Journey to the Center of TDD & Why Serverless Architecture is Changing the Game

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Journey to the Center of TDD – Tuti Aniyi
Incorporating TDD can often be a perilous and ill-advised expedition. Let’s undertake the journey together by navigating through firsthand experience at a former start-up. The important lessons learned from your fellow adventurers will prepare you for the expedition of a lifetime!
Tuti Aniyi is a software developer who focuses on using technology to build quality products. With a passion for storytelling through various mediums, she currently champions quality & knowledge sharing initiatives at Shutterstock Custom. Additionally, she partners with organizations to drive social impact through technology; her varied experience spans the health, finance, art, media, and non-profit sectors.

Why Serverless Architecture is a game changer for companies wanting to build secure, scalable and cost-effective production ecosystems – Adam Hijleh
Adam Hijleh is the Co-Founder & CTO of Moregidge, a digital platform reinventing the home-buying experience. Prior to Moregidge, Adam spent the last 6 years of his career as an Engineering Team Lead at the ground floor of companies such as Flipp and Coinsquare, and helped scale them to the Canadian success stories they are. He played an instrumental role in laying the foundation for applications that continue to be used by millions of people everyday. Prior to joining the start-up tech scene, Adam spent several years at IBM with experience spanning across performance engineering, Big Data and full-stack development.   Purchase your tickets here

Join us for the 5th Annual IWDTO Event!

In our eight years #DevTO has worked diligently to organize timely, compelling, and engaging events for our tech-minded and developer community. In 2014, we set out to create one of our biggest and most poignant events yet: International Women’s Day Talks (#IWDTO). Five years later #IWDTO is a day we set the stage for women in tech to gather, speak and cheer with their allies.

Join 500 people on March 4th for an evening of tech and talks to celebrate IWD 2019!

Remember to check out the Company Night Out 10 Ticket Pack to get your team involved this year!

P.S. We’d also love a quick post on Twitter.

#IWDTO 2018: Join us for our 4th International Women’s Day Talks

In our seven years #DevTO has worked diligently to organize timely, compelling, and engaging events for our tech-minded and developer community. In 2015, we set out to create one of our biggest and most poignant events yet: International Women’s Day Talks (#IWDTO). A day we celebrate and set a stage for women in tech to gather, speak and cheer with their allies.

Register here

#IWDTO 2017: Call for Speakers

In our six years as a successful monthly meetup in Toronto, #DevTO has worked diligently to organize timely, compelling, and engaging events for our tech-minded and developer community.

In 2015, we set out to create one of our biggest and most poignant events yet: International Women’s Day Talks (#IWDTO). A day we celebrate and set a stage for women in tech to gather, speak and cheer with their allies.

Past #IWDTO speakers have included talented women in technical roles at companies like TwittertwilioBitstrips, and Mozilla.

In March 2017, we renew our vows to support the movement, and hope you might join us too. We’d like to hear from you: we’re opening up a Call For Proposals to women in tech for our #IWDTO event. Are you in North America? Are you available March 6th, 2017? The primary theme is inspiration, with pinches of experience. Given the stage, what would you share with your community? That will be your job.

Our job? We will take care of all arrangements from transportation to accommodation. We will also provide a safe, inviting and inclusive space for you to speak and present. Lastly, Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. As the fourth largest metropolitan area in North America, we have citizens from all corners of the globe. It’s important that our speakers reflect the fact.

You can submit a proposal here:

https://goo.gl/forms/3nDUKiOh7HiMeGQ63

We look forward to hearing from you.

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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