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!

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

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)