Tech in Toronto: August 15th – August 22nd

It’s August! We have a few, but great, events happening in our beautiful city. Check out the links and start networking. Hope you’re enjoying your summer. Have you gotten your tickets to August’s DevTO?

A little late, but still super cool, is this 12-part Android 101 series held by the YMC. Sign up here.


August 15th, 2013

NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) Toronto Tech Club - Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Engagement Technology Solutions
6:00 – 7:30 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Code Retreat - Code Retreat at Bento Miso
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

August 18th, 2013 

Mobile Learning Lab - Designing for Mobile – The User Experience
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Cassandra Users Group - Getting started with C* Installations
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Mobile Startups TO - Ep #20 Case Study: Green P
6:45 – 8:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 19th, 2013

Toronto Drupal User Group - August Meetup
6:30 – 10:30 P.M (FREE)

Mobile Development on Multi-Platforms iOS, Android and Windows - Building Windows Phone Apps in .Net, C# and XAML
6:30 – 10:30 P.M. (FREE)

DevOps Toronto - MySQL 5.6 & MySQL Tricks
7:00 – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 20th, 2013 

NSCoder Toronto – Mac/iOS Developers - NSCoder August
6:30 – 9:30 P.M. (FREE) 

Tech Entrepreneurs - Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 21st, 2013

Python Toronto - Python August Meetup
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Apple User Group - Toronto Mac Meetup
7:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 22nd, 2013

HTML 5 Toronto - A Tale of Modern Web Development
6:30 – 9:30 P.M ($5.00)

Toronto Pivotal User Group - Introduction to Data Science on Big Data
6:30 – 7:30 P.M (FREE)

WeBuildWeDesign - WeBuildWeDesign Monthly Meeting
7:00 P.M (FREE)


The DevTO Team

If you have an event that I have missed, please email me the info at


#DevTO 27 – Let’s Talk About You & A Brief Intro Into AngularJS

Let’s Talk About You – Cassie Doubleday

Let’s Talk About You is a talk that focuses on providing you with tips and tricks as a developer to promote yourself online and become an invaluable member to any online community and company. From online portfolios and work samples to your online profiles to your personal style and brand, Let’s Talk About You, will help you understand how easy it is and why it is so important to have an online presence. Focuses include: github, twitter, linkined, interview styles, community events, personal branding, your dress code and awesomeness.

Cassie Doubleday is a Senior Digital Recruiter for the The Creative Group in Toronto. She works closely with front-end developers and designers to help them pay their bills doing what they love. Prior to recruiting Cassie worked as a Social Strategist and SEO Analyst for NVI, a Montreal based online search agency where she worked on clients like BIRKS and Reader’s Digest. During her free time after work in Montreal she and two of her friends managed and ran Montreal’s second biggest anglophone blogzine, from their living room. On the side in Toronto Cassie works with and trains local business owners such as, The Wedding Co. and The Carlu, and small digital arts/music shops such as CMW via AudioBlood, how to influence and promote their products, work and selves online.

AngularJS: A Brief Introduction – Alan Hietala

AngularJS is a great framework for building modular html5 based applications. With an architecture based around data binding, dependency injection, testability, and modularity AngularJS provides an excellent base to build applications both large and small. Follow along as I build a small app in 15 minutes that will give a taste of the core concepts within AngularJS and expose some of the tools used in modern javascript application development.

Alan has been working in the Toronto startup community since graduating from U of T in 2006. His main area of interest is how Javascript is breaking down barriers between mobile, web, server side and embedded applications. As a Sr. Software Developer at ecobee he tests those skills constantly while building out rich, Javascript powered mobile and web apps.

Agency Partner

Community is a dynamic and audacious, vertically integrated agency representing the digital, social, production and experiential arms of Pulp&Fiber. The Community is a multilingual, digitally focused agency with traditional expertise working on a variety of high level brands in the lifestyle sector. Community works with international clients in the Canadian market to create global partnerships that are mutually beneficial and directly support the business needs of the brands they represent.

Gold Sponsors

OANDA is an innovator and world leader in online foreign exchange trading and currency services. We have created a powerful trading engine that allows clients around the world to trade quickly and with confidence. We’re proud to have recently been named one of The 10 Non-California Tech Companies You Wished You Worked For by Wired magazine, and we’re growing, so please check out our Recruiting Page to see how you can make a difference!
To learn more about OANDA, our website and Forex LabNotes blog are great places to get started.

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Silver Sponsors

Mercatus Technologies enables retailers and advertisers to achieve competitive advantage, boost brand equity, and improve financial performance. Leveraging Mercatus’ smart shopping technology on a cross-channel marketing level, achieve the ultimate one-to-one relationship with shoppers throughout their buying cycle—from intent to influence to purchase. Check out their career page – they’re hiring PHP developers!


Ross & Bank is a business-oriented law firm committed to providing its clients with superior representation. We serve a diverse range of clients, including entrepreneurs, large businesses, private individuals and other lawyers. Practicing in the areas of Commercial and Business Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Wills and Estates and Energy Law, the firm’s practice is rooted in a commitment to hard work, integrity and professionalism.

The Community Announces Sponsorship

Happy Saturday! It’s the long weekend and we have some great news to share.

Last Monday, at our event, we announced that The Community is DevTO’s latest sponsor. A strategic planning and brand management agency, The Community aims to bring together a diverse group of people to “create, inspire and make brands a little more famous than they were yesterday” … all while building a strong community.

So today, DevTO is happy to announce them as our agency partner! Check out their official DevTO sponsorship announcement.

If you’re interested to join a great team, The Community is always looking for new talent. Drop them a line at

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Have a great long weekend! Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do!

The DevTO team