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DemoCamp Toronto: DC19 March 3, 2009 – Sold out!

I know I missed DemoCamp and I am sure you have too since we get constant inquiries about the next DemoCamp. We are back in the planning bandwagon and will be able to set up a whole series of DemoCamps in Toronto in the coming months. So stay tuned for details.

The next DemoCamp TO is happening March 3, 2009.

There are two sets of tickets, the demo tickets and the networking only tickets. Everyone attending will need a ticket (your registration receipt from Eventbrite is your ticket). The demo tickets allow the ticket holders to view the demos on the second floor of the pub; the networking tickets are limited to the ground floor and will allow ticket holders to networking with attendees.

Since this event is sold out I am not going to bore you with the details of how to register! I am sorry that we are limited by the venue size as it would be awesome to see many of you – we don’t have enough face time in our industry! If you are aware of a large free space downtown that we could use for the next democamp, please get in touch. I can be reached at lboujnane (@) ideeinc.com We are always looking for free space and this is a limitation in organizing DemoCamps.

We are of course looking for awesome presentations – as always. This is an opportunity for you to show your peers what you have been working on, get some feedback and impress!

How to present?

All presentations are 5 minutes. There are 2 types of presentations:

  • Demos – 2 slides, if necessary to describe the problem or market, then functioning software that can be demo-ed
  • Ignites – 20 slides x 15 seconds/slide, slides advance automatically every 15 seconds

As a presenter, you get 5 minutes to tell us your story and demo your application. To submit your presentation please drop David Crow and email at david (@) davidcrow.ca  or simply use the forms at Strutta. If you have any questions, please drop me a line lboujnane (@) ideeinc.com

David has all the DemoCamp details including prizes!

We have a wonderful group of sponsors who stepped up to support DemoCamp Toronto: Hyndman Law, RedFlagDeals, Sun Start Up Essentials, MeshU, AshleyIT Services and Microsoft BizPark.



The DemoCamp schedule is finally and has been announced. Of course as always I am the last one to post about it but hey if DemoCamp17 is news to you than there is little chance that you will be able to attend: it is sold out. This is your reminder to get your tickets early for DemoCamp18! For those of you attending this evening Joey has the full details.

See you this evening.

DemoCamp Toronto: Number 17


Folks: it is on, DemoCamp 17 is happening in Toronto. We are looking for fantastic demonstrations to excite us! So if you are working on anything you think would be an awesome presentation at DemoCamp: we want to hear from you. Now. So please submit your presentation proposal and register to attend.

Join us at DemoCamp 17:

Date: Monday Feb 25, 2008
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON

Now listen folks, DemoCamp is a participant-driven event. It can only get better with your participation, it can only become smashing with your interest and participation. If you are out there, working in technology and interested in helping further build this little community of ours, then come on out. There are no excuses for not participating. If you are a first time attendee: please ping me. I will introduce you. I will take you around and I will make you wonder why you have not attend all the previous DemoCamp. You can ping me at lboujnane {@} ideeinc.com – Looking forward to welcoming you! We are a very welcoming bunch. Really!


5:00 – Doors open
6:00-7:00pm – Demos
7:30-8:00pm – Ignite Presentations
9:00 – We move to the pub to continue our conversations and share a few pints.

We are looking for demos and Ignite presentations.

DemoCamp rules:

  • All demos are 5 minutes demo presentations
  • No powerpoint for the demonstrations; we have made a couple of exceptions in the past but really we want to see your working stuff and not a powerpoint. Plus powerpoint is evil – we all know that – and we are good. So no powerpoint!
  • Ignite presentations take the same amount of time: 5 minutes. They should be entertaining and fun. You get 20 slides x 15 seconds per slide. All Ignite presentations need to be submitted in advance so either you are ready to rock the house or not!

So, what are you waiting for: submit your demo or Ignite talk now. I will publish a little guide to doing demos at DemoCamp but for now I will leave you with this little write up from Dave Winer and just remember:

If you have five minutes to tell your story, make sure that by the time minute #1 is over, the prospect has seen enough to be totally blown away.

DemoCamp-ing again

If you have not registered for DC15 (DemoCamp 15) you are going to be out of luck and you will probably miss seeing a great demo and speaker line up. The team (David, Jay, Greg and yours truly) has been hard at work reviewing, planning and so here you have it: DC15!

15:00 Doors open
16:00 to 17:00 Demos
17:30 to 18:30 Ignite Presentations
19:00 DC15 moves to the pub (Details to be provided later)

Location and Directions
Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, ON


Pete Forde, Unspace Interactive, Jester
Jester is a JavaScript implementation of REST, modeled after Ruby on Rails’ ActiveResource. You can use it to read, create, and save your application’s data in your browser-side code. Considering recent advances with cross-domain JSON requests, Jester is positioned to be the glue to developing a new class of client-side database driven websites.

Radu Negulescu, Aceora Software
Java ME productization issues using a currency exchange calculator that downloads exchange rates. Appreciation of the 20-some issues that need to be solved to bring even the simplest mobile phone software to the market: installation using jad, configuration without config files, user authorization requirements, conversion of keys to digits, Java ME vs .NET tradeoff, etc. See Radu’s demo and hear what he has learned in the process.

Liang Song, OMESH Networks
The demo shows a prototype of opportunistic wireless mesh networks, which shows 1) the drop-and-play of mesh stations that can vastly save network planning/deployment costs; 2) better performance to support voice and video services.

Shachin Ghelanil, Ogrant, Social Media for Financial Aid
Shachin will be showing Ogrant’s new interactive online grant service. Ogrant allows students to apply for school grants and scholarships using videos and images instead of essays, transcripts and reference letters. Essentially, a student interactive application can be reivewed and voted on by peers and ranked based on creativity, talent and intellectual ability. Shachin will share what they learned while developing a platform to transform an outdated industry (financial aid) and how their plans evolved as their development progressed.

Will Pate, Conceptshare
A sneak preview of ConceptShare version 2. The entire web management interface has been re-engineered from the ground up introducing a simple, clean UI.
This will be Conceptshare’s second appearance at DemoCamp and it will be great to see how far they have come since last year.

Ignite Presentations:
Rick Segal, JLA Ventures – Raising Money from the Suits and other talking Checkbooks. This promises to be entertaining! A VC crash course.
Greg Judelman, Bruce Mau Design – Meet Bruce Mau Design
Michael Bolton, DevelopSense – Emotions as Test Oracles
Andy Walker, Little Geeks – Give a computer. Reboot a child’s life.
John MacRitchie, Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) – Shortcut to finding OCE funding

Thanks everyone for submitting an ignite presentation or demo! This is awesome and I still can’t get over the fact that 300 people registered for DC15!