New job posted: Front End Developer / Juice Mobile / Toronto, ON, Canada bit.ly/1jveChk
Here is what is coming up in the next few weeks:
We have a new company at Volta: ModestTree
The Modest Tree Suite of eLearning software represents a revolutionary method of creating 3D interactive courseware that will significantly reduce the amount of time and cost to create quality, interactive 3D training.
The suite of authoring tools provided by Modest Tree can be used directly by experts across many different fields to produce realistic simulations and walk-throughs of complex procedures and tasks, greatly simplifying the process of creating interactive lessons for training.
Bits of Knowledge: Scaling
what it takes to successfully scale a web service and what to think about
when you are building a product that needs to scale quickly.If you plan to
attend, please register at: http://bok-scaling.eventbrite.ca
Who is giving a talk on this: Tim Chipman
When is it: 4th of June 2013 from 12PM to 12:45 PM
CTO Peer 2 Peer Meetup
talk frankly about common issues. Topics include how to manage
growth, evaluate technologies, best implementation practices,
how retain and motivate technical talent etc. Moderated by
GoInstant CTO Gavin Uhma
When: 6 June 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Volta Event space
Lunch and Learn: Git
exciting Git platform. Users reference its blistering
performance, usage flexibility, offline capabilities, and
collaboration features as their motivation for switching from
Subversion and CVS. Let’s get started with Git. You’ll be using
it like a master in no time at all.
learn more about Git and best repo management practices
Marketing Peer 2 Peer Meetup
on topics of relevance such as branding, advertising, promotions,
publications, metrics, social media and public relations and hot
issues for a rapidly evolving global tech startup. Moderated by
TitanFile’s Greg Poirier (ex. Radian6, Empire Theaters..)
lean startup practitioners looking to get the most out of their
Design Peer 2 Peer Meetup
and to discuss current trends as well as disect and analyze each
other’s design work. Moderated by 26ones Brian
JeffcockWho: Designers and geeks interested in design,
visual identity & typography. Where: Volta
Event space When: 19th of June 5 PM to 6 PM
LSTS (Learn Something, Teach Something)
of a split test, good design pattern, a neat trick) or share a short
educational story. If you have something to share (and I hope you will)
send the summary in the following format to [email protected] (or just reply to this
email).Name: (eg. Patrick Hankison) Topic: (eg. “What not to do in A/B
testing”) Have slides: (eg. No)Slides are optional.
5PM to 6 PM
Ladies Learning Code: Introduction to Python
clean-looking syntax means you’ll spend less time being confused (it
looks sort of like English!), and more time understanding and applying
the fundamentals of programming. Plus, even as a beginner, you can do
fun things with Python, like make games and draw shapes!
sells tickets, a “Guess the Number” game (Price is Right, anyone?) and
as part of your final project, you’ll re-create the schoolyard classic,
2013 from 10
AM to 5 PM
More details and tickets at: http://llchalifaxintropythonjune22.eventbrite.ca
based inside sales person. Know anyone? ow.ly/lh8iu
The guy is a Harvard MBA, an Oxford grad, former Atlas Ventures principal, Boston Consulting Group executive and he built over a dozen Starbucks coffee franchises which he then sold back to Starbucks corporate. When you meet Patrick and dig in to his background you start wonder where the hell this guy came from.
What’s even better is that Build is the in-house fund at Volta, a new startup crash pad in Halifax that currently houses 10 startups. The fund has taken up residence at Volta and has been a key part of getting it started.
The fund has just launched so it hasn’t announced any investments yet, but we are excited to see which deals they do first.
Volta and Build are two big leaps for the startup community in Atlantic Canada and when you consider it alongside what has been happening in New Brunswick with Launch36 and Startup Week, as well as a recent string of big exits, it seems like things are accelerating incredibly quickly.
The next major event is the Atlantic Venture Forum in June which is being keynoted by Paul Singh.