What’s Going on in the Toronto Startup Community
Ruby Hack Night
When: December 5 @ 6:30pm
Where: Influitive’s Office, 457 Richmond St. West, Suite 200, Toronto, ON
The idea behind this event is to get new and experienced Ruby developers to connect, find interesting projects to work on, and show off cool things they found over the course of the night.
Each hack night, anyone who wants to lead a project can write their idea on the whiteboard, and spend 5-10 minutes describing what they want to work on. Anyone attending can join up with any of the leaders, and we’ll break into 4-5 groups each working on a cool, interesting problem.
When: December 6 @ 9am – 1pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center, 255 Front Street West, South Building – Room 713, Toronto, ON
Join us for the upcoming Toronto VMUG meeting! This is a great opportunity to come together with your fellow VMware users to discuss virtualization trends, best practices, and the latest technology!
Meeting Highlights: TrendMicro – Reclaim, Simplify, and Improve Virtualization with Security Built for VMware; VMware – SRM 5.0 Presentation and Technical Discussion; Riverbed – Unleashing Cloud Benefits with Riverbed; and Cisco – VSG: Virtualization Aware Security and Technical Discussion.
When: December 6 @ 7:30pm
Where: Marketcrashers Inc., 231 Wallace Avenue, Toronto, ON
By far the best way to improve database performance is to improve the performance of individual queries. Sometimes this can be a case of just adding a simple index, but other times it will require some additional input to be able to rewrite a query. MySQL exposes a way for us to be able to see the internal path that it uses to execute a query via the EXPLAIN command.
In this presentation, Morgan Tocker will show how to read the cryptic output of the EXPLAIN command, and what it means in practical terms. The target audience is someone who is familiar with how to write basic SQL statements but wants to learn more about how they work under the hood.
When: December 8 @ 12:00 – 1:30pm
Where: MaRS Centre, Studio, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
All technology ventures eventually run into conflicts and disputes. Companies survive and thrive by managing and resolving these disagreements quickly and effectively.
Join us and learn practical skills for successful negotiation, conflict management and dispute resolution. And find out how to recognize and respond effectively to different negotiation styles and strategies.
When: December 9 @ 11:45am
Where: Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Concert Hall
The Next 36 is a national entrepreneurship program for Canada’s most promising undergraduate students. Key resources are provided to extraordinarily talented young Canadians with the potential to build and lead great organizations. Promising undergraduates are selected from a variety of academic disciplines, and from across Canada, through a rigorous national selection process. The young entrepreneurs selected are placed in teams of four and tasked with building a business. They are provided mentorship from some of Canada’s top business leaders, $50,000 cash and academic instruction from some of the world’s top faculty. The program is spearheaded by a founding group of high-profile business leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics.
Top Upcoming Startup Events
Dec 14 - Entrepreneurship 101: Board of Directors and Other Advisors
Dec 14 - Creative Financing and Angels
Dec 15 - HTML5 Meet & Learn Session
Dec 15 - HoHoTO
Jan 11 – Entrepreneurship 101: Market Analysis
Jan 19-20 - Merging Media TO – Transmedia Seminar + Lab
Jan 25-26 - Dx3 Canada