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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!

Hacking for Education: #HackForGood Hits Toronto this Weekend

The people who put on the “World’s Biggest Hackathon” at MaRS last month are back again for another great event. EduHack has teamed up with Prepr to bring #HackForGood on June 14th – June 16th. If you’re interested in education and tech, then this will be a great opportunity for you to learn how to bring the two together in exciting, innovative ways.

Here is a small description of the event:

EduHack #HackForGood this weekend!

Date: Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:30pm – Sunday, June 16 2013 at 2:30 PM
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at U of T, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON
Price: $20

Are you excited about education & technology? Do you have an idea you want to make happen? Then join EduHack this weekend as we bring the tech community together with educators to Hack For Good!

You’ll have a chance to connect with a great community, have fun and test your abilities, all with the chance to win great prizes! Register today athttp://eduhack.ca/register/

Collaboration is at the heartbeat of innovation and we are excited to see the great projects that you will develop. Let’s hack education together!

For more information: Please visit http://eduhack.ca/, or our eventbrite page at http://eduhack-es2.eventbrite.ca/?rank=1

FIRST Robotics Canada: Educating and promoting students in science, tech and engineering

Have you heard of FIRST Robotics Canada? If not, here’s your chance: FIRST, or For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, Robotics runs robotic competitions for elementary, junior and senior high school level students. Their aim is to push and inspire children towards careers in the science, tech and engineering fields. Established in 1992 by founder and inventor Dean Kamen, the organization now extends and reaches to over 250,000 students continent-wide.  There are a series of qualifying rounds across North America designed to ignite and impassion an interest in this industry.

Check out this video with Morgan Freeman discussing FIRST:

 

 

Today and tomorrow, cheer on Teresa Sing’s team FRC Team 1325 – Inverse Paradox through the webcasts featured on here.

Need more information on FIRST?:

2013 Canadian FIRST Robotics Canada Events by date:

• Waterloo Regional (March 21-23, 2013)

• Greater Toronto Regional West (March 28-30, 2013) – Hershey Centre

• Western Canadian Regional (April 4-6, 2013)

• FIRST Championships in St. Louis (April 24-27, 2013)

Regional and Qualifying Events

FIRST Robotics Info:

FIRST Robotics Canada
FIRST America

 

The DevTO Team

Want more information on Teresa’s Team? Or just want to cheer them on? Contact Teresa at teresa.sing@rogers.com

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