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First Ever Docker Meetup in Montreal Hosted at Wajam

August 16th, 2015 | by kylie

posted in Company, Events, Montreal, Product

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.

Wajam Wins Best Place To Work at Best in Biz 2015

May 17th, 2015 | by kylie

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Mobile

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.


Wajam supports Oxfam-Quebec in it’s first ever Montreal humoristic fundraising gala

March 4th, 2015 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Company, Culture, Events, Montreal, Team Activities

Affiche officielle du Gala Drôlement Bénéfique organisé par l'Oxfam-Québec

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!

About Oxfam-Quebec:

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.

Wajam Free VPN Wins Best Utility App at BMAA

February 23rd, 2015 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company

Wajam Free VPN wins platinum award at BMAA

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 complete team of Wajam Free VPN

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!

Wajam wins Best Video of the Year and Business Development Executive of the Year at Best in Biz 2014

December 11th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Montreal, People and Interests, Startups

We’re happy to announce that Wajam won two awards at the Best in Biz Awards 2014, an independent award which honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success. It is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

In the marketing team we are particularly proud that Wajam won gold for Best Film or Video of the Year for our 2013 Year in Review video. Kudos to Alain Wong for this great video. We are already working on the 2014 video, and we hope we will be following these great footsteps.

We are also very proud that Amir Mansour, our VP of Business Development & Corporate Partnerships, won silver for Business Development Executive of the Year. This award is a true recognition of the hard work our business development team is doing every day here at Wajam.

Amir Mansour, on accepting the award: “2014 has been a very positive year for the company. I am very happy that such a prestigious award recognizes the hard work of the entire Business Development team. We are all working hard in order to keep the ball rolling.”

Wajam's VP of Business Development won silver for Business Development Executive of the Year at the 2014 Digi Awards.

A few words on Amir Mansour from Elazar Gabay, app producer here at Wajam: “Amir lives and breathes business, his preoccupation with the most minute contract details have landed him very profitable deals with some of the largest players in the industry.  Amir’s success isn’t limited to the external deals he closes, it’s displayed also internally, by the way he rolls up his sleeves to get things done with his staff. Good is never good enough for Amir!”

We are looking forward to more exciting growth, innovation and fun in 2015!

For more media coverage and a complete list of award recognition, visit our Press page.