IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
What: DemoCamp UofT 2011!!!
Where: 2158 JJR Macleod Auditorium (in front of Med Sci building).
Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle
When: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 (so book that off!!!)
Free Refreshment: Pizza and Pop
Starts at 4:30pm
DemoCamp UofT 2011 presenters:
Guru Mahendran and Thariq Shihipar: uoftbooks
A book exchange service shouldn't be slow, shouldn't be tedious, and shouldn't subject its users to animated gifs and scrolling red text. We've have been hard at work creating a book exchange website that doesn't suck, looks elegant, already contains tens of thousands of postings aggregated from other sites, and truly represents U of T as the world class university it is
Tulika Gupta: Posterboard
Posterboard is a social photo reporting application for iphones. We are beta testing our app at present and would love to demo it! This is a great way to attract coders, investors and get some feedback! The demo will be an overview of Posterboard and a demo of how it works.
Krishnateja Madempudi: GREEN GYM
Hart house is installing 5 new bikes which puts the power generated by people riding them back into the grid. Also, the bikes are wirelessly connected to a server that stores data such as speed, energy saved, power etc.
Alan Lu: E-tachy
E-tachy is an exchange network. Traditional exchanges have the general problem where the seller posts what they want to sell and wait for a potential buyer to approach them. This wait process is the bottleneck that limits the transaction speed. We at E-tachy are here to eliminate that bottle neck by allowing sellers to find potential buyers through the “personal board” system each user is provided with on top of traditional exchange methods. Based on this foundation, E-tachy includes numerous user friendly functions as well as an elegant outlook to eventually become the medium for any online exchanges.
Ellie Frost: Rockt
Rockt is a geolocation-based game that takes place on Toronto's iconic streetcar network. Users engage in Monopoly-style game play as they ride, purchase cars, and collect fares from each other. The game utilizes constantly updated location and route data to ensure fair play, and is designed so there is little motivation to cheat. There will also be achievements and chance occurrences to keep the game engaging. It can be played passively as a part of a commute, or strategically, taking certain routes or waiting for cars to earn more.
Andrew Danks: Love@School
Where will you be on November 22nd 2011@ 4:30pm? Will you be there to witness the birth of the next fortune 500 company?
Many thanks to our sponsors
What is DemoCamp?
Democamp UofT brings together student hackers, developers and entrepreneurs to showcase their latest online projects to an audience passionate about start-ups. By allowing the student body to witness what their peers are capable of, we hope to invigorate their enthusiasm to change the world by harnessing today’s technology, whether it be web, mobile, or tablet devices.
Each student presenter will have an opportunity to demonstrate an application they’ve created for 5 minutes each, after which the floor will be open to facilitate a discussion and ask critical questions. The event is expected to showcase 10 new projects and attract over 400 students from various backgrounds and programs. After the presentations, refreshments will be provided and participants will be given the chance to network with the presenters and sponsor companies.
The short version: DemoCamp UofT 2011 is an amazing opportunity to discover talents at our university, and if you’re a developer, it’s a great way to get your work noticed. And did we mention free pizza and pop?!
Register soon to secure your seat!
WSS looks forward to seeing you all!!!
The WSS execs team
When & Where
Web Startup Society
Web Startup Society strives to promote entrepreneurship and the start-ups environment at U of T. We recognize that there is a lack of entrepreneurial spirit in technology scene at the U of T among the student body, despite the city’s reputation as one of the best places in the world to start a business. But on the other hands, we met crazily talented students who need publicity for ideas or start-ups that they have created. How could this happen? But more importantly, what could be done to connect these students?