Local Startup “Cupit” is looking for a Mobile App Developer

March 26, 2014

Mobile App Developer (iOS/Android)

Cupit, Toronto, ON, Canada

We're developing a platform that will change the way people consume resources. We’re working on technology that makes it easy, fun and rewarding for people to reduce their environmental footprint. Our idea has received recognition, winning 1st place at the Startup Hub x Uken Games Mobile Gamification Competition and we’re currently competing in regional semifinals of the Global Social Venture competition


This is your opportunity to join a stealth-mode high growth company that makes a real impact. You will be joining our team of 4 (hackers, developers and sustainability experts) and will be given an opportunity to innovate in a very exciting and rapidly growing area.

You’re great fit if:

- you want to be a primary contributor of an exciting project

- you want to build something very scalable

- you want to have great options in a company

- you’re passionate about ventures with a social impact.


Interested in helping out? Here's what we're looking for:

* App Development Experience for iOS or Android, or both.

* Back-end development (ex. experience with Node.js, Heroku, Parse etc.)

* Database engines (ex. MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB).

* Git, Agile

* Bonus: Front-end development (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and Python.


To apply:


Send us your resume/portfolio to letscupit@gmail.com and we’ll get in touch.


Mobile APL App Demo Night (Submissions Welcome)

March 21, 2014
From Prof. Aarabi -
On Thursday April 17 at 6pm the University of Toronto's Mobile Applications Lab is hosting its second annual App Demo Night in SF1105.  A select set of finalist apps will be demonstrated and a single App of the Year will be selected by a panel of judges.
If you or your students have created an app and are interested in submitting it for inclusion for the event, please send the following information to Prof. Parham Aarabi (email parham@ecf.utoronto.ca) by April 2, 2014:
1. App Name
2. Some App Screenshots
3. A brief description of your app, including any connections with ongoing University research and the names of all students/staff/Professors who were involved with the app
Please note that this competition is only open to apps that have been actively worked on at UofT in the 2013-2014 academic year.
Also, everyone is welcome to join us in SF1105 on April 17 at 6pm.

Engineering & Computer Science Library’s Hack-DesignFest

March 20, 2014

The Engineering & Computer Science Library’s Hack-DesignFest was held February 18th-19th, 2014.  Despite a snowstorm descending upon the UofT on the the first morning,a group of ambitious and excited students ventured to the MADLab at Gerstein Science Information Centre to create APPs that educated parents on children’s dental health issues. Students ranged from first year to graduate students, representing the fields of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science and the iSchool.

Read more here.


Startup Weekend – 50% off registration for students!

March 19, 2014

Startup Weekend is offering a 50% discount off the normal $100.00 ticket price for students in programs like Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Contact the mad.lab@utoronto.ca to find out how you can get the discount code.

Startup Weekend: Library Edition, is the first ever library-focused version of Startup Weekend, being held in Toronto on March 28-30. Startup Weekend: Library Edition will bring together developers, designers, and entrepreneurs together with the library community to build solutions for library-specific problems – all over the course of a single weekend. We’ve got a terrific bunch of mentors and judges lined up, with Mozilla Toronto on board to host the event in their downtown community space.