JS Workshop

Welcome to the JS Workshop! This is a place for intermediate and advanced JavaScript developers to learn new skills, experiment with interesting technologies and have tons of fun.

We're BACK! After several months of having trouble finding space, we have a great new sponsor, Kira!

This month Matthew Mihok (or just “Mihok” as most folks know him) will be revisiting a workshop that was done earlier in the year for a second helping of building neural networks in JavaScript from SCRATCH (no framework, just JavaScript). Mihok spent the month of March in Japan with MIT and the University of Tokyo apart of the Future of work, AI, robotics and tech program and hopes to get more folks involved in the interesting work of artificial intelligence. This is a gentle introduction to neural networks and gives a base level understanding of how they work.

Prerequisites:

– A laptop with a web dev environment, including an editor and a local server

– Some proficiency in JavaScript

– A cheerful and inquisitive attitude

– An appetite (for knowledge and for pizza — Thanks to Kira for sponsoring the food as well as the space!!)

The speakers codes on the projector, and everyone in the room copies that code into their own laptops. You'll go home with an exciting new program, and if there's time left over at the end you'll do something cool with it and show a demo to everyone. Fun!

Timetable:

6:30 – doors open, eat pizza

7:00 – workshop code-along

8:30 – extend the codebase

9:00 – everyone goes home

BrainStation Alumni Panel | Transforming Your Career

Register using code JULYALUM100 for a FREE ticket: http://bit.ly/2Xlfws7

Looking to transform your career? Interested in entering the world of tech but not sure where to start? Join us for a discussion with some of our most successful graduates who will share their experiences before, during and after our Full-time Programs–moderated by our Manager of Education Experience.

BrainStation's Full-time Programs prepare you for a new career in technology. They are intensive, collaborative and rewarding learning experiences where no two days are the same. Get a chance to hear directly from our employed graduates about their journey through our program. Their stories are prime examples as to why we stand behind our student success rates (over 90% of our Full-time grads are hired within 6-months).

Discover how diverse backgrounds and a drive to learn can propel you into an exciting career in technology.

ALUMNI PANEL:
– Jacquie Wortley, Director of Product Design @ Inkblot
– Ian Davies, Data Scientist @ Capital One
– Dakarai Turner, Product Designer @ 7shifts
– Lily Jin, Full-Stack Developer @ Wellspent (RBC Ventures)

TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
– What were our panelists doing before deciding to transform their careers
– Personal perspectives on the BrainStation Full-time Experience
– Insights & tips into the job prospecting experience during and after BrainStation
– How did our Full-time Program prepare our panelists for the real world
– The biggest takeaway they had from our program as they headed into their new careers

Epilog Laser Certification Workshop

Host:  Fayaaz Dhukai


***This workshop will now run every other Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:30pm, assuming there are minimum numbers by 3pm on the Friday before.***


Minimum #'s: 1 person


Maximum #'s: 6 people


Requirements:  Attendees must bring their own windows laptop with Corel Draw already installed.  Note: Unfortunately our Epilog Lasers cannot speak to a MAC computer, so only a windows based laptop will work.  See laptop rental below if needed.  Corel offers a free 15 day trial, which you can download by visiting their website https://www.coreldraw.com/en/free-trials/?topNav=en


Description:  This workshop will certify you on the safe operation of our Epilog Helix 75 watt laser cutter.  This workshop is required before using the laser cutter at NewMakeIt.


Cost: Members: $35 + HST | Non-Members: $50 + HST


Laptop Rental Fee:  If you do not have access to a windows laptop, we have a limited number of laptops available to rent, at a cost of $15 + HST.  Please call us at (289) 841-1270 to rent a laptop.  Laptops rent on a first come, first serve basis.  Laptop rentals must be booked 24 hours in advance.


Note: We kindly ask that all participants arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the class, to ensure you are set up and ready to go by 6:30pm.

She Means Business – Women’s Networking Event

She Means Business! 



Join a community of female entrepreneurs for interesting conversations, connections and collaborations.


This month, we are having the networking event at Drinks and Dragons in Whitby. A Local business supporting theentrepreneurial community – love it. Drinks and Dragons is a third-wave board game cafe. They provide an amazing space for family & friends.


 


Topic: Wellbeing Through Creativity 


There are many links between creativity and how it can positively impact our ability to rest, renew and problem solve; all important aspects for women who are juggling life and growing a business! And while we are lucky to have an abundance of classic self care techniques out there, very few address the importance of fun and play.  That’s where we come in! 


