Events for July 7 – May 25 › Programs › – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

tech{LAB} Animation

Topic: Animation with Interactive Society of Nova Scotia Have you ever wondered just how animated games are created? Join us to get the inside scoop from industry experts across the province! Our guests will give you tips and advice on how to start your animation career now! tech{LAB} is a program that allows anyone ages 8 and up to get hands-on with new technology! What is tech{LAB}? tech{LAB} is a FREE workshop that allows participants to get hands-on with new technology! These workshops are for anyone ages 8 and up who have an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. Bring a laptop if you have one! These workshops are run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3 PM-4 PM. What Happens at tech{LAB}? Spend the first half-hour of each workshop going over the technical information on the topic. Take what you’ve just learned and apply it! Whether it’s designing a 3D print, working in groups to develop circuits for a Micro-Bit, or creating digital graphics! REGISTER

tech{LAB} Coding Part 1

Topic: Coding Part 1 Coding is a basic literacy in the digital age, and it is important for kids to understand and be able to work with and understand the technology around them. In the first session, we are going to learn all of the basics and understand the importance of each programming language. tech{LAB} is a program that allows anyone ages 8 and up to get hands-on with new technology! What is tech{LAB}? tech{LAB} is a FREE workshop that allows participants to get hands-on with new technology! These workshops are for anyone ages 8 and up who have an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. Bring a laptop if you have one! These workshops are run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3 PM-4 PM. What Happens at tech{LAB}? Spend the first half-hour of each workshop going over the technical information on the topic. Take what you’ve just learned and apply it! Whether it’s designing a 3D print, working in groups to develop circuits for a Micro-Bit, or creating digital graphics! REGISTER

tech{LAB} Coding Part 2

Topic: Coding Part 2 In the second part of our Coding workshop, we are going to put the new skills we used to work! We will be working on our own projects, and there will be time to show off your digital creation! tech{LAB} is a program that allows anyone ages 8 and up to get hands-on with new technology! What is tech{LAB}? tech{LAB} is a FREE workshop that allows participants to get hands-on with new technology! These workshops are for anyone ages 8 and up who have an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. Bring a laptop if you have one! These workshops are run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3 PM-4 PM. What Happens at tech{LAB}? Spend the first half-hour of each workshop going over the technical information on the topic. Take what you’ve just learned and apply it! Whether it’s designing a 3D print, working in groups to develop circuits for a Micro-Bit, or creating digital graphics! REGISTER

Canva Christmas Card Class

Online

The holidays are coming up and you want to send a digital holiday card to your valued clients, employees or your family. Join Amy Harrison, founder & force of Pixels & Pieces Design as she walks you through how to create 3 different styles of digital holiday cards. Amy will show you how to adapt existing designs to your own company branding or personal style. No Canva experience is necessary- any Canva levels welcome!

tech{LAB} Sensors

Topic: Sensors Sensors are in technology around us, but do you know what they do? Join us to hear from industry experts about how we use sensors and the data they collect to work on new technologies! tech{LAB} is a program that allows anyone ages 8 and up to get hands-on with new technology! What is tech{LAB}? tech{LAB} is a FREE workshop that allows participants to get hands-on with new technology! These workshops are for anyone ages 8 and up who have an interest in technology, prototyping, or electronics. Bring a laptop if you have one! These workshops are run on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, from 3 PM-4 PM. What Happens at tech{LAB}? Spend the first half-hour of each workshop going over the technical information on the topic. Take what you’ve just learned and apply it! Whether it’s designing a 3D print, working in groups to develop circuits for a Micro-Bit, or creating digital graphics! REGISTER

Coded Bias Film Screening & Discussion

Online

This film screening & discussion will feature Shalini Kantayya's film ' Coded Bias'. This event is in recognition of the International Day for Women and Girls in Science. The hope is that this screening and discussion will encourage reflection and passionate collaboration between participants on the topic of bias in STEM. Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini´s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces and women accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all. This film is rated M for Mature Audience (17+) and is open to all. Screening will take place via Zoom, a link will be emailed to all those registered. A discussion will follow the screening and will be led by Dr. Shohini Ghose, award-winning Quantum Physicist and NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering, Ontario region.

Hoist Spryfield: Knowing Your Competitive Edge

Captain William Spry Centre 16 Sussex St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Hoist sessions are led by industry experts and are designed to help teens explore and expand their interests in technology and entrepreneurship. Workshops develop skills in areas like design, coding, game development, and much more. Hoist sessions take place one Saturday a month (with the exception of July, August and December) and are targeted for teens ages 12 to 19. Topics change each month and are based on current trends, as well as the needs and interests of Hoist participants. This helps make each session unique and fun for the participants. March's Topic: When you are looking to start a business, you often have an amazing idea, but are entering into a space that already has a lot of competition. It is then up to you to look at what products are similar to yours and what is going to make you stand out . During this activity, we will be comparing and trying similar products made by different companies and seeing why they are good or bad.

