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18th September 2013

Future Shop Awards 15 Elementary Schools Through Future Generation Tech Lab Grant Program

Future ShopFuture Shop‘s Future Generation Tech Lab Program is pleased to announce the 15 elementary schools across Canada who will receive funds to improve their classroom technology and elevate student learning. Collectively, $210,000 will be awarded to schools from Vancouver Island to New Brunswick. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th September 2013

Constant Contact To Host Free Webinar Series On Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation

constant contactAs businesses across Canada prepare for the eventual implementation of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, Constant Contact®, Inc. is guiding small businesses through these new laws now to help them prepare. This fall the company will host a multi-part webinar series, “Opt-in Canada!,” aimed at educating small business and nonprofit marketers on how this new legislation will affect interactions with Canadian customers and what steps they can take to ensure continued marketing success through the legal changes. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

InnovaTV Gives Voice To Emerging Technologies And Television Industry Experts

innovaTVToday the Canada Media Fund (CMF), in collaboration with Konrad Group, launched InnovaTV, a new online resource that takes an in-depth look at emerging technologies that enable producers to create TV content in new and innovative ways. With 12 presentations already being offered, this new resource provides developers, technologists and creators with a platform to share useful information on innovation and convergence in the television industry. The presentations already available include  interviews on such topics as t-commerce (transactional interfaces related to digital TV content) and the influence of social networks on television consumption. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th September 2013

Register Now For Crossmedia Banff

crossmedia BanffTime is running out to register for the Crossmedia Banff: Digital MashUp, a showcase of 30 of the most innovative companies and creators in motion, mobile, marketing, publishing, and games will take place at The Banff Centre this September 23rd & 24th.  The pace is fast and the knowledge share overflowing. Gaming people will meet the TV people, the publishing people will meet the web video people, and everyone will get to meet the advertising people. Crossmedia Banff introduces a unique format featuring “quick fire” 7 minute demos from leading creators focused on building the technologies and experiences that will connect and engage with the audiences of the future across the digital “ecosystem”. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th September 2013

CodeProject Gives Away $10K In Prizes To Celebrate Ten Millionth Member

codeprojectFor CodeProject, one of the world’s largest online communities of software developers, it has been a summer full of celebrations.  Members from around the world organized parties in countries such as Switzerland, Israel, India, Brazil and the United States.  Members met, shared memories and celebrated the community that they have helped build.  CodeProject also engaged its members by creating a “why do you love CodeProject?” contest that gave members the chance to create a video or submit a photo meme for a chance to win a $10,000 prize pack. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th September 2013

BC Government Announces Free, Open Textbooks Available For Students And Instructors

Province of BCFifteen open, online textbooks in subject areas ranging from math and chemistry to marketing, psychology, and business have been reviewed by post-secondary faculty and are now freely available for download from BCcampus. More than 38 instructors and professors from post-secondary institutions around the province reviewed existing open textbooks for quality and relevance in British Columbia. These 15 textbooks have been found to be of high quality and appropriate for use in B.C. institutions (complete list below). Read the rest of this entry »

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6th September 2013

OrcaJam 4 Announces Panel Lineup And A Special Guest

levelup victoriaSeptember 6th, 7th and 8th, in between creating a theme-specific game, chowing down on catered snacks and finding time to catch a couple winks, eighty OrcaJam 4 participants will be treated to panels, design judging and advice from top industry professionals – for 48 hours straight. OrcaJam 4, a signature event brought to Thinklandia Festival by LevelUP, an organization determined to keep the local game design community in touch with each other, is helping to bridge the gap between emerging programmers, artists, writers, developers and those who are already leaving their mark on the city. This event is open to anyone and everyone, you don’t have to be an expert, the only prerequisite is a willingness to collaborate and have a little fun. Read the rest of this entry »

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26th August 2013

SIGGRAPH 2014 Early Bird Rate For Exhibit Space Ends September 3rd

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterSIGGRAPH 2014 will take place next 12-14 August in Vancouver, and if you book your space now, you’ll pay only $37.00 USD per square foot with a 10% deposit due on booking. The price goes up on September 4th to $38.00 per square foot, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure your space if you apply after September 12th. Exhibit applications submitted after February 15, 2014 will require payment in full. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver is an incredible marketing opportunity for Canadian companies – this is your chance to show off Canadian talent and innovation to a global audience – on our own turf. Personally I hope to see a much higher percentage of Canadian companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 than in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd August 2013

Talent Inc Canada Announces Overall Scholarship Winners

mini-orbyTalent INC Canada has quickly become a hot bed for the entertainment industry by providing quality training and the unique opportunity to network with top industry professionals. The Canadian National Conference hosted by Talent INC is celebrating it’s second season of success by announcing the overall winners of full scholarships to the next showcase. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th August 2013

Games In Progress Showcase At The Ontario Science Centre With triOS College

trios collegeOn August 15, 2013 come check-out demonstrations of some of the latest games and chat with indie developers and game designers about their work researching, planning, designing and developing all aspects of games.  You will also get to explore Game On 2.0 in its final weeks in Toronto. The exhibit runs tomorrow from 10am until 8pm at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and is presented in association with triOS College. Read the rest of this entry »

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