Events for May 18, 2022 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry


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Ocean Frontier Institute Conference 2022

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 1919 Upper Water St, Halifax

Climate is at the top of the international policy agenda and is creating massive risks and opportunities in the commercial sector. Understanding the changing ocean is critical to predicting the future of climate. The ocean stores hundreds of times the heat and 50 times more carbon than the atmosphere and takes up more carbon than all the rainforests combined. Some of the most pressing global issues at the frontier of the ocean-climate nexus are achieving net zero, developing sustainable food from the ocean, and protecting ocean biodiversity. Conference delegates from industry and policy will share their visions and challenges for sustainable development of these topics over the next decade. They will motivate the next frontier of ocean research by highlighting key questions to advance the field and outline their commitments to action to make an impact on solving some of the most pressing issues at the ocean-climate nexus. Ocean Frontier Institute researchers will join the dialog and present results from their studies that contribute directly to enabling the future of critical policy and industry decisions.

apply(conf) 2022


apply() is a free virtual interactive event on data engineering for applied machine learning. It is geared for data and ML teams to discuss the practical data engineering challenges faced when building ML for the real world. Participants will share best practice development patterns, tools of choice, and emerging architectures they use to successfully build and manage production ML applications. Agenda includes: 40+ deep dive live tech talks 4 Hands-on workshops/tutorials Networking with speakers/attendees Post-event social (in-person) in NYC and San Francisco Food, swags and prizes Featured speakers: Chip Huyen from Stanford University Matei Zaharia, Co-Founder from Databricks Smitha Shyam, Director of Engineering from Uber Shreya Shankar from UC Berkeley - RISELab Mike Del Balso, Co-Founder from Tecton Waleed Kadous, Head of Engineering from Anyscale Manoj Agarwal, Architect Fellow from Walmart Global Cary Goltermann, Machine Learning Engineer from and 30+ more.


Virtual Hiring Fair – Senior Developers


Join us at our speed-interviewing event and find your next great tech team member (or three)! You'll do five-minute speed interviews with dozens of vetted senior developers with diverse backgrounds and technical skills. All candidates have at least 7 years of work experience and have been screened by our team. What To Expect You get to interview many candidates and shortlist a selection for more detailed interviews later. Company Pitch - This is an optional one minute pitch about your company to all the candidates. Live Networking - Talk face-to-face with dozens of senior developers for five minutes each. More in-depth interviews can easily be scheduled through VanHack after the event ends. Fireside Chat- All our virtual events kick off with a fireside chat with inspiring leaders covering a variety of diversity and inclusion, HR and technology topics.

Wonder Women Conference – May 2022

TBA Nova Scotia

Wonder Women is proud to offer diverse female-led content featuring local, professional superheroes. We invite you to build meaningful relationships with women across all industries while participating in engaging workshops and hearing from a panel of local leaders on successes and challenges of women in business. Together, we strive to create a community of inclusivity that ultimately encourages all women to own their ambition, break down barriers, and unleash their superpowers. This year, for the first time, we will also be having a Wonder Women Marketplace. Our marketplace will allow emerging and established woman entrepreneurs to showcase their business throughout the day!


Tech Wednesdays with NPower Canada


More than 80% of NPower Canada alumni secure employment or enroll in higher education within 6 months of graduating, with 30-40% already placed into jobs upon completing training. Graduates launch digital careers in roles such as Help Desk Agent, Data Analyst, QA / Tester and Business Systems Analyst with companies like TELUS, Accenture and CIBC. NPower Canada is a registered charity launching underserved young adults ages 17-30 into meaningful digital careers. NPower Canada's virtually delivered programs provide youth with 15 weeks of no-cost, part-time tech skills training, including industry certifications, complemented by employability skills coaching and wraparound supports (including bus pass, interview clothing and laptops/WiFi based on financial need). Program participants are also connected directly with employers, job retention supports and five years of alumni services including continued education and mentorship. Youth do not need any prior background in tech to apply. They must have completed their high school, Dogwood or GED, and be eligible to work in Canada. NPower Canada prioritizes serving lower-income, un/underemployed youth who are female-identified, IBPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, newcomers and youth with disabilities. Join us to learn more and apply early to avoid waitlist for the upcoming start date:

QueerTech Partnership Information Session


Thank you for your interest in partnering with QueerTech. We’re excited to get to know you! Why partner with QueerTech? Build your employer brand within the queer community Gain access to the Queer in Tech talent pool Engage your employees and be part of our community Help us Queer the tech ecosystem Register today for our info session to learn about: Who we are Whom we serve (QueerTech community breakdown) How we can support your talent acquisition teams, D&I teams, and ERG leads Why partner with us What Programs do we offer Many companies like Google, Shopify, BDC, Oro Health, OSEDEA, Moment Factory, and many more partner with QueerTech to invest in the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Canada. Together we are committed to Queer The Tech Ecosystem by increasing 2SLGBTQ+ representation in tech, supporting our community to advance their career in tech and launch tech business. We look forward to meeting you and, hopefully, welcome you to the QueerTech family as a new Partner :)

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Third Wednesday – May 2022

Atlantica Hotel Halifax 1980 Robie St, Halifax

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Online Business Development Training: Networking through BNI

Nova Scotia

Do you need to grow your business? Never has it been so easy to network and do business worldwide! Business Network International (BNI) is a leading, global business-networking and referral organization for small businesses. BNI currently provides referrals and networking opportunities to about 270, 000 members worldwide. Please join Dalene Allen, Executive Director of BNI Nova Scotia, to learn more about BNI’s positive, supportive, and structured environment to develop and exchange quality business referrals. And, find out how BNI can help you grow your business through networking! In this session, you will learn about: What BNI is and how it works How to increase business prospects Great networking opportunities Professional development options How to get business referrals and explore new opportunities And more! To attend this session, you must: Be an ISANS business client Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level of 5+ For more information, and to register, please contact: Suhel Shaikh | 902-406-7793 |

Halihax Micro Event: Front End Edition

Foggy Goggle 2057 Gottingen St, Halifax

Join us for an evening full of discussion on front end development. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more! Ask questions, share new frontend tech, etc... Hosted by Terry Smith, Tech Lead @ Codecov. Where: Foggy Goggle @ 2057 Gottingen St, Halifax When: May 18th @ 7:30pm