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DemoCampHamilton21 line-up additions

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Check out the updated line-up for DemoCampHamilton21 below – including Communote, Take5 and Magnet!

 

When: Wednesday June 24th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
An exploding ecosystem of apps, sensors and wearables have made it easier than ever for people to collect data on personal health and activity. Exposing that data to healthcare providers to deliver smarter patient care is complex and expensive, due to HIPAA compliance rules and other evolving regulations.

MedStack unlocks health data by providing an easy-to-use set of tools for developers. A robust cloud platform that moves data from device to cloud to provider with complete security and up-to-date compliance, as well as Google Fit and Apple HealthKit support, and server APIs for a variety of provider-side applications, MedStack makes data-driven healthcare possible.

 

Demo 2
Dragon of Legends is an action based MMORPG for PC, Mac, and Mobile platforms heavily influenced by the mythic cycle of Gaelic Ireland and Norse mythology. Developed in Hamilton by Thrive Games – the studio will be heading to Kickstarter by the end of the summer.

 

Demo 3
Comikka is mobile comics. No apps, no downloads, no costs. Just beautiful, free comics always on your phone

 

Demo 4
Tribute Tree helps people efficiently collect and organize their pre-planning information and family contact details through leveraging the power of Facebook. This information is stored securely for future use and is accessible by designated family members.

 

Demo 5
McMaster Computing & Software Outreach. Image 2 Bits teaches binary encoding using black and white images. Coded images are shared with classmates wirelessly even if you do not have access to a network, and after decoding

 

Demo 6
Riipen helps companies pick the best graduating talent. Through our platform students are able to demonstrate the specific skills that companies are always looking for, and companies are able to easily identify top talent earlier to fuel their future success.

 

Demo 7
OneBase is a web platform that allows teams to effectively and efficiently onboard their members. OneBase lets you track the effectiveness of your initiatives, engage your new team members, and offers a one-stop-shop that is accessible anywhere – desktop or mobile.

 

Demo 8
Vicky Looby, founder of Take5 Mindfulness and Wellness Centre Inc. will be demonstrating our Take5 on the go mobile app. Take5 is about giving yourself the 5 minutes a day you deserve for your overall mental health. Users embark on their journey to better mental health by learning how to train their mental skills through guided mindfulness meditation sessions. Learn about the neuroscience behind meditation and our Take5 30-day challenge.

 

Demo 9
Through the use of cutting-edge technology, the Magnet network enables individuals, organizations, and employers to gain access to the right connections and opportunities, in order to realize their professional goals.

 

Demo 10
Communote is the library of everything. We incentivize document sharing by rewarding content views with advertisement revenue.

 

 

An entry in the demo line-up will be revealed every few days between now and the DemoCamp – check back regularly.

 

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

Art Gallery of Hamilton

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

CareerLaunch partners with Magnet

Guest post by Jeffrey Doucet (@jeffrey_doucet), originally posted on LinkedIn. You’ll be able to see a live demo of Magnet at DemoCamp21 on June 24th!

 

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Just under a year ago, Tristan and I set out to help students transition from post-secondary education to employment with our company QuickHire. The premise behind QuickHire was that there were not enough recruiting resources dedicated to entry-level employment, and that by building a resource designed for entry-level recruiting, we would be able to improve and expedite the recruiting process for new students & recent grads.

After spending months building & operating a recruiting resource, we reflected on what we had learned from our users. We realized that instead of addressing the students’ problem, we were just building another resource for employers.

So, we took everything we had learned about our product and began building a completely different application that we now license to universities and colleges, called CareerLaunch.

CareerLaunch incorporates all of the insight we gained about the job search, built into one easy-to-use application that allows any student to effectively manage their job search. We know that if a student follows the proper steps — preparation, organization, employer engagement — they will find a job in no time. We have built software that will equip any student to find their dream job.

Our new software places an emphasis on empowering students to manage and execute a productive job search by:

  • Enabling students to track each job they apply to regardless of what platform or job board they use
  • Allowing students to manage all of their job applications and follow-up with customized notifications
  • Provide learning materials to help students become better job candidates through partnership with employers and institutions

A Province-wide Partnership

While growing our business here in Ontario, we were fortunate enough to develop a partnership with Magnet, a new network co-founded by Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Magnet, which launched in September 2014, uses powerful job-matching technology to connect job seekers and employers based on skills, preferences, and needs.

Once a candidate builds a profile, the system provides them with job opportunities that match their skills and experience. Qualified job candidates are automatically informed any time an employer adds a new posting, and a person’s identity is shielded until they decide to communicate with the potential employer. Magnet’s software bears strong similarities to our original recruiting platform, so naturally it was a perfect fit.

