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Seeking Senior Ruby On Rails Expert


Salary Range
: 70-90K

Job Description:

  • 3 years experience with Ruby on Rails, Merb, or other Ruby based web frameworks
  • Experience in OO programming language (Java, .Net) and web application frameworks (Struts, Spring, .Net)
  • Have embraced test driven development and are experienced in rSpec, Test::Unit, Cucumber
  • Knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies AJAX, CSS, Javascript, Prototype, Scriptaculous, jQuery
  • Ability to hand-code, analyze, debug, and deliver clean, maintainable code for all major browsers
  • Experience with an RDBMS such as MySQL, Oracle or Postgres and the ability to hand-code SQL statements
  • Working knowledge of Unix/Linux environments as a user and administrator
  • Ability to contribute to architectural and software design decisions using standard tools and practices, i.e. OO patterns, UML
  • Ability to work in a tightly integrated team environment with an agile development processes
  • Assess and summarize the root case of issues and provide a clear and concise corrective action
If interested, please contact…

Jason Goodman | Account Manager, Hireglyphics

(P) 416 583 2030 ext. 2009 | (C) 416-230-2150 | (F) 416 583 2031

219 Dufferin Street, 307B Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y9 |

We hope you had a Cheer-ful Holiday!

CFC Media Lab would like to send a very big THANK YOU to everyone who purchased some WagJag “Cheer” during this holiday season. With your help, we raised $361 for Make a Wish Foundation and the CFC Media Lab Scholarship Fund!

A glimpse of the fun…

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Thank you for your support!
…and yes, that was indeed Fred Penner.

TUFF Masters the “Art of Cool”

Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) was just named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “20 Coolest Film Festivals” in the Fall 2010 edition. TUFF is the only Canadian festival that made the cut this year!

Published in NYC, MovieMaker is the the USA’s leading resource on the art and business of making movies and the world’s most widely read independent movie magazine.

Check out who else is up to snuff:

For more on TUFF:

All I have to say is… ICE COLD! Way to go!

You’d be perfect for this! (Two Hot Designer Job Posts)


Salary Range
: 70-90K

Job Description:

Openings for seriously talented and experienced designers who love doing what they do. The ideal candidates are able to turn strategic goals into coherent design direction and oversee projects from kick-off to launch. Here’s what we’re looking for in a bit more detail.

Qualifications: A Bitchin’ digital portfolio.

We want to see:

  • Strong concept development and graphic design ability
  • Ridiculous attention to detail
  • Excellent understanding of composition, color, imagery, typography
  • Ability to explain and defend your design decisions

You should have:

  • Experience presenting your work to others, including clients
  • 5+ years experience in the digital channel
  • Strong working experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Experience creating and working with copywriters, designers, architects and developers
  • Excellent understanding of user experience issues
  • Experience providing art direction to others
  • Ability to self-manage multiple projects and work within deadlines
  • Team oriented, self-motivated

Bonus if you have:

  • Familiarity with CSS and HTML – no need to execute, but knowing how to implement design in real code is a bonus
  • Experience designing outside of the browser



Salary Range: 55 – 65K

Our client, an award winning Toronto Agency is seeking a highly talented and creative mind to join their already successful team.

The Ideal Candidate would posses:

  • A deep understanding of Brand importance
  • Appreciates that storyboards are gospel
  • Values being courageous and cutting edge in design and communication
  • Thrives in an atmosphere that is built on collaborative team-work
  • Experience with 3D Modeling/Design
  • Motion Design specialized in After Effects
  • Solid experience in branding and identity
  • Must have experience in the interactive space (ex: Online & Mobile)
If interested in either of these righteous positions, please contact:

Jason Goodman | Account Manager, Hireglyphics

(P) 416 583 2030 ext. 2009 | (C) 416-230-2150 | (F) 416 583 2031

219 Dufferin Street, 307B Toronto, Ontario M6K 1Y9 |

…Bon chance!

CFC Media Lab Offers You Very Merry Cheer on!

Don’t miss this exclusive holiday offer!

Purchase some holiday “Cheer” from for only 99¢!
All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation and CFC Media Lab Scholarship Fund.

Check out the value you can get for less than a buck…

Thank you for your support and happy holidays!

“UPDATE” Book Launch Tomorrow

Snare Books and Coach House Books present the launch of Update by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler (CFC Media Lab Faculty member) with special guest Jon Paul Fiorentino (Indexical Elegies) and hosted by Christian Bök.

For writers Darren Wershler and Bill Kennedy, status updates are also poetry. Or,
rather, it becomes poetry after the RRS feeds of thousands of Facebook users have
been harvested, shorn of the user names and attached to the names of dead poets or

- Globe and Mail, Books section

The Deets!

The When: 7:30 PM TOMORROW! Wednesday, December 15 (Jon Paul Fiorentino’s b-day!)
The Where: Magpie Tavern, 831 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
The Why-wouldn’t-you?: FREE

docSHIFT Institute: Documentary Proposals DUE MONDAY!

You haven’t forgotten about this, have you?

All Proposals are due after the weekend! December 6th!

Stitch Media: CNMA 2010 Winner!

HUGE congratulations to Stitch Media for walking away with BEST IN CANADIAN CULTURE – INTERACTIVE for Redress Remix at the Canadian New Media Awards 2010 last night!


Really… Was there ever any doubt? CONGRATS TEAM!
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CFC Media Lab at HTMlles 2010

Jacqueline Nuwame, Sr. Training Programs Manager at the CFC Media Lab, had the honour of speaking at last week’s HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices 2010 in Montreal.

Founded in 1997 and produced by Studio XX, the HTMlles Festival of Media Art and Networked Practices explores various facets of digital technology and the web as a medium for the creation and exhibition of women’s digital artworks. The festival occupies the singular position of being one of the only Quebecois and Canadian events entirely dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of independent media art, its particularity also being emphasized by its feminist approach, concerns and engagements.

Also featured at the festival was First Person Digital, produced in partnership with the NFB, which featured some amazing female-only work.

Take a peek at these other great projects:

A big shout-out to Studio XX for organizing this great event!