On May 9, 2015, Pawly was thrilled to participate in Digifest. Founded in 2002 by Luigi Ferrara, Digifest began as a festival with a focus on digital culture and design. In 2011, the festival was re-launched by George Brown College with an emphasis on bringing together industry, academia and the public to celebrate digital creativity. Digifest features the works of innovators and showcases how their creations are transforming society.
This year’s festival took place on May 7 – 9th, 2015 at the innovative Corus Quay building on Toronto’s waterfront.
|Digifest Exhibition Floor|
No sooner than we set up our booth, Pawly took off to show itself around the exhibition floor, saying hi and showing off its cool moves to exhibitors and visitors alike. Pawly hit the gigantic loop to take a ride, but then we had to persuade it back worrying that Pawly might hurt itself. Boy! Pawly was so charged up for the event! But we’ve got used to it, we mean the Pawly Swag!
At the event, we bumped onto some really crazy new start-ups. One of them was *nocampfirerequired, Oh yeah, the asterisk is a part of their name, isn’t that already crazy? They were presenting their latest project, GeektroPolis. Geektropolis is an exploration of Toronto’s Geek cultures, and they systematically profile different types of geeks and their subsets, their leaders, gathering places and events.
Well we had a go, and it was quite a journey traversing through Toronto’s geekdoms :)
And thanks to Indesology, we were down trying to lift balloons from the sea into a boat with our hands! Well in case you are wondering, we mean sea and the boat in the virtual world, even though we were right next to the lakeshore ;)
Meanwhile, Pawly’s swag ensured that we had steady flow of visitors and exhibitors visiting our booth to experience Pawly. While visitors took time to admire the championship belt that we won from Global Start-up Day, a global start-up contest powered by Google, Pawly would freak out and say, “Fuck the belt, talk to me, it’s here coz of me! Wanna know why?” Well yeah, Pawly did the bulk of the talking and that meant we had to run around to keep Pawly hydrated! Screw you Pawly!
Overall, we had a great time at the event, showing Pawly around, and getting inspired by the amazing ideas and concepts. We head to the JNF Tech Shuk next!