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Meet our new Senior Project Manager, Joey Bevacqua!

We are more than excited to welcome Joey Bevacqua to the team! Joey is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and brings over 12 years of business management experience to OpenRoad. Over the past 12 years, Joey’s favourite project that he has had the opportunity to manage was the Army of Two: The 40th Day website […]

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Congrats to the ThoughtFarmer Website Team!

How do you emphasize that enterprise software, which is typically stodgy and corporate, is actually vibrant and exciting?

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Goodbye Cyberspace, Hello Code/Space at the 2015 BC Library Association Conference

Every year the BC Library Association gathers its members together to discuss the evolving role libraries play in our cities and communities across BC. This year, I was honoured to receive an invitation to speak at the annual conference. I’ve always been a big fan of libraries – from a child who visited regularly, to […]

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We’ve been running the Sun Run for over 16 years.

The Vancouver Sun Run is one of OpenRoad’s longest-standing employee events: we’ve been running it since 1999! This Sunday will be our 16th year participating in the popular 10-kilometre race run. Since the acquisition of design agency Mod7 in 2013, our T-shirt logos received a big upgrade. We revealed our first ever designer-made logo last year, which […]

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Beyond Competency Tests & Riddles: Hiring People with Real-World Skills

The topic of hiring is frequently discussed in the tech community. It’s a seller’s market, where talent is in top demand. It’s also a position of great responsibility where someone who’s mediocre can become an albatross on the team’s neck. Stories are common about days-long interviews with multiple rounds meeting different groups of people. When […]

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Congratulations CBC Transmission Team!

We’re pleased to announce the CBC Transmission website has won a 2014 Davey Award in the Best Broadband Category!

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Toddler First Usability

Got a mobile app? Test it on your toddler first. I know you’re not really supposed to give your toddler an iPhone or iPad, but, really—it can’t be helped sometimes. Before I had a kid, I’d judge parents who would give their child an iPhone. But now that I’m a parent, I totally understand. Parenting is […]

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The Inaugural Vancouver User Experience Awards

As founding members of VanUE, we were thrilled to co-present the inaugural Vancouver User Experience Awards.