CROSS-CANADA TECH TALENT DESCENDS ON WINDSOR

The Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference (CUCSC) lands at the University of Windsor for the first time.

The Canadian Undergraduate Computer Science Conference is an annual, bilingual gathering of undergraduate students in computer science and affiliated multidisciplinary fields. The three-day conference welcomes students, professionals and industry from all disciplines and sectors across the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent region to register and join leading computer science students and professionals from across Canada, who will share their research, take in workshops, panels and networking events.

Connecting students and industry is one of the key aims of the conference.

“The goal is to offer the kind of hands on experiences students are looking for.” says conference Vice Chair Aislyn Laurent. “This event encourages active participation and collaboration – companies will be sending teams with the intention of connecting with undergraduates.”

The conference organizers are also keen on changing perceptions of the Windsor-Essex region for young tech talent looking for places to start their careers.

“By bringing together industry and students from across Canada, we’re offering the perfect opportunity to showcase Southwestern Ontario as the place to connect with talent, and also the place for talent to start their careers and build their lives.” says conference Chair Noah Campbell

Industry on Campus: Working in Windsor-Detroit Region’s Tech Sector

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One of the many highlights will be a panel – Industry on Campus: Working in Windsor-Detroit Regions Tech powered by WEtech Alliance – on July 26, followed by an outdoor BBQ networking event.

The panel will be led by industry innovators and tech companies from both sides of the border including Google, Green Shield Canada, Quicken Loans and Red Piston.

“If I was a student looking to work in the tech space or get a foot in the door with a co-op placement, I would be at this conference,” says Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance. “I would also want to be at this conference if I was a tech employer looking to connect with talent or a professional wanting to know where the tech space is evolving.”

Are you a post-secondary student looking for a co-op/internship or new grad experiences? Are you an employer looking to connect with tech talent? Come network and learn from a group of professionals working in Windsor + Detroit tech as they share stories from their career journey and tips for landing your dream job.

 

WHEN & WHERE

Odette School of Business, University of Windsor

Friday July 26, 2019

 

SCHEDULE

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM | Registration

4:10 PM – 5:10 PM | Q&A Panel

5:10 PM – 6:10 PM | Networking + BBQ

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | EZY Mode FREE HOUR for Conference Attendees and Industry

 

Want to attend the Industry on Campus Panel Discussion & BBQ? Click the registration button at the bottom of the page to get your tickets.

BONUS! We have a limited number of FREE tickets available. Enter code WEtechBBQ to go for free! Limited quantities available. First come, first serve.

TICKETS & REGISTRATION DETAILS

Unlike similar events, a ticket to CUCSC 2019 will include a riverboat cruise and a pro-gaming after-party at Windsor’s newest esports gaming lounge, EZY Mode. The event will be fully catered with breakfast and lunch being offered each day.

Ticket prices are intentionally affordable to ensure that students and professionals with any budget will be able to participate:

Early Bird Student – $45

Early Bird Research Team – $45

Early Bird Industry Professionals – $100

CUCSC Industry Night BBQ & Panel Discussion – $25

The conference starts on Thursday July 25th and closes on Saturday July 27th at the Odette School of Business located on campus. The conference organizing committee is also extending an invitation to any local companies interested in having a booth during the first day’s networking lunch. Interested organizations should contact admin@cucsc.ca while booths are still available. More information, including the conference schedule, can be found at www.cucsc.ca.

Click the button below for tickets for the CUCSC Conference as well as the Industry Night BBQ & Panel Discussion.

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