Weekly community roundup

It was another active week for bloggers in the community and articles about the community! CBC Hamilton covered Mohawk College’s AppsForHealth conference, Dan Zen released his latest creation Facebook game Primals, and Stephanie McLarty’s blog about being a non-technical founder provides some more useful suggestions to the startups identified in the Factor[e] blog post from a few weeks back about how many Hamilton startups lack a technical co-founder. Check out all the stories and activity below!

A Snapshot of Deloitte’s Technology Trend Predictions for 2012VA Partners (@VAPartners)
A few weeks back I attended the Golden Horseshoe Venture Forum of which we are one of the sponsors…

Being a Non-Technical Founder – Diagnosis & RemedyREfficient (@REfficient)
I started REfficient because I believed there was a better way to manage resources…

Do You Understand the World For Which You are Preparing Students?HeidiSiwak.com (@HeidiSiwak)
I worry sometimes that my colleagues and administrators do not really understand the world for which they are preparing children…

ECONOMIC SUMMIT: Celebrating startupsThe Spectator (@TheSpec)
Hamilton needs to find, nurture and celebrate its “startup superheroes” to create a “contagious” culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, said a panellist discussing the city’s small business sector…

Explaining Why A Prospective Client Should Choose Ruby on Rails Over PHPFactor[e] (@Factor_e)
In considering certain Web-related RFPs, often we are requested to develop projects in PHP…

Health conference aims to fill app gapCBC Hamilton (@CBCHamilton)
It may seem like there’s an app for everything, but a Hamilton conference organizer says the possibilities for apps in the health field is “huge and growing.”…

Joomla! Hack: How to Display a Page of all K2 Users, Groups and BlogsWeever Apps (@WeeverApps)
It is always a joy discovering new things when building Joomla! web sites…

Letter to Council: Let’s be innovative with transit next bus signsJoeyColeman.ca (@JoeyColeman)
I wrote the following letter to Hamilton City Council today…

May The Fourth etc etcSnakehead Games (@SnakeheadGames)
On this momentous day of days, Snakehead fans, we’re catching you up on this week and the last before we return to process of getting this website up to snuff…

Startup me up!Inovation Factory (@StephShuster)
It’s been a week since the whirlwind of our second Startup Weekend Hamilton, and I’ve gotta say, I’m still on a startup high…

Ticats launch mobile websiteTicats.ca (@Ticats)
The Tiger-Cats launched the mobile version of Ticats.ca today…

Dan Zen (@DanZen) also released a new game called Primals on Facebook where you have to re-arrange a small list of your friends into the order in which they joined Facebook. You can play the game here, and like the Facebook page here.

Nick Bontis (@NickBontis) also gave his views on why we should care about the Facebook IPO in this YouTube clip: