Events for July 4 – August 16 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry


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Women in Tech Hiring Fair April 2022


Join us at our popular speed-interviewing event designed to feature our talented women tech talent. You'll talk to 120+ pre-vetted candidates with diverse backgrounds and skills, who have 4+ years of experience and verified English language skills. Register today and start building your diverse tech team. Companies looking to hire can speed interview candidates with the following skills: JavaScript Ruby on Rails Mobile QA Python Java Why Work With Us Hire Fast - Fill multiple roles from a single event and cut down your hiring lead times We’ll Do the Hard Work - We pre-screen and pre-vet every candidate you talk to Meet Your Hiring Needs - Every hiring event has a specialty focus - such as specific developer skills, women in tech, diversity

True North Free Trade Forum 2022


The Ontario Government, in partnership with Canadian provinces and territories, is proud to host the True North Free Trade Forum, a unique virtual opportunity where companies and attendees will exchange ideas and explore new business opportunities in interprovincial trade. Aimed at strengthening business ties across Canada to support economic recovery, the virtual True North Free Trade Forum 2022 will look at the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19, as well as how increasing pan-Canadian trade could add up to $84 billion to Canada’s GDP.

Thriving in Today’s Digital-First World


Join us for IDC Directions 2022 Canada to explore the most relevant topics in the Canadian technology and business space, and gain access to actionable guidance from IDC's brightest minds to help you thrive in a digital-first Canada with trust, scale, and impact. How will the Canadian IT industry transform and innovate, while also continuing to deliver on the growing demands from consumers and end-users? Entire industries are now looking to intelligently leverage more technology, data, and cloud capabilities to drive operational efficiencies across their organizations. In fact, more than 60% of IT executives in Canada indicated that they are now expecting technology spending to increase in the next few years, showing signs of improvement in the technology sector and the economy post-COVID-19.

Introduction to Natural Language Processing


Join ACENET for a brief introduction to Natural Language Processing (NLP). How do computers understand language? It seems impossible that zeroes and ones could ever add up to words that humans can understand, but machine language has come a long way in the past few years. Let us take you behind the code to explain how machines simulate language comprehension, and why it’s a far more complicated problem than “bonjour = hello”. This talk is aimed at an audience who is not necessarily familiar with computers or language comprehension, but would like a primer to the field, and what it can realistically do. We will explain natural language processing from the perspective of machines that cannot understand words, but capture semantic meaning by processing data. This session will take place on: Thursday, April 6th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm (Atlantic time) You do need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc) on which you have administrative privileges, as you will need to pre-load specific software packages. Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail) Instructions for how to join will be sent out […]

Supporting Rural Entrepreneurship – A Series with Futurpreneur

IGNITE Southern Office 208 Main street, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

About this event We partnered with Futurpreneur to host a series highlighting successful rural entrepreneurs, and all of the resources available to other rural entrepreneurs! Kicking off our first session is David Saulnier, Founder of JD Composites. David is a shining example of the innovations that are grown within rural entrepreneurship. During this session, he will dive into a brief history of JD Composites, and talk about the benefits and opportunities that lie within rural entrepreneurship. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur or currently working on your business, we would love for you to join us! This hybrid session will be hosted in person at IGNITE Yarmouth and streamed on Zoom. Bring a friend, and share within your network!

1,000 to Zero: Taking The Stress Out Of Your Emails.


April is Stress Awareness Month and there's perhaps nothing more stressful folks than e-mails. It's endless. Just when you think you're done for the day, more comes in. It's always on your mind. So we thought it'd be a great time to learn how to delete your emails and start over again At some point, you're not going to write that person back. So give yourself a break and start over! But how? That's where Victoria Smith comes in. She's the author of "Stress Less in 90 Days: Your Guide to Beat Burnout, Build Resilience and Actually Enjoy Your Daily Life." and on April 6th, she'll be sharing her tips and insights to getting your emails and setting up systems so our emails stress us out less in future.

The Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon)

Halifax Convention Centre 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Atlantic Security Conference (AtlSecCon) is a non-profit, annual, information security conference located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Established in 2011, our goal is to provide quality information security education and training at an affordable cost.

QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair


Are You Looking for Your Next Job? - Don’t Miss The Next QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair! Working For The Future: Preparing Our Community For Tomorrow's Jobs! As we look at the future of work and technology, we know that talent and skills will always be at the center of building the best companies. Get prepared for the jobs of tomorrow starting TODAY by joining us at the next edition of the QueerTech Qareers Virtual Fair. On Thursday, April 7th (11:30-18:00 Eastern) and Friday, April 8th (11:30-17:00 Eastern), we will connect you with amazing tech employers from across Canada already building the best teams for tomorrow. Join us for great conversations about the future of work, workshops hosted by hiring companies, and some great networking. Bring your authentic self and help us queer the tech ecosystem! Hiring companies include: RBC, Chrome, Loopio, Rogers), OroHealth, OSEDEA,

Exploring opportunities in rural communities


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 […]