We had our biggest event last month with 60 people showing up at Richmond Day for our 7th monthly meet up for great presentations by Farhan Thawar and Wes Bos. We also had a massive giveaway of about 20 #DevTO t-shirts (thanks to Headstart Solutions!) and 20 GelaSkins $20 gift cards (Thank you!)
On Dec 12th we welcome all our attendees to the 8th #DevTO with some more great presenters for you:
Tyson Kingsbury – Creative Director, ThinkWrap Solutions
Tyson has been working as a visual designer since the mid 90’s. By the end of the decade, he had worked his way up the design ladder to become Art Director at Montage eIntegration. Tyson has produced magazine ads, POP displays, direct mail, corporate branding and numerous web and intranet designs, with clients including Honda, AT&T Canada, Chapters, The U.N. and Canada 3000 airlines. When Montage was bought out by Manitoba Telecom, Tyson formed his own graphic design company and continued to develop award-winning designs for clients like Allstream, SQL Power and various other corporate and new media clients. Finally in 2004, Tyson became the Creative Director for Pentura Solutions and has contributed on the following projects: The No Phone Zone initiative, Automotive XPrize, Allstream Inc., Barack Obama’s Inauguration, DNCC, Bridgepoint Health, Google, Novell, Martha Stewart, and numerous ‘in-house’ projects.
Tyson is our first design talk at #DevTO, he’s going to share with us some of his experience in the creative process involved in designing logos. Make sure you ask him how the #DevTO logo came about!
Epilogger – We’ll remember it for you
Epilogger wants to answer the question: “What the hell happened last night and where are my pants?” We found that after attending an event its a feat trying to track down all the great content shared by all those who tweeted, blogged, or checked-in. We went ahead and did the work for you and put all that content time capsule. We’ll even give you the stats!
The team is going to give us a demo of Epilogger and show you how you can tell your boss that your night of hedonism was really a clever ethnographic study in disguise!
This month’s #DevTO is brought to you by:
Many many thanks to all our awesome sponsors below for helping us make this happen every month!
Headstart Solutions is a technology talent acquisition agency that combines digital media, employer and personal branding to complement great candidates with great employers.
GelaSkins The best skins on the planet! GelaSkins are removable covers for protecting and customizing your portable devices. They feature stunning, photo-quality graphics ranging from fine art prints to contemporary urban images designed by our growing family of artists from around the globe. Stand out in the crowd with personalized protection from GelaSkins.
Rypple is a social performance platform built for teams to share goals, recognize great work, and help each other improve. With Rypple, performance management becomes painless and effective.
Thinkwrap: A team of outstanding software developers, engineers, architects, strategists, and designers whose ability to create responsive web environments serving 100,000 users doesn’t stop them from architecting for millions as if they were one.Our strong community of purpose is built on our clients’ lasting business success.
Richmond Day is a full-service marketing and design agency committed to partnering with clients to further promote and develop their brands.
Through our innovative ideas and creative strategies, we have successfully implemented numerous campaigns and tactics to assist the world’s largest brands in increasing awareness, sales and positioning in their respective markets.
We had all these entries to our first contest but alas there can be only one winner. Thanks to all these people that entered and or retweeted!
Congratulations to @iamjazzy for winning our first #HoHoTO Ticket!
Don’t forget – we have another contest on going RIGHT NOW! Please read the rules and post your festive #DevTO pics to support #HoHoTO!
With the holidays coming, we’re looking to drop the keyboards and boogie with the rest of our Toronto community. The party? This year’s #HOHOTO shindig hosted by Daily Bread Food Bank! That being said: we’ve got a few tickets to give out to our #devTO members as a ‘Thanks For Coming Out’. And you’re thinking it’s gonna be THAT easy? HA!
We’ve got RULES for this twitter giveaway:
- wear your #DevTO tshirt and take a pic! (if you don’t have a #DevTO t-shirt then Photoshop it)
- put on something festive; santa hat, Rudolph nose, mistletoe, etc
- post picture on twitter with “Look at me @devto_ca #DevTO being all festive #HohoTO”
We’ll select a random winner this Friday at 4pm by the power of TwitterTwitterChickenDinner.com! Entries will also be posted to the site!
Can’t wait to see you do something that just ISN’T code!