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We love working with local Restaurants and Chefs. And we LOVE serving quality delivery food to customers like You!

Our Mission is simple: provide an online source for great food, delivered to your home / office. Orderit proudly serves quality local Restaurants!

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Only Orderit offers Loyalty Rewards. Anytime you order Food, you earn GO POINTS which can be redeemed towards FREE food.

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BBM on Android and Apple!

For a long time, it was strictly for their dear Blackberry users, but this past week the instant messaging service was released free for all platforms. While the chat aspect of BBM is available for Android and Apple users, the voice and video chat are still currently exclusive to BlackBerry.

With all the recent news surrounding BlackBerry and RIM, we wonder how they are going to monetize this service. The release of BBM seems to be a way to open up new revenue streams, but I can’t help but wonder if this is too little, too late for the Canadian company. There has been some buzz around BlackBerry’s ‘BBM Channels’, which is a social networking service that sounds like it will share some of the same features as Facebook. BBM Channels will allow users to share content and will give BlackBerry the potential to target ads and content to specific users.

Personally, I think that they should keep the app free and not go the eventual route of charging subscription fees. BBM should be keep free as a reminder of a great product from a great company, and maybe that can help to bring people back (if they ever bounce back). The app had 6 million users pre-registered for the app, and a whopping 10 million downloads within the first 24 hours of it’s launch. They are also said to be “processing new users at the rate of 500,000 per hour, with millions queued up.” These numbers are astounding, but the idea that 10 million users of different phones have downloaded the app does not bode well for the company.

Here is a great article on how BBM differs from other text messengers.

Anyway, will you be getting this app? Have you already gotten it? Let us know!

Anita

 

New Events Calendar!

At #DevTO we love tech events. We loving throwing them, hosting them, promoting them, and heck, even going to them. That’s what we’re all about. It’s also the reason why we decided to do a weekly “Tech in Toronto Thursday” event listing.

For the last 9-10 months we have tried out this format for listing events in and around the city – but improvement and change naturally happen, so we have created a new and exciting way for you to keep up with what’s happening in your city.

So, from here on out, if you want to know what to do on a Friday night (or any other night when you’re not at one of our fabulous events – btw, did you know we have one coming up this upcoming Monday?!), check out this great calendar of events!

The DevTO Team

 

Spotlight: Advanced JS

 

Next up in FITC’s Spotlight event series is a day dedicated to Advanced JavaScript. They’re lining up professional developers to target the key information, skills and tools for you to push your coding abilities to the next level.

Push your skills to the next level with Spotlight: Advanced JS! Join other developers for a full day of learning from industry professionals. December 7, 2013 at University of Toronto’s Bahen Center for Information Technology. http://sqz.co/Dy9f8JZ

Speakers

• Vladimir Vukicevic / Engineering Director at Mozilla

• Matias Niemelä / Core Developer on AngularJS

• Grant Skinner / Owner at Gskinner.com

• Harry Brundage / Performance Team Lead at Shopify

• Robin Ward / co-founder of Discourse

• Nick Van Weerdenburg / Founder of rangle.io

Tickets

Early bird deadline is Nov 8 - http://sqz.co/j9WZw5f

 

Grab your tickets before November 8 to get early bird pricing!

Tech in Toronto Thursday – Events for Oct. 17 – 24, 2013

This week we have a great listing for you! From GirlGeeks Toronto, AndroidTO and to Adobe’s FREE CreateNowTO event at MaRS, you have so many great options to pick from.

Don’t forget! If you can’t make our event on the 28th, but have RSVP’d, please adjust your RSVP so someone else can get on the list – we have a huge waitlist!

We’re working on putting this event into a calendar format, so expect some big and exciting changes soon!

- Anita

October 17th, 2013

Adobe CreateNowTO
8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. (FREE)

AndroidTO
8:00 A.M. – 4:15 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 21th, 2013

Girl Geeks Toronto – From Hype to Health: How 3D Printing is Shaping the Future
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. ($10.00)

Code Meet Print TO – #CMPTO Neighbourhood Watch 
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto OpenStreetMap Enthusiasts – How to Map Your Neighbourhood – A presentation on adding data to OpenStreetMap
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. (FREE)

Mobile development using Xamarin for iOS, Android, Windows – Building Blackberry apps in .NET and c#
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Drupal User Group - October Meetup: Drupal 8
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 22nd, 2013

Third Tuesday Toronto – Mathew Ingram: Online Journalism: What’s different? What’s the same?
6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M ($15.00)

Med Apps Developers - SickKids App Showcase
6:30 P.M – 8:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 23rd, 2013

Toronto Cassandra Users Group - Roundtable C* Data Modeling (Part 1)
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge

Right on the heels of last month’s MaRS Energy Hackathon, MaRS is back again with another challenge for developers, activists and community enthusiasts alike. You could win $50,000 in funding! For what? Read more below:

 

Developers, designers & entrepreneurs: The Energy Apps for Ontario Challenge is live! You have until 5pm on January 7, 2014, to submit a great new proof-of-concept app that will unlock the potential of Green Button-enabled electricity data.

Green Button is a standard that offers a secure way for consumers to share electricity data from smart meters. MaRS and the Ministry of Energy looking for the best apps that make use of the Green Button data standard to help Ontario households and small businesses better understand how they use electricity, and what they can do to conserve energy and save money.

In addition to the competition awards ($50,000), building applications on the Green Button standard unlocks the potential to access a growing market of consumers, in Canada and across the world, who are interested in solutions that help them manage their energy.

