Introduction to Linux

Online

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and Compute Canada get up and running. Linux is the terminal interface used to enable you to use the ACENET and Compute Canada HPC clusters from your desktop. It's the tool you need to get your data on the clusters, run your programs, and get your data back. In this session, learn how to get started with Linux, how to create and navigate directories for your data, load files, manage your storage, run programs on the computing clusters, and set file permissions. This workshop is designed for those with no prior experience in working with a terminal interface. This session will be delivered online. To get the most from ACENET basics, please register for a Compute Canada Account. To register contact your supervising professor, ask for their CCRI, then visit https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/account_application. If your professor is not registered with Compute Canada, please have them register, then follow up with you. In addition to a Compute Canada account, you will want a computer with Windows, MacOS X, or a Unix-based operating system (not a ChromeBook), and a stable internet connection. A registered account is not mandatory, just recommended to get the […]

WTWT Workshop: Employee Engagement + Career Development

Online

Join Volta + Genevieve MacInnis on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 4pm AST, to learn about Employee Engagement + Career Development. Organizations want engaged employees. Engaged employees are adaptable to change, deliver exceptional customer service, miss less time and produce higher quality work. All of these behaviours lead to better results and more profitable organizations. Engagement is a two-way street, and Managers have a lot of influence over their team’s level of engagement. The expectations of today’s workforce have changed. Employees want to work for employers who invest in their growth and development and the current labour market demands that employers meet these expectations in order to attract and retain employees. Join us to learn: Key factors that impact employee engagement Employee expectations around career development Best practices to develop and retain top talent

Innovation as Opportunity: The CEO Perspective

Online

Learn how data can take your organization to the next level. Join David & Eric as they unpack crisis management in a time where rapid change is creating stress fractures in organizational culture. Gain insight from the CEO perspective on how change can become innovation.

Introduction to Shell Scripting

Online

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and Compute Canada get up and running. Participants will learn how to use shell scripting to exercise the power of the command line. Shell scripting helps you save time, automate file management tasks, and better use Linux. This session teaches you how to name, locate and set permissions for executable files, taking input and producing output. Learn about job scripts, shell variables and looping commands. This workshop is designed for either new HPC users who are familiar with working in a Linux environment, but have not had experience with shell scripting, or for experienced users seeking to get more out of shell scripting. In order to get the most from the session, participants are strongly encouraged to have a Compute Canada/ACENET account and to bring a laptop to do the exercises. This session will be delivered online. To get the most from ACENET basics, please register for a Compute Canada Account. To register contact your supervising professor, ask for their CCRI, then visit https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/account_application. If your professor is not registered with Compute Canada, please have them register, then follow up with you. In addition to a Compute Canada account, […]

Defining the “new normal” and designing the employee experience of the future, today

Online

The pandemic has shocked the economy and transformed how organizations operate, creating a “new normal” for institutes, economic development agencies, employees and job seekers. With the introduction of social distancing, digitalization has seen tremendous growth; research by Mckinsey & Company reported that 80% of organizations interact with customers digitally, three times more than before the pandemic. Furthermore, several trends have emerged, such as the need for upskilling/reskilling, change in flexibility from location to time, and shift from managing employee work experience to life experience, i.e., the “employee experience”. The global 2021 Employee Experience survey found that 92% of organizations prioritized employee experience enhancements over the next 3 years, higher by 52% from before the pandemic; yet 79% of organizations reported that they have not yet arrived at their new workplace reality. From the employee perspective, during the initial phase of the pandemic, 72% of employees had confidence in leaders to protect employee health and wellbeing, but that number had fallen to 57% as 52% of employees reported high to moderate anxiety. The employee experience matters because it shapes an employee’s perception and dedication to an organization. Yet the current uncertain environment creates challenges for organizations to build a supportive employee […]

Building Intercultural Competence Workshop (Online)

Online

As Nova Scotia becomes more culturally diverse, we all need to learn how to welcome and work with immigrants and build a better community together. In this full-day workshop, you will: Increase your understanding of settlement and integration issues Explore practical ways to welcome and support new immigrants Develop intercultural relationship-building skills for working with new immigrants This interactive workshop is open to organizations, service providers, educators, and community volunteers. We also deliver workshops tailored to individual organizations. There is no fee. Workshops will take place monthly, either online or in person at ISANS (6960 Mumford Rd, Suite 2120) as ISANS and provincial COVID regulations allow. Please be sure to register early!

