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Diamond & Diversity


Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), is a quiet, but very successful, twenty-year-old global Internet services company. From its humble beginnings as a software sharing platform, Tucows is now the world’s second largest domain registrar and provider of wholesale Internet services, and through its brand, Ting, is revolutionizing mobile and Internet access in the U.S. Today, 600 Tucows employees work in 10 offices worldwide and help generate over $300 million in annual revenues.

Gold & Childcare


FreshBooks is the #1 invoicing and accounting software in the cloud designed exclusively for self-employed professionals and their teams. The company has helped more than 10 million people process billions of dollars with its ridiculously easy-to-use invoicing, time-tracking, online payments and expense management features. Recognized with eight Stevie awards for best customer service in the world, the company’s mantra is to “execute extraordinary experiences everyday.” Based in Toronto, Canada, FreshBooks serves paying customers in 160 countries.


Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

CBC’s Digital Products, staffed by more than 100 technical architects, managers, developers, designers and researchers, creates digital experiences and platforms used by millions of Canadians daily. Our teams include machine intelligence, native apps and emerging platforms, content distribution, web presentation, UX, and data management platform. We’re building recommendation systems that pierce filter bubbles and recommend valuable content to our audience, personalization systems that allow users to customize their experience, a kids news website, and much more. We work in an Agile environment— taking a build, measure, learn approach to creating and managing our products. We’re constantly exploring what’s next and how we can create products that better serve our audience, running A/B tests and benchmarking with rigorous analytics. Every four weeks we host integrated demos where teams have an opportunity to showcase what they’ve worked on.

Silver & Workshop


Microsoft is committed to help Python developers with a broad range of products and services: build apps with the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code; deploy to the cloud with Azure; and run your CI/CD jobs and host your private Git repos on Azure DevOps (free for individuals and small teams). Build and train your Python AI models with Azure Machine Learning, and tap into intelligent APIs for vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search. Lastly, run your own Python data science experiments with fully-managed Jupyter notebooks on Azure Notebooks, for free.



Bungalow is rethinking the residential real estate market by providing renters with a more convenient, flexible, and communal living solution. The goal of Bungalow is to take the daily hassle out of leasing and keeping house — and give our members back more time to do the things they're passionate about. We give our residents a private bedroom in a beautifully furnished home, match them with other great roommates, and include utilities, wifi, and bi-weekly cleaning in their rent. Finally, we make sure to engage our members with monthly member only events giving them a launching pad into a new city or simply helping them meet more great people in their hometown. Based in San Francisco with engineering based in Kitchener Ontario. We ♥ open source and we are hiring!

Communications Security Establishment

CSE is one of Canada’s key security and intelligence organizations, focused on collecting foreign signals intelligence in support of the Government of Canada’s priorities, and on helping protect the computer networks and information of greatest importance to Canada. We also provide assistance to federal law enforcement and security organizations in their legally authorized activities, when they may require our unique technical capabilities.


Our mission — to promote openness, innovation and opportunity on the Internet — extends through everything we do. These guides serve as resources to bring together all our brands and to help define their visual and stylistic elements. They exist to provide you with the tools and assets you need to further our mission through communications, websites, products and more.


Odoo Community Association

The Odoo Community Association, or OCA, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the widespread use of Odoo and to support the collaborative development of Odoo features. The Association provides financial, organizational and legal support to the broader Odoo Open Source community. It also serves as an independent legal entity to which community members can contribute to the code, funding and other resources with the knowledge that their contributions will be maintained for public benefit. What is Odoo? Odoo is a suite of open-source enterprise management applications. Odoo is used by large companies, small businesses, associations and many different types of organizations to help them manage, automate, measure and optimize their operations, finances and projects.

Citus Data

Citus is worry-free Postgres that is built to scale out. Made for SaaS and enterprises, Citus is an extension to Postgres that distributes data and queries across multiple nodes. Whether you need to scale out a multi-tenant app—or are building real-time analytics dashboards that require sub-second responses—Citus makes it simple to shard Postgres. Our Citus distributed database is available as open source, as enterprise software, and as a fully-managed database as a service.



Ada is one of North America's fastest growing AI companies dedicated to helping businesses around the world automate 70% of customer service inquiries with an AI-powered chatbot. Ada's easy-to-use platform is designed for non-technical teams to build and deploy an instant, intelligent and effortless chatbot experience in more than 100 languages. By providing customers with personalized self-serve support, Ada increases agent productivity by 5x and reduces support cost by 30%.



Wave delivers innovative financial services and award-winning free software to small- and micro-businesses around the world.



Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 600,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Tesla, Nestle, Rebecca Minkoff, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.


Python Software Foundation

The mission of the Python Software Foundation is to promote, protect, and advance the Python programming language, and to support and facilitate the growth of a diverse and international community of Python programmers. The majority of the PSF's work is focused on empowering and supporting people within the Python community. The PSF has active grant programs that support sprints, conferences, meet ups, user groups, and Python development efforts all over the world. In addition, the PSF underwrites and runs PyCon US, the primary Python community conference. Being part of the PSF means being part of the Python community. Recently we changed the PSF to an open membership organization, so that everyone who uses and supports Python can join. To learn more, visit https://www.python.org/psf/membership.


Top Hat

Top Hat is revolutionizing the world of higher education. We are the leading teaching platform that professors use to create an active learning environment. Using Top Hat, professors can transform students' smartphones and laptops into tools of engagement, leading to increased attendance, higher grades, and a more effective lecture experience. More recently, Top Hat launched its own interactive textbook authoring platform and marketplace. We aim to be the premier way for professors to interact with students both in and out of the classroom.

Sprints Venue

Design Exchange

Design Exchange, a not-for-profit museum funded by its members and donors, is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage. At the crossroads of multiple disciplines, from furniture and architecture to graphics and fashion, our exhibitions, talks, workshops, and youth education programs are curated to reflect the popular zeitgeist and contemporary culture while demonstrating the relevance and importance of design to everyday life. We are committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and we aim to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary.