Twitter Chat: #TeCKTalkYQG
October 8th @ 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, infrastructure and cross-border/regional opportunities. Here your chance to engage and learn more about the 2019 Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent Federal Candidates.
Tech Vote: 2019 Federal Elections
Have your say in the upcoming federal election. Register or update your voter registration online and you’ll be set to vote.
To register and vote in the federal election, you must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years old on election day, and prove your identity and address.
Vote Compass is an award-winning civic engagement application.
Developed by political scientists, Vote Compass is used by millions of people during elections around the world. It’s easy and it’s quick.
Vote Compass shows you how your views align with those of the candidates running for election.
Tech Enabled Day is focused on helping Small Businesses and people leverage technology to drive their companies and skills forward.
Windsor-Essex Tech Show: Building a Better Business Through Technology
October 22 @ 4:30pm at Caesars Windsor
LADIES LEARNING CODE: HTML & CSS for Beginners (Chatham)
October 22nd at @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!
LADIES AND TEENS LEARNING CODE: Virtual Reality with A-Frame (Chatham)
October 22nd at 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. DETAILS.
Tech Talent Day will look at building, growing and connecting our tech talent pipeline including highlighting local tech employees and employers.
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.
Land the Job: Tips for the Perfect interview, Co-op and First Impression
October 23rd at 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 and Maximizing the co-op experience.
Tech Connect Social at EZY Mode
October 23rd at 6pm
Are you involved or looking to get involved in the Windsor-Essex Tech scene?Join WEtech Alliance and Workforce Windsor-Essex, for the Tech Connect Social at EZY Mode Gaming Lounge in celebration of Tech Week YQG. Come out and relax, network and play Fortnite or Super Smash Brothers at EZY Mode’s new and innovative eSports lounge. Two hours of free gaming and pizza for members of the #YQG tech community. RSVP required
Tech Women Day will gather the Windsor-Essex tech community in discussing how we can promote successful women leaders and entrepreneurs who are creating a more diverse tech, innovation and business ecosystem.
Driving Diversity: Moving the Dial in Tech and Beyond with Claudette McGowan
October 24 @ 7:45AM
In celebration of Tech Week YGQ, 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. Claudette is the Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Technology Employee Experience at BMO and has been recognized by WXN as Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada & Digital Finance Institute: Canada’s Top 50 Women in FinTech (2019).
Ladies Ladies Learning Code: Generative Art Making with Processing for St. Clair College Students
October 24th @ 12pm
WEtech Alliance and Zekelman School of Business and IT has partnered with The Code Mobile to offer a hands-on & interactive workshop to equip St. Clair College students with the skills of the future. They are offering a Generative Art Making with Processing. This workshop will focus on teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context, and highlight how simple mathematical equations can create beautiful and engaging outcomes.
Tech Mobility Day: YQG Mobility Afternoon
October 22 @ 11:30am
Join WEtech Alliance and WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and the Institute of Border Logistics and Security on Friday, October 25th for an afternoon dedicated to exploring the world of mobility. Hear from industry experts who are transforming the way we move people and goods. Have your chance to experience the future of mobility with demonstrations of Canada’s largest publicly available Virtual Reality CAVE.
THREE EVENTS, ONE EPIC DAY!
October 26 @ 11am
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, DERKZ and Parker DKI. Close to 200 people will attend, comprising tech entrepreneurs, CEOs and tech start-ups, plus corporate advisors, investors, tech advisors and media.
This year’s award will piggyback on the 4th Annual Nerd Olympics “Nerd Cup” Ceremony powered by Code Ninjas and the official closing of Tech Week YQG 2019 at Imagine Cinemas Lakeshore.
Following the Tech Awards, guests are community are welcomed to sit back and enjoy a TECH movie favorite. Concessions (popcorn + drink) are included in your ticket price and can be redeemed during Tech Movie portion of the program. To coincide with its 35th anniversary, our Tech Movie will be “Ghostbusters”. Come dressed up in your favorite Ghostbusters costume for your chance to win cool tech prizes.
Concessions (popcorn + drink) are included in your ticket price (only $5!) and can be redeemed during Tech Movie portion of the program.
$1 from every ticket sale will be donated to Windsor-Essex FIRST Robotics.
THANK YOU TO OUR TECH WEEK YQG PARTNERS!
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.