Tag Archives: Toronto

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.
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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.

theScore is Hiring Developers!

Looking for a great job, with a great company? Check out this listing from theScore:

theScore – the maker of one of the most downloaded sports apps in North America is looking for talented Ruby and iOS developers to join their team. Read below for what they’re looking for at each position:



theScore App is the best sports app available, with over 3.5 million monthly users. Our apps on iOS, Android, and Blackberry are amongst the most popular and highest rated out there. Our rivals are big players like ESPN and Yahoo! Sports.

We’re looking for a talented and passionate Ruby on Rails developer to help build and scale the modern API that powers our apps. You will be working with smart, friendly, and dedicated Ruby/Rails developers on one of Toronto’s top Ruby teams. You’ll get to push updates to over 3.5 million users daily on our modern stack: nginx, Varnish, Rails, RSpec, Resque, Backbone, Angular, Redis, MySQL, Amazon Web Services, Chef, and Urban Airship. We use GitHub to manage all of our code and are big believers in code reviews.

The ideal candidate has experience with some of the above technologies, but wanting to work with them is the most important thing. Knowledge of sports is a plus, but not a requirement.




theScore Inc. is seeking a talented and passionate IOS developer to help build and extend one of the best sports apps on the market. The ideal candidate will possess 2+ years experience creating IOS apps.

You will be working with a team of smart, friendly, and dedicated developers in one of Toronto’s top Ruby shops. You’ll also get to push updates to over 3.5 million users every week.  As part of the development team, you will work along side a team of expert mobile developers from other platforms to deliver a seamless sports app experience across all mobile.

Enjoy free snacks, all the coffee and Vitamin Water you can drink, get your game on in FIFA ’14 and collaborate with some of the best developers in Toronto. Check out our space conveniently located in the downtown King West area recently featured in the Globe and Mail’s “Amazing Space”.


If you’re interested please email your resume / CV to: jobs@thescore.com

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

10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M (FREE)

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.

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)

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

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!



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

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.

Tech in Toronto: August 15th – August 22nd

It’s August! We have a few, but great, events happening in our beautiful city. Check out the links and start networking. Hope you’re enjoying your summer. Have you gotten your tickets to August’s DevTO?

A little late, but still super cool, is this 12-part Android 101 series held by the YMC. Sign up here.


August 15th, 2013

NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) Toronto Tech Club - Crowdsourcing Humanitarian Engagement Technology Solutions
6:00 – 7:30 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Code Retreat - Code Retreat at Bento Miso
6:00 P.M. (FREE)

August 18th, 2013 

Mobile Learning Lab - Designing for Mobile – The User Experience
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto Cassandra Users Group - Getting started with C* Installations
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

Mobile Startups TO - Ep #20 Case Study: Green P
6:45 – 8:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 19th, 2013

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

Mobile Development on Multi-Platforms iOS, Android and Windows - Building Windows Phone Apps in .Net, C# and XAML
6:30 – 10:30 P.M. (FREE)

DevOps Toronto - MySQL 5.6 & MySQL Tricks
7:00 – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 20th, 2013 

NSCoder Toronto – Mac/iOS Developers - NSCoder August
6:30 – 9:30 P.M. (FREE) 

Tech Entrepreneurs - Getting Engineers into the Lean Startup Cycle
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. (FREE)


August 21st, 2013

Python Toronto - Python August Meetup
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

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


August 22nd, 2013

HTML 5 Toronto - A Tale of Modern Web Development
6:30 – 9:30 P.M ($5.00)

Toronto Pivotal User Group - Introduction to Data Science on Big Data
6:30 – 7:30 P.M (FREE)

WeBuildWeDesign - WeBuildWeDesign Monthly Meeting
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.


Toronto Mini Maker Faire Discounts!

Earlier this summer, we were all lucky to have a small taste of an upcoming event, The Mini Maker Faire, during their launch party. It was an evening of creativity, resourcefulness and invention. From 3d printing demonstrations to mask making, the launch party really jazzed us up for the main event coming up this September 21-22, 2013.

Toronto Mini Maker Faire is coming up fast, and tickets have been released… with DevTO-specific discounts! If you buy before August 21st, it’s 20% off your tickets. From August 22nd onwards, you receive a 10% discount, so act fast.

For the 10% discount (after August 22), click here.

Make sure to keep up with the Toronto Mini Maker Faire blog as well, it’s chockfull of interesting information on local projects, contests, other Maker Faire events, and what to expect for the main event in Toronto.

Hope to see you there!




Are you an iOS Developer? Vidoyen is looking for you!

Happy Sunday! It’s the weekend, and we’ve got another job posting for you. Vidoyen, a start-up that uses short videos to educate and to promote public education. They are looking for a new iOS Developer. Details on the job description:

iOS Developer

Based in Canada, Remote / Toronto, Ontario – Full Time                                                                   

Vidoyen is looking for an experienced and energetic iOS developer to spearhead our mobile efforts and bring our video Q&A platform to iOS.

Our ideal candidate has a track record of leading iOS development efforts within a team environment, takes pride in sharing the apps they’ve been involved in building, and is comfortable in turning high level requirements into clean, maintainable and modular code.


  • Work with a dynamic software development team to define requirements, translate to quality code, test and deploy iOS and mobile web applications
  • Help integrate with and refine our proprietary RESTful API for synchronization of user and content data
  • Interact with product owners to convey technical issues affecting functionality and timelines
  • Integrate with our technical, respect existing standards and processes, but also bring a fresh perspective to the table to help improve happiness and productivity within the team
  • Keep up to date with technology and mobile trends, specifically as they pertain to Apple’s product changes, AppStore policies, open source iOS projects and best practices

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 1+ year of iOS development experience or an impressive portfolio in lieu
  • Some experience in scripting or interpreted languages (Ruby, Python, Perl)
  • Experience in building complex iOS applications, including data synchronized with a remote source, functionality degradation in offline mode, integration with social APIs and video capture/editing
  • Experience writing unit tests, integration tests on iOS
  • Knowledge of and strong desire to follow best practices in iOS and client/server development

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, HTML5 and related technologies
  • Knowledge of or experience with video processing and transcoding technologies
  • Strong sense of how to integrate open source in an iOS app to enhance developer productivity, and code maintainability/modularity
  • Personal apps or “side projects” built to solve a personal need
  • University or college level education in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or a related field

To apply, send us your resume, LinkedIn profile URL and/or some links to applications you’ve been involved in building.



Here’ s a little about the company, Vidoyen:

Vidoyen is a social Q&A video platform, founded by Arshia Tabrizi, a leading tech and venture lawyer in Toronto, previously with Wilson Sonsini in Silicon Valley, and our CTO is Mike Jarema, a tech whiz and one of the first employees at Xtreme Labs.

Vidoyen is a fast and easy platform enabling 1-2 minute video answers from curated experts to questions from the public and is integrated with Facebook and Twitter. We provide trusted video content from curated contributors and operate as a social purpose business focused on public education and informed opinion and debate.

Although not in full launch (public beta for a few months) we have some media coverage already: http://www.torontostandard.com/the-sprawl/vidoyen.

We have big plans and looking to grow our team!


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