GameDevDrinks with Dennis Dyack

When: Wednesday November 30th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: The Pheasant Plucker at 20 Augusta Street, Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: @GameDevDrinks

Register: eventbrite.ca/e/gamedevdrinks-denis-dyack-tickets-28897148148

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Hey GDDers,

We invite all of you within or curious about our game development community to come and join us at the Pheasant Plucker on Wednesday, Nov 30 for a night of good times and good cheer. This month our guest speaker is Denis Dyack.

From 7:00-10:30 p.m., GameDevDrinks is the place for you to hang out and to hear Denis Dyack speak about the trials and tribulations of the video game industry. Afterwards you can chat with Denis, share your game concepts and ideas, tell and trade stories, show off game demos or just network and hang out because at GDD our goal is to create a casual and creative social environment for anyone – student, hobbyist, enthusiast and professional alike – who shares the common interest of game development of any kind.

We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

Denis Dyack is the former president of Canada-based video game developer Silicon Knights, and is a video game designer, writer, director and producer. Dyack directed the production of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain and Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and was inducted into the Canadian Gaming Hall of Fame by the Canadian Game Development Talent Awards in November 2011. (wikipedia bio)

 

HamOnt.js follow-up meetup with Alex Spokinka

When: Thursday December 1st at 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton, Ontario

Register: eventbrite.ca/e/hamontjs-follow-up-meetup-tickets-27696503989

 

Just a casual meetup to follow-up on the HamOnt.js JavaScript conference we had on October 22nd!

Speakers

Alex Spokina – CEO of Tasytt

Alex Sopinka (@alexsopinka) will describe how he built an award-winning Slack bot in just 30 days.  They are commonly done in node.js and that’s what we used with Obie (http://obie.ai).  Alex will talk about building the bot (arguably the easiest part), common things to watch out for, integrating with large existing systems, and handling upgrades.  One award Obie has won so far: http://www.goldenbridgeawards.com/world/index.html(Startup of the Year 2016 – Human Resources).  Also currently nominated for Canadian HR Awards http://www.hrawards.ca/index.php/finalists/2016-finalists(Reader’s Choice: Best Service Provider)

 

Internet of Things meetup with Grek Trasuk

When: Wednesday November 30th 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King St East, Hamilton, Ontario

Organizer: Hamilton Internet of Things meetup

Register: meetup.com/Hamilton-IoT-Meetup/events/234791838

Details:

gregGrek Trasuk of Web Age Solutions (our snax sponsor) will be giving a talk about using GPIO on the Raspbery Pi. The RPi has a lot in Common withe Onion Omega so it should be a good introduction for those waiting anxiously for their Omega2s. Like me!!!! And did I mention snax? We will have fine snax provided by our sponsor Web Age. Thanks.

Probably won’t see the Omega2 🙁 But John Gerryts will be giving an introduction to blockchain technology. Blockchain is more than just cryptocurrency and will soon play a significant part in IoT deployments.

 

Ontario tech trade missions: UK, India, Israel, SxSW, NAB, MWC, ASIS

January 30-February 4, 2017: Ontario Automation and Robotics Mission to India
The Ontario Ministry of International Trade will lead a mission of 6-12 Ontario companies and institutions in the Automation and Robotics to India from January 30 – February 4, 2017. The purpose of the mission is to help Ontario companies to target the rapidly growing Indian Automation and Manufacturing opportunities and to assist Ontario companies to partner and access export opportunities in these sectors. The mission will visit Mumbai and New Delhi where participants will receive market briefings and meet with key decision makers, leaders in manufacturing sector, strategic players in the Indian advance manufacturing domain and probable partners in automation and robotics on a one-on-one basis. The mission will promote Ontario’s capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation. The mission is open to Ontario companies which have relevant expertise and experience in artificial intelligence, automation and robotics. Details: akhil.tyagi@ontario.ca Tel:416 327-2371