Job Scheduling with Slurm

Online

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and Compute Canada get up and running. This session teaches participants how to use Compute Canada’s queuing environment on the national systems, using the job scheduler Slurm. Learn how the scheduler works, how it allocates jobs, what are reasonable requests to minimize wait time, how to make the best use of the resources to be more efficient, how to get more throughput, how to get more jobs running at the same time, and how to troubleshoot and deal with crashes. This workshop is designed for either new HPC users familiar with Linux and Shell Scripting, but who have not had experience with using Slurm, or, for experienced users transitioning to Slurm or seeking to improve efficiency with the scheduler. In order to get the most from the session, participants are strongly encouraged to have a Compute Canada/ACENET account and to bring a laptop to do the exercises. This session will be delivered online. To get the most from ACENET basics, please register for a Compute Canada Account. To register contact your supervising professor, ask for their CCRI, then visit https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/account_application. If your professor is not registered with Compute Canada, […]

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Sales Deconstructed: What You Need to Know to Close

Online

Nova Scotia Business Inc., in partnership with Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC), is pleased to offer Sales Deconstructed: What You Need to Know to Close. This workshop consists of two half-day sessions focused on providing your business with a step-by-step guide to sales and lead generation. Sessions will include small group work, discussions, assignments and reading on the following topics: What it takes to create a healthy sales funnel and the metrics that matter to enable you to track these over time Understanding the building blocks that need to be in place for a solid sales plan Overview of how sales process evolves from a start-up to a growth-oriented company Building a repeatable sales process to ensure proper onboarding and faster ramp times that you can scale across a growing team Closing the deal – how often to reach out and what to say This course will run from 1 pm to 4:30 pm for 2 days: Day One - Thursday, January 20, 2022: Sales trends 2022 Running your business by the numbers - the KPIs that matter Know your buyer and how to generate meetings at scale Day Two - Thursday, January 27, 2022: […]

Geomatics Atlantic 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. Geomatics Atlantic 2021The 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. Geomatics Association of Nova Scotia (GANS) 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. We are reaching out to researchers, organizations and companies actively involved in collecting spatial data using online applications (ie. Esri, Avenza, open-source) who in turn make the data available to clients or other field personnel using similar means. We hope to have a cross-sectoral conference that includes: […]

Using E-Commerce to Reach Chinese Consumers

Online

Business Support Series The Business Support Webinar Series will explore timely topics with  industry experts to provide key insights and answers on the best ways to succeed as a business.  Hosted by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, this series will feature a wide range of topics on how to survive and thrive. Learn about a new business model which allows Canadian brands of any size to sell direct to consumers in China, at the lowest cost, with the lowest risk. Whether your business is new to exporting and you're looking to test out your products in a new market, or you're already exporting and ready to invest further into a full branding & promotional campaign, learn how your business can utilize the Atlantic Resource Partnership Platform & China team to achieve full market development in China, without having to leave Canada. Working together as a partnership, this business model promotes a shared-costs model, saving exporters money, as well as minimizing risk. Key Takeaways Benefits of using e-commerce to reach Chinese consumers Challenges Canadian companies face trying to step into China and how the ARP Platform helps Canadian producers/exporters overcome them. Identifying and understanding platforms Canadian businesses should focus to be successful with e-commerce in China A strong digital […]

Creating Content for Social Media

Online

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 Content creation is a key marketing tool for businesses and one that many struggle with. To succeed you need to be able to attract your ideal client/customer/community. This workshop is geared towards entrepreneurs who want to better understand how to create content for their ideal audience through photography & social media. In this session you will: Create product flatlay images Edit photos with iPhone Build a photo gallery for social media Build a customer avatar