February 24, 2014

Just received a note here at the MADLab from our friend Helen Kula (Librarian, Institute for Management and Innovation) regarding next month's Startup Weekend: Library Edition. It's sponsored in part by University of Toronto Libraries. Helen says...

Startup Weekend: Library Edition is the first-ever version of Startup Weekend designed specifically for the library community and will be held in downtown Toronto in Mozilla’s community space on March 28-30.  Startup Weekend will bring together information professionals from a variety of libraries – academic, public, school, corporate and government - together with developers, designers and other startup folks to build solutions to library solutions, all over the course of a single weekend.


If you want to register or learn more, check out their site: http://toronto.startupweekend.org



Join Hack-DesignFest 2014 @ the MADLab!

February 7, 2014

The Engineering & Computer Science Library will be holding their first ever Hack-DesignFest in Feb!

At the Hack-DesignFest, currently enrolled U of T graduate and undergraduate students will come together for a day and a half, form small groups and collaborate to create an app, website, game or design/device for a good cause.

The 2014 Hack-DesignFest will officially take place from Tuesday February 18th at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (groups will be allowed to continue hacking n' designing until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday February 18 - but there will be no more offiical activities after 5:00 p.m.) and continue from Wednesday February 19th at 9:00 a.m. until  12:00 p.m.

  • Free food!
  • Swag!
  • Draws for prizes including an IEEE mega prize draw!
  • Create something useful!
  • Help a cause!
  • Build your resume!
  • Get advice from mentors!
  • Meet other cool computer science and engineering students!

For more information and to register: http://engineering.library.utoronto.ca/hack-designfest-2014


MADLab Weekly Open House

February 6, 2014

Our next MADLab open house is Thursday February 6th, 2014. Bring your laptop, a  project and code together at the lab. Show us your app!

This week Mike Dai Wang will give a mini-workshop on creating a basic location-based app using HTML and the iOS SDK.


Gerstein Science Information Centre, 9 King's College Circle. Room B112 (1st level basement, south end of building)



Getting Started: Android Resources

February 3, 2014

Getting started with Android?

We have compiled several links with comments for anyone who is just getting started with Android application development. Feel free to rate or share your favorite links, reference materials, and developer communities, or ask us any questions at mad.lab@utoronto.ca!