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Jan 31-Feb 1, 2017: Ontario cyber security trade mission to Israel,
The Ontario Ministry of International Trade in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in Tel Aviv will be organizing an Ontario cybersecurity mission to participate in www.cybertechisrael.com 2017, which will be held in Tel Aviv, January 31 – February 1, 2017. Cybertech Israel is one of the most significant conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world, which provides attendees with a unique and special opportunity to get acquainted with the latest innovations and solutions featured by the international cyber community. The conference’s main focuses are on networking, strengthening alliances and forming new connections. The Ontario government has booked 40 sqm of booth space to accommodate up to 8 companies with value added benefits such as B2B meetings, site visits, networking events and more for only $1,500. Registration deadline is November 14, 2016. Details: vitaly.paroshyn@ontario.ca or call (416)314-0915

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February 6-10, 2017: Ontario ICT mission to India
The Ontario Ministry of International Trade will lead a mission of Ontario companies and institutions in the tech sector to India from February 6 – 10, 2017. The mission business will visit Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi, including participation at an ICT trade show – Convergence India 2017 (http://www.convergenceindia.org). Convergence India will showcase latest trends and technologies related to Telecom, Broadcast, Cable and Satellite TV, Cloud & Big Data, IoT, Digital Homes, Mobile devices, Film and Radio, Content Creation, Management and Delivery, etc. and also provides engagement with digital innovators, international business gurus, telecom and broadcasting czars, leaders from IT & Internet and IoT industries. Details: akhil.tyagi@ontario.ca Tel:416 327-2371

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Feb 6-10, 2017: Ontario fintech trade mission to UK’s Finovate,
The Ontario Ministry of International Trade is looking for 6 Ontario fintech companies to participate in the Ontario trade mission to the Finovate Europe Conference in London, UK, February 6-10, 2017. The cost will be C$1000/company. Finovate Europe attracts senior financial, banking and technology executives as well as media and venture capitalists from across the UK and Europe. The mission program will consist of B2B Meetings, conference attendance and networking events. Details Maureen.angus@ontario.ca or call Maureen at 416-314-2602.

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March 12-15, 2017: Ontario trade mission to SxSW (South by South West)
The Ontario Ministry of International Trade and the Canadian Consulate in Texas invite you to be part of the Ontario interactive trade mission to South by South West – SxSW (www.sxsw.com). With over 60,000 attendees, and more than 500 exhibits, SxSW brings together the best innovative new companies and established industry leaders from the music, film and interactive fields. Eight new and established companies will have the opportunity to exhibit in the Ontario Pavilion (booth # tbd). Participants will also receive several value-added services including an up-to-date database, promotion at the Ontario Business Reception and a market intelligence briefing. Cost: $2,400 only for first time participants in an Ontario IT mission to the U.S. (deadline for “Early Bird” is December 31, 2016). Regular fee is $2,700. Past participants have priority registration only if applying with a first time participant approved to join the mission. Financial assistance to eligible companies from the may be available through Ontario’s www.exportaccess.ca and Canada’s CanExport Program Details: Mauricio.Ospina@ontario.ca Tel. 416 325 6151

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April 24-27, 2017: Ontario trade mission to NAB
Ontario Ministry of International Trade invites you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 (www.nabshow.com). NAB is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. It attracts about 100,000 attendees from over 150 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors. The program is open to eight Ontario-based companies. Priority registration for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the Ontario Pavilion (Central Hall C8718) located near the entrance, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. Cost: $2,500 only for first time participants in an Ontario IT mission to the U.S. (deadline for “Early Bird” is December 31, 2016). Regular fee is $2,800. Past participants have priority registration only if applying with a first time participant approved to join the mission. Financial assistance to eligible companies from the may be available through Ontario’s www.exportaccess.ca and Canada’s CanExport Program Details Mauricio.Ospina@ontario.ca Tel 416 325 6151