We believe in doing, not telling.  We will talk (briefly!) about reasons to consciously add more creativity to your routine; spending the remainder of our time doing a creative activity designed to ground, offer personal and professional insights and lift each other up.  
 


About The Presenters


We are a passionately creative team of four – a collaboration between Bodhi Wellbeing and JustGeorgia Art Parties.  Georgia Fullerton is a professional visual artist, arts-educator and Expressive Arts Therapist.  Amanda Wilson and Kara Pierson are Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying) who use creativity in their practices.  Program coordinator Michelle James is a registered Social Services Worker and facilitator.  We use our combined wealth of knowledge and experiences to offer this program to businesses and their employees. 





 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 



UP! Practical Sales Talks

Join BACD and partners for Up! Sales. 


 


A series of practical and candid sales talks by experts in the trenches.  We have a great selection of experts who are working their craft in the field of sales and will be sharing their personal stories about their success and tactics they use to be the best in their field.


These candid sessions have been entertaining, educational and a great opportunity to learn what could be used in your own business.



Check out previous recorded speakers: https://bacd.ca/up-series-sales-talks/


 


FAQs


You do not need to bring a ticket with you and there is plenty of free parking
For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca



THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!


MSBC Seminar: Google AdWords

Topic Title: Google AdWords


The following topics will be covered in this informative session:




  • Learn the secrets of Google Adwords.




  • How to get more clicks while spending less.




  • How to create ads that sell. Learn what keywords to use to drive customers.




  • Building a better landing page.




About the Speaker: Allan Pollett


Allan has been working as a SEO and social media specialist for 19 years and helped hundreds of businesses rank at the top of Google. In the past he volunteered for the YMCA‘s business program and was named their man of the year for his efforts there. Currently, he is ranked #1 in the world on Google for the keyword “SEO guru”.


Please note that the presentation is from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and there is optional Q&A/Networking from 3:00pm-4:00pm.

Logic Academy Presents: Talk Bot at Scarborough Civic Center Library

120 mins


Scarborough Civic Centre Branch, Digital Innovation Hub+


Sound is an interesting concept. It travels differently through different mediums, but it can be difficult to observe directly. In this class, students will first learn about the properties of sound and how it travels. Next, students will build a ‘œTalkbot' recording device which can record and transmit sound. By testing different frequencies, we can see at what distance our little robot friend becomes hard of hearing




Sound propagation,
Vibrations
Frequency

Note: All lessons include a presentation and a hands on building period which they then use to perform various tests.




This is a take home project, each student will build and keep their own. 




Note:


Please register at Eventbrite

Book a Launchpad Tour

Thank you for your interest in Artscape Daniels Launchpad. Get a feel for all that Launchpad offers the creative community by joining us on a guided tour of our facility including:


• Coworking space, Individual Project Rooms and Computer Lab 
• Creative Production Studios for Textiles & Fashion, Fine Metals & Jewellery, Digital Fabrication, Woodworking & Electronics
• A state-of-the-art Digital Media Lab including Photography Studio, VFX Studio, Sound Recording Studio, Post-Production Edit Suites and Wardrobe Room
• 4,800 square feet of premium event and meeting spaces


Tours last approximately an hour. Advance booking is required. We are located at 130 Queens Quay East, across from Sugar Beach, in the new building on the east side of lower Jarvis Street.


Meeting location:
Artscape Daniels Launchpad reception
East Wing, 4th Floor
Map


If you have any questions, please let us know at launchpad@artscape.ca.

JS Code Club

Bring your ideas, pair with other developers, and start building!

NOTE: We're at Project Spaces CAMDEN ST (not King St)!

Bring your ideas, pair with other developers, and start building!

JS Code Club is open to all. If you are a seasoned developer or just starting out, and have an interest in JavaScript, join the club!

This event is for coding and hacking on fun projects in a social setting, there are no talks. Bring your computer and be ready to write code!

If you have a project to work on leave a message in the comments here, or just show up ready to hack! If you're a beginner there are usually people working through tutorials for either the JS language or the various frameworks, so you'll usually be able to find help and people to work with.

JS Code Club

Bring your ideas, pair with other developers, and start building!

NOTE: We're at Project Spaces CAMDEN ST (not King St)!

Bring your ideas, pair with other developers, and start building!

JS Code Club is open to all. If you are a seasoned developer or just starting out, and have an interest in JavaScript, join the club!

This event is for coding and hacking on fun projects in a social setting, there are no talks. Bring your computer and be ready to write code!

If you have a project to work on leave a message in the comments here, or just show up ready to hack! If you're a beginner there are usually people working through tutorials for either the JS language or the various frameworks, so you'll usually be able to find help and people to work with.