Tag Archives: Coding

Mimetic’s Jade Robot Class – 5 weeks of robot goodness

MakeWorks & Mimetics have joined forces to put together a programming workshop to play and develop for the Jade Robot, and they’re making it available to you as low as $200.

The workshops begin on November 13, and are going down at MakeWorks’ Co-Working studio at 1139 College Street until Decemeber 11th.

You can make a Robot Hum-V too by signing up for Mimetic’s Jade Robot class

Check out more about the Jade Robot here, and register for your workshop by clicking here!

Also, don’t forget to share the workshop to take advantage of a 5% discount, and share with @DevTO and @MimeticsCanada whatever cool robots you program!

#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.

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)

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.

Tech in Toronto Thursday – Sept. 12-19, 2013

Here is another one of our event listings for September. Don’t forget to pick up your Maker Faire tickets for September 21-22… thanks to some great donors, tickets are super discounted and available for great prices.

Psst! Have you gotten your tickets to September’s DevTO yet? Only a couple weeks (and tickets!) remain.

September 12, 2013


Toronto ALM User Group - Understanding Dev/Test scenarios in Windows Azure and Team Foundation Service
5:30 P.M (FREE) 

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

Toronto Unity Developers – Toronto Unity Dev. Group Kickoff
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Mac Users’ Group – GTA – CSS 103 – CSS3 and modern web design
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

MaRS – Fireside Chat: hacker, hustler & designer: Building the Tech Team
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Lean Coffee T.O. – LeanCoffeeTO Episode 127: Lean Pricing
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. (FREE)

 

September 14, 2013


Leanstartupweekends – Pitch, Validate and Create: Starting New Businesses and Building on Old Ones
10:00 A.M. (FREE)

September 15, 2013


CoderDojoTO - CoderDojoTO 1
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M (FREE)

Coffee and Code - SUNDAY: DRINK COFFEE AND WRITE CODE
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M (FREE)

September 16, 2013


Girl Geeks Toronto – Seeing Double: The Second Screen Experience
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. ($10.00)

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

Toronto Drupal User Group - September Meetup: Responsive Design and Drupal 
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

Coding Ladies’ Hangout - First Meetup
5:45 P.M. – 8:30 P.M (FREE)

September 17, 2013


Joomla! Users and Developers: Joomla HQ of the GTA - My First Joomla! Site Workshop
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

September 18, 2013


Coffee and Code - WEDNESDAY: DRINK COFFEE AND WRITE CODE
4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

Toronto Cassandra Users Group - Java APIs of Apache Cassandra: Thrift, Hector, JDBC, and Datastax Java Driver
6:30 P.M (FREE)

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

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

September 19, 2013

 

DevOps Toronto - Continuous Delivery with Jez Humble
5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. (FREE)

     

The DevTO Team

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

Free Code Ninja Lessons for Kids

Hey DevTO community!

Know any kids that would like to learn to code? Well there is a great and free event happening this Sunday, September 15 at the CSI.

From 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. kids from ages 10-17 are invited to come down and to “work proactively to eliminate gender and socioeconomic barriers to computer science by providing a no-cost way for young people to experience programming early—and have fun doing it!”

CoderDojoTO is a free, friendly environment where kids can learn programming. Their aim is to provide free and open learning to youth, with a special emphasis on computer programming. Start those kids early and open them up to a world of possibilities and opportunities.

9 tickets are left, and you can buy them here.

The hashtag for the event is #CoderDojoTO, and if you’re interested in mentoring or just plain volunteering, drop them a line!

Happy Wednesday!

 

Anita

Tech in Toronto – May 16th to May 23rd, 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.

This week is a little slim thanks to the long weekend, but there is an exciting event on Saturday and Sunday at MaRS: AngelHack! You can get 50% off with the code “DevTO”.  More info here.

 

May 16th, 2013

Lean Coffee Toronto - LeanCoffeeTO Episode 116
8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M. (FREE)

Toronto ALM User Group - Managing Technical Debt
5:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

May 18th, 2013

AngelHack - AngelHack Spring 2013
9:00 A.M. 