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September 12-14, 2017: Ontario trade mission to MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS Americas
Ontario Ministry of International Trade invites you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 (www.nabshow.com). NAB is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. It attracts about 100,000 attendees from over 150 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors. The program is open to eight Ontario-based companies. Priority registration for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the Ontario Pavilion (Central Hall C8718) located near the entrance, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. Cost: $2,500 only for first time participants in an Ontario IT mission to the U.S. (deadline for “Early Bird” is December 31, 2016). Regular fee is $2,800. Past participants have priority registration only if applying with a first time participant approved to join the mission. Financial assistance to eligible companies from the may be available through Ontario’s www.exportaccess.ca and Canada’s CanExport Program Details: Mauricio.Ospina@ontario.ca Tel 416 325 6151

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September 25-28, 2017: Ontario trade mission to ASIS
Ontario Ministry of International Trade invites you to be part of the Ontario trade mission to the National Association of Broadcasters 2017 (www.nabshow.com). NAB is the world’s largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. It attracts about 100,000 attendees from over 150 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors. The program is open to eight Ontario-based companies. Priority registration for first time participants in an Ontario mission. Benefits include turn-key exhibit space in the Ontario Pavilion (Central Hall C8718) located near the entrance, databases of local and international contacts and networking activities, and two exhibitor passes per company. Cost: $2,500 only for first time participants in an Ontario IT mission to the U.S. (deadline for “Early Bird” is December 31, 2016). Regular fee is $2,800. Past participants have priority registration only if applying with a first time participant approved to join the mission. Financial assistance to eligible companies from the may be available through Ontario’s www.exportaccess.ca and Canada’s CanExport Program To apply for this trade mission contact Mauricio.Ospina@ontario.ca Tel 416 325 6151

DemoCamp26 with Andrew Holden

 

When: Tuesday December 6th 2016 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton at 123 King Street West, Hamilton, ON

 

 

 

Keynote Speaker


 

 
Andrew Holden
 
 

CTO / CXO and Co-founder 

  

Weever Apps 

 

Andrew Holden is an expert technical designer with a history of leading public and private initiatives to successful outcomes.   He is the co-founder and current Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Weever Apps Inc., a thriving “mobile workforce management” software firm and official partner to Xerox Canada.

Weever Apps was the first client of Hamilton’s Innovation Factory, won the city’s inaugural “LiON’S LAIR” competition in 2011, and has grown from a two very naive technical entrepreneurs to a rapidly growing software company with over 15 staff on James St. South.

Weever’s cloud-based software is used by enterprise customers including Bell, GE, and 3M.  Andrew mentors local startups in planning, strategy, and product development and recently launched a financial literacy learning platform in coordination with Hamilton catholic high schools and First Ontario Credit Union.

 

 

Partners


 

 

     
 
 
 
 
    Art Gallery of Hamilton            
 

   

 

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

 

Demos


 

TBA

 

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

 

 

Our Journeys: The Stories of Three Healthcare Startups

Guest post by The Forge

 

Healthcare is being redefined by startup culture, and three healthcare startups at The Forge are sharing their stories.  Join them on Tuesday, November 8 from 6:00PM-8:00PM (EST) for an inside look at how they got their start.

The event is free and registration can be found here.

Blue Orchid was founded with a simple mission – to create and design simple innovative solutions for challenges that face millions of caregivers every day. Our aim is to create and develop assistive living products aimed towards increasing the quality of life for both patients and caregivers. Whether it is family members or professional caregivers, we want to ensure that by using our products the patient can receive optimal care without frustration or injury for both parties involved. Our goal is to analyze and design products that would allow the patient to maintain their independence for as long as possible within the comfort of their home. Our first line of products will focus on mitigating the loss of mobility from aging, and will provide affordable, simple solutions with regards to lifting, moving and handling the patient at home.

Input Health is a digital health company that produces intuitive cloud-based tools to help patients and their healthcare providers connect in meaningful, outcome-driven ways, enabling the provision of value-based healthcare. The company is led by a dynamic team of physicians, veteran health software developers and user experience designers with a substantial track record of successful technology developments in the digital health industry in Canada and abroad. InputHealth has created an ecosystem of synergistic tools (the IH modules) that utilize modern web and mobile technology to augment or disrupt traditional mechanisms of healthcare delivery. These modules include functionalities such as online appointment booking, secure digital questionnaires and an innovative eReferral system. InputHealth is poised to become a global leader in patient engagement technologies, and is looking to create a paradigm shift in the electronic health record market through their flagship product that combines their entire array of modules – the Collaborative Health Record.

