What we're about

Vancouver Hardware Meetup (http://vancouverhardwaremeetup.com/) is a forum for local hardware developers, product developers, engineers, makers, entrepreneurs, and funding angels. We are looking to pull together minds from all corners of the hardware development community in Vancouver to help connect makers to funders.

As of 2020, we've moved to a virtual format for all of our events, allowing us to connect to a wider network of experts from all over North America (and the world!).

Vancouver Hardware Meetup is organized by MistyWest (https://www.mistywest.com/), a product development consultancy in Vancouver focused on developing novel technologies for positive impact.

If you are interested in speaking at, hosting or sponsoring a meetup, please reach out to organizer Madison Hope Reid at madison@mistywest.com. Previous event topics have included Demystifying Space Exploration, Women In Hardware, Technology for Conservation, and The Dark Side of Tech, to name a few.

Code of Conduct:
MistyWest is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone at our events, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. Harassment of event attendees or event organizers will not be tolerated, and anyone in attendance violating these rules may be asked to leave the event (and comply immediately) at the discretion of the organizers.

Please note that our events are photographed/filmed for future Vancouver Hardware Meetup marketing purposes.

Upcoming events (1)

Making a Positive Impact Through Data & Emerging Tech

Online event

RESCHEDULED for Thurs, May 13!

The technological revolution of the past decade has brought many unintended consequences, but it may also be our only hope for reversing industrialization's effects on climate change and creating more equitable futures globally.

Data is enabling companies and individuals to find solutions to technological, environmental and social issues--from disease outbreaks to building more resilient, productive food systems--and helping shape a more sustainable future. But what do you define as data and helpful information?

What can be learned from data findings around the state of climate, food, water and social issues?

Join MistyWest and Core77 for a panel discussion with experts in design and technology on how we can make use of data to successfully contribute to social good--both on a personal and corporate level.

Moderated by Allison Fonder, Senior Producer at Core77


OLEHA RIDEN, Principal at MistyWest

Oleha studied Environmental Science at the University of Ottawa and has a decade of experience in corporate, government, and start-up environments. She is an avid cyclist and draws inspiration from the nature of the west coast, driving her passion for technology focused sustainable design. Oleha thrives in a fast paced environment and enjoys enabling and connecting engineers, designers and collaborators. She is responsible for strategic execution of capital projects to develop the capabilities of MistyWest.


Past events (24)

The Good, The Bad & The Optimized Asset Tracker

Online event

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