May 17th, 2013
UofT Dev – Introduction to Android Programming (10:30AM)
Mohannad’s three part introduction to Android Programming workshop continues at 10:30AM in BA1200. Get some hands on experience with Android app development. BYOLaptop recommended. Everyone is welcome to come – even if you missed parts one and two.
NthGen Hackathon Final Presentation (12PM-1PM)
The Hackathon wraps up at noon. Come and watch the final presentations – see the interesting and creative apps that the contestants have built in 24h. Bissell Building Rm. 224 (140 St. George Street).
UofT Career Centre – Careers in App Development (2PM-4PM)
App developers from Google, Konrad Group, Nth Gen Software, Deloitte (plus others!) will share stories on what they do, their career paths and offer advice on how to find a job. BA1200.
NthGen After Party (9PM)
Come celebrate and demonstrate your table tennis skills at SPiN Galactic (461 King W). The hackathon winners will be announced. Proof of age ID required. For those under 19 – please talk to an NthGen representative about getting a wrist band.
May 16th, 2013
Coming up today for Dev Days – Day 2
Introduction to Android Programming
Mohannad’s three part introduction to Android Programming workshop continues at 11AM in BA1200. Come get some hands on experience with Android app development. BYOLaptop recommended. Everyone is welcome to come – even if you missed part one.
At noon we’ll kick off the app hackathon. There are some great prizes including $1000 for the first place team. Make sure to register your team on the Google+ page. See the agenda for more details. http://mobile.utoronto.ca/dev-days/dev-days-agenda
UofT Developers Club
The UofT Dev Club will hold an info session at 4pm in BA1200. This is a great opportunity to find out about their activities.
From their website:
“The U of T developers club was founded by a group of people who are passionate about making cool stuff, whether it be apps, websites or whatever else we can think of! “
Google Live Sessions
Google is live streaming dozens of really informative sessions today. We’ll continue to show the stream on demand in ba1130. Here is just a sample of the sessions on tap for today…
1PM Android Protips: Making Apps Work Like Magic
2PM Beyond the Blue Dot: New Features in Android Location
3:40PM Google Cloud Messaging
5:35PM Android Graphics Performance
May 14th, 2013
NthGen Dev Days starts May 15, 2013!
We have confirmed the following exciting events:
Google I/O Stream viewing sessions
Career Centre Tech. Panel
Android Dev Workshops
Nth Gen Android Hackathon Competition
See the mini-site for more info.
April 22nd, 2013
Prof. Parham Aarabi and the Mobile Applications Lab (APL) are hosting a demo night to showcase their latest creations:
When: Thursday April 25 at 7:00 PM
What: UofT Mobile App Lab Demo Night
Where: UofT St. George Campus, Bahen Building (40 St. George), Room 4158
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/102220679972443/
More about the APL:
March 20th, 2013
Did you miss MAD Demo Scene 1? Don’t worry – we have videos. There were two great presentations and an excellent discussion on mobile software and the student experience at U of T. Rashid Ali, Peyman Ghaemi & Amir Karimi gave demonstrations of their apps and described how they discovered their app ideas. We recorded the presentations – the videos are below.
Presentation Videos on MyMedia:
If you are interested in reaching out to the presenters, please contact email@example.com.
March 5th, 2013
The second season of the UTSC AppStar competition has begun and is now accepting entries. This year there are two categories – Education and Campus Life – each with a first place prize of $3000 and a second place prize of $1500.
Find out more details about the contest, including contest rules and deadlines here. If you are looking for potential teammates, be sure to check out the AppStar mixer event at The Hub, March 20, 2013.
March 5th, 2013
By: Kurt Kleiner for UTSC Posted Thursday, February 28, 2013
Right now, maybe while eating a piece of pizza or waiting for a class to start, a UTSC student might be turning over a world-changing idea in her mind. If so, The Hub is there to help.
The Hub Ideation + Experiential Learning Centre is a space on campus where students and faculty can come together to develop new and creative ideas – anything from innovative social media sites to killer mobile apps to unthought-of businesses, technologies and social innovations.
