Uber Reveals Details for New Toronto Engineering Hub

Uber Canada ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/uber-ontario-arbitration/) has announced its plans for a new Toronto engineering hub slated for a high rise on Bloor Street East.

According to an emailed announcement received by iPhone in Canada, Uber’s new digs will occupy the top five floors of 121 Bloor Street East and will function as the ridesharing platform ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/uber-ipo-price/)‘s first Canadian engineering hub. The offices will be the new home for over 200 Uber employees when it opens, with plans to expand to more than 400 employees in the next few years.

“The new Toronto engineering hub is just one part of a five-year, $200 million investment to grow Toronto’s booming tech ecosystem,” reads the email. “Uber is creating hundreds of local jobs with a mandate to attract international talent to the local tech economy and offer new opportunities for Canadian graduates to find employment at home. Uber will also be offering opportunities for current Uber engineers to relocate to Toronto, including bringing home Canadian expats and introducing the city to talent from elsewhere in the world.”

A spokesperson for the San Francisco-based company ^(https://www.appmarsh.ca/news/innisfil-uber/) said that the facility will focus its efforts on “developing the Uber Grocery business, product offerings, and go-to-market strategy.”

Uber says that the engineering hub will feature 468 desks, 60 conference rooms, 13 phone booths, 2 exterior terraces, and a library.

“This expansion comes at an exciting time for engineers at Uber,” said Thuan Pham, Uber’s Chief Technology Officer, during the initial announcement last fall.

“We have a number of big bets on our roadmap that create unique challenges and opportunities for engineers interested in helping to build the future of their cities. There is still a lot to be written in the history of Uber engineering and we’re excited for the local and international talent Toronto attracts to help us define the next chapter.”

Twitter Recaps 10 Years of Toronto Sports Teams on the Social Network

Twitter today has published a recap ^(https://blog.twitter.com/en_ca/topics/insights/2019/10_years_toronto_teams_on_twitter.html) of the past 10 years of Toronto sports on the social network, as 2019 is the 10-year anniversary of the Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Raptors joining Twitter.

The Toronto Blue Jays were the first team to join Twitter, back on May 20, 2009, with the Maple Leafs joining later that year in July and the Raptors in September.

Twitter says the Blue Jays were the second Canadian sports team to reach 1 million followers (Oct. 2018) and the second MLB team to reach the 2 million mark (June 2018). Former Blue Jay, Jose Bautista, and his iconic #BatFlip from October 14, 2018, was the team’s single-most mentioned moment.

The most followed Blue Jays alumni are:

  • David Price
  • Jose Bautista
  • Josh Donaldson

The most mentioned hashtags in the past decade:

  • #ComeTogether
  • #OurMoment
  • #BlueJays

The Toronto Maple Leafs were the first Canadian sports team to hit 1 million followers and are currently only second to the Pittsburgh Penguins in followers when it comes to NHL teams.

The most followed Maple Leafs players, both past and present are below:

  • Phil Kessel
  • Joffrey Lupul
  • Name Kadri

As for the most mentioned hashtags alongside together with Auston Matthew, Name Kadri and Mitch Marner:

  • #TMLtalk
  • #Leafs
  • #LeafsForever

The Raptors hit 1 million followers in March 2018 and their follower count has increased 80% since then, says Twitter.

The single most mentioned moment for the Raptors was Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 buzzer-beater versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

The most followed Raptors, both past and present are:

  • Chris Bosh
  • Jeremy Lin
  • Jalen Rose

Twitter says Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas are the players most-mentioned alongside the hashtags #WeTheNorth, #RTZ and #NBAVote.