Achievers Tech Talks - Hack for Good with Prepr and AngelHack at MaRS
9:00 A.M. 

 

May 19th, 2013

AngelHack - AngelHack Spring 2013
9:00 A.M.

Achievers Tech Talks - Hack for Good with Prepr and AngelHack at MaRS
9:00 A.M. 

 

May 20th, 2013

Quant Finance - Spring Social for Quants, Traders, Techies, etc.
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

May 21st, 2013

Tech Entrepreneurs - Responsive Design for eCommerce
2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Code Retreat - Code Retreat @ Bento Miso
6:00 P.M. 

 

May 22nd, 2013

Tech in Motion Toronto - Tech Start Up Night Ft. Wave, Epilogger, Waystation, and Uniiverse
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto .NET Hackers - Unsafe Code in C#
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

May 23rd, 2013

Achievers Tech Talks - Tech Leader Panel: Challenges of Growing a Dev Organization
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

IT Pro Toronto - Special Meeting: Windows 8
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Titanium - Third Thursday Code Jam: Analytics
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

The DevTO Team

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

 

Tech in Toronto – March 28th to April 4th

Welcome to our third 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.

March 28th, 2013

MaRS - Building a Software Development Team
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Responsive Web Alliance - Responsive Web Thinkers Meet and Greet
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

April 2nd, 2013

MaRS Startup Book Club: “UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging” by Scott Stratten
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. (Free)

GTA PHP User Group - PHP Performance: xhprof, xhgui, and profiling
7:00 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Ruby Brigade - Ruby Hack Night
6:30 P.M. (Free)

 

April 3rd, 2013

Dive into topic #1: Complex Navigation
6:30 P.M. (Free)

Launchpad x Accenture: From Tech to Consulting
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Web Entrepreneurs - Spring Networking Event
7:30 P.M. ($5.00)

Mobile Learning Lab - Bringing a Mobile App to Market
7:00 P.M. (Free)

 

April 4th, 2013

Centennial College Technology Fair 2013: Automation and Robotics Society
3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Free)

Achievers Tech Talks - Profiling and Tuning a Web Application – The Dirty Details
6:00 P.M. (Free)

 

The DevTO Team!

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


What They Don’t Teach You in Schools

We’re a little late on this, so many of you may have seen this video already.

But this a great little gem on learning coding, and all the great, inspiring people who code and have coded some of the programs that we use every day! With the amount of star power in this video, from Bill Gates, to Mark Zuckerberg to even Chris Bosh, I think society is on it’s way to making being a techie cool. Learning to code is the new literacy.

This brings to light other things, such as: why haven’t most schools jumped on this yet? As many DevTO people can attest, coding is a big part of their lives, and becoming an even bigger part of society as we integrate more of our lives with emerging technology.

It’s interesting because there has been a push for teaching coding in elementary schools in places such as Estonia, but many schools in North America have not caught on to the trend yet.

Either way, check out the video, show everyone you know, and get inspired!

The DevTO Team

Tech in Toronto – March 21st to March 28th

Welcome to our second 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.

Thursday, March 21st

6:30 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. ($5.00)

Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club - Introduction to Social Media
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Sunday, March 24th
Girls Learning Code - Intro to Programming with Python
10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. ($50.00)

Monday, March 25th
Team Coding: Toronto Learns to Code -jQuery Hackathon – Beginners Welcome
6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)
ProductTO - Meetup #2
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (FREE)

6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE) 
HackerNest Toronto Tech Socials - HackerNest Toronto March Tech Social
8:00 P.M. (FREE)

Tuesday, March 26th

6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ($65.00)

Toronto Ruby Brigade - Geeky Drinks and Boardgames
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Semantic Web Meetup Group - Designing Applications for the Semantic Web
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Wednesday, March 27th

6:00 P.M (FREE)
The Toronto Apple User Group - iOS Development Meetup
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto .NET Hackers - Microsoft Rosalyn
7:00 P.M. 
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)


Thursday, March 28th

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Responsive Web Alliance - Responsive Web Thinkers Meet and Greet
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

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