Phillip Smith

Video from last #HacksHackers Toronto event: Demos by @Thoora @CoveritLive @Filemobile @PolarMobile & @PlasticMobile #hhto

Just a couple of days before I hit the road for Georgian Bay last month (for some much-needed hangout time with friends), with the huge help of my comrades in hacker-journalism arms, we managed to organize a darn-fine little Hacks/Hackers Toronto event.

Stealing more than a bit of inspiration from the ever-awesome David Crow and his marry band of DemoCampsters, we adjusted the evening’s format to be more casual than our usual #hhto events, and – instead – asked five local software companies to come out and run the gauntlet of a six-minute demo.

Fueled by Steamwhistle and a roaring crowd, these folks completely crushed it. Almost each of them finished before the bell rang. Probably a first in the history of a #hhto event.

A big thanks to the fine people at the rather fabulous Workplace One for hosting the event.

For those of you that weren’t able to attend, I managed to capture videos of each of the demos. Enjoy! (And plan on coming out to the next event, which is likely to happen at the new Mozilla HQ in Toronto.)

Demo by Thoora

Demo by CoveritLive

Demo by FileMobile

Demo by Polar Mobile

Demo by Plastic Mobile

Quick closing note: If you have an idea for a Hacks/Hackers Toronto event this fall or winter, please get in touch.


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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