CareKit was founded during an eHealth conference in Toronto. It is a comprehensive software and hardware solution that monitors and manages at-home patients with the use of wearables and sensors. A short while later, ReliqHealth acquired CareKit (rebranded iUGO Health) for $2 million in shares and performance warrants.

 

WordPress meetup on Thursday

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When: Thursday November 3rd 2016 at 6:30 PM

Where: CoMotion on King at 115 King Street East, Hamilton

Organizer: WordPress Hamilton Meetup

Register: meetup.com/WPHamOnt/events/234453318

Details:

Join us for our next meetup! Come and meet other WordPress users, developers, bloggers and more in and around Hamilton.

Presentation

TBD

Agenda

6:30pm – doors open, networking

7pm-7:30pm – news, presentation

7:30pm-8pm – networking, discussing WordPress, Q&A

8:pm-? – Post-hangout beverage(s) – TBA

Grab a coffee, tea or soft drink before heading up at one of the nearby cafés.

 

No DemoCamp tonight

A “save the date” notice was included a newsletter a couple months ago about a DemoCamp tonight (Wed. Nov. 2nd). Some unforeseen circumstances kept me from throwing it together in time, so it needed to be pushed back. I’ll post an update on the next one soon – but for now am posting this to clear up any confusion. Sorry for any trouble caused!

 

Talk by Tiko 3D $3.5m Kickstarter this Thursday

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When: Thursday November 3rd 2016 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Mohawk College – Room i219 at 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, ON

Organizer: SURGE at Mohawk College

Register: eventbrite.ca/e/tiko-3d-students-who-made-millions-through-kickstarter-tickets-28051399491

Details:

Can you 3D print success?

For the young entrepreneurs behind TIKO 3D, it turns out you can.

The group invented the most affordable and simple 3D printer on the market, and launched one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever- raising $3.5 million CDN in 30 days, with more than 16,000 world-wide backers. (Read more about their start-up success-http://sparkcentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2015-Spark-Centre-Annual-Report-Tiko.pdf)

So what does it take to be a successful tech inventor and entrepreneur?

It starts with an Idea. Tiko was founded by Matt Gajkowski (CEO), Sharon Charitar (CFO) and Michael Zhang (SCM.) The team created Tiko whilst they were university students, frustrated by the lack of 3D printing in education and the over complicated 3D printers that were being marketed to consumers. This small team designed and created the first prototype of Tiko and took the Kickstarter world by storm.

Their new printer is a breakthrough in accessible 3D Printing, poised to transform how designers, engineers, manufactures and students approach 3D Printing and prototyping.

Register now to hear their story!

 

Guide to the eHealth Revolution this Wednesday

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When: Wednesday November 2nd 2016 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Atrium @ McMaster Innovation Park at 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton

Organizer: McMaster eHealth graduate program

Register: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJYbo7sC0w08P8Q7kohZ8yE6Zg6o2jBfghEW5pw6hWmpXBhg/viewform?c=0&w=1

Details:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the eHealth Revolution

Come & join us for the first networking event of the year!

5:00 – Registration Reception
5:30 – Director’s Welcome – Thomas Doyle
5:45 – Keynote Speaker – Bill Simpson, PhD, Director, Data Science, MEMOTEXT
6:30 – Roundtables
7:30 – Networking Reception

 

Bill Simpson, PhD, Director, Data Science, MEMOTEXT

billBill has an extensive background in psychology, mental health and clinical data analytics. He graduated with a Ph.D in Neuroscience from McMaster University in 2015. He has managed data collection and analysis for industry sponsored clinical trials and large international cohort studies. He has 12 scientific publications covering topics ranging from the psychometric properties of rating scales to the pharmacological treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder.

At MEMOTEXT, Bill develops new data analytic strategies and is responsible for integrating new scientific advances into the MEMOTEXT system.