Tag Archives: Tech

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.

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.

Tech in Toronto Thursday! September 5 – September 12, 2013

Fall is upon us! What’s better than spending a crisp September evening networking and updating your skills with one of the amazing events happening in Toronto?

Psst! Have you gotten your tickets to September’s DevTO yet? It’s all about accessibility!

September 5, 2013

WeBuildWeDesign - Monthly Meeting
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

September 6, 2013

AgileXDToronto - MeetUp for Agile Experience Design community
5:30 – 7:00 P.M (FREE)

September 8, 2013

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

September 9, 2013

Toronto OpenStreetMap Enthusiasts - Mappy Hour
6:30 – 10:30 P.M (FREE)

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

WordPress GTA – WordPress GTA Pre-Fall Gathering
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. (FREE)

MakerKids – MakerKids at Heart: Monday Night Open Shop for Adults
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. ($20.00)

September 10, 2013

Third Tuesday Toronto - MITCH JOEL: Reboot your business. Reboot your life. Your future depends on it.
5:30 P.M. ($20.00)

NSCoder Toronto – Mac/iOS Developers – NSCoder September #1
6:30 (FREE)

Toronto JavaScript Hackers – Javascript Hack Night
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Techsoup Canada – Toronto Net Tuesday - Take the Next Step with Data Sharing
5:30 – 7:30 P.M. ($5.00)

GTA PHP User Group – Third Year Anniversary plus a great story from the trenches
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Ruby Brigade – Ruby Tech Talks (Downtown): HTTP Caching & Clojure through Ruby-coloured glasses
7:15 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. (FREE)

Startup Drinks TO - Start Up Drinks TO Aug/Sept.
4:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. (FREE)

September 11, 2013

Toronto/GTA Flow-Based Programming Meetup - Flow-Based Programming: Introduction
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. (FREE)

Design with Dialogue: Bodies, Brains and Peak Performance in the Workplace
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ($5.00)

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)

     

 

The DevTO Team

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

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

Tech in Toronto – June 16th to June 20th, 2013

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re back in action with our Tech in Toronto event listings. 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.

June 13th, 2013

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

Toronto Entrepreneurs - Mixer for Mobile Industry
8:00 P.M. (Free)

Mac Users’ Group – GTA - CSS 102: Styling with CSS
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

 

June 14th, 2013

Tech Entrepreneurs - SES Conference Toronto

EdTech Toronto Meetup - Hack Education at EduHack this Weekend!
6:30 P.M. ($20.00)

 

June 15th, 2013

EdTech Toronto Meetup - Hack Education at EduHack this Weekend!
($20.00)

Freelance Creatives - WordPress Customization
10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($149.00)

 

June 16th, 2013

EdTech Toronto Meetup - Hack Education at EduHack this Weekend!
($20.00)

 

June 17th, 2013

Mississauga Entrepreneurs Network - Special Meetup: WordPress Website and Web Traffic Q&A
6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Drupal User Group - June Meetup
6:30 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

June 19th, 2013

Toronto Apple User Group - Toronto Mac Meet Up
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

GraphTO - A Comparison of GraphDBs and Query Languages!
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)

GOV 2.0 Toronto - Crowdsourcing Canada’s Open Data Institute
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

June 20th, 2013

Achievers Tech Talks - So You Really Want to Start A Business?
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.

 

Ross & Bank: Toronto’s Tech and Software Development Lawyers

Attention DevTO community!

Are you starting up a company? Do you need tech-oriented legal advice? Well, check out Dan Bank from Ross & Bank. Here is a quick profile:

In 2011, Dan Bank co-founded the boutique commercial law practice, Ross & Bank, in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District. After working previously on Bay Street, at Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, and as in-house counsel for a renewable energy company, Dan shifted focus, launching his firm in order to focus primarily with clean-tech, software and development companies. Offering competitive rates and flat fees that reflect the needs of the often-lean startup world, Dan assists clients with a range of day-to-day legal needs, including establishing corporations and shareholder agreements; drafting supplier, subcontractor or consultant agreements; and preparing license, hosting and software development agreements. He also sits on the board of four start-up companies, which he advises on how to operate in a start-up environment.

Dan can be reached at dbank@rossandbank.com. His phone number is 416-882-5731. Or, simply check out his website: rossandbank.com

 

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 Thursday: May 9th to May 16th, 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 build your schedule on.

Don’t miss another event! Check back every Thursday to see a new listing curated by us, here at DevTO.

May 9th, 2013

Toronto Accessibility and Inclusive Design - Celebrate Global Accessibility Day and Our First Birthday
5:30 P.M. (FREE)

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

May 11th, 2013

Lean Start Up Weekends Toronto - Invalidate Ideas on Saturday, Deliver the Product on Sunday
SATURDAY: 9:00 A.M. – SUNDAY 11:00 P.M ($10.00)

May 12th, 2013

Lean Start Up Weekends Toronto - Invalidate Ideas on Saturday, Deliver the Product on Sunday
SATURDAY: 9:00 A.M. – SUNDAY 11:00 P.M ($10.00)

May 13th, 2013

Code Meet Print T.O. - Start Your Engines: Can publishing learn from the Start Up community?
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

Girl Geeks Toronto - To Infinity and Beyond: The Next Generation of Space Exploration
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M ($10.00)

Start Up Grind Toronto - Start Up Grind Toronto Hosts John Ruffolo (OMERS Ventures)
6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M ($20.00)

Toronto OpenStreetMap Enthusiasts - How to use OpenStreetMap Data: Presentation and Mappy Hour
6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M (FREE)

May 14th, 2013

Toronto JavaScript Hackers - JavaScript Hack Night
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

The Burlington iOS Developers CodeJam Meetup - The Burlington iOS Developers CodeJam Meetup
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Metro Toronto .Net Users Group - Building Communication Applications with the Lync APIs
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

May 15th, 2013

Tech Entrepreneurs - The Power of Entrepreneurial Idea: Keynote David Chilton of “Dragon’s Den”
8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M ($75.00)

3D Printing Group - 3D Scan and Print with Photon 3D Scanner, Kinect and 123D Catch
7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Coding Dojo - Coding Dojo
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (FREE)

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

Toronto SharePoint Users Group - How to Build Responsive Web Design for SharePoint 2013
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

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)

 

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


Lean Start Up Weekends

Toronto’s about to get a little leaner! We at #DevTO are happy to welcome a new bi-weekly meet up for entrepreneurs in Toronto. Lean Startup Weekends aims to help you get your idea out there and make money—all in one weekend!

These events are not limited to just developers; marketers, strategists and designers are all welcome to join in these high-intensity weekends.

If you’re interested, check out their meet up group and RSVP for their inaugural weekend event! If you can’t make this weekend, follow through Twitter with the hashtag ‘#leanweekends’.

Take a gander at their bio:

So do you want to start a company and make money? 

This is how we do it: Saturday morning we all share our amazing startup ideas, we vote for the best ones and form teams around them. From here we get out of building, ask potential customers, invalidate those amazing ideas, cross-validate ideas between teams, and pivot until we find something that actual clients will pay money for. 

We deliver the Minimum Viable Product to our customers and get them to pay for it all by end of Sunday. Devs, marketers, strategists and designers, all are welcome.

Find out more through our meetup page and check out #leanweekends

 

DevTO Team