Thanks, Toronto: We Couldn't Have Done It Without You
Come and hear from Heather Payne, founder of Ladies Learning Code & HackerYou, about what exactly Ladies Learning Code and HackerYou have been able to accomplish over the past two years, how they did it, and why Heather and her team think Toronto is leading the way in creating a tech industry that is diverse and balanced. Heather Payne is the founder of Ladies Learning Code, a Toronto-based not-for-profit startup that runs wildly popular workshops for women (and men) who want to learn computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Recently, she founded HackerYou as a way to bring more learning experiences around technology, startups and entrepreneurship to Toronto.
Uniting Designers and Developers
Having an environment where design and development work together efficiently can be tough without the right tools and processes in place. During this tech talk, James will be sharing his experiences of bridging the gap between design and development, and some things we can all do to ensure that working together is seamless and there are no hand-offs. James Costa is the Founder and Creative Director of The Phuse where he works with his team of designers and front-end developers to lovingly craft websites, interfaces, and brands. Having worked with everything from startups to government agencies like NASA, James' goal is to constantly iterate and improve on process and culture in remote teams
Title: How to become users of products through data
The talk will be focused on various tools developers can use to help understand what people want when using web and mobile applications. The two major tools to be discussed will be Google Analytics and Mixpanel. In particular, the four main topics of discussion are the basics of these analytics frameworks, differences between them, how to get started properly and how to consume the information they provide. The talk will also briefly go over A/B Testing with Optimizely and how it fits into the bigger picture.
Marc Bodmer is a web developer working at 500px (http://www.500px.com). Marc's main interests lies in front-end technologies. Marc enjoys teaching concepts which make developers lives easier. You can find Marc at various tech meetups and conferences in Toronto. Marc enjoys rock climbing, playing squash, travelling, and eating all types of food in his spare time.
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