Have you heard of the Canadian Information Processing Society? They were founded in 1958 and “define the Canadian IT Body of Knowledge for Canadian IT Professionals”. The local CIPS Golden Horseshoe holds events aimed at IT professionals, such as the upcoming talk by technology advisor & Microsoft evangelist Ruth Morton on “The Impact of Cloud Computing on IT” taking place February 23rd at The Innsville Restaurant in Stoney Creek. If you are interested you can register for the event here.
Have you heard about the Open Data movement coming to Hamilton yet? A group of citizens has formed Open Hamilton with the following guiding principles relating to how exactly government data should be made open. The Spectator wrote a great article on the movement. Unfortunately it looks like we will have to wait for HSR bus schedules based on such open data.
In case you didn’t know, Guelph will be having their DemoCamp this Wednesday February 9th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at The EBar. David Crow will be the invited speaker and he will be discussing “Why a startup should never hire a Microsoft marketer”. For tickets and more information click here.
FloatPoint Media of Hamilton, Ontario is looking for a Software Development Project Manager:
“The Project Manager will contribute to technical account management and communications as well as customer satisfaction and implementation success. The Project Manager Role is a lead consultant role which provides the employee with responsibility for successful delivery in specific customer engagements. The Project Manager is responsible for timely deliverables, project staffing, and overall satisfaction of the customer. In this role, the Project Manager must become intimate with all concerns that the customer faces with regards to the overall success of the implementation. The Project Manager must understand software implementation best practices as well as be extremely knowledgeable about our methodology and architectures.”
You can apply for the job and read more details here.
Are you a mobile app developer in the Greater Hamilton community? Then you should probably know about The Great Canadian Apportunity being sponsored by Microsoft Canada.
By entering you Windows Phone 7 app into the competition, you will have the opportunity to win a $10,000 cash grand prize. Winning apps may also be showcased on the MSDN Flash newsletter, on the Microsoft.ca homepage and across our Canadian Developer blogs. The first round of judging begins in March however, so you may want to get involved quickly!
A Hamilton-based start-up company is looking for part-time programmers to immediately assist in the development of an online shopping website, that incorporates social networking functionality. Programming goals include database development and management, financial tracking and e-communications. Selected candidates would work as part of a team that includes, the founders, a prominent third-party Toronto-based web development agency, and business affairs and marketing personnel. This is an opportunity to part-take in an exciting venture from the ground floor. Compensation is creative, and open to negotiation, but will include participation in the venture’s proprietary business method. It is intended that the part-time position(s) evolve into full-time positions in late Spring 2011.
You can apply for the job here.
DemoCampHamilton 1 will take place Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at Slainte Irish Pub in downtown Hamilton. Full details on the event can be found at softwarehamilton.com/democamp. Tickets are free, we are using them for potential capacity reasons, and you can get yours at: democamphamilton.eventbrite.com.
Did you know that the IEEE has a Hamilton section? You can visit IEEE Hamilton on the web at: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton.
IEEE Hamilton is having their annual dinner evening at the Old Mill in Ancaster, Ontario at 6:00pm on Saturday February 19th, for more details and registration see: http://ewh.ieee.org/r7/hamilton/y2011/2011events.htm#a20110219.
The McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) is holding an information event Tuesday February 1, 2011 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Council Chambers – Gilmour Hall (GH 111) McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. See the following EventBrite link to get a ticket and for more information: http://milomcmaster-esli.eventbrite.com.
Excerpt: “If you ever want your research to be prescribed by a doctor, bought by a consumer, used in a factory or in any way touch the world, this is the most important workshop you could attend this year.
This informative morning will review the commercialization and intellectual property services that the McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) provides. These services are the gateway to connecting your work to new funding opportunities, research partnerships and intellectual property protections.”
A seminar for developers interested in app development for the Nokia OVI Store is taking place February 4, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. For more details and to register, see the following link: http://www.wavefrontac.com/news-events/waveguide-training/nokia-canada-tour-2011.
Excerpt: “This is your opportunity to bring your Canadian apps to the worldâ€™s largest application distribution network â€“ the Nokia OVI Store. Attend this seminar to receive an end-to-end overview of Nokia platforms and OVI services which reaches hundreds of millions of consumers in over 190 countries downloading over 3 million applications per day. Developers and publishers will learn about the latest Nokia OVI business opportunities and receive practical advice on how to develop and port your mobile application/content on Nokia platform and publish it to the OVI Store, an easy way to distribute and monetize your applications and content to Nokia users all over the world.”