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#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.

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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

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The Toronto NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2013

This April, NASA is bringing together some of the world’s top designers, developers, scientists and engineers from 75 cities across the world for a weekend hackthon of intense proportions! Held at the Royal Ontario Museum, on April 19 – 21, the Toronto NASA International Space Apps Challenge will consist of a hackathon with several challenges developed to focus on “real-world design challenges, and on making our planet and universe accessible, visual and fun to explore.”

Some of the outlined challenges are as follows:

  • Space Station Benefits to Humanity
  • EPA Earth Day Challenge
  • Tour of the Moon
  • Interplanetary Atlas for CubeStats
  • Renewable Energy Explorer App
  • ESA’s 3D Printing Contest

Come out and try your hand at solving some of these challenges, pitch your idea to the judges and see if you win! You can view last year’s winners here.

For schedule, times, registration and other FAQs, check the site today!

The DevTO Team