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September 20th, 2012

Robots and Pencils taking part in the Calgary International Film Festival

Over the last few years Michael took part in the creation of a documentary centred around the rise of industrial music and more specifically, the band Ministry. The documentary features never-before-seen performance footage and interviews from alt-rock legends including NIN, Tool and Janes Addiction. Awesome stuff- and it’s finally coming to life at this years Calgary International Film Fest.

Read more about it here: https://www.calgaryfilm.com/2012/schedule/film/2446/

Thanks to all who came and supported us at the sans-PG-13 movie about counter culture at it’s finest! Much like the genre it depicts the journey was long and angst-filled but it’s finally ready to rock.

March 11th, 2010

iPhone Dev Camp #2 – March 13, 2010

Come and learn how to build iPhone Apps!

The dev camp starts at 9am and is open to people wanting to learn more about iPhone development, marketing, business models and funding.  It features a mix of keynotes, audience events and an AppsTrack for building both native and web based iPhone Apps.

*** UPDATE: Thanks to Jon Lam from BigStack Studios and iPhoenix Fund:

Attendees will also receive source-code from the recently launched iPhone Game, Hottie Hookups – the example App being giving away will show how to create an OpenGL based disco-ball effect shown in these screen shots:

November 30th, 2009

This Week in Calgary (Startups, Tech, iPhone, etc)

I’m off to a place that is sunny. Will update when I’m back :)

Best of Web for last week:

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Have an event? Did you just release/update a product? Looking to hire? Looking to raise startup capital? Email me: mj@robotsandpencils.com for inclusion in next week :)

Next Startup School is Feb 27/28 – 2010.

November 24th, 2009

This Week in Calgary (Startups, Tech, iPhone, etc)

Industry Events:

  • Tuesday, Nov 24 – Check how a local company – Calgary Scientific – is changing the face of medicine. Take 10 mins today and watch them on CNN.
  • Tuesday, Nov 24 – BCIT is hosting an iPhone Forum in Vancouver. A few Calgarians will be in attendance (including myself – drop by and say hi).
  • Wednesday, Nov 25Alberta Council of Technologies is presenting a seminar on Stem Cell Therapies for the public (7pm – start). Register here.
  • Friday, Nov 27iPhone Dev School 2 takes place in Edmonton – a few seats left for people wanting a jump start into developing for the iPhone.

Financing Events:

  • Tuesday, Nov 24 - A few Calgary companies are in Vancouver today for the iPhone Forum hosted by BCIT and the 26th AngelForum. Congrats to Mob4Hire Inc. and iPhoenix Fund for being selected to present.
  • Wednesday, Nov 25 - iPhoenix Fund 1 (iPhone Fund) is hosting a luncheon in Vancouver at Noon (Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle). Email: jon.lam@me.com to RSVP.

  • Thursday, Nov 26 - Psyko Audio is opening an investment round for accredited investors . Email: James Hildebrandt to find out more. Note: there also hiring a Marketing Psyko! If you have 3 out of the following 5 things, email James: Attitude, Education, Attitude, Experience, Attitude.

Best of Web for last week:

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Have an event? Did you just release/update a product? Looking to hire? Looking to raise startup capital? Email me: mj@robotsandpencils.com for inclusion in next week :)

Next Startup School is Feb 27/28 – 2010.

November 16th, 2009

This Week in Calgary (Startups, Tech, iPhone, etc)

Industry Events:

  • Tuesday, Nov 17  – Basement to Boardroom – Pat Lor – iStockPhoto to Fotolia – $15.00 for non Digital Alberta members.  (Pat’s awesome – I’d be there if I was in town!)

Financing Events:

Best of Web for last week:

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Have an event? Did you just release/update a product?  Looking to hire? Looking to raise startup capital? Email me: mj@robotsandpencils.com for inclusion in next week :)

Next Startup School is Feb 27/28 – 2010.

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