Gift the Code 2017 Charity Hackathon in Action and Hack Day

Capital One Canada hosted its second-annual Gift the Code charity Hackathon in November, followed by Hack Day in early December. More than 165 participants were called upon to volunteer for 40 consecutive hours on a late fall weekend to help create solutions to solve digital challenges faced by six of Toronto’s charities. One of the […]

#GiftTheCode Hackathon Tugs at Your Heartstrings

A few weeks ago, Capital One Canada hosted a hackathon in Toronto to support six local charities that are right in the thick of things. These charitable groups are on the front line of serious issues facing Torontonians today. But, they’ve found they too need a little help of their own to continue to raise […]

Gift The Code: Hack Your Way to Superhero Status

Want to level up with an “I’m Awesome” badge this fall? There are six charities that need your help, to improve the quality of life for Canadians in need. All they require is your genius, and 40 hours of your time from October 21 to 23, to get their digital spaces rocking. The Gift the […]

#UpgradeYourWorld with Windows 10 Today

You may have already felt the buzz, as today marks the start of a brand new movement that will run for a year, one that will reach out to millions of Microsoft users, allowing them to upgrade their OS from Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and even Windows 8.1 Phone (if available to their carrier,) to […]

All She Wants Is Her Birth Certificate For The Holidays

Every year, 51 million babies are not registered at birth according to Plan Canada. Even for a global count, that number is incredibly high.  It might seem like just a piece of paper, but it’s so much more. It’s a yes or no kind of deal. Do you have your birth certificate? If yes, then […]

For the Musically Buff Sports Fan: From Brooklyn to Toronto

If you’re a Toronto Raptors fan, you may be familiar with sportscasters   Jack Armstrong and   Eric Smith. What you may not know is that they’re also infamous Christmas carolers that made a CD back in 2010 titled “From Brooklyn to Toronto – Jack  Armstrong and Eric Smith Sing the Holiday Classics”.  This album […]

Spreading a Little Holiday Cheer to Everyone You Meet

We’re fast approaching the end of another year; a time where its just starting to get much colder after months of beautiful weather. Families are apart more than ever, whether its because of work or school or health; there’s this rise of “keeping busy” and its spilling over days that were traditionally meant for family. […]

New Cancer-Fighting Game App Goes Global: Re-Mission 2 – Nanobot’s Revenge

An incredible game recently came through my inbox that I couldn’t wait to share with you, in hope that this info will be shared with those in need.  Yep, as the title suggests, this is a game (smartphone/tablet app) that is supposed to help fight cancer. Granted, this game won’t cure cancer all on its […]