For details about the Green Button standard API, as well as the contest dates, times, requirements and judging criteria, please visit the contest website.

 

Check out this great little pdf. on the Green Button Initiative: GreenButton_Infographics_EN_04[6]

 

Tech in Toronto – October 10 – 17, 2013

Welcome to our Tech in Toronto event listing. 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.
Have you gotten your ticket to our next DevTO? 29 events in, we’re going strong and always welcome new attendees. Join our free mailing list to make sure that you get all the great news on what is happening in and around the city!

October 10, 2013 

Symfony – Symfony2 advanced: Bundle configuration
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

Raspberry Pi - Help beginners to set up their RPis
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Code Retreat – Toronto Code Retreat
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

October 15, 2013

Tableau Software in Toronto Meetup – October 2013 Tableau Software in Toronto Meetup
7:00 P.M (FREE)

 

October 16, 2013

Phone Gap Toronto – PhoneGap Best Practices and Strategies
7:00 P.M (FREE)

Python Toronto – Python October Meetup 
7:00 P.M – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

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

 

     

 

The DevTO Team

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

#devto 29 – “Thanks, Toronto: We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You” and “Uniting Designers and Developers”

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for coming out to our previous #devto. We should be expecting the recaps soon on our youtube page! We also got on the chat horn last Sunday still talking about it! Seriously – it was one of our most informative #devtos to date! Thanks to Bill Gregory and Patrick Dunphey. If you’d like to learn more about the last #devto’s headliner topic in a more broader spec, AccessibilityCampTO is coming November 16th, 2013!

And like clockwork, we’ve got our next one coming up, also! 29, too!

For this month’s event, our talks are all about bringing people together in our industry!  We’ve got Heather Payne and James Costa to share their stories with us.

Mailing list

Have you joined yet? Remember you get access to tickets a whole day before everybody else. It’s free and it’s the fastest way to get #DevTO tickets delivered to your inbox!
Join our mailing list!

Tickets

The Ladies Learning Code story and the combination of both content and aesthetic hybrids in one room! This HAS to be good! October 28th! Mark this down and… Get your tickets

 

Thanks, Toronto: We Couldn’t Have Done It Without You – Heather Payne

Come and hear from Heather Payne, founder of Ladies Learning Code & HackerYou, about what exactly Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou have been able to accomplish over the past two years, how they did it, and why Heather and her team think Toronto is leading the way in creating a tech industry that is diverse and balanced. Heather Payne is the founder of Ladies Learning Code,  a Toronto-based not-for-profit startup that runs wildly popular  workshops for women (and men) who want to learn computer programming and  other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Recently, she founded HackerYou as  a way to bring more learning experiences around technology, startups  and entrepreneurship to Toronto.

Uniting Designers and Developers – James Costa

Having an environment where design and development work together efficiently can be tough without the right tools and processes in place. During this tech talk, James will be sharing his experiences of bridging the gap between design and development, and some things we can all do to ensure that working together is seamless and there are no hand-offs. James Costa is the Founder and Creative Director of The Phuse where he works with his team of designers and front-end developers to lovingly craft websites, interfaces, and brands. Having worked with everything from startups to government agencies like NASA, James’ goal is to constantly iterate and improve on process and culture in remote teams

This feels like a can’t miss event! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

And… here are our sponsors!

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Gold Sponsors


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Silver Sponsors

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Special Sponsor


AndroidTO
is Canada’s largest Android development, design and business conference. AndroidTO provides a forum for 700 mobile developers and enthusiasts to gather under one roof to chat about the latest technologies in the Android space, share new development ideas and, ultimately, make business connections that actually matter. With October 17th approaching, you can still get a $10 discount for using promo code devto!

theScore is Hiring Developers!

Looking for a great job, with a great company? Check out this listing from theScore:

theScore – the maker of one of the most downloaded sports apps in North America is looking for talented Ruby and iOS developers to join their team. Read below for what they’re looking for at each position:

Ruby:

 

theScore App is the best sports app available, with over 3.5 million monthly users. Our apps on iOS, Android, and Blackberry are amongst the most popular and highest rated out there. Our rivals are big players like ESPN and Yahoo! Sports.

We’re looking for a talented and passionate Ruby on Rails developer to help build and scale the modern API that powers our apps. You will be working with smart, friendly, and dedicated Ruby/Rails developers on one of Toronto’s top Ruby teams. You’ll get to push updates to over 3.5 million users daily on our modern stack: nginx, Varnish, Rails, RSpec, Resque, Backbone, Angular, Redis, MySQL, Amazon Web Services, Chef, and Urban Airship. We use GitHub to manage all of our code and are big believers in code reviews.

The ideal candidate has experience with some of the above technologies, but wanting to work with them is the most important thing. Knowledge of sports is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

IOS:

 

theScore Inc. is seeking a talented and passionate IOS developer to help build and extend one of the best sports apps on the market. The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years experience creating IOS apps.

You will be working with a team of smart, friendly, and dedicated developers in one of Toronto’s top Ruby shops. You’ll also get to push updates to over 3.5 million users every week.  As part of the development team, you will work along side a team of expert mobile developers from other platforms to deliver a seamless sports app experience across all mobile.

Enjoy free snacks, all the coffee and Vitamin Water you can drink, get your game on in FIFA ’14 and collaborate with some of the best developers in Toronto. Check out our space conveniently located in the downtown King West area recently featured in the Globe and Mail’s “Amazing Space”.

 

If you’re interested please email your resume / CV to: jobs@thescore.com