up by organizing a little shout-out costume contest. The Wajammers played ball and dressed up in some crazy costumes. Miranda’s handmade hommage to Lego’s minifigures drove the crowd wild and won with flying colours.

Miranda won the 2014 Wajam Halloween contest

Check out our video and decide for whom you would have voted. Enjoy!

Wajam welcomes Montrealers at Start-up Open House 2014

November 5th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Culture, Events, Montreal, Startups

For the second year in a row, we participated to Start-Up Open House. Since many of our friends were showing growing interest for startups , this was be a good way to show them what they’re actually like. In Montreal, 90 startups opened their doors, including our neighbours PasswordBox and SPOTR, to over 1700 visitors. Kudos to the organizers.

This year it all happened the day before Halloween. So, we decided to decorate the Wajam office for the occasion.  Here at Wajam, it was all hands on deck. We really wanted to offer the best experience possible to our visitors. Our official tour guides and historians presented the story and ideas behind Wajam while our official entertainers challenged our guests at billiards, ping pong, fussball and darts.

For those who were interested in becoming a Wajammer and are curious about the full list of available positions, please see our Careers page. A big thanks to those who dropped off their CV.

We hope that all our guests had fun during their Wajam tour. We sure did!

See you all next year 😉