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At 1pm tomorrow (Friday, May 7), I'll be a part of a Twitter chat with Intel Canada, We Are Wearables, and Basis Watch. Join in on Twitter with hashtag #WearablesTalk! http://buff.ly/1KnQlIJ
Intel Canada and WeAreWearables presents #WearableTalk, a chat series to discuss new innovations in wearables and the maker space. The first chat will kick off on Friday May 8 at 1pm
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I've got a busy weekend ahead of me with Intel Canada and WearHacks Toronto. If you're in town, or online, check out some of the events:

Friday May 8 at 1PM
@IntelCanada and @WeAreWearables presents #WearableTalk, a Twitter chat series to discuss new innovations in wearables and the maker space. The first chat will kick off on Friday May 8 at 1pm where I (Tom @tomemrich) will be hosting Marco Della Torre, Founder of Basis Watch, an Intel acquired company, Pearl Chen (@PearlChen), Technologist & Educator, Karma Laboratory and Nancy Demerling, Intel Marketing. A Basis Peak smart watch will be given away to one lucky participant on the chat!
 
Friday May 8 to Sunday May 10
WearHacks at MaRS (#WearHacksTO), sign up and hack for 36 hours. Student registration is sold out, but there are 5 Hacker spots left. $40 to participate, $20 for spectators.  
 
Saturday May 9 at 1PM
For Early Stage startups Intel is hosting a Co-Founder MeetUp at MaRS - Founder Marco Della Torre of Basis Watch, now part of Intel & Karamdeep Nijjar a Partner at iNovia Capital, an early stage venture capital firm.

Please register at wearhackstoronto.splashthat.com. Click on RSVP, then choose "Q&A with Marco Della Torre and Karamdeep Nijjar". The event is free.
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Ladies!
Elizabeth & Clarke is raising funds for The Unstainable™ White Shirt on Kickstarter! Never fear wearing white again! From coffee to wine to salad dressing and even sweat are no match for The Unstainable™ White Shirt.
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hey! I need one of those?! why no men version? :(
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Apr 18:
Finally refreshed my 🍏 Terminal colour theme. Not perfect but much better. http://ethanschoonover.com/solarized

Note: If you're on Lion+, you can just save the raw file from here as a .terminal file and just run it: https://github.com/altercation/solarized/blob/master/osx-terminal.app-colors-solarized/Solarized%20Dark%20ansi.terminal

I'm just going to leave this link here... http://www.catshrine.ca/2013/10/love-what-you-eat/ #cats #weinerdog #hamster #hamburger #sushi #taco

Apr 19:
I'm feeling all computer sciencey right now because I solved (what was) a messy logic problem with recursion. What what!

Apr 20:
Github project created for my Intel-ligent Clock! https://github.com/pearlchen/iot-smart-desk-clock. Just polishing up the tutorial right now. #IntelMaker

Apr 21:

Bluetooth Low Energy on your nails! #need #want
RT @rxmxa
For all those teeny tiny nail drawings.@PearlChen// http://designtaxi.com/news/374830/Innovative-Nail-Art-Turns-Your-Thumb-Nail-Into-Tiny-Trackpad-For-Devices

Working on a blog post called Money Money Money Money! What are things you wish you knew? Or that others should know?

Apr 22:

.@klab_ca fans get 20% off http://hackntalk.com  hackathon tickets when you use code: HNTCOMMUNITY #wearables #toronto May 1-3

Early bird tickets just went on sale for the Big Android BBQ! Yes, it's an Android conference. And yes, there's BBQ. http://bigandroidbbq.com 

Curious as to how an existing Node app can be ported to the Intel Edison via Intel XDK? I made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05EdrdN9ho #IntelMaker

1 down, 4 more events to go. Ha!
👉 http://hackntalk.com  
👉 http://torontodigifest.ca 
👉 http://wearhackstoronto.splashthat.com   
👉 http://yeoman.to 

Apr 23:

RT @klab_ca:This talented team of creative technologists will be mentoring at @RUFashionZone's http://hackntalk.com ! https://twitter.com/klab_ca/lists/hack-n-talk-2015-mentors/members

RT @ThisTechGirl
After $70K base-salary promise @GravityPymts:
-3,500 apps for 2 jobs
-dozens of new clients
http://cnnmon.ie/1E2xRxb 

RT @aashnisshah
Here's my post of the @FITC#FITCWMM event that happened last weekend. http://bit.ly/1Oge8Rb  - such an awesome event!

