New Idea Machine makes your ideas real, building quality custom software solutions for exceptional value.
Shortage of skilled talent
In the current labour market, there is a major shortage of skilled talent. The companies with all the capital are battling each other to win over the highest skilled and experienced developers, who often will leave for another opportunity that pays even more. In the remote work environment of today, people in Alberta can work for any company outside of Canada, making the issue even more troubling.
Local companies just aren’t able to compete in that complex labour market.
Those who do try need to pass along the enormous costs to their customers, make less profit, or both.
If, as an ecosystem, we do not find ways to address the labour shortage, it will stifle innovation and our ability to compete and further impede the growth of startup investment in Alberta.
The New Idea Machine solution
We believe that there is an obvious solution to this problem that will prove fruitful in the not-so-distant future. However, there needs to be some short-term accommodation by Alberta businesses. Alberta boot camps and educational institutions like InceptionU Educational Foundation are adding new software developers by the dozens to the local ecosystem each year. By investing in that new talent now, within two or three years, there will be an abundance of highly skilled and experienced developers here in our province. All they need is a place to start their growth journey.
Some companies see risk with this idea, but New Idea Machine is here to help. Our experienced senior leadership team can remove some of that risk by helping to mentor and grow this new talent while they work on your industry projects under our supervision. Once they have shown to be reliable and a good culture fit for your company, you can hire them directly. Should a resource not be a great fit, we can provide other options. We’re able to take on development projects of any size. You get affordable, reliable, and flexible software design and development services, all overseen by senior industry leaders.
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- Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Full-stack development
- Database development
- Cloud Computing
- Website design
- White label Solutions
- Low Code / No Code (Argyle Fox)
Other Services Available:
- Video editing
- Graphic design
- 3D modelling
- Audio production
- Talent Sourcing, and
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Al Del Degan
Educated in Computer Science, Al has spent the last 26 years working in technical roles from software development, business analysis, and project management to various leadership positions.
For the past few years, Al has been shouting from the rooftops about the value new developers bring to the innovation ecosystem. He sees a current gap between companies looking for a minimum of 3-5 years of work experience and the ability of new developers to gain that experience. New Idea Machine is his answer to how to fill that gap.
Chief Executive Officer
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
As the man with a high-level overview of everything at NIM, Collin is a full-stack developer and project manager driven by finding the unbiased truth.
With a background in project management, business development, and finance, his charisma and strong relationship skills keep New Idea Machine moving in its day-to-day operations.
In his off hours, Collin can be found relaxing with his wife and children.
Chief People Officer
Carol Sun is a confident leader who invests her time supporting, building, and guiding a dynamic group of people towards triumph in the innovation ecosystem. She epitomises integrity, energy, and creative service in every detail in the communication realm.
Carol has over 20 years of experience in strategic and corporate communications. Most known for her great motivational and inspirational support, she holds over 8 years of experience in People Relations, placing the right talents where they belong. Carol does not discount anyone from an opportunity!
As a connector, an executor, and a communication specialist, she is responsible for implementing and streamlining business marketing, media outreach, and spreading the great idea that New Idea Machine is offering to individuals transitioning into the tech industry.
chief design officer
Andy van der Raadt
Andy is a multidisciplinary designer and full-stack developer with more than fifteen years of experience in the advertising industry.
As a human-centred designer, he believes in using design and code to guide the future to a more ethical place. He is driven by empathy, relentless curiosity, and a desire to approach complex tasks with a beginner’s mind.
When not at a keyboard, Andy has a passion for vintage motorcycles and has too many hard-luck projects needing attention.
chief strategy officer
Rea is a leader in customer success, business development, and project management, with 20 years of experience. She creatively and efficiently gets shit done!
Rea builds solid relationships for long-term mutual success and is passionate about working with organizations to achieve their goals.
Helping to provide an opportunity to new developers to start their careers, Rea says, will have lasting benefits to the innovation ecosystem.
Reach out and let us help you make your ideas real.