Learning Tech in Halifax Schools

While countries such as China, Estonia and Britain prioritize teaching computer programming to the very young, most Canadian students do not learn how to code until the final years of high school. But a new lunch time tech club at Le Marchant St. Thomas Elementary School in Halifax is teaching programming to children aged nine and ten, and its organizers want to share their program across the province.
The tech club for students in grades four to six started at…

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Profile: Ozge Yeloglu’s Journey

Even in the 21st century, female computer scientists are few in number and women founders of tech startups are even scarcer, but Ozge Yeloglu doesn’t find her position lonely. The co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based data analytics venture topLog is focused on building her company, mentoring young women in computer science and teaching men in the field how to be less sexist toward their female counterparts.


Male computer scientists don’t always react well to…

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Charities Knocking on Fundmetric’s Door

Mark Hobbs and Chris Kolmatycki knew they were on to something with FundMetric when clients said they would sign up for the product that helps charities improve their fundraising before it was even completed.

The two former advertising execs realized a few years ago that charities they were working with needed an online tool that would help them communicate with donors at the best time possible, and help them to organize their fundraising campaigns.

They gravitated toward the…

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StudentFresh Builds on CBMC Finals

When Canada’s Business Model Competition was held at Dalhousie University in March, the leading Atlantic Canadian entry was a team from Memorial University that had only been working together for two months.

StudentFresh is a platform designed to link up businesses needing contract work with students that have the skills to provide the work. And it is working toward a product that will tell businesses instantly how other employers have rated the student’s work.


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Uhma Gives Back with Tech Ed Project

Two years after the company he co-founded was bought out by Salesforce.com, Gavin Uhma is giving back to the community with a new educational initiative that will help teach aspiring tech entrepreneurs how to build companies.

Uhma is still the chief technical officer of GoInstant, a Halifax company that has developed tools that allow people on different computers to work together on the same screen. But in his…

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