• ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - September 19, 2018
    Details > Speakers Whitney Mak will be speaking on Maintaining a 9 Years Old Mobile Game with over 1 Million Players. Using the well-known Words With Friends as our example, we will discuss how we have continued to build out our social game for a million daily players even after all these years, and the various tech changes this game has gone through with regards to scalability, maintainability, and keeping it up-to-date. Roma Shah will be speaking on Code it. Ship it. Own it. On-Call a Catalyst for Agility. In this presentation I walk the audience through my hands-on-experience, on how having all of your development teams on-call for the software that they create, builds normally unexplored autonomy, collaboration, commitment and agility. At PagerDuty, the same teams write the code, deploy the code and wake up to take responsibility for that code that they put out into the universe. From this talk the audience will learn why this works for our teams at PagerDuty, how it makes them better, how to adopt this culture and the benefits you can see by implementing similar practices in your organizations. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Zynga

    110 Spadina Avenue #900 · toronto, on

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - Aug 15, 2018
    Details > Speakers Perry Trinier will be speaking on Being the accessibility “SME”. Learn how to coordinate and prioritize your efforts to improve accessibility within your organization. Perry will share his experiences as an accessibility champion at Kijiji, and provide recommendations based on industry best practices. Alicia Jarvis will be speaking on her story moving from accessibility tester to inclusive design practice lead. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Kijiji

    500 King Street West, Toronto, ON, Suite 200 · Toronto, ON

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - Aug 15, 2018
    This event was canceled.
  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - July 18th 2018
    > Speakers Cognitive Biases in the Age of Fake News - Alex Panov We will discuss some of the most common cognitive biases and why it's important to be aware of them in relation to tech. We will also talk about some of the tactics to counter these biases and make better decisions in work and life. E-textiles Need You - Maggie Greyson How will we create space for human nature in the future? We will be surrounded by IoTs gesturing at them, talking to them, double tapping them, looking up to click, flicking our wrists, or swiping our frames, all in the name of making our lives easier. Textile computing is cutting out that clutter and we need your elegant solutions before we all go dancing The Hokey Pokey to tweet what we are having for lunch. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Bibliocommons

    119 Spadina Ave · Toronto, ON

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - June 20th 2018
    > Speakers Sheri Soliman will be speaking on Building Pylon-Free Pages: An Intro to Web Accessibility. An overview of common accessibility needs and how to meet them when developing for the web. She will discuss the W3C accessibility guidelines, best HTML/CSS practices, and testing for accessibility Anandh Sridharan will be speaking on No Search Results Found. Building a search engine for our customers turned out to be a lot harder than we initially thought. This talk is about FreshBook's experiences working with search and the important lessons they learned along the way. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Vena

    2 Fraser Avenue, Suite 200 · Toronto, ON

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - May 16th 2018
    > Speakers Lilly Tong will be speaking on Space Exploration: SpaceX, Rockets, Mission to Mars, Asteroid Mining, AI and nanotechnology. Nicole Proulx will be speaking on Understanding brains with large-scale data: tools and insights. Brain sensing technologies, such as the Muse headband, have elevated neuroscience research to a new scale. A better understanding of the brain can now be gained using data from thousands of individuals and millions of sessions. However, new tools need to be developed in order to work with brain data at this scale. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Tulip Retail

    1 York St #1501, Toronto, ON M5J 0B6 · Toronto, ON

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - April 18th 2018
    > Speakers Alexander Snurnikov will be speaking on Zero Downtime and Canary Deployments in Production. How to build a simple and robust deployment solution with zero downtime and canary deployments in a small team. Jumana Bahrainwala will be speaking on How to Scale Relational Database Migrations. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    OANDA, Canada

    370 King St. West, 2nd Fl · Toronto, ON

  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - March 21st 2018
    > Speakers SEO: Bits & Bots by Jess Joyce When Reinventing the Wheel is a Good Thing™ by Gregory de Souza Sometimes it actually makes sense to rewrite software or completely reinvent a user experience. Insights from the trenches of a startup trying to change the world. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    The Working Group (TWG)

    425 Adelaide Street West, 3rd Floor · Toronto, ON

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - February 21st 2018
    UPDATE: The list of attendees has been sent to Amazon - please do not add yourself to waitlist as we cannot get a visitor badge in time for you to attend the event. Without a visitor badge, you will not be able to attend the event. Due to Amazon's strict and enforced requirement for visitor badges, all participants must register through eventbrite. If you did not RSVP via Eventbite you will not be allowed into Amazon. **PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE ONLY.** https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploretech-toronto-meetup-february-2018-tickets-43094110645 As space and food is limited, please only sign up if you plan to attend. > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7:00pm - Doors close & presentations starts 8.00pm - Presentations end & Amazon Office Tour 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Needs a location

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  • ExploreTech Toronto Meetup - January 2018
    > Workshop **PLEASE NOTE: TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE.** As tickets are limited, please only sign up if you plan to attend. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/exploretech-toronto-meetup-january-2018-tickets-41875012289 Mastering Presentation Delivery --------------------------------------------- * Content versus Delivery - Understanding the importance of achieving the right balance between content and delivery * Creating self-awareness - Receive feedback from peers on areas of strength and development * Involving the audience –Tools and techniques for involving the audience * Handling challenging situations - strategies for overcoming tough situations during workshops > Schedule 6.30pm - Doors open, grab food & say hello 7pm - Doors close & workshop starts 8.00pm - Workshop ends & Q&A 8.30pm - Doors close > Goals ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry - in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects. Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers. Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks! [We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

    Flipp Head office

    3250 Bloor Street West East tower 12th Floor. M8X 2X9 · Toronto, ON

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