Québec Ouvert appelle les Montréalais a hacker leur ville

Québec Ouvert 5054Publication de dernière minute. L'événement à lieu demain, le 23 février. Dans le cadre de la Journée internationale des données ouvertes 2013, l’organisme Québec Ouvert organise le 23 février prochain à la SAT une journée de discussion et de travail collaboratif sur les bases de données ouvertes de la ville de Montréal, du gouvernement du Québec et de gouvernements étrangers.  À cette occasion, plus de 170 citoyens, journalistes,   Read more…


echofab, mini makerfaire, foulab, robotics hackathon: hardware hacking on the rise

echofab, mini makerfaire, foulab, robotics hackathon: hardware hacking on the rise 4675The first hardware hacking space was foulab in Montreal, started a couple of years ago. Supported and run by its members, it allows anyone who likes to play with electronics, use heavy machinery, order or find exotic parts, and generally talk with similarly-minded hackers. Recently, foulab got also their own 3D printers. Since then, more events and organizations started developing: robotics hackathon recently, with about   Read more…


OpenIt4Africa helps launch techn projects for Africa

OpenIt4Africa helps launch techn projects for Africa 4645In exactly 2 weeks, a group of entrepreneurs and programmers will gather at OpenIt4Africa, an event aimed to help launch new innovative projects for Africa. In the past 10 years, there's been significant growth in many parts of Africa, with the continent experiencing the highest economic growth in the world, even beyond China and other Asian countries. The growth has been supported by the exploitation   Read more…


Upcoming: HackMTL calls developers to play & hack on APIs

Upcoming: HackMTL calls developers to play & hack on APIs 4643HackMTL, a montreal version of hackdays, comes to Montreal next weekend. It's a full-day hackathon open to programmers and companies who want to use various APIs. The featured API is Yellow Pages's Yellow API, which has in its database hundreds of thousands of small businesses, as well as the associated addresses. There are other APIs as well, such as Context.io's API which lets you integrate   Read more…


twtspire.com| idea for the next startup = One Tweet Away?

twtspire.com| idea for the next startup = One Tweet Away? 4533 Startups solve problems. So if you find a problem there's probably a startup idea lying somewhere nearby. A Montreal developer Kenji Wellman developed an app called twtspire.com that scours twitter and automatically detects tweets from people that wonder why a solution doesn't exist for a specific problem they're having. Here are example of tweets from twtspire.com that could result in some kind apps Why isn't   Read more…


What’s the value of hackathons and hackathons? Interview with Charles Morand from the BDC

What’s the value of hackathons and hackathons? Interview with Charles Morand from the BDC 4506In the past 6 months, we've seen several initiatives in Montreal, such as HackingHealth, the cloud robotics hackathon, Startup Weekend. These events are open to anyone and is a good opportunity to start a project. Participants and partners also love the intensity and the fact that there's a prototype and a (glimpse of) a business at the end of the weekend. What's often missing from these   Read more…


The growth of the Hacker community in Montreal

The growth of the Hacker community in Montreal 4495In the New York Times, Nadim Kobeissi tells how Sabu, at that time presumed to be the leader of the Anonymous network, tried to befriend him and get him into his schemes. A Montreal-based student and also encryption specialist, Nadim (@kaepora) is also famous for crypto.cat, a communication tool that is used by many security groups and also activists worldwide to send privately   Read more…


Portable Microbiology Lab -There’s an App For That!

Petrifilm Developed 4451The year is 2020. Somewhere in an African village a father is having a conversation with his son. “When you were just a little boy, we didn’t have phones that check water quality.” As incredible as it sounds, the technology is very real. The prototype was developed in just a few days by a local Montreal team during a hackathon called “Random Hacks of Kindness.” The event is about   Read more…



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