**DATE CHANGED** Switching careers and how to become GDPR compliant

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Our speakers for June are Lucia Mkhitarova and Neha Patel.

Lucia will tell us her personal story about switching careers.
Neha will talk about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the steps to become GDPR compliant.
Read on for more details!

Switching Careers
by Luycia Mkhitarova

During our June meetup, Lucia will be discussing her career switch from business to front-end development. She is a McGill BComm graduate who majored in Information Systems, and after working in marketing for a start-up chose to gain more hard skills and complete a web development bootcamp. She will discuss what lead to her decision to quit her job for a new career, as well as her transition into a coding career from a non-coding background. She will also talk about the lessons she’s learned, and how her business background still helps her in her everyday work as a front-end developer.

GDPR: Demystifying the European law everyone's talking about
by Neha Patel

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an EU law that went into effect on May 25, 2018. Many companies are still not ready for this change, and plenty of people who run small businesses or even blogs are confused about whether they need to make any changes to their privacy policy or other aspects of their site. In this talk we’ll look at how the GDPR can help you and your business enhance the protection of EU Citizens’ personal data, work with more transparency, and give your customers greater flexibility on how their information is shared. We’ll also dig into what concrete GDPR-related changes you can make to your website.

Note: I am not offering any legal advice


The event layout is super chill. Its a monthly hangout where we start the talks at 6pm (talks are in a variety of areas) and usually last an hour or so. We usually have one main talk (30-45 min) and one or two lightning talks (10-15 minutes).


Doors open at 6:00pm.

Talks start at 6:30pm, and the event usually lasts about an hour.