Workshops for Developers (Toronto)

Toronto, ON February 09, 2019, February 23, 2019, March 09, 2019, March 23, 2019, April 06, 2019, April 20, 2019, May 04, 2019, May 18, 2019, June 01, 2019, June 15, 2019
Tags: Graphql, Android/java, Webgl, Web mapping, Typescript, Unit testing, Electron, Docker, Unix scripting, Test driven development, Solidity, Ui/ux, Web design, Web extensions, Devops, React native, Redux, Ar/vr, Computer science, Data science, Soft skills, Open source, Iot, Blockchain, Ai/machine learning

CFP closed at  December 31, 2019 14:12 UTC

About Us

Devhub is a community space for developers of all levels. Our mission is to engage the developer community and provide a hub where devs can come to work, learn, and exchange knowledge. We achieve our mission, in part, by putting on educational events for developers including Lunch&&Learns and Workshops.

Workshops for Developers

Half or full day hands-on Workshops aimed to expand the skill set of developers. These usually happen twice a month on Saturdays, and tickets for attendees are $100 each. Speakers will be paid for their time. Example here.

Devhub events are a great platform for current & aspiring speakers in the tech community to network, share their knowledge, and become part of a bigger initiative promoting lifelong learning. We collaborate with our speaker partners to build interest on a topic through our Lunch&&Learn series, then expand on these ideas in depth and through hands-on learning in a Workshop format. If you are approved for a Workshop, we will ask you to also give a Lunch&&Learn beforehand, though this is not mandatory.

These are educational events - while we welcome you to mention your company and their product/service if relevant, this should not be the main focus.

CFP Description

Background Information

The Commitment:

  • In-person at Devhub Toronto
  • 4-6 hours on a Saturday is our regular scheduled time, though there is some flexibility

The Experience:

Workshops provide education in new and specialized areas in order to strengthen and diversify Canada’s developer community. Attendees often take their learning back to their workplace, apply it in building a side project, or add it to their resume to remain competitive in today’s market. While attendees may have different motivations, they all walk away having learned something exceptionally useful.

  • A combination of lecture and hands-on learning
  • Tutoring and mentorship
  • Code-alongs, projects, and application-focused learning
  • Prep-material beforehand is ideal for less experienced developers

The Audience:

  • 1-5 year experienced developers who are are looking for hands-on application of a particular subject area
  • Desire to ramp up their career skills, either by upgrading an existing skill or learning something completely new that is highly relevant
  • Their employer may have asked them to attend in order to bring the learnings back to their workplace or enhance their skill set
  • An intimate workshop for ~10 attendees
  • Open to all who purchase a ticket

The Support:

  • We provide a classroom setting with a TV, whiteboard, and speaker podium
  • We survey the attendees for feedback and research

What We’re Looking For

Speaker Partner:A paid opportunity for an experienced developer with a passion for education and the desire the grow the developer community. Hosted as a ticketed community event, typically $100/ticket.


The best workshops come from a place of experience, but also passion. Cover something you enjoy and want to share with your peers. Here are some subject areas developers want to learn more about:

  • Devops
  • Blockchain
  • AI/Machine Learning
  • AR/VR
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Soft Skills (non-technical)
  • Open Sources
  • IoT
  • React Native
  • Redux
  • GraphQL
  • Android/Java
  • WebGL
  • Web Mapping
  • Typescript
  • Unit Testing
  • Electron
  • Docker
  • Unix Scripting
  • Test Driven Development
  • Solidity
  • UI/UX
  • Web Design
  • Web Extensions

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