Virtual Reality @ Gerstein + MADLab
The Gerstein Science Information Centre and the MADLab have launched Virtual Reality @ Gerstein + MADLab, a two-tier service complete with 6 Google Cardboard headsets and a RICOH 360 Camera, both available for short-term loan, and a room-scale HTC Vive studio available by reservation only in the MADLab. Both services are available for all University of Toronto students, staff, and faculty.
Find out more about the service at uoft.me/virtualreality
Join a team designing a mobile app for medicine…
UofT internal medicine residents, Sarah Alghamdi and Amir Rumman, are creating a new mobile app for physicians. They are looking for a student with mobile app development experience to help them with their project:
We are looking for a student or graduate to design a medical smartphone application (app) with a focus on gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary disease. Content will be in text form, with several embedded calculators and simple images. Tasks will include creation of an app logo and simple images, app layout design, and app development for both iOS and Android platforms.
If interested, please contact Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Position: Unity Developer
Are you a junior to mid-level Unity Developer? The Jewish Homelands project is looking for someone to help build an aesthetic VR experience. This SSHRC-funded project creates virtual worlds to imagine and imagine three historically proposed sites for Jewish homelands around the world.
- We are looking for a Junior to mid level Unity programmer to help us build an educational and aesthetic VR experience.
- Imaginary Jewish Homelands is funded by a SSHRC Research/Creation Insight Grant. It is a collaborative project led by Professor Melissa Shiff, (Research Associate, Sensorium, York University) who is the project director and lead artist, Professor Louis Kaplan (University of Toronto), historian for the project and Professor Brian Sutherland (University of Toronto), who is the project’s augmented reality developer.
- The project creates virtual worlds to image and imagine three historically proposed sites for Jewish homelands around the world.
The project utilizes Unity to create the virtual reality world
• Graduate student preferred in computer science, graphic design or equivalent, however, undergraduates will be considered depending upon skill level and demonstrated experience.
Unity skills including:
- Excellent knowledge of Unity 3D, textures and animation
- Strong coding development skills using C#
- Ability to produce clean and well documented code with a clear understanding of how design
translates to code.
- Experience with the customization and use of shaders
- Asset import: 3d digital models which will be imported into Unity to create our virtual world.
- Database coding: Our VR world consists of 3d models which are textured with hundreds of
digital archival documents. Each document will need be coded to link to an archive.
- Management of assets
- Model layout
- Generating Unity topographies.
- Previous experience working with collaborative projects recommended.
- Demonstrated initiative, creativity and ability to learn new skills.
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
- Expect hours: 4-10 hours a week
Pay depending on level of experience
• Cover Letter
• Portfolio of previous work and/or links to previous work
If you are interested in this position please send the above materials to: Melissa Shiff: email@example.com
(hiring in early January)
PalPlay is looking for iOS development talent
UofT Masters Student, Tawfiq Abdulai, is looking for talent to take his app into iOS:
Palplay aims to make messaging a bit more fun and engaging by enabling users share music snippets with friends and family. We call it an ‘alternate’ form of communication. It’s exciting and has garnered some interest among users who want to see the platform expand.
Palplay has been an on and off project for founder- Tawfiq Abdulai, who started the project during his third year undergraduate study at University of Toronto. He is now undertaking a Masters program at UofT and has decided to listen to users and expand the application to a larger market. Contact Palplay through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out the website www.palplayapp.com .
Talent skill set:
Ios development with swift or objective c
Ability to send/ recieve json through a request to backend
Ability to optimally handle image size both backend and front end
General knowledge of Apple app store rules/regulations
Digifest Student Showcase – Call for Submissions
Toronto’s Digifest conference is looking for submissions to their 2017 student showcase. From Digifest:
We’re searching for Student Showcase submissions for Digifest 2017. The fifth annual Student Showcase will be held at Digifest from April 27th to 29th, 2017, at Corus Quay on Toronto’s waterfront. This year’s showcase will focus on “Research & Business”, presenting the most innovative interdisciplinary partnerships between students and industry across North America.
Participants from post-secondary institutions and their industry partners will discuss their collaborations—and the impact they’ve generated—with Digifest attendees. We invite submissions from the following areas:
- Design research and user experience (UX)
- Learning methodologies and new learning tools
- Innovation labs/incubators/research offices and development collaborations
The student showcase is a unique opportunity for schools to display and present their research capabilities to hundreds of Digifest attendees, the general public, and potential industry partners.
Please submit applications online at http://torontodigifest.ca/2017/student-showcase/ by February 10, 2017. Selected projects will receive four passes to attend Digifest 2017, as well as exhibitor space at the conference. Selected projects will also be allotted a 15-minute time slot to give short in-booth presentations about their project throughout the conference.
New Mobile Apps Resource Guide From UofT
Carey Toane has posted a useful Mobile App development resource guide, in collaboration with the Mike Spears, manager of the UofT MADLab. Carey is the Entrepreneurship Librarian for the Gerstein Science Information Centre.
According to Carey:
The guide was developed in response to the high volume of questions about and interest in mobile apps as a business idea among U of T entrepreneurs. The guide is primarily comprised of open web links to resources intended to help students and faculty looking to develop an app to understand what’s involved such as costing, design, market landscape, and other resources like analytics tools, recommended blogs, community resources and more.
We hope you check it out!
DCSIL Startup is looking for an Android Developer
Dymaxia, Inc. is a wearables startup venture with the UofT DCSIL. They are looking for an experienced Android developer.
More info here:
Android Developer Job Posting