Archive for August, 2013

What’s it Like Working at OAK?

Well, there is one thing everyone at OAK has in common – we love our jobs. This office if filled with driven, talented and passionate individuals. Everyday we come in ready to take on the world by building really awesome software, to say the least. We are expert problem solvers – we take on the challenge and create custom solutions to solve our client’s problems and needs. We are proud of the work we do and constantly push to redefine the world we live in. The atmosphere at OAK is filled with ideas, innovation, change and community. OAK is our home away from home; we seriously can’t get enough of this place. And now that we have some comfy new couches, it’s harder than ever to leave 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

OAK Computing Launched VETS Canada Mobile App for Android Smartphones

It is our pleasure to announce that OAK Computing and Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada have released a mobile app to help more homeless and at-risk veterans in Canada. This app is compatible for Android smartphones and is available now in the Google Play Store.

VETS Canada App 1
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VETS Canada is a federally incorporated non-for-profit organization that has a network of volunteers across Canada who seek out and provide homeless veterans with aid and comfort. Entirely volunteer supported and relying solely on donations, VETS Canada strives to ensure that over 90 percent of all donations go directly to assisting homeless and at-risk veterans. They are centralized in Nova Scotia, while gradually expanding across Canada to be able to help more veterans in need. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips to Increase Productivity While Flying

http://all-free-download.com/free-photos/aircraft_flight_image_01_hd_pictures_166328.htmlTraveling can either be a time for rest or an opportunity to get some work done on the go. Some people prefer to relax, turn off their brain and catch up on TV shows or leisurely reading. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you travel often for work, or just have to get some much-needed work done, it’s important to take advantage of your travel time. Here are 7 tips I use personally to stay productive while traveling. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Happening @OAK: August 2013

There is a lot happening at OAK nowadays – not that we ever have much down time! It just seems like lately there is so much on the go. Summer so far has been jam packed with community events and campaigns, new projects, completed projects and luckily a little bit of sun.

As you may have heard, Manu received his Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal. The gala was so much fun and filled with incredibly passionate entrepreneurs. It was a fantastic way to celebrate the recipients’ business success, leadership, and dedication to the community.

There has been lots of community campaigning happening in our office for big causes (community is a word that comes up a lot at OAK, if you haven’t noticed already!). Over the past couple of months we have been focusing a lot on Kiva, a nonprofit organization aiming to alleviate poverty through micro-financing. They are doing major good for this world and make it easy for you and I to give small loans that change lives (learn more about OAK & Kiva here). Read the rest of this entry »

Young Maker: 3D Printer Crowdfunding Campaign Update

3D Printer Young Makers
Our 3D printer Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign has come to a close and wow, was it ever a huge success! Thanks again to all of our incredible contributors and everyone who has shown their support throughout the campaign. Not only did we hit our goal 11 days early, but within the remaining days we went above and beyond our original goal, how awesome is that?! A little over two months ago this was just an idea. Manu Sharma, Obaid Ahmed and Luc Lalande realized the possibility of what an innovative technology like a 3D printer could bring to youth in Ottawa, especially disadvantaged and inner-city youth. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Social Media Success Tips for Startups

Social Media Tree

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There are so many things happening at once in a startup. Well for beginners, you’re probably working in a small team, focusing on building the business, acquiring clients or sales, finishing projects with limited resources… I could go on but I think you get the point. Then you think, oh yeah- social media! What is our position on that? Having a social media presence is essential for any business, especially a startup. As well, you need to approach it differently than that of a larger organization. So let me fill you in on 4 tips to follow to successfully conquer social media as a startup. Read the rest of this entry »

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