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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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!

Wajam Free VPN Mobile iOS App Now Available on the App Store on iTunes

March 5th, 2014 | by alainwong

posted in Company, Mobile, Product

We’re happy to announce the new Wajam Free VPN Mobile App, which gives you access to US exclusive content and offers free, secure and anonymous browsing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod while giving iOS users recommendations from friends while they search on Google, Google Maps and Apple Maps.

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Wajam Free VPN in the iTunes App Store

Currently available in the U.S., Canada, U.K., New Zealand and Australia (and soon-to-be available throughout Europe), Wajam Mobile VPN app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store.

HOW VPN BENEFITS YOU

Secure your data. A VPN (virtual private network) secures your device’s internet connection to guarantee that all the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted. Read this great article on Lifehacker on Why You Should Start Using a VPN.

Lower data usage. The Wajam VPN app also compresses your data, which may save you money in data usage.

Unlock US exclusive content. VPN acts as the intermediary between you and the website you access, letting you access exclusive content in other countries. For Canadians, this means that you will be able to access Hulu, PandoraSpotifyRdio and watch US Netflix.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM FRIENDS

The Wajam VPN app also includes the Wajam social recommendation engine, which gives you access to results from friends while you search in Google Search on Safari, as well as on Apple Maps, Google Maps.

Wajam Map Recommendations from Friends on Mobile Phones

ABOUT WAJAM

The Wajam social search engine offers you an easy way to get your friends’ input on places to go, products to buy, as well as videos, photos and links on searches conducted in Google through Safari. This new VPN product gives you the ability to access other countries’ exclusive websites and keep your data safe from unsecured Wi-Fi networks and harmful sites.