• Learn 10x Faster with Prototype Thinking

    860 Homer St

    In this Meetup, we will explore the power of Prototype Thinking as a method used to accelerate the product validation and innovation process. Used by organizations like GoogleX to help to make problem-solving possible, we’ll share how you can apply Prototype Thinking to build a prototype using rapid and inexpensive experimentation. What You Will Learn: - Rapidly translate your ideas into a tangible working prototype - Test multiple product possibilities without committing to one solution - Break down the most complex problems into small elements Timeline: 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Presentation by Bevan Hunt 6:30 - 7:00 PM: Prototype Thinking In Action- Blockchain Product Demo 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Questions and Answers

  • The Meetup of Meetups, Holiday Social

    Mahoney's Stamps Landing

    Details ################################################################ You must sign up in this link to ensure your spot https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-meetup-of-meetups-holiday-social-tickets-52342112668 ################################################################ Hello Vancouver It is DECEMBER and the holiday season is knocking on our door. Multiple tech meetup groups in and around Vancouver will come together to throw you a party. This is a great opportunity to connect with other community leaders in a relaxed and social dynamic setting. Expand your network, connect with talent, find out about new opportunities and have a beer or two! Oh and did we tell you that we will provide drinks and appetizers? (While quantities last). All the more reason to join us on Dec 11th. Happy Holidays! Meetups that are organizing this event: - Google Developer Group Cloud Vancouver - Women Techmakers Vancouver - Hackernest Vancouver *********************** To see a full list of Meetup groups attending checkout the Eventbrite description ***********************

  • Lunch Go (golang) Hacking

    WeWork 333 Seymour St

    We did a talk in November and we are going to do hacking in December! Go is my favorite language and I want to help you get better in it! Bring your projects and/or questions and let's lunchtime hack! You must provide your full name because we need to check-in to WeWork at the front desk. The room is 8C.

  • What does it take to be a successful software developer?

    WeWork 333 Seymour St

    What does it take to be a successful software developer? Join us for a chat, Q&A, and group networking with Bevan Hunt. Bevan is the new VanDev Organizer, has 13 years of professional software developer experience, and is currently a Go senior software developer at a local blockchain company in Vancouver. He will discuss the mindset, tools, and tips/tricks to being a successful software developer and facilitate a group discussion. The limit is 30 people - so RSVP right away and please cancel if you can't make it. We are one of the first groups in Vancouver to have access to the WeWork space for meetups. It is very exciting to be part of this pilot. Please include your full name in your Meetup profile to get entry.

  • Dreaming Up The Possibilities for Collaboration

    UBC Robson Square C550

    In this workshop-styled collaboration with UI/UX Vancouver, we will explore the intersection between UI/UX development and back and front end software development. We'll consider how does/should the UX design shape the way the server and client code base are conceived and implemented and what sort of work environments facilitate effective communication between UI/UX developers and software developers, all with the goal of learning how to design and develop better and more satisfying end-to-end user experiences! UI/UX Vancouver: https://www.meetup.com/UI-UX-Vancouver/

  • Developing Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Realities

    UBC Robson Square C550

    Join us for a closer look at the current state of the extended reality development environment, with a focus on the technology; the hardware and software; development processes; and the challenges and opportunities this space presents. SPEAKER: Erik Kiss Erik is a 30-year veteran of the games, education and consumer software business. He spent 25 years as a developer and designer of consumer entertainment software, making games and experiences for international customers with companies like Electronic Arts and Microsoft. Since 2012, he has been a consultant, entrepreneur and investor, focusing on virtual and mixed reality development in entertainment, education and medicine. He has co-founded several companies and is currently focused on developing a virtual reality medical imaging software application to aid in treating and diagnosing patients using CT and MR imaging.

  • Security vulnerabilities of low and no-code application development platforms

    Thousands of apps are being built and deployed using these platforms 'Out systems' and 'Zoho' are 2 examples of the high end and the low end platforms. Great tools to build and deploy applications quickly, but how safe are they. We will explore that in this session. Speaker: Srinivas Rao, Director of Technology Advisory Services at Crowe MacKay LLP Srinivas has more than 23 years of technology industry and consulting experience, working with senior management teams in developing operations and systems strategies, transforming core business operations and integrating technology solutions. Srinivas's work has spanned real estate, power and utility, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and public sectors. His competencies include strategy development, technology delivery leadership, program and project management, risk analysis and management, business control development, operational assessment and business process improvement.

