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Ottawa, Canada: Register for the BlackBerry Developer Group Meetup

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If you’re in Ottawa, Canada or the surrounding region, you should definitely check out the Ottawa BlackBerry Developer Group. The meetup will talk about some of the changes at BlackBerry, mostly that the company is largely enterprise focused. This change is very visible at the developer group level. BlackBerry has been using a Developer Group Hub, powered by Influitive, in order to connect Group Managers as well as send the company message to those groups. So far, the message is clear: develop enterprise apps.

Eventbrite - Ottawa BlackBerry Developer Group Meetup

Coming Soon To Indiegogo: LEO, An Intelligent Fitness Wearable By GestureLogic

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Leonard MacEachern is a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His company, GestureLogic, is showing off a new wearable that is soon to arrive on Indiegogo.

The wearable, called LEO, is a band of silver-woven fabric that wraps around the user’s thigh and measures hamstring movement, hydration and heart rate. The device is not named after Leonard MacEachern, but rather Leonardo da Vinci, as the man embodies the science behind the product.

The architecture of LEO is very similar to other wearables on the market. The device collects data from the user’s exercise, then syncs that data with a smartphone and the cloud. Where LEO differentiates itself is that the cloud is used to gather data and send recommendations back to the user to help them train more effectively.

Read the full article over at Connectedly.

Thalmic Labs’ Myo Armband And The Long Road To Gaming Accessory

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When I first saw Thalmic Labs’ Myo armband, I thought “that’s a cool device, but why?”. It’s a problem that a lot of wearables and IoT products are experiencing. Sure, it’s cool to track your heartbeat, brain patterns, or watch your dog while you’re away, but is that a solution to a real consumer problem?

Read the full article over at Connectedly.

Win an Xbox One With The OIGC Passport

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We’re doing something fun this year: the OIGC Passport. At select locations around Ottawa, we have passports to encourage attendees to visit local businesses and discover the awesome game culture we have going on in the city.

The Passport works by picking up your passport, preferably at Mercury Lounge where most are stored (locations will all have some on hand), and visiting each location in the Passport. Each location will give you a stamp which gives you one ballot to win an Xbox One.

Check out more details at this OIGC link.

OIGC Is The Best Networking Opportunity In Ontario

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OIGC is expecting around 500 attendees and 50 companies which makes this the best game industry networking event in Ontario. We’re excited to see companies both big and small, as well as a wide range of developers from mobile to console and even new emerging hardware.

Take a look at the full list of companies at this link.

Get Your Game at House of TARG With The Ottawa Wizard Box Challenge

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The Ottawa International Game Conference, House of TARG, and the Dirty Rectangles are stoked to announce a joint venture to create a standup arcade cabinet called The Ottawa Wizard Box that plays local, indie games. Developers will have until May 27th to come up with a game idea which they will pitch at the conference. The game will be pitched to a panel of judges from TARG, OIGC and the industry, and the best games for each challenge will be selected to be the launch games for The Ottawa Wizard Box. To be clear, you must have an OIGC pass to be eligible.

More details available at this link to OIGC2014.com.