Celebrate the opening of Ottawa's Open Device Lab

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We’ve been working for the past few months to build Ottawa’s (and Canada’s) first Open Device Lab. We’re ready to open the doors to the Lab and we want you to come celebrate with us!

On July 11th, from 3PM until 7PM, join us at the bv02 office (858 Bank Street, Suite 103) for the Ottawa Open Device Lab (ODL) launch party. The event, just like the lab, is open to the community. We only ask that you RSVP to the launch party on Eventbrite.

The Open Device Lab is a collection of mobile phones, tablets and other devices that the community can use for testing their websites and applications. With the growing number of devices and form factors, it can be challenging and costly to maintain an up-to-date collection for testing. That’s where the device lab comes in.

This will be a great chance to try it out and see how your site measures up on a variety of devices. Don’t worry – you need not be technically inclined – we’ll be on hand to guide you through it and show how it all works together.

We’ve got a good collection of devices to launch the Lab but we’d still like to build upon it in order to give the community access to wider range of old and new devices from a variety of manufacturers. To encourage donations, the first ten people who donate a device to the Lab at the launch party will receive a $10 gift card. We’ve already received generous donations to the collection from the community. See our Device Lab page for the full list of contributors.

We can’t wait to see you at the launch party. RSVP now to let us know you’ll be there, and please feel free to pass the invite on to any colleagues or friends in the community who might be interested. Can’t make it? Don’t worry, it’s open to the public, see the ODL page for more information on booking a visit.

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