Think It. Code It. Gift It.

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Are you a coder, designer or someone that loves to solve problems and find solutions?

Capital One Canada is kicking of a Hackathon on Friday, October 21, 2016 until Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. Join fellow coders, developers & designers as they problem solve & create solutions for six Toronto-based charities. This is a great opportunity to make a difference in a fun way! Participants will be put into teams of four to six people(or can sign up as a team) & challenged to create a technology solution for one of the charities involved. So come on out & make a difference.

It’s going to be hosted by Marc Saltzman at Brainstation in downtown Toronto. This is going to be a great opportunity to meet the developer community & partners of the hackathon. Charities being supported are Blake Boultbee, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Prosper Canada, Second Harvest, Toronto Pflag and Women’s Habitat.

Here is all the info you need to know for the Gift The Code Hackathon

WHEN: October 21st – October 23rd

WHERE: Brainstation, 460 King St. West (at Spadina), Toronto ON

WHY: Support accessibility for technology & innovation for the six charities!

WHAT: Hackathon – developers, designers & anyone with ideas come together to solve a problem through technology.

WHO: Capital One Canada with support from Hackworks & Brainstation.

So come out & support a great & unique hackathon experience while helping 6 charities make a difference & make an impact in your community! See you there.

Think It! Code It! Gift It!

For more information on the hackathon, or to sign up, visit http://giftthecode.ca

This post was sponsored by Capital One Canada.

#DevTO5K

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#DevTO started five years ago. As part of celebrating five years, we decided to host a 5K run / walk.

As a technical, creative, computer-loving person, you likely spend a lot of time sitting. The #DevTO5K objective: get people up, active, and away from their devices for a bit, while helping a great cause.

The #DevTO5K gave us the opportunity to support and highlight Techsdale, an awesome organization that you should check out. Techsale teaches young people to make games, apps, and websites. The program operates in Rexdale and surrounding areas, providing technical education and equipment. With the #DevTO5K, together we raised $500 for Techsdale.

Thanks to BrightLane, we began and finished the run at their (very cool) space.

Microsoft Build 2016 Conference – The Recap – Part 3

Cross-Platform Mobile with Xamarin and Microsoft

Xamarin and Microsoft are out to empower .NET developers to become native iOS, Android, and Windows mobile app developers overnight. Apps built with Xamarin deliver truly native user experiences, 100% native API access, and native performance. See how to leverage existing C# skills and .NET libraries to share code across all platforms and create a shared mobile app backend. In this video from Build, Miguel de Icaza covers the full development lifecycle end-to-end of these native apps.

 

 

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Christina Truong & Darcy Clarke speaking at #DevTO on March 28th

By attending this event you are agreeing to abide by our Code of Conduct and Event Agreement.

NOTE: #DevTO this month lands on Easter Monday.

Grunt, Gulp, Angular, Ember, Bootstrap, React, Sass, Less, Stylus… the possibilities are endless. Trends come and go but at the core of all these tools and frameworks is still HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Understanding best practices such as naming conventions, modular code organization and optimization techniques will help to make your projects flexible and scalable. Building a strong foundation is key to being able to confidentially use more advanced tools and apply best practices to any project, no matter what tools you choose.

With a decade in the tech industry, Christina has worked at digital agencies such as Teehan+Lax and Razorfish (formerly Nurun).  As an educator, she has taught and created curriculum for Humber College and Ladies Learning Code. And as a freelancer, Christina provides technical consulting services and workshops, webinars and coaching for developers. She also teaches BODYPUMP, at Goodlife Fitness, to offset sitting in front of a computer all day.

Sketch and Framer have become synonymous with designing and prototyping user interfaces and interactions. Unfortunately, these tools and their formats continue a legacy of unidirectional workflow that disconnects design from development. In this talk I’ll touch on build tools and libraries that allow for bidirectional creation of web experiences while seamlessly documenting our work along the way.

I’m a Full-stack Developer, Designer, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Mentor & Advocate who has been focused on creating amazing User Experiences, promoting web standards/best practices and developing useful tools for the design and development communities across the Mobile, Tablet and Desktop landscapes. I’m passionate about open source and love being involved and engaged with that community.

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Join the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge

Hackworks brings together brilliant minds in collaboration and competition to find innovative technology solutions to important business, social, policy, scientific and technical challenges. We are very excited to announce our latest hackathon, the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge.

Along with the excitement for the New Year, comes the holiday hangover. After spending the holidays unwrapping stacks of beautifully wrapped presents, January can bring stacks of bills to pay.

Scotiabank believes everyone has a right to become better offer and we are here to help our customers do that. If you’re going to borrow, do it to get ahead not fall behind.

It’s time to help tackle debt in Canada. Let’s leverage technology and build real solutions.

The Scotiabank Digital Factory is gathering some of the brightest minds to be inspired by new technologies and change the future of debt management. Current technologies have just begun to push boundaries in this yet to be defined era of the financial industry and we want you to be part of this change and make your mark!

So let’s join forces and help create a digital experience that helps Canadians manage their debt and be better off. Head over to registration now and Hack IT with us from February 5th – 7th at the brand new Scotiabank Centre.

We want you to be financially better off as well! There will be $25,000 in prizes, so don’t wait, register today and let’s Hack IT!

To equip participants with the insights they need to succeed in building something amazing in just one weekend, we’re hosting a workshop prior to the hackathon. While it’s not mandatory to attend, we highly encourage you to take this chance and network with peers, hang out with fellow participants, engage with {Scotiabank Hack IT} mentors and learn about debt and how it impacts Canadians. The workshop will be held at Steelcase, 200 King Street West, Suite 2400, Toronto on January 27th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Register for the workshop here.

For more information, check out the Scotiabank Hack IT: Debt Challenge website here.

Stay informed on all Hackworks events and engage with community members just like you! Register at hackworks.com: One account, all the hackathons.

IWDTO 2016 is here!

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A celebration of the past & ongoing achievements of women in STEM

After last year’s innaugural IWDTO event, #DevTO returns on March 7th 2016 with their 2nd Annual International Women’s Day Talks. In 2016 we are inviting 4 women in tech from across North America to visit us in Toronto to share inspirtational talks.

Grab your tickets and learn more at IWD.DEVTO.CA

 

SportsHack 2015: a 48hr hackathon in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax

SportsHack 2015 invites developers in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax to a 48-hour hackathon November 27-29, 2015. Teams will use big data to develop real world technologies in a competition for the opportunity to work with CFL and mentors to bring their idea to market.
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To register and for more information visit sportshackweekend.org.
 
About SportsHack 2015 (organizer) 
 
SportsHack is organized by the Ryerson Centre for Cloud and Context Aware Computing (RC4), Big Data University, IBM Canada, and We Are Wearables in collaboration with the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program supported university partnership of Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University (SFU), and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), as well as Volta Labs.