With friends, family and a well-deserved break from work, Christmas is one of the best times of the year. But it can also mean running a gauntlet of professional events and office parties. While sipping eggnog might not be the best moment for the hard sell, the holidays are a great opportunity to meet new people and foster connections in a more relaxed environment. The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s largest national newspapers, contacted our CEO Tim to ask him about tips, tricks and strategies for networking during the holiday season.
Check out Tim’s advice here.
Autumn it may be, but the moustaches blooming on the upper lips of certain Kano team members can only be described as august. That’s correct, it’s the most glorious time of the year: Movember.
This year we’ve launched the KANO/APPS Movember Challenge. Those willing to offer their lip as a moustache cultivation platform have been entered into a betting pool. Bidders choose a candidate, stake some cash and select the style of moustache (complete with reference images like this and, lord help us, this). Candidates then get to growing. If they crack under the pressure and shave before December 1, they pay. If they complete the moustache marathon, the bidder does. Regardless of what happens, everybody wins: every dollar benefits prostate cancer research, and for a month we get to ridicule our coworkers.
Last year 854,000 moustachioed man-princes helped raise over $125 million. Everyone at Kano is proud to help make this year even bigger.
For more information about Movember, visit their site.
We’re proud to announce that KANO/APPS Lead Developer Loren Stewart took home Employee of the Year at the 2012 VIATeC Awards last night. Just being counted among the talented list of nominees was humbling enough, winning was truly incredible. We’d like to thank all the other nominees, Dan Gunn and all the hardworking folks at VIATeC, everyone who came out last night, and of course unending thanks to Loren for his years of drive, dedication and inspiration.
Last night was a blast. Gather a roomful of the innovators reinventing Victoria’s business landscape and throw in some lightsabers, and you’re bound to have a good time. The night culminated with a massive lightsaber brawl (Jedi versus Sith) complete with flying battle orcas. We apologize to the glassware at the Victoria Conference Center. Check out some photos of the event below.
Employee of the Year Loren fighting for his life.
We’re so excited to announce that KANO/APPS is a finalist for four VIATeC 2012 Awards! We’re up for Employer of the Year, Online Strategy of the Year, our creative squadron is in the running for Team of the Year, and Lead Developer Loren Stewart is gunning for Employee of the Year. We’re up against technology masterminds like Atomic Crayon, Neverblue, YUPIQ, Race Rocks Digital, Smart Dolphins IT and an army of other equally tough competitors. Check out a full list of the 2012 VIATeC Awards finalists here.
We’re honoured just to be counted among the calibre of talent on that list. We truly believe Victoria is one of the best places to live and work on earth, that it houses some of the sharpest minds, and that it will have huge ripples in the international technology industry. Getting recognized by our peers means the world to us. Thank you!
The Awards go down May 31. We hope to see all of you there!