We’re buying you a drink at #ToTechBash on Dec 2nd 2014!

Last year we helped organize #ToTechWrap at the Court House with the whole Toronto Tech community crew. The event helped raise $3,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank which helped feed 480 people.

This year Caroline and Matt are at it again organizing #ToTechBash on Dec 2nd, also at the Court House.  Tickets are $20 and all proceeds (after paying for this massive party for 500 people) will go to Not Impossible Labs which crowd sources solutions for “previously insurmountable healthcare issues” by providing DIY and open source solutions that can change lives around the globe!9bcbad_62382b5cb58e4234994ab0adebf0ec97.png_srz_957_401_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srz

So can we count on you to be there? We already bought you a drink, you just need to get your ticket!

Sports Hack Weekend

Be sure to not miss this exciting event, the Sports Hack Weekend, going down November 14 through 16 at the Ryerson University Mattamy Athletic Centre. It’s going to be Toronto’s First Wearable Technology Hackathon, and if you haven’t guessed it, the theme is going to be sports. So get your brains storming,  get that whiteboard out and start planning your hacks, because where better to host a sports related hackathon than the former Maple Leaf Gardens?

Oh, and be sure to register early using our promo code devto2014 for  10% off registration, but only for the first 100 users, so hurry up and click here to register, or find out more about this auspicious event by visiting the SportsHackWeekend website here.

This event is generously sponsored by Ryerson University, IBM, RC4, and WeAreWearables Toronto.  And if you’re into celebrity spotting, projects will be judged by Bruce Croxon, a former Dragon from CBC’s Dragon’s Den, as well as Graham Churchill, an IBM MobileFirst and Internet of Things solutions leader, and James Gibbons, CEO and Founder of Spabbit. All around, you won’t want to miss this event, so register early to take advantage of 10% off for DevTO members, and give it 110% at SportsHackWeekend.

Welcome Q4 Web Systems to DevTO

This month we are happy to welcome Q4 Web Systems to the DevTO gold sponsor club!  Keep an eye out for them (our founder Chris Jones is a team member at Q4) at upcoming events.

Q4 Web Systems (Q4) is the leading provider of investor relations websites, social media and mobile solutions for public companies in North America. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients and global brands use our web platform to manage their online efforts.

Q4 Web Systems is currently growing at an explosive rate and is actively looking for to fill various developer (c#/asp.net and front end mobile) and other product related roles (product owner and QA engineers).  You can find out more details and apply at Q4’s website

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Q4 is also an active thought leader in the Investor Relations industry. You can find out more about them at:

 

Women 2.0 City Meetup – Toronto Launch Event

Women 2.0 City Meetup is coming to Toronto, and will be launching with their first meetup on November 6th. Women 2.0 is a media brand focused on connecting with the next generation of tech leaders, both men and women, and they currently host their networking events in over 20 cities globally.

The launch of Women 2.0 City Meetup Toronto will host featured speakers Shaherose Charania, the CEO and Founder of Women 2.0, as well as Betty Devita, President of MasterCard Canada. You can also expect to see and rub shoulders with a veritable who’s who of Tech in Toronto, so make sure to set this event in your calendar!

Women 2.0 City Meetup Toronto welcomes both men and women, and will continue to host their events on the 1st Thursday of every month. Visit Women 2.0 City Meetup Toronto to find out more or to get your ticket.

#EdAppHack: Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th

 

We’re going to be joining learners, teachers and community app developers this weekend at the MaRS Discovery District for the #EdAppHack, a two-day learning opportunity, using the Hackathon model to address the changing dialogue between students and their teachers, mentors, and  industry professionals. #EdAppHack will be focusing on the theme of STEM and using the hands-on experience to address concerns and talking points on the changing nature of education, all while creating original apps and with the aide of various supportive  collaborators. There’s also going to be a keynote by Robleh Jama, founder of Tiny Hearts,  an award winning app studio based here in Toronto, and lots of industry professionals from all ends of Toronto.

Both students and teachers will be able to get their hands dirty, work together and collaborate to brainstorm, build and pitch their app ideas, and it’s all going down this weekend.  To get involved, visit edapphack.com and sign up.