Last year we helped organize #ToTechWrap at the Court House with the whole Toronto Tech community crew. The event helped raise $3,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank which helped feed 480 people.
This year Caroline and Matt are at it again organizing #ToTechBash on Dec 2nd, also at the Court House. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds (after paying for this massive party for 500 people) will go to Not Impossible Labs which crowd sources solutions for “previously insurmountable healthcare issues” by providing DIY and open source solutions that can change lives around the globe!
So can we count on you to be there? We already bought you a drink, you just need to get your ticket!
This month we are happy to welcome Q4 Web Systems to the DevTO gold sponsor club! Keep an eye out for them (our founder Chris Jones is a team member at Q4) at upcoming events.
Q4 Web Systems (Q4) is the leading provider of investor relations websites, social media and mobile solutions for public companies in North America. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients and global brands use our web platform to manage their online efforts.
Q4 Web Systems is currently growing at an explosive rate and is actively looking for to fill various developer (c#/asp.net and front end mobile) and other product related roles (product owner and QA engineers). You can find out more details and apply at Q4’s website
Q4 is also an active thought leader in the Investor Relations industry. You can find out more about them at:
We’re going to be joining learners, teachers and community app developers this weekend at the MaRS Discovery District for the #EdAppHack, a two-day learning opportunity, using the Hackathon model to address the changing dialogue between students and their teachers, mentors, and industry professionals. #EdAppHack will be focusing on the theme of STEM and using the hands-on experience to address concerns and talking points on the changing nature of education, all while creating original apps and with the aide of various supportive collaborators. There’s also going to be a keynote by Robleh Jama, founder of Tiny Hearts, an award winning app studio based here in Toronto, and lots of industry professionals from all ends of Toronto.
Both students and teachers will be able to get their hands dirty, work together and collaborate to brainstorm, build and pitch their app ideas, and it’s all going down this weekend. To get involved, visit edapphack.com and sign up.
Our next event is a very special DevTO presentation where we will chat with 4 experienced developers from Toronto to share their thoughts on issues that impact all programmers regardless of the technology stacks they work in, how long they have been in the field or even which industry they work in.
In this special event, your moderator will be Mark Lapasa and he will host Pearl Chen, Tracy Lauren, Peter Gray and Roland Sing.
With over 80 years of combined experience in the field this will definetely be an event you will not want to miss!
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Controversial or not, the ALS #IceBucketChallenge was an ingenious social campaign to raise much needed awareness to a medical condition that impacts many around the world. Here are the known facts:
- ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
- ALS can strike anyone, women and men, young and old.
- In Canada, approximately 2,500 to 3,000 are living with the disease. In the U.S approximately 5,000 people are diagnosed each year and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 people in the U.S may have the disease. How many world wide? That appears to be unknown today.
I found it rather difficult to find quantifiable global research around how many people have had this or even how many currently have it. This must indicate how greatly more funding is required for global ALS research, records and reports.
Here goes…pouring ice on yourself is fun… but make sure you also donate!
The DevTO Crew
#DevTO is on the hunt for an awesome volunteer Community Manager to join our ranks and help us help us promote our content and events online across our different online channels.
Responsibilities. Include creating and managing a content schedule for the blog, managing the conversation on the hashtag #DevTO during and outside of events, curating tweets and content of interest for Twitter posts about Toronto tech, startups, and other tech events we promote.
Committment. The position would require around 10-15 hours per month, ( 4 hours of which are during the event).
Why join us? Although this a volunteer position, it is an excellent opportunity for meeting some fabulous folks in the Toronto tech community, as well as access to free tickets and discount codes to other events occurring in the city ex. jQueryTO, AndroidTO, FITC, etc., plus “DevTO” would look great on your resume and we will provide an amazing recommendation for your role as Community Manager if you are selected!