What's New in the Q: Week of June 8

Jun 12, 2015 — People and Culture
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It’s no doubt in the software industry, we have lots of heavy gamers! Each iQ office has its own “Board Game Club” and our cupboards are filled with an array of fun games.

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Gaming takes place over lunch hours and there is usually a monthly evening gathering to enjoy a game or two together over some pints.

Recently, iQmetrix has provided all offices with a subscription to, GAMEBOX MONTHLY, which delivers a new game to each location every month! The office game clubs are looking forward to their deliveries and diving into each new adventure. This month’s game was Stefan Dorra’s "For Sale" (pictured below).

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Charlotte
As a member of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, iQ Davidson attended the 14th Annual Business Expo. There were 172 businesses exhibiting and an estimated 1,000 attendees.  

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iQmetrix was the only software development company in attendance. Many contacts were made thanks to the efforts of Mike and Joanne (pictured above) and Leigh Ann!

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Winnipeg
It’s been a busy week in the iQ Winnipeg office!

Thanks to the baking of 20 iQers, and the efforts of 4 others, we managed to raise $523 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation at our bake sale and pie-day event last Friday (June 5)!

 

We also were excited to see our iQmetrix sign installed on the outside of our building late last week (see photo at top left of page). It’s really starting to feel like home here!

Vancouver
Members of our Vancouver office softball team, the iQHardballers, are ramping up for their fifth game.

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They get together once a week for a total of 11 games this season. There are 14 iQers on the roster and a few friends that join in of the fun as well. Although we’ve taken some hits (mainly bumps and bruises), we’ve also hit a couple of homeruns!

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Each player comes with enthusiasm and makes improvements with every inning. Our games generally feature dog mascots, silly photos, beers and a good laugh.Ball22.jpg

Regina
Regina hosted its 4th Prairie Dev Con last week (June 3-4).

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Above photo: iQmetrix Regina’s Chad McCallum presenting "Stuff Your API Probably Isn’t Doing."

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The conference has been taking place for the past 10 years with the main focus of helping organizations who are looking for ways to increase their employees' skills while maximizing training and professional development budgets.

Left photo: iQ Winnipeg’s Jessica Watson presenting "Creating a Culture that Enables Growth."

This year's event, held at the Delta Regina hotel, went off without a hitch and was considered one of the best Prairie Dev Con events hosted to date!

Topics: Workplace Culture, Mobile Industry

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