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Tuesday May 13th Ruby on Rails Project Night

4 05 2008

I’m looking forward to my first solo effort at the Ruby on Rails Project Night, and remind you all that you’re invited to join us next Tuesday May 13th, 2008. This event will continue to be held in the TSOT development office, located at 151 Bloor Street West, Suite 1130, Toronto. We always draw a great crowd and I’ve seen a tremendous outpouring of support from Toronto’s tech community as I took on the hosting of this event. Although the Project Night is free, space is limited; please make sure you reserve your spot by emailing me at corina.newby@tsotinc.com or submit an RSVP on facebook.

The May Ruby on Rails Project Night will open at 5:45pm with presentations at 6pm. This month the Ruby on Rails Project Night will feature:

Steven Baker (quarter-turn.com), who will launch the evening by exploring “Behaviour Driven Development with RSpec

Andrew Burke (shindigital.com), who returns to discuss what I termed ‘Using the “Command” Design Pattern Elegantly”… however he has revised the title to “Keeping Your Sanity With the Command Design Pattern” (haha, guess ‘elegantly’ is too tongue and cheek to carry over the web)

and Leila Boujnane, co-founder and CEO of Idée Inc. and feature presenter, who will demonstrate her company’s highly successful image search APIs.

May’s evening is a BYOB event, but some people usually proceed to a nearby pub after the presentations. I thank everyone for their ongoing support and interest – as always, if you would like to get involved as a presenter or sponsor, please email corina.newby@tsotinc.com or call (416) 809-9673.

Woz he ever!

To see reviews and presentations from past Ruby on Rails Project Nights,

please visit TSOT Inc. or continue to visit this blog!

 

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FraternityLive and SororityLive Makeover!

8 02 2008

TSOT’s FraternityLive and SororityLive networks have just released a fresh new look, with a Spring Break photo contest launching soon!

Very exciting and bright, check out the freshness:


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TSOT Ruby on Rails Project Night Returns Tuesday Feb. 12th

30 01 2008

Attention Toronto Tech Community,

Tuesday February 12th marks the return of the monthly TSOT Ruby on Rails Project Night, which promises to be another great event for Toronto’s Tech crowd. We had a tremendous response to our first Project Night, with over 50 in attendance at TSOT’s new developer office. February’s Project Night looks to be equally successful, and we will get deeper into the technical side of things (because that’s what you asked for!)

I have been contacted by several Ruby on Rails developers who are eager to bring their current projects to share at our Monthly event. On February 12th we are proud to feature presentations from the following members of the Rails community:

Rowan Hick on “How to avoid hanging yourself in Rails” (or optimising your activerecord associations) 

Mike Bowler and Steve Vetzal on helping new businesses to be memorable with EasyBrandingTools.com 

Luke Galea on the CRMS (Clinical Research Management System) from Medical Decision Logic, which is a Rails and Prolog/XSB application used to manage drug and procedure trials at the some of the biggest hospitals in the US. 

TSOT’s Ruby on Rails Project Night will take place on Tuesday February 12th, 2008 at our development office located at 151 Bloor Street West, Toronto. Doors will open at 5:30pm with presentations beginning at 6-6:30pm. This event is free but space is limited; reserve your spot today by emailing corina.newby@tsotinc.com. 
If you are interested in presenting at a future event or learning more about TSOT, please contact Corina at (416) 908-6082. See you Feb.12th!

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TSOT’s New Office – True to Toronto’s Tech Scene

15 01 2008

Yeah, that’s right; This IS a gratuitous post about TSOT’s gorgeous new office! Our company has just opened an awesome ‘playground/workspace’ for our developers, and I have to say it really embodies the ‘tech business’ culture of our city. Anyone who has spent time in the heart of Toronto knows that we tend to be a little ‘outside the box’ when it comes to business etiquette – casual everydays and flex-schedules aside, we like to embrace the fun side of our tech community. 60” plasma televisions help, as does having Wii and Xbox 360 systems in the office… musical instruments and a karaoke mic also help induce a bit of extroversion in the workplace 😉

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Our team is really happy with the new space, and we’ve already begun to invite the community in to take a peek. Our next event for the tech community will take place Tuesday February 12th at 5:30pm – please call me at (416) 640-6144 x229 for details, or visit http://www.tsotinc.com to sign up for our newsletter.

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Success! TSOT Ruby on Rails Project Night will be back EVERY month!

10 01 2008
TSOT, Inc. opened the doors of their brand new ‘developer playground’ to Toronto’s tech elite this Tuesday for the premier of TSOT’s Ruby on Rails Project Night.
As TSOT’s VP of PR, I was lucky enough to coordinate the event and got to meet tons of key players in Toronto’s tech community!
TSOT’s Ruby on Rails Night Premiers in the new Bloor St. office
Thank you to everyone in attendance at the first TSOT Ruby on Rails Project Night this past Tuesday. The evening was a great success with demos from Andrew Burke, Hampton Caitlin and Mike Ferrier (thank you guys, great work) and the MC stylings of TSOT’s own Joey deVilla. With over 40 of Toronto’s tech elite comfortably filling TSOT’s new office, we couldn’t have asked for a better crowd!Please mark your calendars Tuesday February 12th for our next TSOT Ruby on Rails Project Night, which promises to be another great event for Toronto’s tech community.
If you are interested in presenting at a future event or learning more about TSOT, please contact me, Corina at (416) 908-6082.
Thanks again to everyone and see you Feb. 12th!
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Joey deVilla, Accordion Guy and Tucows Technical Evangelist, Joins TSOT, Inc. and FraternityLive Development Team

30 11 2007

I had the opportune pleasure of sitting down with technical evangelist Joey deVilla recently at our TSOT, Inc. office in Toronto. With such a winning personally and zest for the accordion, it is easy to understand how Joey rose to the rank of public speaker at Tucows (and also why we have added him to our team of top developers). He’s a shinning example of how the most abstract ideas and interests can come together in an individual, and with that said let me introduce Joey deVilla – Accordion Guy and Technical Evangelist extraordinaire!

Toronto, ON November 29, 2007 — TSOT, Inc., Toronto-based developer of private social networking platforms like FraternityLive and SororityLive, has just welcomed Joey deVilla of Tucows fame to a growing team of top object oriented PHP developers. With the growth of the FraternityLive and SororityLive network and the addition of deVilla’s expertise, TSOT, Inc. is bringing the power of social networking to groups and business organizations across North America.

As a graduate of the Queen’s University Computer Science program, Joey deVilla has held leading roles in several groundbreaking technology companies. At Opencola, deVilla worked alongside Cory Doctorow (of Boing Boing fame) in creating relevance-based peer-to-peer software. Most recently, deVilla held the Technical Evangelist position at Tucows, demonstrating his extensive knowledge and winning personality as an ambassador for both technical and non-technical clients. Joey deVilla is also a well-known figure online, maintaining several popular blogs including ‘The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century’ and ‘Global Nerdy’. His motivation in joining TSOT, Inc., deVilla explained, “I want to make really cool software and help tell the company’s story.”

In leaving Tucows to join TSOT, Joey brings over 10 years of programming and development experience to the development team. TSOT, Inc. is gaining a strong reputation as a Ruby on Rails platform developer, which for deVilla was an added bonus. “Rails is new, makes programming fun and most importantly it lets you focus on functionality for the customers,” he explained, which is also one of the driving factors behind the TSOT, Inc. philosophy. As the FraternityLive and SororityLive network continues to grow, TSOT, Inc. welcomes Joey deVilla’s expertise in designing innovative networking solutions for organizations across North America.

For a demo or additional information about FraternityLive or SororityLive, contact Corina Newby or visit http://www.tsotinc.com.

About TSOT Inc.:
TSOT is the owner and manager of the innovative online applications FraternityLive and SororityLive. These applications are designed for the Greek community, helping chapters all over North America to stay organized and connected while maintaining the privacy and integrity of their network.

Contact:
Corina Newby
TSOT Inc.
305-14 Prince Arthur Ave.
Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
Phone: (416) 640-6144 ext.229
http://www.tsotinc.com
pr@tsotinc.com
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