Mimetic’s Jade Robot Class – 5 weeks of robot goodness

MakeWorks & Mimetics have joined forces to put together a programming workshop to play and develop for the Jade Robot, and they’re making it available to you as low as $200.

The workshops begin on November 13, and are going down at MakeWorks’ Co-Working studio at 1139 College Street until Decemeber 11th.

You can make a Robot Hum-V too by signing up for Mimetic’s Jade Robot class

Check out more about the Jade Robot here, and register for your workshop by clicking here!

Also, don’t forget to share the workshop to take advantage of a 5% discount, and share with @DevTO and @MimeticsCanada whatever cool robots you program!

Hackernest Job Fair

Tech Nerds, UNITE! This Saturday, November 8th, we’re going to be hosting a booth at Toronto’s Hackernest Job Fair, along with lots of very cool Toronto Tech VIPs. If you’re looking for a job, or a way to get involved in Toronto’s Tech Community, this is the place to be. Oh, and did we mention it’s FREE? Who doesn’t like Free? Other than our awesome DevTO faces, you can expect to see people from City of Toronto, Desire2Learn, Clearpath Robotics, SOTI, Bionym, ESentire, Ryerson DMZ, MaRS and more! Register as a job seeker and you can even WIN stuff. So other than meeting wonderful people and making humblebrag worthy connections, you could walk away with a new iPad Mini. Just Sayin’. This is an event you won’t want to miss, so register today! It’s happening This Saturday, November 8th, from 1 to 6 pm, at the Exam Hall at University of Toronto’s St. George Campus: 255 McCaul Street.

If you’re an employer/recruiter, contact Hackernest today to find out more about registering for a table.

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We’re buying you a drink at #ToTechBash on Dec 2nd 2014!

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!9bcbad_62382b5cb58e4234994ab0adebf0ec97.png_srz_957_401_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

So can we count on you to be there? We already bought you a drink, you just need to get your ticket!

Welcome Q4 Web Systems to DevTO

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

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Q4 is also an active thought leader in the Investor Relations industry. You can find out more about them at:

 

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#EdAppHack: Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th

 

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.

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Digital Innovation Hubs Looking To Hire an Innovator in Communities

Toronto Public Library (TPL) is launching its first Innovator in Communities (IIC) program in October 2014. The IIC program supports the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) at the Toronto Reference Library (TRL) and the Fort York Branch (FO). These learning and making spaces support users in the development of knowledge with digital technology.

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The Digital Innovation Hubs provides access to many hardware and software tools including:

  • Arduino
  • Raspberry Pi
  • MaKey MaKey
  • Mac desktop stations and laptops
  • Video and photo software and equipmentToronto Public Library invites applicants with extensive experience in coding and programming to fill the role of TPL’s Fall 2014 Innovator in Communities.Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in coding and programming
  • Expert knowledge and experience with coding and programming hardware and software,demonstrated through a range of experience and/or formal education
  • Excellent communication skills in coaching, teaching and public speaking
  • A commitment to supporting Toronto’s coding and programming community and to educatingand inspiring coders and programmers of all ages and skill levels
  • Facility with social media in a business settingThe Innovator in Communities will have the following core responsibilities:
  • Create an instructional series of programs and workshops related to coding and programming, with a focus on building employable skills
  • Deliver the series in identified community spaces such as neighbourhood hubs, community centres, etc.
  • Share expertise by posting on the library’s Digital Design and Technology Blog

Requirements of the Program:

  • An eight-week program from October 5 to November 30, 2014; 14 hours a week; flexible work schedule
  • Develop an instructional series of 5 to 6 workshops that develops the learner’s skills in coding/programming
  • Deliver the 5-6 workshops a minimum of 3 times in different communities
  • Develop and deliver at least 3 training sessions to TPL staff on coding/programming
  • Write a minimum of 2 blog posts to be published on the TPL websiteRemuneration: $3,600
  • TPL will be providing equipment needed to conduct the workshops i.e. laptops
  • The Innovator will be responsible for their own transportation to community spacesLocation: The IIC will be based at Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) however, the workshops will be in different community spaces around Toronto.For more information about the Digital Innovation Hubs, visit: www.tpl.ca/innovate

    The IIC program is open to, but not limited to: Computer programmer, Software developer,App designer,  or Web developer

  • Please e-mail Diana Lee (dlee@torontopubliclibrary.ca) your resume and proposal (maximum 2 pages for proposal) by Monday, September 22nd, 2014 and include:
  • Relevant education and professional experience
  • Summary of coaching/teaching experience
  • Proposals for public programs and workshops on coding and programming, particularly withrelation to employability
  • Two letters of reference
  • Optional: Include a sample of your coding/programming work.
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No Country For Old Programmers

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 ChenTracy LaurenPeter 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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