When Donald Trump was first elected as the 45th President of the United States, we wrote about how we wanted to make work great again for Canadians working in the US. But our argument for why was only rooted in the fact that a majority of the public were not happy about the decision. So much so that they actually crashed the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website. Now it looks like there might not be an option for Canadians and other immigrants working and/or building businesses in the US.
June 15, 2017 marked the second annual Canadian Tech at Scale conference, which brought together 120 of Canada’s top engineering leaders to learn from each other’s successes and failures as our companies have scaled. The impressive line-up of (all Canadian, eh) speakers included Tony Savor (Engineering Director, Facebook), Inmar Givoni (Director of AI, kindred), Johnathan Nightingale (Founder, Raw Signal Group) and Jean-Michel Lemieux (SVP of Engineering, Shopify). continue reading >
Late last year we announced that we were making a move into the leadership coaching space because there was so much unrealized potential without the proper guidance to be a successful leader. From startup developers that have been thrown into a lead role with no experience managing people, or a young entrepreneur who has never been through scaling a company – we’ve seen it all. Well we encourage all leaders (new and seasoned) to reach out for 1:1 coaching sessions, we also wanted to ensure we equipped leaders that may not have the opportunity to hire a coach, with advice on how to approach the day-to-day conversations that are expected of them. continue reading >
Starting a new job is super exciting, but it can also be very nerve-racking. It’s very common to spend the weeks leading up to your first day with thoughts of doubt. Take me, for example: I spent nearly three weeks freaking out before starting at gdR. And because I overanalyze EVERYTHING, my first instinct was to Google “tips for starting a new job”. continue reading >