Shop Talk with Vertical Motion | November 2022 Edition

Warp Speed Ahead with November Quick Reads

November 3rd — OpenAI releases a public beta API of DALL-E allowing integration opportunities for software developers at a per-image cost.

November 7th — Twitter launches a new subscription service “Twitter Blue” which grants subscribers the Twitter Blue Badge without ID verification and offers early access to select new features including tweet editing.

November 7th — Unity Technologies and ironSource officially ink their $4.4 billion all-stock merger that was first announced in July of this year.

November 15th — Apple launches new Emergency SOS feature via satellite in the US and Canada with plans to expand into France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK in December.

November 25th — Growing unrest surrounding strict Covid-19 restrictions in China is believed to have major impacts on iPhone supply as tens of thousands of plant employees quit.

Foresight Canada | General Accelerator Intake Winter 2023

Are you ready to accelerate your venture? Through mentorship, training, investor introductions, and networking events, Foresight Canada helps cleantech entrepreneurs launch and scale their ventures faster. Whatever the stage of your cleantech venture, Foresight Canada can accelerate your growth and impact. Registration for Winter 2023 is now open! Visit Foresight Canada to learn more and apply by December 11.

Innovation Week YYC | November 21st - 27th, 2022

Platform Calgary’s Innovation Week YYC brought Calgary’s budding innovation and technology community into the light once more with an event-packed week of workshops, panels, demos, pitch competitions, and more. Our Project Manager & Business Analyst Bill Copeland, alongside our Marketing, Sales, & Communications Specialist Ty Mikitka, joined in on the fun and spoke with many of Calgary’s up-and-coming startups. For more information on this year’s event visit Innovation Week YYC.

Atlassian | Agile Retrospectives — Using the Past to Define the Future

Successful agile operations know the importance of reflecting on the past to pave a stronger future. Agile retrospectives are one of the ways they do this, where teams and departments gather at regular intervals to evaluate themselves and develop a plan for continuous improvement. In this article, Atlassian discusses the benefits of agile retrospectives and provides actionable steps for hosting your first retrospective meeting.

Time Travelling with Vertical Motion | November Historical Events
November 1st, 1984 — Liu Chuanzhi along with 10 colleagues from the Chinese Academy of Science start Lenovo in Beijing for 200,000 yuan.

November 3rd, 1988 — A malicious cyber worm launched by Robert Tappan Morris infects 10% of the internet including Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, NASA, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

November 10th, 1983 — University of Southern California graduate, Fred Cohen demonstrates the first computer virus during a security seminar at Lehigh University of Pennsylvania. 

November 20th, 1985 — Microsoft releases Windows 1.0 with several popular features, including Paint, Calendar, NotePad, Calculator, and the game Reversi.

Vertical Motion Inc. is a trusted Canadian software development and entrepreneur assistance company that has supported the global efforts of startups, non-profits, B2B, and B2C businesses since 2006. With headquarters in Calgary and Kelowna, and team members coast to coast, Vertical Motion Inc. is recognized as an award-winning leader in the technology industry. Our team of executive advisors, project managers, software developers, business analysts, marketing specialists, and graphic designers have extensive experience in several industries including — Energy, Finance, Blockchain, Real Estate, Health Care, Clean Technology, Clothing & Apparel, Sports & Recreation, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR/VR).

Come chat with us and let us take you “From Idea to Execution and Beyond!” 🚀

Ty Mikitka
Ty Mikitka

Communications officer on the bridge at Vertical Motion Inc.

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