Hoist North Preston: Knowing Your Competitive Edge

North Preston Community Centre 44 Simmonds Road, North Preston, Nova Scotia

Hoist sessions are led by industry experts and are designed to help teens explore and expand their interests in technology and entrepreneurship. Workshops develop skills in areas like design, coding, game development, and much more. Hoist sessions take place one Saturday a month (with the exception of July, August and December) and are targeted for teens ages 12 to 19. Topics change each month and are based on current trends, as well as the needs and interests of Hoist participants. This helps make each session unique and fun for the participants. March's Topic: When you are looking to start a business, you often have an amazing idea, but are entering into a space that already has a lot of competition. It is then up to you to look at what products are similar to yours and what is going to make you stand out . During this activity, we will be comparing and trying similar products made by different companies and seeing why they are good or bad.

Exploring opportunities in rural communities

Online

The urban-rural divide in Canada describes disadvantages for rural communities in terms of economic growth, population density, income distribution, career opportunities, quality of life, etc. Yet while the global pandemic resulted in unprecedented job loss in 2020, rural areas have seen the fastest overall employment recovery. Furthermore, while only 18% of the current population in Canada lives in rural areas, research conducted by Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship predicts that rural areas will achieve rapid population growth in the coming years. As a result of COVID-19, employee and job seeker’s preferences are changing and Canadian’s are choosing greener spaces over big cities. This will foster rural communities with more diversity and lead to greater employment and training opportunities for the future of work. Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational experiences and learnings on how organizations and job seekers can identify and explore opportunities to build meaningful careers and work in rural communities: Tara Mascarenhas, Director of Programs, SOI Foundation To be Announced To be Announced Introduced by Luke Nixon-Janssen, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Magnet and moderated by Chantal Brine, CEO, EnPoint, we invite you to the next installment of the Building Future Ready Communities: Virtual […]

Back to Business: Yarmouth and Acadian Shore Region Package and Experience Development Workshop

IGNITE Labs Yarmouth 208 Main St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Time to get back to business! Tourism Operators start preparing for the return of travel at this insightful one-day workshop. About this event Join Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association, Ignite Atlantic, the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia, and Tourism Nova Scotia to learn how to create and promote travel packages and experiences, and raise awareness of your business. Participants will have an opportunity for one-on-one experience coaching and can enter their experience idea in Ignite Atlantic’s Pitch Competition, with prizes to be won! Lunch provided. In this workshop, we will share: Insights about traveller preferences from Tourism Nova Scotia's market research Best practices for creating and delivering experiences and packages Marketing tactics to help grow your business Tourism updates from your region Presenters include: Melanie Lowe, Tourism Development Advisor at Tourism Nova Scotia Lisa Dahr, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia Malcolm Seaboyer, Yarmouth and Acadian Shores Tourism Association

Recurring

Online Computer Training: Microsoft Excel I (May 10-26)

Online

Level: Beginner Number of Sessions: 6 Session Length: 2 hours In this course, you will use Microsoft Office Excel 2016 to learn how to: Create, open, save, print, edit, and close worksheets and workbooks Insert, copy, move, delete, and rename worksheets Add headers and footers and prepare print layout Select, insert, define width/height, and delete columns and rows Hide and unhide rows, columns, and worksheets Create simple formulas and use defined functions (sum, average, min, max, and count) Use relative, absolute, and mixed references Format cells, and enter and format data Sort and filter data Find and replace data Auto and flash-fill data Remove duplicates Apply “Text to Column” Apply “Freeze Panes”

Exploring multigenerational workforces in 2022 & beyond (Host: MB)

Nova Scotia

Today’s workforce is more complex than ever before as aging populations and an economic crisis have resulted in a labour market where five generations coexist. This multigenerational workforce gives rise to unique challenges for organizations in understanding and addressing disparities in values, needs, and expectations, and in creating advancement opportunities for young professionals while recognizing and including older workers. Research conducted by the World Economic Forum, AARP and OECD found that 83% of global executives agree that multigenerational workforces are key to business growth and success, and 80% of organizations employ a multigenerational workforce. However, 53% do not include age in their diversity and inclusion policy and 58% do not provide training or support related to managing a multigenerational workforce. Furthermore, Deloitte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends reported that only 6% of survey respondents strongly agree that their leaders are equipped to effectively lead a multigenerational workforce. The challenges of a multigenerational workforce, exacerbated by the changes COVID-19 forced on or brought about in the world of work as organizations transformed operational models, make it difficult for many organizations, employees, and job seekers to navigate and succeed in this new complex workforce demographic. Join leaders as they share their personal […]