A Thinking Ape

Keeping up with the Apes!

A Thinking Ape is on the road and heading to Waterloo and Toronto again.

Check us at the following events! Don’t be shy, say hi.

Start It Up

Beer, Poutine and Startup Talk

Location: Chainsaw Saloon, 28 King St. N
Date: Thursday, January 17th
Time: 6:30pm

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You’re Next Career Startup Expo

Location: Hart House @ University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle
Date: Friday, January 18th
Time: 10am

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Check it out, we installed new flags high above the unwitting crowds of Gastown.No one will suspect the monkey business happening four floors up, mwahaha!

Check it out, we installed new flags high above the unwitting crowds of Gastown.
No one will suspect the monkey business happening four floors up, mwahaha!

ATA Donates Devices to the University of Waterloo

A Thinking Ape Technologies is pleased to announce a donation to the University of Waterloo in support of upper-year computer science students studying mobile development.

Starting this week, three generations of donated mobile devices will be available for Waterloo students to sign out from the Davis Centre library.

While visiting the University of Waterloo campus earlier this year, ATA Co-founder Wilkins Chung (a Waterloo Graduate of Computer Engineering) identified a need:

“After talking to a bunch of students, we realized there was a lack of available devices for them to work on. We always wanted to help in some way, [so donating devices] seemed like the appropriate way to do it.”

Senior computer science students need access to a variety of mobile platforms, so a stable of phones should prove useful:

“[Students] have been using our Google Android Nexus phones, but a refresh was needed,” said a spokesperson from the University of Waterloo. Additionally, “it is important for students to have access to real Android phones rather than emulators.”

ATA is delighted to continue its long-standing relationship with the University of Waterloo, and hopes the donated devices encourage and enrich student learning in future mobile development. 

ATA at Grow Conference

This week, Vancouver will host hundreds of entrepreneurs, trailblazers and investors for the 3rd annual GROW Conference. A lot of hard work, dedication and passion has gone into organizing Grow, and ATA is excited to be a part of it!

You can catch ATA at the following events:

Tuesday, August 21: Startup Crawl

Step into the offices of the hottest startups and accelerators in Vancouver! Be sure to drop by ATA headquarters for a glimpse of how we do things.

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Wednesday, August 22nd: Launch @ Grow (#lpgrow12)

Join ATA and thousands of entrepreneurs and investors for Grow’s opening reception. Show us your best moves at the ping pong tournament!

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Thursday, August 23: GROW 2012

Stop by and say hi to ATA’s Jenny and Sonia as they live-tweet the conference!

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It’s going to be an awesome week. Looking forward to meeting everyone!

White Day Hackathon

We’re putting together the final touches for the White Day Hackathon!

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Here are the judges:

Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch

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Brenda joined the games industry in 2005 as Managing Partner and COO at Deep Fried Entertainment. In the five years that Brenda ran DFE, she brought five games to market for high-level publishers such as Take Two Interactive and Sega. Deep Fried’s focus on sports games moved Brenda to start a studio making games that appealed to her—games for women and girls. Brenda is currently the CEO of Silicon Sisters Interactive, a Vancouver start-up focused on quality games for females.

Kimberly Voll

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A self-proclaimed ninja-cyborg-gamer-chick, Kim spends her days teaching computer science at UBC and her nights making games, designing interactive educational systems, crafting run-on sentences in her blog, and trying to take over the world. She is passionate about her students, digital media, and has been happily married to her iPhone for several years.

Eric Diep

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Eric Diep is a co-founder at A Thinking Ape. After dropping out of UWaterloo Math, Eric spent considerable time in San Francisco and was one of the first independent developers to gain traction on the Facebook Platform.