Juliana’s Story: Changing Careers to become a Developer

This blog post is very special for VanHack. Our colleague Juliana recently switched careers within VanHack. She went from a customer success role to joining the VanHack tech team as a front-end developer. Juliana has no prior experience as a developer. She didn’t have a formal degree in software engineering or a related discipline. What …

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Hiring Your First Developers: A Guide for Startups

You may be an ultra-focused entrepreneur who has struck a winning startup idea, but you probably don’t have a broad enough skill set to cover all scenarios. In today’s increasingly tech-driven business world, having a robust developer team is critical. This is particularly true if you lack the programming capabilities or have sufficient time to …

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10+ Product Launch Checklist Items for Companies with Startup Cultures

I make a few assumptions with this article; that you are already sold on the idea of The Lean Startup; that you believe in building The Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a way of bringing products (or major features) to the market, and maybe you have even read the book The Lean Startup by Eric …

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What’s the difference between a Site Reliability Engineer vs a DevOps Engineer?

DevOps and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) are two developer software ideas that on paper may seem similar. Yet while both titles work much the same way, there are some key differences worth knowing about.   As DevOps and SRE aim to streamline and connect an operations team with development, choosing between the two is tricky. …

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VanHack’s Statement on the Executive Order issued by US President Donald J. Trump suspending the entry of certain categories of legal immigrants

VanHack was founded on two principles: “Code has no accent”, and “The Internet knows no borders”.  The belief that every person  – no matter where they are in the world – deserves the chance to lead the best possible life that they can is deeply embedded in VanHack’s culture.  Every day for the past five …

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Success Case: Sakshi’s Journey from India to Canada

Sakshi and her husband moved to Canada last month. Her amazing story tells us the importance of never giving up – and always dreaming big. She applied for more than 500 jobs before finding success! Here’s her story, in her own inspiring words. Congratulations Sakshi! My Success Mantra The secret is the law of attraction! …

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How AON3D Hired a Senior NodeJS Developer from VanHack

Working with VanHack, I was pretty amazed that out of the gate we had people with 15 plus years of experience. I would say that a good 60-80% of our candidates were phenomenal! Nicholas Nadeau, Engineering Manager, AON3D Q. Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself and AON3D I’m Nicholas Nadeau, I’m the engineering …

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Success Case: How Bruno got hired as a Head of Engineering in Germany

With VanHack, I completed my profile and in less than a week, I started doing interviews. I think I did around four, if I’m not mistaken with VanHack. Then right off, one of them was already the job offer. I think from starting to the end was around one month Q. Tell us a little …

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What is a Labour Market Benefits Plan (LMBP)? VanHack answers your questions!

What is a Labour Market Benefits Plan? When a company uses the Global Talent Stream to hire someone from outside of Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) wants to ensure that the Canadian labour market is not negatively affected. To do that, they ask that companies commit to activities that will have lasting, positive …

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Success Case: How Vinicius got hired as a .NET developer in Montreal

I applied for a couple of jobs before the help of VanHack and I didn’t get the jobs. And then with VanHack on my first interview I went through and I’m here now. VanHack did help us on getting hired abroad. Now my wife is really happy here. We’re happy in Canada and it’s a …

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What I learned while Implementing a Microservices Architecture for a Startup

This is the third in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Olutunde M. Olutunde started his career as a Business/Technical Analyst for school software projects in 2009. He has now worked on 50+ projects; some used by as many as twenty-two banks in Nigeria. He has trained hundreds …

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Is jQuery Dying in 2020?

This is the second in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Lucas C. Lucas is a Front-End developer with over 10 years of experience managing teams and programming complex applications. He has been consistently recognized for performance and being proactive. His strengths lie in leadership and logical programming. …

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Tackling UI complexity with State Machines

This is the first in a series of technical blog posts contributed by VanHackers. Today’s post is by Carlos G. Carlos is a Senior Software Engineer with 10 years of professional experience developing web applications for local and international companies. He’s worked with React, JavaScript, Electron, NodeJS, and Golang among other technologies for developing web …

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How to pay remote workers – your questions answered

As companies start to look into Remote Hiring, there’s one question that frequently comes up – how do I pay a remote employee? You may think it’s as easy as “Make an international bank transfer”.. but there’s a bit more to it than that. Let’s look at the various aspects you need to consider when …

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Relocating to Canada during COVID-19!

VanHacker Camilo Barreto recently moved to Vancouver from Colombia after getting a job through VanHack. Moving to a new country takes some effort at the best of times. Camilo and his family were undeterred though, as they knew this was the culmination of something they had been working towards for a long time. The flights …

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