Make Web Not War is a passionate community of tech enthusiasts. This group originally started as an event organized by Microsoft Canada and has grown into a diverse community of developers, technologists, business owners & students across Canada. We welcome anyone who is excited about the latest trends in web, mobile, cloud and open data. Whether you like .Net, PHP, Python, Java, Ruby, use Open Source or Commercial software, or both - Make Web Not War is about building technology solutions that work together. Check out this rock star line up of speakers!
Over the past few years, Mark has been able to cultivate his enthusiasm for communication, arts, technology and community into his daily living. As Chief Culture Officer at BNOTIONS, a Technology Agency based in Toronto, and the Co-Founder of the Yorkville Media Centre, a Training facility which focuses on introducing participants to the world of Digital Media, Mark’s focus is to bring the latest and most efficient technologies to his clients, and then share the techniques with the community at large.
Saul Colt is the Head of Magic at FreshBooks.com and was recently named as one of the iMEDIA 25: Internet Marketing Leaders & Innovators He’s been called one of Canada’s best community builders/experiential marketers, even Chris Brogan once referred to Saul as “exactly who you want representing your company”. In a previous life Saul was the person who launched Zipcar into the Canadian marketplace, and even knows what it is like to work for a large corporation from his time in a leadership role at Rogers Communications.Saul loves all people, especially women and is tired of people asking him to remove his shirt.
Erin is the Director of Content and Communications at recently-acquired startup Sprouter.com, and is passionate about web startups and new technologies. She is a journalism graduate who has written for publications including The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Mashable, Business Insider, and VentureBeat. She comments frequently in the press about entrepreneurship, and has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN, and Canadian Business. Erin is also a guest speaker who has led sessions about Community Management and small business at events across Canada. She can be found on Twitter at @erinbury, or on her blog at erinbury.com
Frederic Harper is a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft Canada. In the IT world for more than 10 years, his expertise is mostly around mobile and Web development with different platforms. If you want to talk about Web technology, Open Source, Open Standard, interoperability and the openness of Microsoft, Fred is your man. Don’t be afraid to get in touch with him as he is a social beast. Social media aficionado, he will be more than happy to connect with you on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+. Don’t forget to read his blog for any day-to-day subjects or Make Web Not War one, where he writes about any technical topics.
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When: December 1st from 6:30-10pm
7:10-7:30 first speaker Erin Bury
7:30-7:55 second speaker Saul Colt
8:30-8:45 third speaker Frederic Harper
8:45-9:15 keynote Mark Reale
9:15-closing remarks and prize giveaway (learn about scavenger hunt here)
9:25-10:00-live entertainment, mingling and dancing!
10pm-event is finished but people can stay to hang out
Who: People involved in the tech community (developers, designers,marketers, hobbyists, enthusiasts)
What: Killer presentations, mingling with local tech enthusiasts, DJ, drinks, appetizers, and surprise entertainment
Event hashtag: #webnotwar