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Atlantic Food Automation Series – Fruit Harvesting & Processing Workshop

Acadia University 15 University Ave, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

On October 27th and 28th, IGNITE will host an Atlantic Food Automation Workshop event to learn more about the Fruit Harvesting & Processing industry. Throughout the Fall of 2021, IGNITE will host the Atlantic Food Automation Program across the pan-atlantic provinces. Each of these workshops will focus on a different food industry, highlighting the automation and digital advancements that are available in Atlantic Canada. Attending this event will give you access to automation firms and digital experts that can help grow your business and reduce the strain of labour shortages. Join us as we learn more about the products and services on the market, hear from organizations about their funding programs and tour automated facilities. This two-day event will consist of virtual and in-person elements, due to COVID-19 restrictions this event will only allow 25 attendees in-person. (Masks will be mandatory at all in-person events.)

Attracting and Retaining Top Tier Talent at Financial Firms – CHAMBER WEBINAR


The recovery from COVID-19 shutdowns has revealed labor scarcity in many sectors, with the financial market being no exception. Attracting and retaining the best talent in today’s market has become difficult, especially at the junior level. This has become apparent in a large increase in starting salaries and signing bonuses. Labor scarcity also creates problems up the corporate chain as experience becomes less valued by companies. Please join us for a discussion on the challenges facing financial firms in hiring and retaining talent and how to attract the best talent in today’s market. MODERATOR: Matthew Midson, CEO, North America, CPQi, Inc. SPEAKERS: Grayson Blair, Managing Director, Summus Group. Maryanne Morrow, Founder & CEO, 9th Gear Technologies. REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Members: Free of Charge Non-Members: $15

Data Privacy and Compliance – Championing Security in your Organization


Are you ready to make data privacy and security a priority in your organization? Then join this live Platform Power Hour session with Salesforce Practice Lead Prag Ravichandran Kamalaveni and Trailblazer Host (and Golden Hoodie recipient!) Farah Sherif as they discuss the importance of data privacy and how industry leaders are putting processes in place to safeguard information. They will cover how to take care of the sensitive field details captured in Salesforce and how to work towards building a robust solution to keep data security as a top priority in your own organization. A special Salesforce guest will join to provide a live demo and help answer your burning questions!

Let’s Get Personal: How Can Brand Identity Impact Your Website?


Details *******Zoom link will be emailed out at 4pm Atlantic. If you signed up after that, DM Alison Knott for the link!******** -- 7:00: Zoom opens -- -- 7:10 Opening Remarks -- -- 7:15 Presentation: Let's Get Personal: How Can Brand Identity Impact Your Website? with Cassey Deveau Cassey Deveau is a Senior Digital Strategist from Halifax, Nova Scotia. While she specializes in paid media, her passion lies in integrated marketing, bringing together strategies that incorporate web, social, email, media, and offline tactics that follow the customer journey while staying true to the brand. She currently works full time at a media agency but spends a lot of her free time consulting on web projects to help small businesses improve their website's user experience, and find ways to let their unique brand shine through their online presence. -- 8:00 Happiness Bar -- Share your screen to get help, feedback, learn something new, or help a buddy out. Chat and get to know fellow WordPress bloggers, designers, and developers. -- 9:00 Finish up -- **Those who register for the event on ZOOM link will be emailed at 4 PM ADT the day of the event*

Texas Technology Opportunities in the Defense & Security Industries


Join the Consulate General of Canada in Dallas for a conversation about the Texas tech industry and how to navigate defense and security opportunities with the DoD and other state and federal departments in Texas. You will hear from Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations of Capital Factory, Texas' center of gravity for entrepreneurs who will discuss how Canadian companies can best navigate Texas' defense and security ecosystem. Topics of discussion and format will include: Welcoming Remarks: Duane Robson, Senior Trade Commissioner and Andre Galuban, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate in Dallas Texas Tech, Defense and Security Industry Overview: Marcos Cervantes, Vice President, Operations, Capital Factory Q&A and Closing Remarks  

QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair

A National LGBTQ2S+ Virtual Job Fair Building the best companies starts with building diverse and inclusive teams. QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair connects the skills of the queer community with employers who believe diversity is their greatest asset. Looking for your next tech position? Get started TODAY with the QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair. Join us on November 4-5 as QueerTech connects you with Canada’s top tech employers. Let’s queer the tech ecosystem together! QueerTech’s Qareer fair will connect you with tech employers from startups to Fortune 500s interested in what you have to bring to the table. Come prepared to meet and chat with Canada’s leading employers. Be sure to: Prepare an electronic copy of your resume Update your LinkedIn Profile Be ready to connect virtually (Virtual event platform instructions coming soon) We believe in employment access for all. This event is FREE to attend.

Network with UX-Minded Individuals

Details In this UX Salon event, we will be networking and discussing current UX topics in groups. After a general welcome and opening remarks, we will be able to go into breakout rooms and discuss some UX topics and get to know each other. Breakout rooms will depend on attendance. 6:30 - 6:35 - Attendees join 6:35- 6:40 - Intro remarks 6:40 - 7:00 (Question 1 & Breakout rooms) 7:00 - 7:20 (Question 2 & Breakout rooms) 7:20 - 7:40 (Question 3 & Breakout rooms) 7:40 - 8:00 Regroup and chat. Closing remarks

Accelerating Growth with Non-Dilutive Sources of Capital

IGNITE Northern Office 352 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Considering funding options to help accelerate your company’s growth? Look beyond expensive equity financing and discover non-dilutive funding options. Geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs, this webinar explores how to effectively leverage non-dilutive financing sources – specifically SR&ED and government grant programs. Through this webinar, you will get a better understanding of: How to navigate Government funding for your company How to utilize venture debt for entrepreneurs How Government funding differs from loans and equity The different non-dilutive funding options available (SR&ED Tax Credits, and Government Grant Programs) An overview of eligible activities, projects, and potential funding How OKR Financial can help you Our IGNITE Northern office is located at 352 East River Road, New Glasgow. Can't attend in person? Join the session virtually via Zoom, links will be provided upon registering!

Housing Crisis Hackathon


We are excited to announce ShiftKey Labs’ first Hackathon of the semester, the Housing Crisis Hackathon! Hackathons challenge participants to create economically and technologically viable solutions for real challenges faced in a variety of sectors and businesses. On this three-day event, participants will be pitching and presenting innovative solutions for the housing crisis that Halifax currently faces. Not only will participants have a chance to make a real impact in our community, make connections, and showcase their skills, but will also be competing for amazing prizes!

Tech Hiring Fair for Senior Developers


Join us at our speed-interviewing event and find your next great employee. You'll talk to pre-vetted candidates with diverse backgrounds and skills. All candidates have at least 7 years of work experience. You get to interview many candidates and shortlist a selection for more detailed interviews later. Each day is dedicated to a certain skill set. You can speed interview candidates with the following skills: JavaScript Android, IOS, React Native Python Data Engineers Golang Ruby on Rails Java Employers will have the opportunity to pitch their companies and meet top talent.

Women in Machine Learning/Data Science Meetup

Dalhousie Goldberg Computer Science Building 6050 University Ave, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Details Mahtab Sarvmaili is a PhD student studying Computer Science at Dalhousie University. Together with Nader Zare, Mahtab’s team, CYRUS, won first place at the international RoboCup. It’s the world’s largest international Robotic competition, and thousands of participants from dozens of countries vie for gold medals each year. Join WiMLDS and Mathab to learn and ask about the variety of artificial intelligence and machine learning models that can be used for training teams, computer games and autonomous robots. ----------------------- AGENDA (Atlantic Time) ------------------------ 6:00pm - 6:10pm: Welcome and intro 6:10pm - 6:45pm: Mahtab Sarvmaili, plus Q&A 6:45pm - 7:30pm: Networking