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

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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Cyber Security and Protecting Your Data: What You Need to Know

November 5 @ 5PM

We live in a digital world where a large amount of data is collected, transmitted, processed and stored on computers, phones and other devices. A large part of this data is considered sensitive information such as intellectual property, financial data, personal information, or other types of data. Unauthorized access or exposure for sensitive data can have a negative impact on both the individuals and the business. Cyber Security is the set of best practices and techniques that help protect the environment and devices from the risk of a cyber attack

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TEDxDetroit

November 6 , Detroit

Creativity thrives with cross-pollination. That’s why TEDxDetroit remains one of the most interesting and inspiring events in Detroit. The ideas festival combines short talks on science, business, design, technology, entertainment, finance, poetry, transportation and life.

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Windsor Women Accelerate Networking Event

November 12 @5:30PM

Join fellow female entrepreneurs at our semi-annual networking series that brings together female entrepreneurs with keynote speakers that empower and insipre.

The event takes place at The Accelerator facility and features the co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, Amanda Lewan, as our keynote speaker.

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TeCK Talk: Beyond 2020: Innovation and Technology in Chatham-Kent

November 12

The fall edition of TeCK Night looks to explore a combination of the successes over 2019 and delve into the future of technology in Chatham-Kent moving into 2020 and beyond. The evening will include a presentation from Mayor Darrin Canniff on his vision for the future of tech in Chatham-Kent. In addition, a panel discussion from a variety of leaders across sectors such as small business, industry, agriculture, government, and business acceleration.

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#MOVETHEDIAL Global Summit 2019 Livestreaming Party

November 14 @ 8am
We’re so excited to invite you to join us for a livestream party on Wednesday, November 14, where we will feature #movethedial’s 2019lobal Summit. #movethedial is a rapidly global movements dedicated to promoting the participation and leadership of all women* in tech.
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UWindsor Esports Community LAN Tournament

November 16 @ 9AM

#DSCUWindsor is thrilled help kick off the first UWindsor ESports LAN Tournament. Made possible by our sponsors at the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Science and Office of Student Experience, we’re building the ESports community here at UWindsor as one of our many community projects, inspired by the upcoming release of Google Stadia!

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LADIES LEARNING CODE: Intro to Browser Extensions with JavaScript

November 16 @ 10AM

During this experience, we’ll learn the basics of JavaScript – with a focus on variables and loops – and use this programming language to interact with websites to perform tasks like replacing or modifying content. We’ll explore permissions and discuss ethics around extensions to help learners protect their privacy online. Learners will utilize developer tools to explore things like DOM manipulation and leave with a personalized extension installed in their browser. We’ll also provide resources for learners to modify the extension for additional browsers, and make it available for others to install and use!

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Proteus Innovation Competition Launch

November 20 @ 3PM

This Launch party for the competition will be hosted in the EPICentre workshop room and also live-streamed at Western University in London, and McMaster University in Hamilton on November 20th, from 3-5 pm. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided.

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Firebase with Todd Burner, Developer Advocate at Google

November 20 @ 6:30PM

Firebase is Google’s backend services to help you quickly make your mobile and web app ideas a reality. With 18 services ranging from a realtime database, push notifications, and machine learning models, Firebase has everything you need. Additionally, 1.5 million apps currently use Firebase, so you know it is production proven.

Todd works on the Firebase team at Google. He joined Google as part of the acquisition of Crashlytics from Twitter. He loves working on fun projects, building communities, and teaching people of different skill levels how to use Firebase.

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3rd New Kids on the Blockchain Symposium

November 22 @ 8AM

During the session, attendees will have the opportunity to gain an introductory understanding of blockchain technology, followed by in-depth discussions on blockchain applications in different areas and a panel discussion. Learn from expert speakers from various industries on how the blockchain technology is being applied in their businesses in this year’s topic “Transformation to Decentralized System: The Future of Blockchain at your Workplace”.

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New Kids on the Blockchain Workshops

November 22 @ 10am

Following the New Kids on the Blockchain symposium, we will be offering two hands-on workshops where attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to create a blockchain application.

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Andrea Stapley, Assistant VP of the Globally Security Operations, Sun Life Financial

November 22

Andrea Stapley is the Assistant Vice President of the Cloud Computing team globally for Sun Life Financial. She holds a BA from McMaster University and is responsible for Cloud Architecture, Engineering, Operations and Security teams as it relates to Cloud Services hosted with Amazon. Her teams are responsible for developing the Global Cloud roadmap for the Enterprise and executing on that roadmap. The teams architect the cloud solutions for Sun Life and deliver the services required from an engineering and operations perspective for their clients. Before the Cloud role, Andrea was the Assistant Vice President of Security Operations globally at Sun Life Financial. She was responsible for developing the Security Program, architecting the technology used to secure the enterprise and then executing on the security strategy and roadmap. Andrea has been in the Security and Operations Infrastructure field for over 28 years and has held various senior roles at both Rogers Telecommunications and the Bank of Montreal. Andrea continues to be passionate about the IT industry and she is extremely focused on supporting women in their IT careers. She is a #1 International Best-Selling author of the book “Empowering Women to Succeed- Leap” and has just published her second book this year “365 Empowering Stories”. In 2017 Andrea was a keynote speaker at SecTor.

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Small Business Websites 101

November 27 @ 5PM

There is a great deal to consider when you’re building a new website or redesigning an existing one. This beginner workshop covers everything you need to know, from choosing and registering a domain name, to building the website itself, to making sure it’s secure.

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Patents and The Startup: A Crash Course in Patent Strategy

November 29 @ 12pm

Patent protection is available for any product, process or design that meets certain requirements of novelty. So, what is patent and what can it do for me? EPICentre has partnered with the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor to deliver EPIC Law Lunch ‘N Learns to assist current students, alumni, startups, small business owners and community members. Join this lunch ‘n learn to get a crash course in patent strategy.

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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.