"Canada's Smartest Person" gets a job at BlackBerry

BlackBerry might not be at the top of the smartphone industry any more, but the company apparently still attracts top talent. BlackBerry announced today that it has hired Canada's Smartest Person, Katy Warren, to be employed as a Hardware Engineering co-op student. She will be toiling for the company's IoT division, working on the BlackBerry Radar Solution. The latter is a secure device that provides trucking and transportation users with secure, real time information about their "trailer, chassis and container fleets."

To be named Canada's Smartest Person, Warren had to win the television competition with the same name by showing a well-rounded intelligence. She had applied for the position at BlackBerry online, and was excited to get the opportunity to work for the firm she calls "one of the world’s best technology companies."


The BlackBerry Radar Solution can be installed in just 10-minutes without getting hooked up to a truck's power system. With a battery that needs to be replaced after three-years, companies can track their trailers using the map-based interface to make sure valuable cargo gets to where it has to go. These are the kind of products and services that BlackBerry is relying on to drive the business even though it is still, at least for now, branding smartphones with the BlackBerry name.

source: BlackBerry

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56 Comments

1. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Good for her. Congrats.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's great. It will be interesting to see what innovations she can help bring to BlackBerry in addition to her work on BlackBerry Radar.

4. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

That's nice, congrats!!

5. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

That means she's polar opposite of Mxyzptlk.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao! +1,000000000 for the truth!

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least she's doing something with blackberry. You're just a terrible unpaid salesperson who likes to shove blackberry in everyone's faces.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Extreme bumburned detected. Suggest aloe and a cool, damp cloth to ease the pain of an unpaid Apple priest.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You are the textbook definition of bumburned. You are meanestgenius after all. Well except for the genius part.

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

More recycled, regurgitated garbage from the obvious queen of bumburn, who offers nothing to any conversation here except trolling nonsense, something that everyone on this site knows. You can't disprove what podrick has said, and your seething with anger about it. I see no need to further ruin this comments section by continuing to embarrass you, so see comments 21, 32, and 40 of this article for any further response you will have: http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerrys-DTEK-app-is-giving-users-incorrect-device-status-following-Android-update_id87889/comments#post_1556774 And we all know that you'll still respond, because your megalomania won't let you keep quiet, so go ahead and post some mimicking, regurgitated nonsense and prove me right like you always do. :D

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A. Aka, I see no need to get embarrassed again because Mxy almost lost me another account. I'm going to stop before he makes me look bad again. B. I actually wasn't going to bother commenting in this article, but you and Podprick decided to try and start a fire you can't put out. So do save yourself the embarrassment and leave while you still can. C. Unlike you, I can stop responding when I get tired of it because we all know you're not going to stop until you get the last word in. No, I'm not going to "mimic" you, alpha. I'm just going to make you look stupid. Again.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you did exactly as I said you'd do. An you're just an ignorant, immature 12 year old making yourself look more so. We all know you just can't resist making a fool of yourself on BlackBerry articles. But don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. Clearly you can't stop, JakeLee/alphagenius, or you would have done so by now. You can't help but make yourself look like an idiot. Now take yourself and your mimicking responses and see comment 25, which will tell you what to do next.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're on edge because I almost got your current account banned, but don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. You even went as far as to pick a fight with me in a recent Samsung article. Lol you're the one who picked the fight with me in this article. I wasn't even going to bother commenting.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean I almost got YOUR current account banned. There. I fixed your lie for you by telling the truth. And telling the truth isn't picking a fight. You're still not telling the truth, as we all know you just can't resist a BlackBerry article. I didn't even mention your name in any way, I just laughed and gave props for the truth. You're the one picking a fight. Now see comment #25.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yup, you're definitely mad. Lol, keep it up Salty McSaltypants. You're just proving my point even more. Now you're dismissed. Shut up and admit defeat and get lost.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yawwwwwn! You're really boring me with all of your recycled, bumburned 12 year old responses. See comment #25.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's what she said about you. PS you are finished.

43. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

More lame, recycled comments from mxy. #5,021, to be exact. Now see comment #25.

45. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's over man. Just stop trying to drag this on.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's been over. So move on already.

49. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You first, tool.

51. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

After you, Michelle. I'm a gentleman, after all, so ladies first.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh but I insist, Princess Drag.

55. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're projecting again. In the other BlackBerry article, you're whining about me picking a fight when I didn't, but here you have no problem with fighting. You're hypocrisy is showing again.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*claps* How long did it take you to think that one up Podprick?

11. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Canada's smartest person? Shes not the smartest person joining a company that's a total failure in mobile world. Quite stupid choice.

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry is a lot more than a "mobile" company, and they're quite successful in the security, enterprise and automotive world. There's more to the world than just mobile. Besides, who are you to judge whether someone's choice is stupid or not?

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

She's not alpha. I'll give her that. He lives and breathes blackberry like a shill.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

She's definitely not JakeLee. He's the living epitome of an unpaid, zombified Apple priest that masquerades as alphagenius but isn't man enough to admit it.

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Maybe that explains why alpha is so bumburned all the time. Blackberry rejected him because he isn't smart even though he deludes himself. P.s. He has another alias that he's trying to pass off on me.

26. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

See comment #25 before and after you beg Apple to put you on their payroll for trolling other OEM's and OS's on their behalf with your multiple accounts. PS- Try and be original in your response, and don't mimic me. A tough task, I know, but try, oh failed padawan. :D

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