HEY SIRI: What Are Some Ways I Can Tech Connect In October?

Here’s your monthly dose of how to engage in the YQG and CKONT tech scene. Have others? Make sure to share them with us at info@wetech-alliance.com.

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Internet Privacy 101

October 4 @ 4PM

Are you an Internet user? Have you ever had INTERNET PRIVACY check-up? If not, let’s discuss the common Privacy risks, user rights and best practices to protect your information online. Internet Privacy is shared responsibility.

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LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference

October 4 & 5

A conference highlighting the contributions of members of the LGBTQ+ community to STEM. It is our pleasure to invite you to the LGBTQ+ in STEM Conference. This event, one of the first of its kind in Canada, will be held in Windsor, Ontario from Friday, October 4 to Saturday, October 5, 2019. Our aim is to bring together researchers in all fields of STEM to highlight and celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. We hope to provide an important opportunity to discuss a broad range of scientific topics as well as issues pertaining to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and to create new opportunities for collaboration.

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Windsor-Essex DevFest

October 5 @ 8am

The Windsor Google Developers Group (GDG) is proud to host our second Windsor-Essex DevFest on Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 with the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor Odette Building. DevFests are Google sponsored software developer conferences that allow the local software development community to come together to network and learn about the coolest new technology out there.

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Federal Candidates Twitter Chat on Innovation and Technology

October 8 @ 12PM

WEtech Alliance will be holding a Twitter Chat to address a range of issues surrounding the federal technology and innovation economy such as investment, jobs, talent, education, infrastructure and cross-border/regional opportunities. Follow @WEtechAlliance. Join the conversation at #teCKtalkYQG.

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WAR ROOM: Facebook Ads 2.0

October 9 @ 3PM

Looking to take your Facebook Ads campaigns to the next level? Our War Room expert, Katie Stokes, owner of Blab Media will take you through some advanced tactics and analytics to get the best bang for your ad buck. N

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Tech Show: Building a Better Business though Technology

October 22 @ 4:30pm

This year’s Tech Show is all about tech-enablement for small businesses. Hear from leading industry experts about the technology solutions and trends that will revolutionize small businesses. Network and mingle in the Kelcom’s Tech Lounge with dozens of exhibitors. This is your chance to ask the experts your most burning tech questions and challenges.

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TeCK Tuesday (Chatham-Kent): Practical Steps to Scale Your Business

October 15

The divide between a scalable business and a lifestyle business is a big one.

All businesses want increased revenue but to truly scale, entrepreneurs have to ensure they are building for growth and the pressures of entering new markets.

Join Adam Castle, Director of Venture Services for WEtech Alliance, as he brings you through the WEtech Scalability Assessment Tool, and helps you set proven milestones and strategies into motion.

*Disclaimer*: By joining this workshop, you agree to come prepared to get real and dive deep into the challenges you face as a business owner, and the challenges the business may face by being owned by you.

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LADIES LEARNING CODE: HTML & CSS for Beginners (Chatham-Kent)

October 23 @ 12PM

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you. HTML and CSS are the backbone of all websites, and knowledge of them is a necessity if you are interested in things like web development, creating marketing emails, or even blogging! The web without HTML and CSS would be would be a world without colourful, pretty websites, not to mention the web applications we all use daily. It’s easy to learn, and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser!

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LADIES LEARNING CODE: Virtual Reality with A-Frame (Chatham-Kent)

October 22 @ 4PM

Learners will leave with a better understanding of A-Frame, including the many possibilities provided through the A-Frame Registry. We’ll practice using the built-in visual 3D inspector to test and use components from the Registry, so learners can continue to develop their projects from home.

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TEENS LEARNING CODE: Virtual Reality with A-Frame 

October 23 @ 4PM

WEtech Alliance has partnered with Canada Learning Code’s Code Mobile to deliver a special Teens Learning Code Session. We’ll review how to use A-Frame’s asset management system, and add animation and interactivity into our projects. At the end of this workshop, learners will also have the opportunity to use Google Cardboard to explore each other’s A-Frame scenes in 3D! Learners will leave with a better understanding of A-Frame, including the many possibilities provided through the A-Frame Registry. On September 21, Canada Learning Code is empowering adults in Canada to create experiences that users everywhere can enjoy. In a collaborative environment, participants will learn the difference between User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) and how they work together.

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LAND THE JOB: Tips for the Perfect interview, Co-op and First Impression

October 23 @ 4:30PM

Land the Job is for students & recent graduates from the University of Windsor and St. Clair College who are preparing to enter the tech job market.   The panel of tech employers and young professionals will share their tips & insights on:

  • Succeeding at the interview
  • Making the right impression – in person and online
  • Maximizing the co-op experience
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Tech Connect Social at EZY Mode

October 23 @ 6PM

Are you involved or looking to get involved in the Windsor-Essex Tech scene?

Join WEtech Alliance and Workforce WindsorEssex, for the Tech Connect Social at EZY Mode Gaming Lounge in celebration of Tech Week YQG.

Mingle with people in tech, play your favourite video game or board game, and take a moment to learn about the tech scene in Windsor-Essex. This event is open to tech founders, tech entrepreneurs, tech professionals, tech students and tech enthusiasts.

Come out and relax, network and play Fornite or Super Smash Brothers at EZY Mode’s new and innovative eSports lounge. Ticket includes (2) two hours of free gaming and pizza. RSVP required.

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Driving Diversity: Moving the Dial in Tech with Keynote Speaker Claudette McGowan

October 24 @ 7:45AM

The full and equal participation of women in the economy is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for the bottom line. (Source: Government of Canada)

That is why we want to connect, inspire and empower women in all levels of the tech and innovation ecosystem to help advance women’s economic empowerment.

In celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) and our 3rd Annual Tech Week YQQ, we are inviting founders, leaders, women in tech, male champions, and professionals to join us in discussing how we can promote successful women leaders and entrepreneurs who are creating a more diverse tech, innovation and business ecosystem.

This event will uncover amazing stories and shed light on what’s being done to “Move the Dial” and how you can take part.

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 2019 Tech Awards + Tech Movie

The YQG Tech Awards are a fun, informal way of recognizing technology innovators of all stages for their achievement and success in our community. There’s no dress code and no speeches to give. We’ll be honouring all of our Tech Award winners with a unique, Windsor-made Tech Award created with the help of our #YQG tech friends.The YQG Tech Awards provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the impactful leaders in the local tech sector and to strengthen networks within the tech community.  Close to 150 people will attend, comprising tech entrepreneurs, CEOs and tech start-ups, plus corporate advisors, investors, tech consultants and media.

This year’s award will piggyback on the 4th Annual Nerd Olympics “Nerd Cup” Ceremony and will be followed by a special STEM Movie at Lakeshore Cinemas.

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2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit 

October 27-30, Detroit

The 2019 Forbes Under 30 Summit is more an immersive experience than a static conference: a private music festival, A-list speakers, investor speed-pitching, industry-focused field trips, a legendary pub crawl, a world-famous food festival and a powerful day of community service.

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EPIC Connections: Monster Mashup with Ali Al-Aasm

October 30 @ 5pm

YQG beware, you’re in for a scare! The EPICentre will be hosting another networking event in our EPIC Connections series with special guest Ali Al-Asam, Co-founder of Red Piston inc. a mobile development company specializing in iPhone and web development. Join us on the eve of Halloween for our EPIC Monster Mashup; build your community, build your network and make a difference.

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Yvonne Pilon is the President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, one of the eighteen Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent’s technology centric companies and entrepreneurs.