By partnering with Magnet, our software will be used by a growing network of over 60,000 students and recent graduates and 25 post-secondary institutions here in Ontario. We are excited to get our product in the hands of students and continue to help them transition from education to gainful employment.

In our next blog post, we will break down one of our new major features — our application tracking system — that is compatible with over 20 job boards here in Canada. The software allows students to manage their job search, stay on top of all of their applications, and walk into each interview prepared and confident.

Right here you can check out what we are working on with Magnet. Stay tuned for more product updates! 

 

More DemoCampHamilton21 demos revealed

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Two more demos for DemoCampHamilton21 have been announced!

Demo 4
Tribute Tree helps people efficiently collect and organize their pre-planning information and family contact details through leveraging the power of Facebook. This information is stored securely for future use and is accessible by designated family members.

Demo 5
McMaster Computing & Software Outreach. Image 2 Bits teaches binary encoding using black and white images. Coded images are shared with classmates wirelessly even if you do not have access to a network, and after decoding

 

Don’t miss an amazing line-up of locally built technology demos + community Q&A at DemoCampHamilton21!

 

When: Wednesday June 24th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Two more DemoCampHamilton21 demos announced

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Two more demos for DemoCampHamilton21 have been announced!

Demo 2
Dragon of Legends is an action based MMORPG for PC, Mac, and Mobile platforms heavily influenced by the mythic cycle of Gaelic Ireland and Norse mythology. Developed in Hamilton by Thrive Games – the studio will be heading to Kickstarter by the end of the summer.

Demo 3
Comikka is mobile comics. No apps, no downloads, no costs. Just beautiful, free comics always on your phone

 

Don’t miss an amazing line-up of locally built technology demos + community Q&A at DemoCampHamilton21!

 

When: Wednesday June 24th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

DemoCampHamilton21: All Demo Summer Edition

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Check out the details on DemoCampHamilton21 below! The demo line-up will be revealed one demo at a time, every few days, between now and the event.

 

When: Wednesday June 24th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
MedStack – a cloud platform for health wearables which empowers innovators to unlock data-driven healthcare.

 

 

An entry in the demo line-up will be revealed every few days between now and the DemoCamp – check back regularly.

 

 

Are you interested in demo-ing? Fill out the application form to demo at this or a future DemoCamp event!

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

Art Gallery of Hamilton

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Download Beam app to use tonight at DemoCamp

Editor’s Note: Beam will demo tonight at DemoCamp, and they would like attendees to download the app before the event so they can use it at DemoCamp!

 

Beam is new way to meet and engage with people at events.

How Beam works?

Simply download the app, make a profile, and you can start finding people around you. What’s unique is that we give people the ability to tell their story by beaming it to others within 50m. Think of it like a local bulletin board where people share their interests, their profiles, and discussions.

It’s very easy to Beam your story, but even easier to exchange contact info. You’ll never need to search, type phone numbers, or write anything again, just Beam it.

So what are you waiting for, let’s get Beaming. Get the app now at webeam.co/beta for iOS and Android. Please install before democamp for best results.

 

DemoCamp20 full demo line-up announced

When: Wednesday April 8th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
Beam – A colorful meeting people app that does the hard work for you.

 

Demo 2
We are a startup named RentHost and our goal is to help enhance the rental housing search experience for Canadian students and assist property owners better list and manage their properties. RentHost’s modern, map-based search interface and advanced filters makes it easier for students to search off-campus housing. We let them shortlist listings, get alerts based on their search, and allow them to communicate and schedule showings with property owners through our platform. For property owners and managers, we help them save time and effort by letting them list on multiple websites with one click and give them metrics on their listings’ performance. Using our platform, they are able to better manage their leads from a central inbox. Adopting a lean approach, we launched a minimum viable product last year, allowing us to test and incorporate new features to our online service. This year, we have launched our service in Hamilton for both McMaster University and Mohawk College, the major post-secondary institutions in the city. We are currently investing in our marketing efforts, in order to maximize our reach to students in Hamilton, helping them save time and make off-campus housing search easier.

 

Demo 3
Inventor Dan Zen – creator of many games, gadgets, communities and apps will demo ZIM js – a free JavaScript library of Interactive Media modules – much like jQuery of the HTML canvas. http://zimjs.com

 

Demo 4
Hifyre will demo tenfour, a news aggregator that encourages better online conversation.

 

Demo 5
xocial is the “thank you platform” with a mission to inspire and motivate the good in everyone. Our mobile app lets people easily connect with their social networks and other xocial users to recognize positive deeds and actions.

 

Demo 6
FriendlyRentr is a peer-to-peer rental community where you can rent anything you own or need with people you can trust.

