A few takeaways from the PHP Unicorn online conference that our dev team had the opportunity to participate in. Sessions ranged from code review to mental health in the tech industry.Read More
A recap of the first ever BLD Ontario event held in Guelph. Certified B Corporations and those who are interested in becoming B Corps came together to hear from engaging B Corp leaders and share information and ideas.Read More
The London Community Foundation's Engage! London program provides a unique learning experience for local professionals. Here's a summary of the experience from a recent graduate!Read More
Check out Fanshawe College business student, Michael Dales', blog post on how he's been spending his time at rTraction and what he is learning while he's here!Read More
Our President and CEO, David Billson, sheds some light on the pitch process and how to connect with your prospect effectively, even if your forte isn't sales.Read More
March 8th marks International Women’s Day, where women are globally recognized and celebrated for their achievements. Although there are many successes that women have accomplished economically, politically and socially, we wanted to highlight a few particular individuals in the arts, culture and mental health space. This year’s IWD campaign theme is #BeBoldForChange, and it’s clear that the following women have made bold actions in their fields to foster inclusion and gender-balanced leadership.Read More
I suspect that 2016 will be remembered as a year of significant change… for lots of reasons. We are no different. As I reflect on 2016, the first term that comes to mind is ‘change’. Change always presents businesses unique opportunities to adapt to better serve their customers. In our case, we changed in three significant ways:
We became a B-Corp.
We focused on our impact areas.
We saw a change in our ownership.
For four years, Engine SevenFour’s team has been working on specialized asset and rights management software for a large enterprise client. That project is coming to a successful conclusion towards the end of September, 2016.Read More
On Thursday, June 23rd, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, came to the London Roundhouse to announce the findings and priorities of the Premier's Highly Skilled Workforce Expert Panel.Read More
One of the main reasons we took the team to Leadercast 2016 was to learn from a variety of leadership perspectives. So how did this year fare?Read More
Recently, an article appeared in the London Free Press stating that businesses in London don’t want light rail. A few of us in the tech community wanted to state that clearly not all businesses are against light rail. As businesses in the technology sector (with over 1,000 open jobs currently), we know how important it is to be able to attract and retain talent.Read More
Last week, we kicked off Explode Conference with a bunch of fellow sponsors and presenters at a rooftop shindig before taking in two days of presentations, one kick-ass party, and a bunch of inspiring new connections and conversations...Read More
It's our belief that every member of our team has valuable leadership qualities and perspectives—and we know it takes exposure to different leaders and leadership styles to coax those qualities out of us...Read More
Take cover, because London is set for an explosion of creative proportions later this week as business leaders, designers, developers, artists and entrepreneurs gather to take in Explode Conference...Read More
When you’re hiring people, there’s this notion of “flight risk,” the idea that people will be with you for a while and then they’ll move on to another job. Some people look at that and say “pass,” but we look at it a little differently.Read More
The only thing that is constant is change.” - Heraclitus
The rTraction brand was not supposed to live long. We inherited it from vtraction, one of our founding partners. It was a temporary company name put in place to give life to our startup. We started in 2001, after the dot-com bust, as tech companies were crumbling. At the time, survival was higher on our priority list. We figured we could always rebrand, right?Read More
To B, as it turns out. We are excited to announce the addition of rTraction Canada Inc. to a growing and impressive list of Certified B Corporations (B Corps).Read More
London’s tech sector continues its exciting evolution with a strategic partnership between Engine SevenFour and FreePoint™ Technologies. Engine SevenFour (a division of rTraction Canada, Inc.) develops custom enterprise web applications, while FreePoint Technologies specifically creates productivity improvement software for manufacturing.Read More
LONDON, ON, February 09, 2016—In another exciting move in London’s growing and evolving tech landscape, Ellipsis Digital and Engine SevenFour are joining with Code Studio. The addition of Code Studio’s business automation software developers to the London Roundhouse’s siblings—Ellipsis’ digital marketing agency, and Engine SevenFour, which specializes in custom enterprise web applications—is a winning alliance for all three entities.Read More
Recently, Engine SevenFour’s director of operations Derek Martin talked about how we found the framework that worked for us. This week, one of our favourite co-op students (we liked him so much, we invited him back for a second term), Ian Paterson, talks about working with Laravel…Read More