Turn Your WordPress into a Windows 8 App!

Do you own a WordPress blog? Are you interested in Windows 8? Say hello to “IdeaPress”!

IdeaNotion’s IdeaPress is an open source wizard that allows you to transform your WordPress blog into a Windows Store App in minutes! In 5 easy steps, you can get your new app up and running.

IdeaPress is on its second version and is primarily constructed using HTML5, WinJS, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS).

When you sign up for IdeaPress, you not only get a new app, but you get a FREE developer account with Windows!

Interested in finding out more? Check out the app generator tool on the IdeaPress site and e-mail mwnwcan@microsoft.ca for the lowdown on how you can get $50.00! 



GitHub - IdeaPress


The DevTO Team

Tech in Toronto: April 11th – 18th, 2013

Welcome to our fourth edition of Tech in Toronto events! We have pulled together all the technology related events in the city to one awesome place for you to check up on. Don’t miss another event! Check back every Thursday to see a new listing curated by us, here at DevTO.

April 14th, 2013

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($50.00)

April 15th, 2013

MaRS: Revolutionizing How We Work Together
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. ($25.00)

GTA PHP User Group - MySQL Marinate: Virtual Self Study Group
9:00 A.M. (Free)

April 16th, 2013

ITAC: ITAC Invites You To Find Out How Your Wallet Is Going Digital
8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. ($100.00)

User Experience Design Toronto - Pub Night
6:00 P.M. (Free)

April 17th, 2013

3D Printing Group: Introduction to 3D Printing
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Free)

April 18th, 2013

Toronto-Titanium: Third Thursday Code Jam: Titanium Models
7:30 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Hadoop User Group (THUG) - Hadoop 2.0: What’s Coming?
7:00 P.M. – 9:45 P.M. (Free)

Mac Users Group GTA - Demo of Transparency in Adobe Illustrator
7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Free)


The DevTO Team!

If you have an event that I have missed, please email me the info at anita@devto.ca.

Looking for a Job? Introducing: Digital Howard

We are Digital Howard.

We’re a next gen. entertainment company that makes the kind of stuff you’d probably be into watching, or playing or talking about.

Our job is to give fans more of what they want and give them compelling reasons to bring others on board. 

We strive to create experiences that are fun and entertaining. Being a digital entertainment company, we consider that to be pretty important.

We work with T.V. producers and extend their story worlds onto digital platforms.  We take existing entertainment brands and create digital experiences for them to expand their reach.  We create original 360 series for television and all of the interactive that goes with them.

We make fun stuff all day long and can’t believe our luck. This is our job.  And it could be yours too.

A lot of what we do challenges conventional wisdom. Hell, a lot of what we do challenges unconventional wisdom! Like it or not, we’ve entered the post-industrial age where there are no road maps, all of the old rules are being broken and the rate of change is ever-increasing. It’s time for experimentation, creativity and fearlessness. If you’re cool with all that, we’ll probably enjoy working together.

We’ve got a kick-ass second screen project in need of a Lead Developer, a Creative Director and a Project Manager. We’re offering excellent pay, health and dental and an unparalleled work environment.

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, check us out at digitalhoward.com. The jobs are posted there, in all their splendour.

Hope to hear from you soon.




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#DevTO 23 – Near Future Trends in Tech and Building an Open Data Ecosystem

So you missed last month’s talks? Here’s what’s coming up this month!

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If you missed last month’s speakers check them out here. As for this month, it’s Lanny Geffen and Joey Coleman talking about near future trends and building an open data ecosystem for all to access!
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Where the puck is going: Near future trends in tech and UX
Lanny Geffen – Creative Director at Digiflare

In 15 mins I’d like to look at new hardware and ux possibilities to expect in the next decade and how that may also affect devs and it entrepreneurs.

Lanny Geffen has close to 14 years experience as a creative thinker and problem solver in the field of interactive design.
A large agency veteran, Lanny has spent his career working with many of the world’s most distinguished brands, successfully producing award-winning work across all interactive platforms.

Building an Open Data ecosystem for all to access, not just elites
Joey Coleman – Freelance Journalist

How do we build open data so it is accessible to all citizens and not just those with specialized skills such as information management or coding? In Hamilton, municipal open data is being implemented because of advocacy among neighbourhood associations and community groups, not solely from the developer community, with the goal of ensuring all citizens can use open data. It’s a unique partnership – what does it mean for open data, open government, and civic engagement? Join this discussion as we explore the question.

Joey Coleman is Canada’s first crowdfunded journalist. Based in Hamilton, Joey covers all municipal government and board meetings, responds to reader inquiries at all hours, and livestreams from breaking news events. Prior to breaking out on his own, Joey worked for Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail. A nerd at heart, Joey is a leader in Hamilton’s Open Data movement believing that journalism is not gatekeeping, but gate-opening.

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