Monthly Archives: October 2012

November’s MDOT User Group Meeting: User Experience Design

The Mobile Developers & Designers Of Toronto (MDOT) User Group is dedicated to helping nurture the skills and competencies of mobile developers and designers in Toronto. (Learn more about MDOT here.)

Join MDOT on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 7 PM to 9:30 PM as we talk tech and creative around User Experience Design.

This meeting takes in boardroom 558 on the OCAD University campus at 100 McCaul Street. The meet up will feature experienced presenters such as Ilona Posner, UX & Usability Consultant, Darrin Henein, Lead Mobile Experience Designer at Wattpad, Mark Kolody, Principal at Kolody Inc, and Aaron Alfred, Interface Designer at IBM.

Free pizza and pop for attendees. Space is limited. For more details and to register, please click here.

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Join us for MEIC’s Annual General Meeting

The Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (MEIC) Annual General Meeting (AGM)

November 21, 2012, 4-6 PM

100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Come and join MEIC for our Annual General Meeting. This will be an opportunity to hear about the many projects MEIC has worked on over the last year, learn how you can benefit from becoming a member, and meet others working in the mobile industry.

Those present at the AGM will also receive exclusive copies of both the ‘Taking Ontario Mobile’ and the ‘Mobile Innovation: Growing Ontario’s Mobile Content, Services, and Applications Industry 2012’ research reports.

The AGM is free to attend. Register today at

Celebrate innovation at the MintChip Developer Challenge Awards Ceremony!

MintChip Developer Challenge – Awards Ceremony
The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., Toronto
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Six months ago, the Royal Canadian Mint challenged software developers to create apps for MintChip, the evolution of currency. Now, they’re ready to announce the lucky winners!

You are invited to the MintChip Developer Challenge awards ceremony, hosted by the Royal Canadian Mint in partnership with leading companies from the financial, technological and mobile space.  More than $50,000 in gold will be awarded as prizes to the winners!

This is your chance to meet the MintChip Developer Challenge¹s distinguished panel of judges, guest speakers and market influencers…and see the Mint’s famous one million dollar gold coin!

Register for your free ticket at:

OCAD U & MEIC President Presents ‘Taking Ontario Mobile’

On September 28, president of both OCAD University and MEIC, Dr. Sara Diamond, presented ‘Taking Ontario Mobile’ at FITC SCREENS 2012.

Taking Ontario Mobile presents a comprehensive vision and plan that would transform Ontario into a leading mobile jurisdiction in which residents have access to a 24/7, personalized, context and location aware lifestyle. Based on extensive primary and secondary research our team has extrapolated the province’s capacity and potential and the desires of Ontarians we surveyed into a comprehensive vision. We face a global economic challenge and a world in which mobility sits at the crossroads of business capacity. We will discuss how success is possible through the collaborative efforts of industry, government and public sectors in Taking Ontario Mobile.

Even in times of economic duress, the failure to modernize through changing technology and systems, building infrastructure and developing capabilities in research, education and industrial strength could lead to significant future gaps in competitiveness. Taking Ontario Mobile investigates several sectors that are essential to the quality of life and productivity of the province’s citizens and can be improved through mobility: lifelong learning (including K–12 and post-secondary education), healthcare and government services The discussion will include mobile entertainment in recognition of the strength of cultural industries in Ontario, and looks at the potential and challenges of mobile commerce adoption as it builds new economic processes and offers opportunities for Ontario’s powerful financial sector. Because our vision of a mobile Ontario is predicated on an entire mobile network or system that resides around the individual, we outline the forms that mobile inclusion—economic and social—may take and provide an understanding of the barriers to mobile inclusion.

To view the report, please visit:

Watch the MintChip Developer Challenge Awards Ceremony Live Online!

Earlier this year, the MintChip challenge was launched – – by the Royal Canadian Mint challenging North American software developers to create innovative digital payment applications using the MintChip beta product.

The competition concluded a couple of weeks ago and the Mint were thrilled to judge 57 qualified software application submissions and over 365 ideas as to how a digital currency could be used.   Winners were announced on September 24th and an awards ceremony will be held on October 25th, 2012.

You’re invited to watch the MintChip Developer Challenge Awards Ceremony online! Celebrate innovation and be a part of the awards ceremony for the MintChip Developer Challenge by tuning in for the live webcast!

More than $50,000 in gold will be awarded as prizes to the winners at a special ceremony including the MintChip Developer Challenge’s distinguished panel of judges, guest speakers and market influencers.

When:  October 25, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm EST
Please register by clicking here:

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