February 19th, 2013
Our campus is busy, time is short, and getting around isn’t fun in February weather. Please join us for the first official MAD Demo Scene event where we present two mobile apps developed by U of T students to improve student life at U of T . These apps help students decide where to study… by providing up-to-the-minute data showing availability of study space, printers and workstations.
This event is hosted in the CTSI Teaching Studio at Robarts Library.
MAD: Demo Scene 1
Friday February 22, 12:30 PM
Room 4034 (CTSI Teaching Studio)
4th floor Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street
(RSVP appreciated: mad dot lab at utoronto dot ca)
The development teams will present their apps, followed by a chance for discussion with the audience.
UTSC Study Space – Find study space at UTSC … Fast!
The UTSC Study Space app is the first app that will allow students to find available study space on campus. With the UTSC Study Space app, students can save precious time by looking up the area where they intend to study and see if there is space available. If not, then they can quickly look up another area without having to make the trip there! The UTSC Study Space will also feature up to date schedules of all the classrooms on campus to allow students to use classrooms for their study needs when they are not booked. The app will also provide students with effective study tips.
Developer: Rashid Ali
Rashid is a student at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Political Science. He’s the creator of the “UTSC Study Space” mobile application that earned a top 3 finish in UTSC’s first annual AppStar competition. Aside from studying and programming, Rashid also likes to travel, play sports, and eat food! In the future Rashid hopes to pursue a career in the the software development business.
CitoPrint (i.e. Print fast) is an iOS application that displays computer lab and printer statutes at the University of Toronto Faculty of Engineering, straight onto mobile platforms. To find a computer or a free printer, students do not have to check every lab; they’ll know where to go with touch of a button. Furthermore, the app shows when the computer labs are booked for a class and when the printers are jammed or offline.
CitoPrint allows for full utilization of UofT’s resources and enhances student experience. The app is currently live for engineering computer labs as a result of direct collaboration with Engineering Computing Facility (ECF) and CitoPrint plans to deploy across all UofT computer labs. In addition to iOS, CitoPrint will be further deployed on android and other smartphone platforms.
Developers: Amir-Hossein Karimi & Peyman Ghaemi
The MAD Lab is a student-centric facility, at the heart of the St. George campus, devoted to accelerating mobile software development at U of T. The Lab will host equipment, collaborative workspace, user groups and workshops, and is open to U of T students, staff and faculty. By fostering collaboration between disciplines and communities, the lab serves as a natural hub for mobile development at U of T.
January 29th, 2013
Re: Mobile Application Development Lab Manager
I am pleased to announce that Mike Spears has joined the Academic & Collaborative Technologies team as our new Mobile Application Development Lab Manager, effective today, January 28, 2013.
Mike joins us from the Rotman School of Management, where he has been part of the Computing Services team for the past six years. Prior to working at Rotman, Mike was a member of the Information Commons. In addition to his work at UofT, Mike volunteers his time and technical expertise with the non-profit Toronto Design Offsite Festival, including authoring their official Festival mobile app.
In his new role, Mike will be working on a variety of projects, including setting up a student-centric mobile development lab on the St. George campus, facilitating collaboration between mobile labs across all three campuses, relationship management with various hardware and software vendors, working with instructors and departments to ensure UofT is at the forefront of teaching about mobile technologies, assisting clients in developing and deploying apps, and participating in the development of institutional and I+TS mobile applications.
Please join me in welcoming Mike. If you’d like more information on UofT’s emerging mobile strategies, please come back to this website for updates, or feel free to contact Mike directly at mike (dot) spears (at) utoronto (dot) ca
October 23rd, 2012
Do you have a favorite app you use for research? Collaboration? Instruction? Want to show and learn what others are using?
Come and join us for a dynamic, round-table style event open to everyone: students, faculty, and librarians, and engage in the opportunity to learn from each other.
Calling all mobile device lovers, app enthusiasts, and curious minds who want to learn more about how to use mobile technology for research, learning, and teaching. Mark your calendars, spread the word and join us for:
App Open Mic
Date: Friday, November 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (drop in)
Location: Blackburn Room, 4th floor Robarts Library
To register and for more information: http://uoft.me/appopenmic