 

Keynote Speaker



Mark Pavlidis – Co-founder @ Flixel

 

 

Mark Pavlidis (@mhp) is co-founder and VP of technology at Flixel, where he leads the development of the tools and platform to create living photos. Flixel has received $3 million in funding for their platform that allows users to create cinemagraphs, a still photo with a portion of seamless and infinitely looping motion. Flixel received a prestigious Apple Design Award in 2014. Prior to his role at Flixel, Mark was director of development at EndLoop Mobile, a maker at Grok Software and Task Ave, as well as mobile lead at Guardly. Mark received his B.Eng and M.A.Sc. in Software Engineering from McMaster University.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

Art Gallery of Hamilton        

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Apply to demo at DemoCampHamilton20

Art Gallery of Hamilton

 

DemoCampHamilton20 will be taking place on Wednesday April 8th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at The Art Gallery of Hamilton. You can register to attend the event here: eventbrite.ca/e/democamphamilton20-tickets-15731334846

At DemoCamps we have 5-6 local startups, makers and/or students give 5 minute live demos of something they’ve built, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A with the community in attendance. Typically demos are a new startup product, but sometimes particularly interesting side projects or non-profit community projects (e.g. open data).

Going forward I’m going to post an ‘application to demo form’, and demo submissions will be reviewed by a few people in the local industry (experienced founders, technical leads, etc.). Asking people to just e-mail me worked well in the past, but I’ve noticed that forms seem to encourage more submissions, and as the amount of demo slots exceeds demand for demo slots, I’d rather have some kind of a ‘peer review’ determine who gets a spot.

 

 

Next DemoCamp with Mark Pavlidis on April 8th

When: Wednesday April 8th 2015 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

 

Keynote Speaker



Mark Pavlidis – Co-founder @ Flixel

 

 

Mark Pavlidis (@mhp) is co-founder and VP of technology at Flixel, where he leads the development of the tools and platform to create living photos. Flixel has received $3 million in funding for their platform that allows users to create cinemagraphs, a still photo with a portion of seamless and infinitely looping motion. Flixel received a prestigious Apple Design Award in 2014. Prior to his role at Flixel, Mark was director of development at EndLoop Mobile, a maker at Grok Software and Task Ave, as well as mobile lead at Guardly. Mark received his B.Eng and M.A.Sc. in Software Engineering from McMaster University.

 

Sponsors


 

 

          

 

Art Gallery of Hamilton        

 

E-mail democamphamilton@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring.

 

Demos


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Submission of Demos


 

Demos for DemoCampHamilton can be submitted to: democamphamilton@gmail.com. You will have an internet connection, a power outlet and a VGA input to a projector. You will have 5 minutes to demo your software, and 5 minutes for Q&A.

 

DemoCampHamilton19 full demo line-up announced

When: Wednesday December 3rd, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton – Joey and Toby Tanebaum Pavilion – 123 King Street West Hamilton, Ontario

 

Demos


 

Demo 1
TRIAT (Tiny Researcher In A Tube) is an open source, research grade GPS data logging device that is based on an Arduino platform. The core design principles include very low energy use, full data logging customization, low cost, and easy manufacturing in quantity. Current research includes exploring how spatial use in a city relates to social connectedness.

 

Demo 2
Street Smarts app is an app designed to teach children with special needs what they can do if they are lost/separated from a caregiver in a store. The instructional design is informed by the most cutting edge research from the science of Behavior Analysis.

 

Demo 3
WeMesh is an iOS app that combines your two favorite mobile activities – watching YouTube and chatting – into one new exciting app. It allows you to experience your favorite videos in perfect synchrony with all your friends while messaging. WeMesh turns your group’s iPhones into a speaker system, courtesy of our unrivaled playback sync engine.

 

Demo 4
Maestro allows you to use your arm’s movements to control a variety of instruments in a grand orchestral piece. Depending on the direction of your arm’s movements, a different note is played. All of this information is gathered using Thalmic Lab’s Myo armband. As you compose, you are able to switch instruments between a strings section, horns section, and the vocal section of the orchestra.

 

Demo 5
Beam is a new way to discove contacts and keep in touch. For more information, please visit WeBeamapp.com.

 

Demo 6
Seasoned Tactics is a cross-platform multi-player tactics arena where you take control of the arena by covering it with your season. Players compete in turns using strategy to out maneuver the computer or other players.

Keynote Speaker


 

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Jesse Rodgers

 

Director

Creative Destruction Lab

University of Toronto

 

Jesse Rodgers is the Director of Creative Destruction Lab and has been in education and technology for last 15 years. Prior to founding TribeHR (acquired by NetSuite in 2013), Jesse was Director and pioneer of the VeloCity program at the University of Waterloo. Jesse holds a M.Sc University of Liverpool and a B.A. from the University of Waterloo.

 

Sponsors


 

 

Art Gallery of Hamilton
 

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