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Next week we will be opening our doors to the community for the Start-up Open House (www.startupopenhouse.com).

This is a city-wide event where 150 companies across Toronto will be opening their doors for those who want to come in and see a day in the life of a startup. We’re inviting the public into our new office so you can see what a day in the life of our start-up looks like. So come hang out, meet new people and see if our start-up is the right place for you!

Viafoura values passionate and fresh-minded individuals and we are always looking for talented professionals like yourself. If you’re looking to grow, learn and innovate, Viafoura is perfect for you.
So bring yourself, maybe grab a friend, and register for the event.

Here’s what’s up:

When: Thurs Oct 30, 4 – 7 pm
Where: Right in our new office! (545 King St W, Suite 300)
What: Meet our team, find out what we do, attend a demo, talk to our people!

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!


The viafoura big data week hack-a-thon was a success! A hack-a-thon is a 12/24 or 48 hour non stop programming marathon (ours was 12 hours held last Saturday). Teams present their ideas at the end. Judging ensues and the team with the best project gets street cred and/or wins a prize. Hackers are usually fuelled by coffee, energy drinks, pizza, subs and a desire to learn.

We had an amazing turn out from multiple disciplines: data scientists, database developers, UI/UX and psychologists. We even had some curious people come by and check out to see what a hack-a-thon is and enjoyed the final presentations.

Thank you all for taking the time to come out, learn and meet other curious people.

Below is a list of the winners, along with some photos from the event.

 

1st Place – House Crunch ($1,000 grand prize)

An easy to follow visual representation of the state of the housing market based on sentiment.

Source code on Github

Team: Kevin Yuen, Kent English and Elgin Chau