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Hack The 6: Toronto’s First Creative Hackathon

On June 19th, teams of artists, developers, and dreamers are invited to collaborate Toronto’s first creative hackathon. Groups will be competing to build the most innovative product as judged by a panel of city creatives for a chance to win $10,000. Throughout the event there will be an art exhibition and a live DJ.

More info and registration here: http://www.6hack.com/

 

A Chat with Jason Carlin, Organizer of #HoHoTO

Jason Carlin and his date to HoHoTO

Jason Carlin has had his hands involved with HoHoTO for just about three years now, and even before that, it was a social event that held special meaning for him.

“One of my closest friends has always been a part of [HoHoTO],” he says. “It helped me solidify friendships that only existed in social media, we connected in real life.”

He described hanging out with and meeting people that have become close friends and coworkers. As for the motivation for becoming a volunteer, and then an organizer, he said it was the kind of party he wanted to have.
“Ive been a part of organizations, companies, where, you go to the office party and its nice, kind of fun, but this is the best of that, with so many cool people and the Hangover Auction, and lots of cool prizes.”

He gives a lot of credit to the sponsors, like #DevTO, for making the event such a huge success year over year. “The tech community has been really supportive from the start. A lot of the founders came from tech, and the marketing only really happens on social media, so its amazing.”

The sponsors have provided gifts for prizes, as amazing as vacations and, his personal favourite, voice lessons. This year they’re in line to give out cell phones, restaurant vouchers, club subscriptions, tech toys and more. He also mentioned one really cool prize that is in the works. Believe me when I say, whoa.

Jason was especially thankful to the Mod Club: “They’re being super generous, every year. They donate the space and staff, it’s really huge.”

It’s easy to forget that it’s not just one giant party, but that it also is incredibly helpful to the Daily Bread Food Bank. It’s one of the main motivations for Jason to be a part of it every year.
“We’re living in a city that’s not doing all it can for the people. Just to be able to do this, for a really good cause.. this can really help.”
It really does. Last year HoHoTO raised $40,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank, and has raised $300,000 to date.
Jason said he would really love to match last year’s fundraising total, and for people to come out and have fun; they’ve got lots of cool things planned for partygoers, so all attendees are guaranteed to enjoy themselves.
“Last year we had Panago Pizza come on board and do a midnight Pizza Drop. This year, donations will allow you to request a song on Tilt. So I’m expecting hours worth of ‘Shake It Off’.”
It’s going to be a great night full of fun people to meet, fun prizes being given away, and as Jason said, “you can’t forget the cause.”

Get your tickets for HoHoTO today, and support the Daily Bread Food Bank, Here!

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.

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

 

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! September 26 – October 3, 2013

It’s time for our Tech in Toronto event listing! FITC always has some great events going on for us Torontonians. This week, they are hosting an all-day event on September 28th called SPOTLIGHT: FREELANCE – teaching you the secrets to freelancing success. Covering client relationships, pitching, pricing, networking and much more, this is going to be a great Saturday! More info here.

September 26, 2013

Toronto Perl Mongers - Lightning Talks
7:00 P.M. (FREE) 

Toronto JavaScript - BeerScript
7:00 P.M. (FREE) 

Toronto Ruby Brigade – Geeky Drinks and Boardgames
6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

September 27, 2013

Lean StartUp Weekends – Lean Startup Weekend #10: Pitch, Pivot and Be Productive
7:00 P.M. ($20.00)

September 29, 2013

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

FITC – SPOTLIGHT: FREELANCE
10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M ($139.00)

September 30, 2013

#DevTO – Accessibility 101: Beat the Tsunami with a Wave & 10 tips in 10 minutes
6:30 P.M. (FREE) 

Hackernest - Toronto September Tech Social

8:00 P.M. – 11:30 P.M (Voluntary 10.00 Donation)

October 1, 2013

GTA PHP User Group - Dependency Management with Composer
7:00 P.M (FREE)

 

October 2, 2013

Toronto Oracle User Group - TOUG Meetup
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M (FREE)

Toronto Facebook Developers and Marketers - Monthly Drinks Night
6:00 P.M – 10:00 P.M. (Voluntary $10.00 Donation)

Toronto Bitcoin Community - You’re Invited to Talk Bitcoin
7:00 P.M.

 

October 3, 2013

Tech in Motion Toronto - Collaborative Living Demo Night
6:30 P.M (FREE)

GPU Programming in Toronto - SIGGRAPH and OpenCL
7:00 P.M – 8:45 P.M. (FREE)

     

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

Adobe’s CreateNowTO

We have a great FREE event for you! Coming up this October, Adobe is holding an event to help you learn new ways to “create, collaborate and share” your work with Adobe Creative Cloud.

Join Adobe evangelists for free, half-day seminars to become intimately acquainted with Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite.

Some of the topics that the events will cover:

  • Syncing, organizing and sharing across computers and devices
  • Behance
  • Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, Muse CC, InDesign CC
  • Designing responsive websites – without using code
  • Video editing and motion graphics

From Boston to Portland and all the way to Toronto, Adobe is holding CreateNow events across 13 North American cities to teach you new tips and tricks to work more efficiently and give you more control over your projects.

Speakers include: Terry WhitePaul TraniAlan Greenblatt

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013

Time: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

LocationMaRS Collaboration Centre, Suite 100, 101 College Street

Cost: FREE!

For more info, agenda and registration: check out the official event page, and don’t forget to use the hashtag: #CreateNow and follow Adobe Creative Cloud on Twitter!

 

DevTO Team

Want more Adobe Creative Cloud resources? Here’s a great resource.

Tech in Toronto Thursday! – Sept. 19 – Sept. 26

Hello Toronto! Happy Thursday… what are you up to this week? Maker Faire is this weekend! Have you gotten your tickets? If not: tickets are super discounted and available!

Have you gotten your tickets to September’s DevTO yet? Join us for great talks and as usual, great give aways and pizza! This month, Bill Gregory and Patrick Dunphy help us learn a little more about accessibility.

September 19, 2013

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

Ashley Beattie visits Bitmaker Labs: THINK Thursday
5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

September 21 – 22, 2013 

Toronto Mini Maker Faire 

 

September 22, 2013

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

 

September 23, 2013

HTML5 – Back To Basics 01 - Getting started 
6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. ($5.00)

Toronto Ruby Brigade – Geeky Drinks and Boardgames
6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

Digital Usability Workshop Toronto - Quad-weekly Workshop
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M (FREE)

September 24, 2013

Toronto Software Journeymen - Software Design google Hangout with J.B. Rainsberger
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Achievers TechTalks - Diversity in Tech: It Will Happen to You
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

September 25, 2013

Toronto Data Science Group - Toronto Data Science Group, Technical Edition
4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

AngularJS Toronto - Back-To-School Meetup
6:30 P.M (FREE)

Toronto .NET Hackers - ASP.NET Web API
7:00 P.M.

 

September 26, 2013 

Toronto Perl Mongers - Lightning Talks
7:00 P.M. (FREE) 

Toronto JavaScript - BeerScript
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Ruby Brigade – Geeky Drinks and Boardgames
6:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)

     

 

The DevTO Team

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