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OAK LABS is born – Welcome to our Co-Creation Space

Ever since Obaid, Dave and I started working on OAK together, we have harbored a desire to have a creative incubation space that would be open to like minded young technologists/entrepreneurs who share our passion of building new amazing things.  We formally started looking for a formal office space in March 2011, and the desire to open our potential space was at the back of our mind throughout our search. We, at OAK, are happy to announce that our idea of an “Incubation Lab” – a space dedicated to technology innovation, idea co-creation and all around entrepreneurial fun is finally coming to fruition with the formal launch of our incubation space that we are calling “OAK LABS”.

We have around 850 sq feet of space at our location at 44 Byward Market that we have cut out into around 10 work spaces. OAK currently occupies about 6 of those spaces and we have 4 open spaces that we are happy to share with any other technology/software development team that is looking for some prime real-estate. We are located right in downtown Ottawa, the emerging mecca for young technology companies. For the right candidate, we are happy and willing to consider very favorable terms. If you happen to be working on a kick-ass product that in your opinion will change how future generations will interact with technology – then that definitely is worth 40 browny points. About us – we are a team of 6 talented/young/ambitious technology professionals who understand their (few) limitations while (in general) being quite humble about their awesomeness. We are easy to get along with, and we absolutely enjoy the company of freakishly talented geeky developers and designers. If interested in sharing our space with us, please send us a note at team (at) oakcomputing (dot) com and let us arrange to get together and have a chat around your dreams, your view of co-creation and your sports interests (not really).

Why call us “OAK” – How did we choose our name?

We are asked this question a lot, hence a blog entry dedicated to this question. OAK, historically and culturally, is a common symbol of strength and endurance. An evergreen tree, OAK is identified with shade, strength, support and stability – a constant provider in the hot parched lands of Indian sub-continent that provides much needed respite to those looking for a dependable place to take a much needed break. It is always there, it stands firm and it always provides. 

In developing our software development practice, we wanted to build the foundations of our business on top of the values espoused by OAK tree. OAK prides itself on its strengths in technology development, our commitment to our clients and partners, our focus on doing the right thing and our desire to be around for a long long time.

Update: Trademark application for OAK submitted to the Canadian Trademark office

Update 2: Trademark application for OAK symbol submitted to the Canadian Trademark office

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