The 416: Episode 6 – Old and Tired

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On this weeks episode:

This weeks episode almost didn’t happen. If not for the last minute save by Jason Little it might have just been Chris talking to himself for an hour, probably not all that compelling :)

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The 416: Episode 5 – Stop Resisting and Start Listening

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On this week’s episode:

  • Chris is MIA
  • Nael look’s things up
  • Jen get’s rambly.

In all seriousness though, for this weeks episode I am incredibly proud to bring to you a show featuring one of our International Women’s Day speakers Jen Simmons. I have been fortunate that I get to edit the show before it makes it’s way here so I’ve already had a chance to listen to this great conversation, and I think you’ll enjoy it as well.

While I was away in Mexico soaking up the sun, Nael and Jen spent well over an hour going over topics ranging from how to get more women into STEM related fields, to how Jen got her start on the web to smacking Drupal upside the head to get it to run faster.

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The 416: Episode 4 – Podcast Lullaby

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On this weeks episode:

  • Chris goes on vacation
  • We have a cohost next week
  • The boys really don’t like SVN

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We hope that you enjoy listening to these shows as much as we love making them! If you have feedback or idea’s you can email us at talks@devto.ca or get in touch with us on twitter @naelshawwa @jonezy

The 416: Episode 3 – The Costanza Wallet

On this week’s episode:

  • The boys agree on something
  • Nael channel’s the Costanza
  • Chris practices sponsor reads

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Show Notes

1st Annual International Woman’s Day Talks

Over the last 4 years the team here at DevTO have been incredibly privileged and fortunate to be able to successfully throw a recurring monthly technology meetup, bringing together members of the Toronto tech community from all races, genders and walks of life. It has been one of the primary goals of the group since we started. To create an open and welcoming space for everyone in our community.

DevTO has become more of a platform than any of us could ever imagine. As with most power, it comes with a great deal of responsibility. With this recent realization of the power of our platform we’ve started to think of ways that this platform can be used for the overall benefit of the community we love.

Last year, #DevTO began to discuss the idea of organizing bigger events, calling on speakers from all over the world, to talk to our rich and diverse developer community. We wanted to ensure that these events would be meaningful, motivating and as inspirational as possible. We combed over a list of our more stand out meet ups, and we came to an easy and unanimous decision.

In a follow up to #DevTO’s very engaging WOMEN IN STEM meetup from summer 2014, we are very proud to announce our 1st Annual International Women’s Day Talks. On such a pivotal day, #DevTO wanted to celebrate the past and ongoing accomplishments and contributions of women in STEM with a present day talk from these gifted ladies who have decades of combined work experience in technology.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this important occasion, but before getting to ticket’s and sponsor information, we’d like you to meet the speakers for this inaugural event!

Speakers

jenJen Simmons is a NY based web developer, consultant, trainer and an award winning speaker. Her beginnings are rooted in the earliest times of web, getting her start in 1996. In her career, her freelance company has enlisted clients the likes of CERN, W3C, Google & the New York Stock Exchange to name a few.

clarissaJoining us from Montreal, will be UX & Responsive design specialist Clarissa Peterson. Clarissa is a web developer, and co-founder of Peterson/Kandy, a Montreal-based digital consultancy specializing in creating responsive websites.

anitaAnita Clarke is the proprietress and Editor In Chief of the popular Toronto fashion blog, I want – I got. She’s been called a Toronto Fashion Hero by Now Magazine and one of Hello Canada’s Best Dressed. In addition to her Fashion tastemaker accomplishments, she’s a certified software test engineer with over 12 years of experience as a QA Lead and currently works for one of Canada’s top financial institutions.

mandyMandy Gilbert is the CEO of Creative Niche, a Toronto-based staffing, recruitment and executive search firm focused on the advertising, design, digital, data, marketing and social media fields. Recognized as one of Canada’s leading women entrepreneurs in recent years, Mandy is a passionate entrepreneur whose focus on international growth and embrace of cutting-edge technology has helped entrench Creative Niche as a leader in its field.

Full bios and more details on these fine speakers can be found at http://iwd.devto.ca

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The 416: Episode 2 – Anita Completes the Trifecta

Thanks for stopping by to listen to this weeks episode of The 416.

