Drinkup UWaterloo!

On Thursday night we hosted our first ever drinkup at the University of Waterloo and it was a huge success! It was a pretty exclusive event – we hand picked and invited about 15 of the best and brightest upper years coops from CS, and Engineering come out and share a beer or 7.Despite the hype it was a pretty laid back event – no real agenda, no lecture, no marketing dweebs, and no HR bullshit – just a couple cool engineers hanging having a couple brews and chatting. Like I said it was awesome – I couldnt have hoped for anything more! Big thanks to Rohan for making it happen! And extra big thanks to the Coops for coming!

As a company we are about 50% coops right now, and you guys are gonna be a big part of us winning or losing. We are just thrilled that the best of you are soo excited about making the world better – its about more than titles, pay-checks and free lunches. Its about making stuff better and the people you work with. And you guys get that. So thanks!

Chris telling stories about how we beat him…

Stevie giving away all our secrets…

Rohan and the guys chatting about the event…

The stragglers chatting about Node.js and collaboration…

Our First Moving Day!

Today is moving day! And as a result Jaco and the coops get to participate in our first ever and very ritual rite-of-startup-passage office move. We’ve been working out of a temporary space downtown Toronto – it was a nice enough apartment where we were able to rearrange the furniture to the point that we could setup desks and work out of the space.It was far from perfect: hard for everyone to get in to (the doormen were bribed), not very roomy (think 6 dudes working in a cramped living room), and full of old people furniture. But we needed something and it worked. Today we are moving in to what we are all hoping is our home for a little while. Its a beautiful townhouse downtown. Its very accessible, its way bigger, and its a space we can make ours – which we are all very, very excited about! And today is moving day! Enough blogging – time to start packing!

Damn! We pack a mad UHaul around here!

Today’s How To Guide: Startup Furnishing…

Mission Accomplished: Maker Faire TO

Maker Faire Toronto was a huge success, and we were thrilled to be a part of it! Thanks to everyone who put in what I can only assume was tons, and tons of work to make it happen, thanks to the Makers for doing what you guys do best, and thanks to the attendees for showing up and having a good time! What a great event! What a great tradition to start!