I was enormously privilege to be asked to be a judge at the 2016 uOttawa startup weekend. And massively proud of what our students accomplished!
Startup Weekend enables entrepreneurs and business-passionate individuals to gather in one place for inspiration and ideas sharing. The third successful Startup Weekend took place at uOttawa’s Morrist Library over the weekend of November 18, 2016. This edition of Startup Weekend focused on current uOttawa students, and recent graduates. The goal of this event is to connect students across all faculties to encourage and promote entrepreneurship regardless of discipline of study.
UX Fundamentals for App Development
Short talk and discussion by industry guest speaker Mr. Peter Matthews.
Mr. Matthews will be giving a talk titled “UX Fundamentals for App Development”.
Peter Matthews is the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of local startup success Klipfolio, providers of cloud of dashboard software that lets teams continuously monitor the health and performance of their business.
Date: November 9th 2016
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: SITE, Room F0126
Introduction to App Development – Basic Course
Mobile Application Development Course
A Mobile app development course will be given by Dr. Hussein Al Osman of the University of Ottawa.
Who should join?
If you have basic understanding of mobile app programming and want to learn more, you’re welcome to join this course.
The course is divided into 4 modules, and will take place in the University of Ottawa on Thursdays between 6:00pm and 9:00pm:
Thursday Nov 10, 2016: Module 1 – Basic Intro
Thursday Nov 17, 2016: Module 2 – Sensors + Bluetooth
Thursday Nov 24, 2016: Module 3 – Camera + Image Processing
Thursday Dec 1, 2016: Module 4 – Database (on phone)
I think it’s sad that it’s come to this, but I just signed the petition “The University of Ottawa Senate: Preserve uOttawa’s library holdings”. For those who can help, please do so by adding your name to the petition.
Our goal is to reach 1,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
I am a big fan of engineering “design and build” competitions. They are GREAT for student learning. WE’ve been lucky to grow ourselves Baja, Supermileage and Formula teams and I’m hoping for more.
Here’s another one to consider. uOTrac anyone?
I was interviewed last week for a short article in the Ottawa Business Journal about our (awarded) NSERC CREATE Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training program (BEST).
Check it out!
Here’s my 15 minute of fame:
Health app researchers get $1.65M in funding
A project that includes researchers from the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and McGill University has received $1.65 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s CREATE program.
The project, led by University of Ottawa engineering professor Natalie Baddour, aims to provide engineering students with the professional and practical skills needed to compete in the growing market of healthcare applications.
The CREATE Biomedical Engineering Smartphone Training (BEST) program will prepare the next generation of engineers to design, develop and commercialize apps that would collect community and clinical health data, deliver healthcare information to practitioners, researchers and patients, monitor patients and all practitioners to provide health care through mobile telemedicine.
The evolution of healthcare apps is seen as a way to bridge the information gap between the home and the clinic, lower healthcare costs, allow doctors to monitor patients remotely and grant the patient more freedom.