Tag Archives: Toronto

Lean Startup Machine Returns April 26

 

On April 26th to the 28th Lean Startup Machine (LSM) returns to Toronto for its next go around. Lean Startup Machine is a three-day workshop where attendees learn the fundamentals of Customer Development and Lean Startup principles to validate their ideas for a new product or service.

You can pitch your idea t build a team of like-minded people to see if that idea can move the market or you can join a team, or bring your team to the event to help you take the next step with your idea. LSM is all about helping you to test your idea. We

LSM was founded by Trevor Owens who has built his own company based on helping innovators validate their ideas and challenge their own assumptions and biases. Currently Trevor is working on a book titled “Build Measure Learn” to help innovators like you learn how to put your ideas to the test and see if they can soar or if they need a course correction or two.

#DevTO will be giving away two tickets to LSM Toronto this Wednesday. All you have to do to participate is follow @devto and tweet:

#devto take me to #LSMtoronto http://bit.ly/17Bkkvj

by day’s end on Wednesday to have a chance and help us spread the word. Good luck to everyone and thanks for your continued support of #DevTO, you are why we do what we do.

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Turn Your WordPress into a Windows 8 App!

Do you own a WordPress blog? Are you interested in Windows 8? Say hello to “IdeaPress”!

IdeaNotion’s IdeaPress is an open source wizard that allows you to transform your WordPress blog into a Windows Store App in minutes! In 5 easy steps, you can get your new app up and running.

IdeaPress is on its second version and is primarily constructed using HTML5, WinJS, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS).

When you sign up for IdeaPress, you not only get a new app, but you get a FREE developer account with Windows!

Interested in finding out more? Check out the app generator tool on the IdeaPress site and e-mail mwnwcan@microsoft.ca for the lowdown on how you can get $50.00! 

IdeaPress

IdeaNotion

GitHub - IdeaPress

 

The DevTO Team

Tech in Toronto: April 11th – 18th, 2013

Welcome to our fourth edition of Tech in Toronto events! 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.

April 14th, 2013

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. ($50.00)

April 15th, 2013
 

MaRS: Revolutionizing How We Work Together
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. ($25.00)

GTA PHP User Group - MySQL Marinate: Virtual Self Study Group
9:00 A.M. (Free)

April 16th, 2013

ITAC: ITAC Invites You To Find Out How Your Wallet Is Going Digital
8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. ($100.00)

User Experience Design Toronto - Pub Night
6:00 P.M. (Free)

April 17th, 2013

3D Printing Group: Introduction to 3D Printing
7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (Free)

April 18th, 2013

Toronto-Titanium: Third Thursday Code Jam: Titanium Models
7:30 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Hadoop User Group (THUG) - Hadoop 2.0: What’s Coming?
7:00 P.M. – 9:45 P.M. (Free)

Mac Users Group GTA - Demo of Transparency in Adobe Illustrator
7:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. (Free)

 

The DevTO Team!

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


Looking for a Job? Introducing: Digital Howard

We are Digital Howard.

We’re a next gen. entertainment company that makes the kind of stuff you’d probably be into watching, or playing or talking about.

Our job is to give fans more of what they want and give them compelling reasons to bring others on board. 

We strive to create experiences that are fun and entertaining. Being a digital entertainment company, we consider that to be pretty important.

We work with T.V. producers and extend their story worlds onto digital platforms.  We take existing entertainment brands and create digital experiences for them to expand their reach.  We create original 360 series for television and all of the interactive that goes with them.

We make fun stuff all day long and can’t believe our luck. This is our job.  And it could be yours too.

A lot of what we do challenges conventional wisdom. Hell, a lot of what we do challenges unconventional wisdom! Like it or not, we’ve entered the post-industrial age where there are no road maps, all of the old rules are being broken and the rate of change is ever-increasing. It’s time for experimentation, creativity and fearlessness. If you’re cool with all that, we’ll probably enjoy working together.

We’ve got a kick-ass second screen project in need of a Lead Developer, a Creative Director and a Project Manager. We’re offering excellent pay, health and dental and an unparalleled work environment.

If you want to learn more about this opportunity, check us out at digitalhoward.com. The jobs are posted there, in all their splendour.

Hope to hear from you soon.

DH

 

 

This is a community post. If you have a job or an event that you would like to share with our community, please e-mail us at Talks (@) DevTO.ca

 

 

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

Tech in Toronto – March 28th to April 4th

Welcome to our third edition of Tech in Toronto events! 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.

