- Pop-Up Prototyping Holiday Edition
Join us for Pop-Up Prototyping with a holiday spin. Bring your most exciting ideas for 2020 to life while being served lattes and festive snacks. Pop-up Prototyping is a free drop-in event where you can work on your creative projects alongside a Prototype Thinking facilitator. You'll also have the chance to test your ideas and get immediate feedback from others in the room. Bring any idea or project to work on. This is a self-guided event where you will be working independently on your idea. Prototyping supplies will be provided. Tickets are free but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-prototyping-holiday-edition-tickets-84006201811 --- Need a place to work after the event? You're welcome to stay at WeWork for the rest of the day! Prototype Thinking (prototypethinking.io) is a method born at GoogleX for rapid experimentation and iteration. It has been used in environments ranging from startup hubs to developing world markets and corporate innovation.
- Startup Lecture Series: Blockchain + Vancouver Startups Panel
Startup Lectures Series by Byzantine Labs is back with their last lecture until the new year. This lecture will focus on Emerging Technologies, specifically blockchain and its future impacts on business and our everyday life. Featuring: Fireside Chat with Ganesh Swami, CEO of Covalent (www.covalenthq.com) Plus, what is the difference between the Vancouver startup ecosystem and other startup cities around the world, such as San Francisco, Shanghai, or Toronto, and what can we learn from them? Our Vancouver Startups Panel will discuss what all Vancouver founders should know. Panelists: Neal O'Grady, CTO, Demand Curve (www.demandcurve.com) Olivia Wong, Partner, Prototype Thinking Labs (www.prototypethinking.io) Vincent Wu, CIO, Blockvision (www.blockvision.ca) Byron Ma, CEO, Byzantine Labs (www.byzantinelabs.com) This is a free event but registration is required for entry, please register here 👉🏽 www.bit.ly/ByzantineLabs Or email your first and last name with title "Startup Lecture Series" to [masked] - we can't wait to see you!
- Pop-up Prototyping + Lightning Coaching
Let's come together to prototype, test, and get stuff done! Pop-up Prototyping is a free drop-in event where you can work on your creative projects alongside a Prototype Thinking facilitator. This month, we're teaming up with Open Dialogue to add a “Lightning Coaching” component that will help you optimize your entrepreneurial mindset. Bring any idea or project, at any stage. This could be a new idea for a business, a newsletter, a pitch, a deck, a book, a play, you name, we can iterate on it. You'll also have the chance to test your ideas and get immediate feedback from others in the room. If this is your first introduction to Prototype Thinking, please arrive at 5:30pm to attend the opening lecture. If you're already familiar with Prototype Thinking (ie. Product Flossers), you can skip the lecture and dive straight into prototyping and testing on your own. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-prototyping-lightning-coaching-tickets-82232933919 ----------------------- Prototype Thinking (prototypethinking.io) is a method born at GoogleX for rapid experimentation and iteration. It has been used in environments ranging from startup hubs to developing world markets and corporate innovation. Open Dialogue (opendialogue.ai) is a powerful coaching method that helps ambitious young professionals unlock their potential.
- UrtheCast Open House - Building Software Solutions for Space
Come and enjoy food, drinks, door prizes, and meet the team! Join us for a look at what we're engineering at UrtheCast - software solutions that process imagery from space. Please register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/urthecast-open-house-building-software-solutions-for-space-registration-74187279149 --------- About UrtheCast Corp. is a Vancouver-based technology company that serves the rapidly evolving geospatial and geoanalytics markets with a wide range of information-rich products and services. UrtheCast is growing and is shaping the future of earth observation. We provide the world with next-generation Earth Observation data using our growing system of space-based sensors. Our Crew members consider themselves agents of change as they work to provide Earth imagery and video data that enables heightened geospatial analysis. With that data, we build our products and services to help everyone — citizens, businesses, and governments alike — make advances in areas ranging from high-tech precision agriculture and forestry resource management, to the monitoring of humanitarian relief efforts. This type of large-scale change requires near-constant technological iteration and innovation, so UrtheCast continues to initiate unprecedented engineering programs like its planned UrtheDaily™ and OptiSAR™ constellations. Every day, we push the limits of what’s possible in space-based Earth Observation.
- What Does It Mean to Be a Man in Tech Today?
Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Speaker: Jake Stika, Executive Director, Next Gen Men Abstract: What does it mean to "be a man" in today's tech-centric workplace? How do the issues we're facing today from the massive transformation of work, to the creative/tech economy, the #MeToo movement, men's mental health and well-being, to the fact that fathers are three times more engaged than the generation prior, contribute to changing expectations of men and masculinity in the workplace? Software engineers of all gender identities are encourage to attend! Bio: As Next Gen Men's Executive Director, Jake is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces. Jake has been named one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, as well as earning recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum, and is honoured to serve as an advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association as well as the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport.
- Data Science Project Myths: Implications for Data Scientists and Management
This lecture is part of the UBC Computer Science Alumni Lecture Series. Please RSVP here: https://www.cs.ubc.ca/event/2019/09/alumniindustry-lecture-annie-ying-data-science-project-myths-implications-data-scienti Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Speaker: Annie Ying, Manager, Cisco Data Science Lab, Vancouver Abstract: Data Science is often associated with work in big data, machine learning, AI, and statistics, but successful data science projects are rarely only due to the technical aspect of data science itself. Two things in data science projects that often get overlooked are (1) "thick data", the rich context and the why, behind the data and the problem we are trying to solve; and (2) a systematic process for engineering, evaluating, and deploying models. In this talk, I will talk about myths that data science is just about the data and the science, and the implications to data scientists and management. Bio: Annie is a leader in data science with over a decade of industry experience spanning corporate research and startups. Currently, she is the manager of the Cisco Data Science Lab in Vancouver. Coming from a research background with a PhD in Computer Science from McGill, Annie is a former Research Scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in New York and a two-time winner of an ACM Distinguished Paper Award (both in applying data science to software engineering) with five patents (granted and applied). Annie is active in the data science community as a Meetup organizer (Data Science for Social Good), speaker, and mentor. Growing up in Vancouver, Annie holds a B.Sc. (Honours) and a M.Sc., both from the UBC Computer Science Department and is proud be back to Vancouver two years ago. Linked In: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/annieying
- What’s In Your Compiler?
Abstract: Compilers and interpreters are magical things - all software engineers use them, but often we don’t know how they work. In this presentation, we’ll cover the highlights of compiler internals, from scanning and parsing through to code optimization and dynamic linking. This material is typically covered in a thick textbook, or a 4th-year university course, so this presentation will simply provide a taste of the different concepts. Presenter: Dr. Peter Smith is a Principal Researcher at Galvanize, specializing in scalable and distributed systems. His day job is to keep up-to-date with new technology, finding ways to apply it to Galvanize’s software platform. In his past life, he taught the compilers course at UBC, and has authored a text book on software build systems. For more information, see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-smith-phd