  • Developing for Decentralization

    UBC Robson Square C550

    Tonight we're happy to host Matthew Lockyer, PhD candidate and head of BlockChain solutions. Matt will present a developer-focused overview of existing blockchain technologies and how developers and tech entrepenuers can leverage blockchain technologies in software and business development. (For those of us who don't very much about blockchain), Matt will cover the basics, including: value exchange and coordination, sovereignty over data, finances and governance, how it all works, tokens and decentralized exchange, governance and collectibles. (For those of you who have the fundamentals), Matt will describe software applications that utilize blockchain and the impacts of blockchain on business modelling, networking and protocols and open-source code. Speaker Bio: Matt Lockyer is passionate about disintermediation and the sovereign individual. With an academic background in computer science, university lecturing and curriculum development, Matt is uniquely qualified to be coaching businesses building on blockchain and embracing the new digital economy. Currently connected with several projects in the blockchain ecosystem solving real world problems. https://medium.com/@mattdlockyer https://twitter.com/mattdlockyer https://linkedin.com/in/mattlockyer

  • Beyond Good & Evil: the Mechanisms Involved in Human and Synthetic Intelligence

    Comparing and contrasting our current understanding and the mechanisms involved in human and synthetic intelligence. The author will debunk common misconceptions in Artificial Intelligence (ANI, AGI, ASI) and inspire you to think. Discussing topics ranging from Disruptive, Exponential and Bleeding Edge Technology, What is AI, Intelligence and Learning, How Humans and Synthetic Intelligence Learn, Algorithms and Neuroplasticity, and a Greater Understanding of ANI, AGI, ASI. Speaker: Global Connector, Leader and Founder, Alexandra drives success, builds trust and is dedicated to providing exceptional service and value. She is CEO and Founder of the Cartera Group of Companies parent company to AdvanceTech.io and cnecct (TM) the open social networking platform / marketplace. Cnecct leverages social media influence, stores value and control of content via distributed and open blockchain protocol. Alexandra is dedicated to advancing the research and responsible application of bleeding edge technology such as AI, neural and distributed networks, ML and deep learning, blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrency, VR/AR, distributed data, and the platforms that support these. She is Founder of Advance Tech Media and Host of the Advance Tech Podcast where we interview innovative and forward thinking experts who are defining the technology, digital economy and ecology of tomorrow. As Director of Business Development for Adaptech Solutions, Alexandra meets with decision makers to create new opportunities. She actively promotes and fosters community development and industry partnerships. Alexandra has over a decade of experience managing software projects and brings an understanding of how event based system implementations impact organisations. She is a student of the patterns in DDD/CQRS/ES and how they apply to Conway’s Law. Alexandra has led and mentored development, design and quality assurance teams and directly managed multimillion dollar projects and initiatives in ecommerce, digital media, fintech, business intelligence and analytics, education, healthcare and environmental markets. Alexandra has worked with national and international organizations and creative/digital agencies.

  • Cross-Cloud Connectivity - Running your workload in many Clouds

    Abstract: Learn how to take a multi-cloud approach by running cloud workloads on multiple service providers (Ex. AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, etc.) using a fully open sourced and secure VPN solution. To demonstrate this, Diego will deploy two Cassandra clusters running on top of Kubernetes, one on AWS and one on Azure, and securely connect them to form a ring topology. This solution can apply to various scenarios, such as offsite backup to different cloud service providers. About the speaker: Diego Casati is a Senior Software Engineer for Microsoft focusing on Kubernetes, Networking and Linux and BSDs. Prior to his current role at Microsoft, he spent over a decade working in the Telco and IT industries at various capacities, from Networking Engineering to Systems Engineering and Security Specialist. He is a strong proponent of free and open source solutions, advocating for the use of BSDs to connect all things. When not hacking on computers you can catch him spending time playing with his 1-year-old son. • What to bring • Important to know There will be a draw for a FREE Jetbrains license and our usual round the room networking after the presentation.