March 28th, 2013

MaRS - Building a Software Development Team
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Responsive Web Alliance - Responsive Web Thinkers Meet and Greet
6:30 P.M. (FREE)

 

April 2nd, 2013

MaRS Startup Book Club: “UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging” by Scott Stratten
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. (Free)

GTA PHP User Group - PHP Performance: xhprof, xhgui, and profiling
7:00 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Ruby Brigade - Ruby Hack Night
6:30 P.M. (Free)

 

April 3rd, 2013

Dive into topic #1: Complex Navigation
6:30 P.M. (Free)

Launchpad x Accenture: From Tech to Consulting
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (Free)

Toronto Web Entrepreneurs - Spring Networking Event
7:30 P.M. ($5.00)

Mobile Learning Lab - Bringing a Mobile App to Market
7:00 P.M. (Free)

 

April 4th, 2013

Centennial College Technology Fair 2013: Automation and Robotics Society
3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Free)

Achievers Tech Talks - Profiling and Tuning a Web Application – The Dirty Details
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.


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

Tech in Toronto – March 21st to March 28th

Welcome to our second edition of Tech in Toronto events! 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.

Thursday, March 21st

6:30 P.M. – 9:15 P.M. ($5.00)

Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club - Introduction to Social Media
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Sunday, March 24th
Girls Learning Code - Intro to Programming with Python
10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M. ($50.00)

Monday, March 25th
Team Coding: Toronto Learns to Code -jQuery Hackathon – Beginners Welcome
6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. (FREE)
ProductTO - Meetup #2
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. (FREE)

6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE) 
HackerNest Toronto Tech Socials - HackerNest Toronto March Tech Social
8:00 P.M. (FREE)

Tuesday, March 26th

6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. ($65.00)

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

Toronto Semantic Web Meetup Group - Designing Applications for the Semantic Web
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Wednesday, March 27th

6:00 P.M (FREE)
The Toronto Apple User Group - iOS Development Meetup
7:00 P.M. (FREE)

Toronto .NET Hackers - Microsoft Rosalyn
7:00 P.M. 
6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. (FREE)


Thursday, March 28th

12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 

Responsive Web Alliance - Responsive Web Thinkers Meet and Greet
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: March 14 – March 21

Welcome to the first edition of DevTO’s Tech in Toronto Thursday.  We will be updating our blog every Thursday with the upcoming week’s tech-related events in Toronto.  From conferences to Meet Up groups, we’ll try and have all the major events posted every week.

Here are Toronto’s Tech events for the week of

Thursday, March 14th – Thursday, March 21st:

Sunday, March 17th

Coffee and Code:
Code over Coffee

Monday, March 18th

Girl Geeks TO:
Build, Analyze & Optimize with Google

Team Coding:
Toronto Learns to Code – jQuery Workshop Series & Hackathon

Toronto Drupal User Group:
March Meeting

Tuesday, March 19th

Lean Analytics:
Using Data to Build a Better Startup Faster

Wednesday, March 20th

The Toronto Apple User Group:
Toronto Mac Meetup

Thursday, March 21st

Python Developers:
Meet and greet

Toronto Code Retreat:
Code Retreat @ Bento Miso

 

Conferences:

March 19th – 20th

Digital Media Summit:
http://digitalmediasummit.ca

March 18th – 20th

Predictive Analytics World Conference:
http://www.predictiveanalyticsworld.com/toronto/register.php

 

Anita

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

 

 

Windows 8 Workshop #1: So you want to learn how to how to build apps for Windows 8?

We’ve teamed up with HTML5 Toronto + Javascript Toronto to bring the Toronto developer community this great workshop on Windows 8 App Development. Tickets are only $5.00 (what a steal!).

The event is taking place on this March 10, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., at the Burroughs Building. This is the first of 3 events planned to get you all acquainted with Windows 8 Development, and will feature the following:

Workshop #1 includes:

•    Intro to Windows 8 Keynote
•    Install-fest to get your development environments up and running – so bring your own laptop
•    Windows 8 design overview and paradigms to keep in mind when building your apps!
•    A great networking session with people in your industry!

The next two workshops will be planned for March and April; all culminating in a neat little surprise at the end! For further event information and to purchase a ticket, check out the event page here.

Good news! Now, for a limited time, we are giving away 5 free tickets to this event. To win, tweet out:

“Start learning how to build apps for Win8 March 10 https://www.atendy.com/event/microsoft-windows-8-workshop-1-8559?

Winners will be randomly selected this Wednesday, March 6th.

Good luck,

The DevTO team