Apr 24:

Toronto was honoured to have you visit,@SophiKravitz!
Sophi's recap → http://hackaday.com/2015/04/24/hackaday-visits-toronto-canada/

DYK @STEAM_Labs is on Kickstarter? With a makerspace at Queen & Spadina, you could laser cut something during lunch! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1971607020/steamlabs-community-makerspace-everyone-can-be-a-m

ICYMI, maybe add "build a JavaScript-powered smart clock" to your weekend projects list? http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-intelligent-desk-clock-powered-by-the-Inte/
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+Matthew Potter We're pretty swamped as it is but I can definitely help you get onboarded by pointing you to my hackathon Getting Started guides. And if you're an attendee of a hackathon Intel is sponsoring, you would get a development board to build with.
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Curious as to how an existing NodeJS app can be ported to the Intel Edison via Intel XDK? I made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05EdrdN9ho #IntelMaker
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Having fun "putting away" chairs after the YeomanTO meetup last week. Good ol' Auto Awesome.
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Looks like the real fun happens AFTER the meetup! ;)

I'm still kind of amazed we all fit in that narrow space in front of the screens.
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Holy shit. Google+ has topic collections now? How long have I waited for this day to come??
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+Shawn Drape, exactly. This is what I tried to use some circles for, originally. But it really didn't work since I wanted most posts to be public.

I've also waited for this ever since I was invited to Google+.
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Imgur is hiring Android engineers. Imgur is a San Francisco startup that is pretty much the hub of internet culture. Interested? We're looking for senior devs, and a lead.

Link to Senior Android Engineer: http://grnh.se/2mi1tc
Link to Lead Android Engineer: http://grnh.se/hwf0ep
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Thanks for helping spread the word!
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Apr 13:

One of the worst things a company can do is hire talented and passionate employees but block them from reaching their full potential.

On the flip side, one of the worst things an employee can do (who's not feeling fulfilled) is to stay.

I have a theory that I'm doing ok as a woman in tech since I've mostly been a free agent (eg. contract) since 2008.
Re:@catehstn:
"Women are leaving your tech company because you don’t deserve to keep us around." - 2015: year of the table flip - http://tableflip.club/ 

ICYMI, many #womenintech don't leave b/c of "family". They leave b/c they get passed over for promotions. See: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soIYek-YEIvqtu9brv3ecdPbuVzQKp_GhAozC06UrLo/preview

Make a little * dance across your Grove LCD screen using JavaScript: https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/f70d201fcffe31495a4b #IntelMaker  

Scroll text across your Grove LCD screen using JavaScript: https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/31ac996f8688a01cc5b6 #IntelMaker  

Apr 14

Grunt! Gulp! NPM scripts! More task runner demos than you can shake a computer mouse at!
Re:@YeomanTO:
We're teaming with @torontojs to bring you our next meetup event: Task Runners & Build Process Automation http://tracked.link/1ct7tlU   #YeomanTO

Apr 15

At my 1st job out of school, I learned I was getting paid $10K less than someone doing similar work. #neveragain
Re:@saraashleyo:
.@ThisTechGirl told a dude how much $ she was making. It changed her life. http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/15/smallbusiness/saadia-muzaffar-womens-circle/index.html #equalpay  

Downside of writing JS for hardware is a LOT of setTimeouts + callbacks as you wait for hardware to do its thing. No simple: delay(100);

Internal dialogue: 
"Hmmm.... that seems buggy"
"Let's add in another setTimeout()!"
"Yep, fixed it"

Always has to be that one condescending guy at a meetup, doesn't there. Thanks, jerk, right when I was leaving. Otherwise, perfect night.

Apr 16

Excited to announce @klab_ca is sponsoring @RUFashionZone's wearables hackathon, Hack'N'Talk! http://hackntalk.com  

Toronto: where racoons have been making news headlines for the past month.

You Don't Have Impostor Syndrome
https://medium.com/@aliciatweet/you-don-t-have-impostor-syndrome-126e4c4bdcc

Updated my Intel Edison + Grove LCD sample!! Now supports 2 rows of flawless scrolling text. https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/31ac996f8688a01cc5b6

Apr 17

To any new web devs struggling with learning JavaScript: find solace in knowing it's not you, it's JavaScript.
tableflip dot club - flipping off tech since 2015
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Android dev? Going to #BABBQ15? Interested in collaborating on a hands-on workshop? (you = Android code, me = BLE hardware). Ping me!
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+Robert Labancz I'll send you an email tomorrow!
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