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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Welcome, Vancouver Software Industry Professionals!

Recent Meetups

  • March 19 · 6:45 PM

    Discussion: Simple Problems

    30 Software Industry Professionals | 4.50 4.504

    I'll pose a "simple" problem, similar to what you might get during an interview, and we'll work through a solution to the problem. We can also discuss other "simple"... Learn more
  • February 27 · 6:45 PM

    Writing Testable Software: Unit Tests

    50 Software Industry Professionals | 4.00 4.005

    Cliff will present some general advice on writing software to be testable, focusing on unit tests for this session. As always, the normal networking session will follow... Learn more
  • January 13 · 6:45 PM

    Discussion: After the hire; the first three months

    60 Software Industry Professionals | 5.00 5.009

    Following on from our last meeting about hiring we'll be discussing the first three months from both the side of the employee and the employer.
  • November 27, 2013 · 6:45 PM

    Discussion: Hiring Software Developers

    53 Software Industry Professionals | 5.00 5.004

    Let's talk about the hiring practices used to vet software developers. Bring your examples of good, bad, and ugly practices you've encountered and we'll get a discussion... Learn more
  • October 11, 2013 · 6:45 PM

    Content Distribution Networks

    12 Software Industry Professionals

    Craig Howard,  of Amazon, will be talking about CDNs, and specifically about Cloud Front. Note: The regular networking session will follow the discussion/talk, so please... Learn more
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VanDev: Vancouver's Software Developers Network
Founded Dec 29, 2003

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This covers: Meetup Fees, Name Badges, Equipment (Video camera when/if enough is donated)

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