Come to meet people from the local software development industry. We'll share tips and stories and find out who's doing what in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Make those network contacts that are so essential in our careers. Regular meetings open with a short technical presentation to kick off our discussions. Then, following Q&A and possibly a door prize draw, we have our round-the-room introductions and open networking. For the introductions we invite all participants to introduce themselves and to let us know what they'd like to talk with others about. This is when connections are made so think about what you would like to say beforehand, especially if speaking in front of a group seems difficult. Social meetings skip the presentation and round-the-room introductions and jump right in to open networking, possibly with a door prize draw. We often invite special guests such as recruiters and speakers so that you have a chance to meet them face-to-face. Of course our "network" is about more than just our meetings. Beyond our members' personal networks we have an opt-in mailing list plus our groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Yahoo! See our About Us page at for more details.


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  • October 23 · 6:45 PM

    I Do Not Think That Words Means What You Think It Means

    58 Software Industry Professionals | 4.50

    Cliff will be re-presenting his talk on Agile: I Do Not Think That Words Means What You Think It Means. Summary: What does "Agile" mean to you? I've got a strong opinion... Learn more
  • September 18 · 6:45 PM

    Herding Cats

    58 Software Industry Professionals | 5.00

    Cliff will be giving a presentation on Managing Software Development (a.k.a. Herding Cats), specifically focused on areas that our industry does not do well in. Speaker... Learn more
  • August 13 · 6:45 PM

    Open Night

    17 Software Industry Professionals | 4.00

    Not doing anything specific this meeting, but I'll be there and the room will be open. Note: We are in normally in C550, but sometimes in C440. Note: Posting job... Learn more
  • July 24 · 6:45 PM

    Static Code Analysis

    34 Software Industry Professionals

    Let's talk about static code analysis and the benefits it can bring to your team. I'll focus on C# tools, but welcome anyone else that want's to highlight tools they use... Learn more
  • June 23 · 6:45 PM

    Open Discussion/Networking.

    54 Software Industry Professionals | 5.00

    I'll be there to discuss whatever is on peoples minds. Come to network mainly. Note: We are in normally in C550, but sometimes in C440. Note: Posting job postings in... Learn more
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Founded Dec 29, 2003

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