#DevTO 12 is around the corner and I’m speaking on behalf of the four of us when I say we are absolutely humbled that we have received all this support from the Toronto community and that a year later we are still able to deliver this event. This is a huge milestone for us and confirmation that the vision we had a year ago is a reality today. Thank you to all our friends, supporters, sponsors, partners and fans that have helped us however which way they could through the first 12 months. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Feel free to leave us any comments below, don’t be shy now! : )
If you missed our announcement at #DevTO 11 we have officially incorporated our humble little operation with the promise of building a tight knit community for all of Toronto’s techies. Yes all of them.
Fight the Waddle and Get More Users Using Your Map
Kevin MacDonald – Loxcel.com
750 million consumers carry GPS smartphones wherever they go. They’re your biggest audience — but your harshest critics. Consumer maps display spatial information, just like GIS maps. But a consumer who might tolerate a map that waddles into his desktop browser will
probably “click & cancel” that same map on his smartphone. A consumer map needs the right perspective of what the user — and his smartphone — needs. Maps typically have small budgets, so its implementation must be economical. I will describe the evolution of mashup designs, identify shortcomings and propose “faster & simpler” alternatives that also reduce mobile bandwidth and CPU resources.
Kevin believes a map can be a consumer-friendly search tool, like Google or Bing search — but with location as its primary context, and you as its primary audience. He created consumer-facing maps to support TV and Web-based marketing campaigns. Invented and developed “faster & simpler” Web services that power popular consumer maps. Monthly magazine columnist, presenter and moderator in the Geospatial industry.
A new way of looking at event technology, and why all organizations should be running events.
Ahmad Iqbal – atendy.com
Atendy is an event technology company which specializes in Management, Promotion and Engagement of an event. The current event technology is very fragmented, with some vendors offering registration services, others offering networking solutions, and countless others selling event mobile apps. The fragmented model does little to no favours for the event organizer. Each element of their event takes too long for the host to complete one by one. In addition, since none of these applications are part of the same platform they don’t talk to each other, and therefor don’t provide smart analytics. They also fragment the experience for both host and attendee.
We treat events like an offline social networking event. Atendy technology helps you turn your event into a social network for your organization, while also delivering key metrics to get better results and meet your organization’s goals for running them.
Ahmad presently work at Atendy, which he co-founded with his business partner Christopher Carmichael. Atendy is an event technology platform which allows event organizers to create, promote and engage their events. Any event from small gatherings to large corporate conferences can utilize our services. Their proprietary technology is already actively selling out events in five countries, turning a profit for the company, while still in Beta testing. The platform aims at re-launching a further validated version in April, 2012.
Ahmad loves events and entrepreneurship and doesn’t believe in following a life path of least resistance, he believes in disruption.
DevTO Sponsored by
DevTO is sponsored by the following great companies! Make sure to thank them on Twitter for helping us bring this event to the Toronto community!
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.
FITC produces design and technology focused conferences and seminars worldwide which inspire, educate and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals and students in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities. Staying fresh by covering relevant topics including interactive design and business, HTML5, Flash, FLEX, AIR, mobile and more, FITC provides the professional development and networking opportunities needed to keep attendees up to date on the rapidly changing industry they work in. FITC produces a number of events internally and in collaboration with other event organizations throughout the year.
Headstart Solutions is a social recruiting and career development agency. We specialize in social media recruiting on-demand and outsourcing solutions, using the latest social media tools and methodologies to engage, recruit, and stay in touch with the best talent.
Thinkwrap is 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.
ThirdOcean is a social media marketing and community management company. Our communications are delivered by and hosted on social mediums.
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.
Extreme Startups is the epicenter of innovation in Toronto and is dedicated to providing everything it takes to see its startups succeed!