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Our meetups are organized to fuel creative energies in Brampton. Be inspired by speakers and experiences connecting technology and the creative economy. The City of Brampton Economic Development Office, in collaboration with Brampton Library are working together to connect creative thinkers with each other, with new ideas, and with resources to stimulate innovation and economic growth.

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Brampton Coffee 'n' Code

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This casual computer programming meetup has no set agenda. Bring an idea, problem or a project to work on and your laptop (or borrow a Chromebook with your library card) and connect with others. There will be an expert on hand to guide you and collaboration between attendees is encouraged. All levels of coding experience welcome. Coffee provided by the City of Brampton.

Join us in-person every other Saturday at Springdale branch (no meetups on long weekends). Keep the conversation going online in-between meetups in the Brampton Coffee 'n' Code Discord channel. Go to https://coffeeandcode.space to join.

BRAMPTON TECH TALK | The Impact of Crypto, Web3.0 and NFTs

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BRAMPTON TECH TALK

The Impact of Crypto, Web3.0 and NFTs in enhancing the Informal Economy across the globe.

Brampton Tech Talks are back in person at Chinguacousy branch. Join speakers Eric Osuorah & Shalom (Segun) Adebiyi to learn about cryptocurrency, Web3.0 and NFTs and how these blockchain technology use cases can offer value creation for individuals operating within the informal economy within Canada and across the globe.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Eric Osuorah is a social entrepreneur and the Founder of AFOMA and SELLITI, two social enterprises that are designed to promote and preserve the art, culture and handicraft sectors through the works of artists and artisans across the globe. He has over two decades of experience across diverse and emerging technologies that include blockchain technology. Eric also supports humanitarian initiatives through his organization, AZONETA, a registered Canadian charity with its purposes supporting poverty alleviation, quality education, good health and well-being across sub-Saharan Africa.

Shalom (Segun) Adebiyi was an accounting and technology graduate and a Chartered Accountant (CA) of over 20 years experience. He started his accounting career in 1997 as an audit trainee and was licensed to practice as a public accountant 10 years later. Over the past 25 years, he has had the opportunity to work with small and medium size businesses and large corporations. He joined the management team of EXBC Inc, a financial and insurance services company based in Brampton ON in 2014. He was later appointed as the CEO of PaySprint (a wholly owned subsidiary of EXBC Inc.) in 2022.

ABOUT TECH TALKS

As part of MakerSpace Brampton, Brampton Library and the City of Brampton jointly present exciting lectures on the intersection of creativity and technology. Be inspired. Get connected with innovative peers from your community. Get plugged into new ideas and information from progressive thought leaders—right here in Brampton.

For more information, contact:

Erin Walker, Librarian-Makerspace & Digital Literacies
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Anes Rachid, Innovation & Technology Coordinator
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Brampton Coffee 'n' Code

Needs a location

This casual computer programming meetup has no set agenda. Bring an idea, problem or a project to work on and your laptop (or borrow a Chromebook with your library card) and connect with others. There will be an expert on hand to guide you and collaboration between attendees is encouraged. All levels of coding experience welcome. Coffee provided by the City of Brampton.

Join us in-person every other Saturday at Springdale branch (no meetups on long weekends). Keep the conversation going online in-between meetups in the Brampton Coffee 'n' Code Discord channel. Go to https://coffeeandcode.space to join.

Tech Collect Drive

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Help to bridge the digital divide! Brampton Library in partnership with Let’s Get Together is hosting a tech collect drive outside our Mount Pleasant Village branch.

Saturday, April 30, 10AM-2PM at Mount Pleasant Village branch library.

Drive up and drop off your used, broken, and unwanted desktop computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones and other devices. Donations will be safely recycled or refurbished and circulated back to the community to support individuals and families in need.

Data erase service will be provided for donated computers and a table will be set up to accept client applications.

To view a list of accepted donations, visit https://www.letsgettogether.ca/updates/april-30-2022-tech-collect-drive-in-brampton

To apply for a computer, visit http://letsgettogether.ca/affordable-technology/

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