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The top 10 tech events in Toronto for summer 2015

The top tech events in Toronto this summer will give industry members as well as those looking for an in the opportunity to network, up their skills and learn about the ever-evolving landscape of tech.

Here are my picks for the top tech events in Toronto this summer.

Lighthouse Labs Demo Day (July 2)
Light House Labs' first Toronto Demo Day will showcase the projects developed by their new grads throughout the programme. Though it's a perfect opportunity to learn about the programme for those considering joining the eight-week boot camp, it will also give attendees a chance to network with fellow developers and entrepreneurs.

We Are Wearables Game On! (July 8)
With the Pan Am Games just around the corner, We are Wearables felt it is the appropriate time to tackle the role of wearable technology in sports with a panel discussion. Expect free pizza, beer and wearable tech giveaways, but make sure to register to save your spot.

LatAm Startups Conf 2.0(July 10)
This full day event will bring together Latin American start-up leaders and their Canadian counterparts to discuss how to end the "brain drain" to Silicon Valley and instead stimulate local innovation. Expect a full day filled with panels, workshops and speakers - among the keynote speakers is David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

AlterConf Toronto (July 11)
AlterConf aims to tackle margnalization in the tech and gaming communities by educating people about the varying facets of diversity through spotlighting initiatives and strong speaker series. These sessions allow local speakers to critically analyze the current culture, showcase their projects, and present a view of what the community should aspire to become.

One Eleven July Tech Summer Bash (July 17)
Join entrepreneurs, start-up founders and tech investors for a fun night of networking and socializing under the stars for what will likely be one of the summer's best tech parties.

Ruby Brigade Social (July 17)
It doesn't matter whether you're a Rubyist or not, go to this low-key social at the Firkin on King to enjoy good conversation, food and drinks alongside Toronto Ruby Brigade members. Great for a bit mingling inside the tech community.

BattleHack Toronto (July 18)
Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the best hacker in Toronto? If so, register either by yourself or with a team, to show what you're made of and for the chance to win some awesome prizes as well as the opportunity be flown to the finals. This full day event includes a brief speaker series, lunch and dinner.

2015 Social Media & Society International Conference (July 27-29)
This three day conference is an annual, international gathering of more than 200 social media researchers from around the globe who research the academic side of social media and its impact on society. The programme is jam-packed with panel discussions and paper presentations covering a wide range of topics in social media.

Girls in Tech Annual BBQ (August 13)
Open to women and men, this stylish roof-top BBQ will be a great way to meet up-and-comers in the Toronto tech scene all the while enjoying delicious food in a killer setting. Look forward to talks by Noura Sakkijha, founder of Meijuri, Jonathan Keebler founder of ScribbleLive and talks by the founders of Brika.

Web UNLEASHED 2015 (September 16-17)
This two day event boasts more than 50 presentations and is geared towards front-end-developers and helping them navigate the ever changing landscape of design in a way that will be beneficial towards advancing their career. Look forward to speakers from leading web industries around the world including Google, SoundCloud, LinkedIn and many more.

Did I miss any? Leave your picks for tech events in Toronto this summer in the comments. Photo from Lighthouse Labs on Facebook.


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