Events for September 15 – September 1 – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Halihax March Virtual Event: Data Science Edition

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Join us this month for a moderated panel on the topic of data science. The future of computing revolves around data: how we create it, organize it, and most importantly, how we can use it to improve society. During this event, we’ll speak with three leading technologists about the current techniques for gaining insights from data, ethical and privacy issues related to data collection, and the key challenges in building intelligent applications.

Women in Communications & Technology – Atlantic Chapter Launch Event

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Join us for Women in Communications & Technology - Atlantic Chapter Launch Event, March 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM. Come learn more about WCT from founder Joanne Stanley, and network with incredible women across our Atlantic provinces. As part of the launch event, we’ll enjoy a fireside chat with Julia Rivard Dexter, Co-Founder and CEO of Shoelace Learning and Adrienne Power, WCT Atlantic Board Co-Chair and Financial Advisor, Edward Jones. Julia and Adrienne will discuss how their experience as female Olympians has shaped them as professionals and share takeaways to help attendees bring that purpose-driven mindset to your day-to-day.  

The Why’s and How’s of Machine Learning

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What do you need to need to make a machine learning project successful? How can you make smart decisions about setup and execution of a machine learning project? How should you hire and support the staff working on the project? We hope to provide clear, thoughtful answers to these, and other common questions to get you thinking about whether machine learning is a technology that you and your company or group should think about investing in. We will discuss topics like data collection, the trade-offs involved in choosing a model, and what to expect from a successful project, as well as how to salvage useful by-products and skills when projects don’t go as planned. This is a beginner session oriented to business owners and project managers curious to learn more about machine learning, or who may have an idea that involves machine learning and want to know where to begin. This session will take place on: Thursday, March 24th - 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Atlantic time) You do need to have a laptop with a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc). Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. […]

All Things People Conference

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Let’s discuss what happens when startups put people first. The All Things People Conference is a virtual event designed to help anyone interested in scaling diversity and belonging put the “people” in “people operations.” People ops and HR are usually the last departments startups build. What are the most common mistakes made during the process? How does DEI fit in? VFC conducted a survey of over 1200 partner startups in 2020. While some leveraged the changes caused by Covid-19 to rebuild their organizational cultures, others struggled. Significant themes that surfaced through these changes included hiring, onboarding, and developing diverse and inclusive culture and HR policies. The All Things People Conference brings VFC's vast network together to openly and candidly chat about practical and system-shifting steps Canadian startups and innovators must take to make the most of lessons learned from this moment. Workshops led by People Operations, industry, and JEDDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusivity) leaders will share practical solutions and discuss the importance of integrating People Operations. Leaders, founders, and managers of small businesses and startups will gain insights and knowledge from those who have been there, done that, failed, and tried again. You’ll learn how to unlock the […]

De-mything “soft skills” (Host: NWT)

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McKinsey & Company’s global survey on reskilling reported that the proportion of companies addressing empathy and interpersonal skills doubled in 2020, while Deloitte predicts that soft skill-intensive occupations will account for two-thirds of all jobs by 2030. Yet soft skills have been undervalued or overlooked, and are still surrounded by myths such as: they are inherent and cannot be learned; they are secondary skills or non-essential; they only matter in customer service or client-facing positions; they are more commonly present in extraverts or certain groups of people; and they are equitable to language and communication skills. So what is the truth behind these myths- how important are “soft skills” and what are we willing to invest in developing them? Join leaders as they share their personal and organizational experiences and learnings to shed light on and de-myth soft skills, and provide advice and guidance to organizations and job seekers looking to develop these highly relevant and transferable skills to be successful in the job market: Jennifer Phillips, Executive Director, Northwest Territories Chamber of Commerce Dr. Kerry Lynn Durnford, Program Head, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Post-BSN, Aurora College Jill Haigh, Human Resources Partner, Manulife Financial Introduced by Luke […]

Building Your Social Media Content Plan

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Power Lunch is back, and going virtual! You’re invited to join us as we serve up our Power Lunch featuring workshops from selected members to deliver expertise you can use to grow your business. Our Power Lunch leaders will walk you through information on a range of business topics, offer key takeaways, and answer your questions. Power Lunch will be held once monthly from October 2021 through March 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, delivered virtually. As this year’s sessions are free for participants, we ask that you keep your registration to no more than two sessions, to allow for a larger diversity of attendees. About this Webinar Ingrid’s easy-to-use social media content planning system will guide you on how to create content pillars to keep you organized and focused, map out your social media posts and schedule them so you don’t have to keep worrying about what you’ll post next. In this session you will: Determine the best times to post on your business’ social media accounts Divide your social media content into 4 to 7 content pillars (themes) List social media post ideas that fall under each content pillar Plan a monthly social media content calendar Schedule […]

Building Spaces for Women in Tech to Grow and Thrive

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VanHack brings together HR industry expert, industry partners, and community leaders to share practical advice, insight and real-world experiences into how tech companies can build sustainable, vibrant environments for women on their teams to grow and thrive. The conversation will cover: 2022 Hiring & Retention Trends Impacting Women in Tech & Best Practices Driving Retention Introducing Mentorship and Professional Development programs to Grow & Nurture WiT The Value of Professional Communities and Networks for Tech-enabled Women

WTWT Virtual Pitch Competition 2022

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Volta’s Women Taking over the World with Tech (WTWT) Pitch Competition is a chance for founders identifying as women within the Atlantic Canadian tech ecosystem, to practice their three minute pitch and vie for a $500 Visa Gift Card. This event provides an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to practice their pitch and receive feedback from a panel of industry experts. The judging panel is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs, potential investors and community leaders. Judging will be based on the pitch, not the business, and will focus on presentation quality and content. Apply to Pitch: Should you be interested pitching, apply here by Sunday, March 13, 2022.

Tech Wednesdays with NPower Canada

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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: https://npowercanada.ca/youth/

Resume Tips and Reviews with IBM

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Tips for creating the best resume with a chance to have your personal resume reviewed by an expert from IBM We are bringing back Andrea Murray, New Grad Talent Acquisition Partner for Early Professionals at IBM, by popular demand! In this Discovery Session Andrea will guide the DeepSense community through preparing your resume as you move forward in your career. We will be diving deeper into what it takes to build a resume that will stand out by reviewing your resumes! We are looking for students to submit their resumes to be reviewed. Please note that submitted resumes will be shared during the session, so ensure the resume is scrubbed of personal details (eg. Name and contact info), the important details that should be kept include your experience, education, objective statement, skills, certifications, etc. If you are interested in submitting your resume for review, please email it to info@deepsense.ca by Monday, March 28th at 12pmAST. There is no guarantee that your resume will be used in the session. Who should attend: Students looking for their first job after graduation Students in the middle of their degree applying for internships and co-ops Those interested in a refresher of what to do […]

What is SEO and why should you care how people search? with Callum Pinkney

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7:00 - Room opens 7:15 - Presentation: What is SEO, and why should you care about how people search? Event Details: To truly win at Search Engine Optimization, a business should understand two things: what their target audience is truly searching for and what they want from the relationship, and what Google understands about search queries across the internet. This presentation is going to break down what is happening when someone searches, and also how Google figures out if you are worth ranking. The presentation will also touch on a few things you can do yourself to improve your relationship with Google, and why just dropping keywords everywhere onto a page is a disservice to your customers. Bio: Callum owns and runs a marketing company helping professional service companies strategize their marketing goals and execute on bringing trackable ROI to the table. Pilot Solutions offers marketing strategy and execution, website development, branding, SEO, and PPC Ads. 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. Those who register for the event on Meetup.com will receive Gather.Town meeting link/password (no […]