What's New in the Q: Week of Feb. 22

By People and Culture Feb 26, 2016
iQmetrix nosedive challenge


On January 26th, iQmetrix Vancouver opened its doors to encourage and celebrate GIRL POWER in the tech world.

A fellow female SoftwareDeveloper, Jana Brockmey, and local iQer, Joan Gurney, teamed up to organize and host the second informal ‘Women in Tech’ meetup in our very own Corporate Office.

This evening resulted in 20 women from around the city discussing professional growth within a company; from being hired to transitioning into different roles and striving to meet your goals in the workplace. The intent of each gathering is to network and gauge interest within the community, while swapping fun stories over some wine and cheese!



The Davidson office has done many things over the past years during Clambakes from yoga to kickball to flying paper airplanes. Just this past Tuesday, we learned about the game of Tennis on National Tennis Day. But probably the best Clambake by far was playing Nosedive. A relay race where team against team, you dip your nose in Vaseline, pick up a cotton ball and run across the room to drop off your cotton ball on the plate all without using your hands. Tons of laughs and very smooth noses!






iQWinnipeg decided to throw it back to the old office days and host a #flashbackfriday

iQWinnipeg decided to throw it back to the old office days and host a #flashbackfriday Wine Club last Friday. For only $5.00 employees got to sample $9 and $10 bottles of wine. There were also different types of potato chips and crackers to pair with the wines.

It was very different from our usual Wine Clubs that generally feature $14-$20 bottles of wine and cheeses to pair, but it was fun to show some of the new iQers how wine club used to be back in the day. It was our most popular wine club to date with 31 people who participated!




The iQmetrix R&D team, Sparklab, went on a tour de iQmetrix Canada this week and visited all locations. Being one of the newest teams at iQmetrix, Alen Puaca and Garett Rogers gave a brief overview of Sparklab; who they are and what they do – specifically, the cool projects they are working on.

The team is responsible for the creation of our internal collaboration tool, Nimble, but they have so many other things on the go. There were some sessions held on technologies used, tools for rapid prototyping, as well as some free flow project demos and small group conversations.