#devto 29: Uniting Designers and Developers and Thanks, Toronto

Thanks, Toronto: We Couldn't Have Done It Without You
Heather Payne 


 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 
James Costa 

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
Marc Bodmer

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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  • Rebecca B.

    Thanks for coming out everyone, we had a great time! Link to our next Tech in Motion meetup if you're interested: http://www.meetup.com/Techinmotiontoronto/events/143810142/

    2 · October 29, 2013

    • Anita C.

      Thanks Rebecca! Would love to get to one of those events!

      October 30, 2013

  • David M.

    Need help with the elevators. I am at security

    October 28, 2013

  • Anne-Marie

    Sorry, still at work! Won't make it after all.

    October 28, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    Going to HackerNest instead tonight - enjoy my newly availed spot :-)

    October 28, 2013

  • Brandon T.

    Does being on the waitlist mean its full? Haven't made it out yet. I'll catch you all next time if its full.

    October 28, 2013

  • Billy G.

    Unfortunately I can't attend this time around. See y'all in a month!

    October 27, 2013

  • David H.

    I have a fundraising meeting to attend, have a great event!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Patrick L.

    Sorry, something came up and I won't be able to attend.. Updating rsvp status so someone else can take my spot..

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Serge B.

    Designers with AngularJS and UX sense , i'm working on a startup in spare time, looking to network. I'm an entrepreneur with plenty of dev experience.

    October 6, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      Serge, please create a discussion on the meetup group or our LinkedIn page in regards to this request.


      October 26, 2013

  • Michel F.

    Willing to wait.

    October 17, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      Michel, please exercise better patience and do not spam the this event any further.


      October 26, 2013

  • Mike C.

    3 · October 21, 2013

  • Michel F.

    Willing to wait.

    October 15, 2013

  • Solida S.

    Looking to network

    October 6, 2013

    • Kevin K.

      Best place in town to do so! :)

      2 · October 6, 2013

    • Serge B.


      October 6, 2013

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