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How Vancouver Lures Tech Talent from Silicon Valley

Situated on the Pacific coast and boasting mild weather and beautiful surroundings, Vancouver is also a rapidly growing tech hub that’s in desperate need of highly skilled workers. A big impediment to the city's evolution as a tech hub in the past was that Canadian software engineering grads often headed straight to San Francisco and Silicon Valley in search of higher pay and wider career opportunities. This phenomenon is nothing new as the world’s top talent traditionally flocked to California.

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Seven Programming Languages Best Suited For eCommerce Solution Development

eCommerce has evolved significantly over the past decade and is expected to surpass $4 trillion in retail and e-commerce sales by 2020, according to IBM. There are a lot of Content Management Systems (CMS), hosted solutions, and plugins freely available for you to set up your online retail presence.

Top 5 Tools for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Development

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is the recreation of human knowledge forms by machines, particularly PC systems. These procedures incorporate learning (the obtaining of data and standards for utilizing the data), thinking (utilizing guidelines to arrive at rough or positive resolutions) and self-correction.

10 Canadian Tech Startups to Watch in 2018

The Canadian tech ecosystem is booming with startups regularly attracting some serious investment. Many of these young companies are also showing that they can overcome early challenges and grow both revenue and personnel.

How to Interview a MEAN Stack Developer

So you’re looking to hire a MEAN stack developer for your bootstrap startup or established company and you’re going to conduct the interviews yourself. What questions should you ask to identify the candidate that will be a good fit for your team and project?

Canada As a Nearshore Outsourcing Hub for US Tech Companies

Going north of the border to outsource IT functions may not have been the obvious choice for US companies, but that’s changing rapidly. This phenomenon is supported by the political climate in the US and an exchange rate that favors American companies.

How Canada Will Fill Almost 190,000 ICT Positions by 2019

There is a massive supply and demand imbalance in Canada’s tech ecosystem. It can be attributed to mismatched skills and an aging workforce that has created an urgent need for information communication and technology (ICT) talent.