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

Online

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

Online

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!

WTWT Fireside Chat with Jill Hennigar of Dash Hudson

VOLTA 100-1505 Barrington Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Join Dash Hudson's new Vice President of Operations, Jill Hennigar, and Volta's CEO, Martha Casey, on Thursday, October 28 at 4pm for a discussion on the importance of communications in your startup. Communication within a company is important, especially as it pertains to organizational changes and shifts, such as new employee arrivals, policies, goals and achievements. The session will focus on effective communication within your company, which may include discussion topics such as: Coaching for success and feedback delivery Leading workplace change How you can build trust and develop authentic relationships In this session, you will hear from these amazing women, have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with the WTWT community over light refreshments.

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

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.

Geomatics Atlantic 2021 Conference

Online

The Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) is excited to host our every-3-years Geomatics Atlantic Conference in Halifax November 8th – 9th, 2021, online. The theme is Geomatics NOW – From Field Collection to Online and Real-Time Dissemination and we will be exploring innovation, cutting edge R&D, and the future of geomatics as it relates to the increasing desire to have our questions answered quickly and in a way that is easy to understand and integrate into our own workflows. We will be hosting presentations on current spatial data field collection techniques and software, how teams transmit or store data in the field, and how the field data can be easily shared with others – particularly in near real time. There will be a focus on online/web-based data collection apps, as well as near real-time processing and dissemination methods to clients and other field personnel.  

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

Tech Hiring Fair for Senior Developers

Online

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.

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

tech{LAB} Renewable Energy

Topic: Renewable Energy Climate change is a growing concern, and one of the ways we are working towards sustainability in Nova Scotia is through renewable energy. Join us to hear from industry experts about the cool new technologies that are being developed in Nova Scotia! 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