On this weeks episode:

  • Nael rediscovers the Apple Calendar list view
  • Anita completes the DevTO trifecta
  • We both hate Apple stock apps

We also have a couple of big announcements at the start of the show, so be sure to listen for those.

As usual if you have any feedback or comments get in touch with @jonezy or @naelshawwa

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Episode 2: Show Notes

Announcing BrightLane & Mercatus Partnership

It is our pleasure to announce a new and exciting partnership with BrightLane and Mercatus Technologies. DevTO is joining the community of entrepreneurs at BrightLane (including Mercatus) working together in a cool and historic building at 545 King West. Four years ago we started DevTO with a mission to bring developers, designers, techies and entrepreneurs together through monthly events, workshops and other seasonal events. Today we continue that mission in a new home at BrightLane as the newest member of that community!

“DevTO is the GTA’s premiere community of developers and, together with Mercatus Technologies Inc., we’re proud to jointly become a Partner-level sponsor,”

says George Horhota, BrightLane’s President. “We’re also excited that, only two months after opening our premiere coworking centre on King Street West, DevTO has decided to make BrightLane their home and will hold at least three DevTO events this year at BrightLane.”

Through this partnership, DevTO will have access to the fabulous facilities at BrightLane which opened in November 2014. This includes a dedicated space for our co-founders to meet and work on DevTO projects.

So, keep an eye out for BrightLane in 2015, check out their spaces  and schedule a tour to see for yourself. Maybe we’ll even run into you there!

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In the words of BrightLane’s and Mercatus Technologies co-founder, G. Raymond Chang:

“It’s people that make any successful enterprise”.

The 416: Episode 1 – You know what? Fuck it, delete.

On this week’s show; Chris confuses square with stripe, Nael delete’s all the podcasts in his podcast app, and did you know every good podcast has a train in the background?

Show Notes

TechSpark is looking for a Facilitator For Their Spring Program!

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Are you passionate about technology and interested in exposing youth to an exciting and creative new world?

TechSpark is an innovative, free tech program that teaches inner-city youth coding skills in preparation for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. It is where consumers grow into creators and innovators. We are launching our program in the Spring of 2015, and currently seeking a paid full-time facilitator to develop and run the 8 week training portion of the program this Spring. Additionally, we are seeking volunteer mentors and internship partners to support the delivery of our program.

We are looking for a supportive, talented and committed individual to help us deliver exceptional content to youth living in urban communities in Toronto. Our 8 week program cover topics related to software development for mobile and web applications.

Our facilitator must be caring, energetic and knowledgeable of software development using a variety of industry accepted programs. They must have professional experience that relates to the subject, and a demonstrated portfolio of work that reflects their passion and excitement. Previous teaching experience to youth is preferred. Our facilitator must have a passion for providing an alternative, accelerated learning environment that is collaborative and accessible to all.

Why join the Facilitator team?

DRIVEN Accelerator Group was founded as a non profit in 2012, to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs with advanced startup training, mentorship and access to capital. Since then, we built our startup accelerator program into an internationally recognized brand, that helped its startups raise over one million in private investments. Running a one of a kind startup program taught us that our mission to increase economic empowerment to black, female and newcomer entrepreneurs must begin at the youth stage.

As a TechSpark facilitator you assist us in expanding accessible digital literacy through quality training. You will gain experience teaching youth of diverse backgrounds and ages, and accelerating their growth into Toronto’s tech community.

 

As a facilitator, you will have the opportunity to connect with our diverse network of mentors, volunteers as well as other non profits in the youth serving sector both socially and professionally. Most importantly, as a TechSpark facilitator, you will have the power to positively impact the self efficacy and confidence of youth who need it most.

Interested applicants must send a link to a CV or resume along with a portfolio and references to techsparkto@gmail.com by January 31, 2015. Please include your LinkedIn profile and social media handles if available.

The 416: Episode 0 – Do Not Disturb Nael

So we’ve had this idea to do a podcast since early December last year. Nael went out on boxing day and picked up a couple of mic’s from best buy and last weekend we recorded a thing for you all to listen too.

For anyone that’s interested, we used blue snowball ice microphones and double ended recording. The show was edited in GarageBand.

You can also download the show here

Show Notes

There wasn’t much to pluck out in terms of a link list to put here, sorry about that :\

Podcast editing video Chris talks about