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Monday, September 24

9:30am PDT

Data and AI Hackathon hosted by Microsoft
Limited Capacity full
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Join Microsoft for their first event Monday, September 24th in their suite 1100 - 1111 West Georgia office for a half-day hackathon.
During this hackathon you will be working on building a Raspberry PI home surveillance system!
A Raspberry PI is a small, affordable computer that can be used for programming and fun projects. For Microsoft Canada’s first AI Hackathon, this submission presents a simple Raspberry PI Home Surveillance System that leverages Microsoft’s Cognitive Services for face recognition; and outlines a set of features on the roadmap.
Microsoft’s Cognitive Services leverage the latest advances in AI and deep learning technologies and provide exceptional capabilities to bring intelligence into applications. Particularly, the Face API, part of Cognitive Services, enables applications to have immediate face detection and recognition abilities. For this submission, the Face API is integrated within a Python-based home detection system powered by a Raspberry PI along with a camera.
We will divide attendees into teams and provide them with a high-level architecture, suggested programming libraries, and template code to work with. Participants will need to fill in the remaining gaps with the overall goal of building the surveillance system (hardware and on Azure).
This event will be such that people without programming background can certainly participate, by reading hints and seeing sample code.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday September 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Microsoft Vancouver - West Georgia
  Technology, Hackathon
Tuesday, September 25

8:00am PDT

Engineering Startups hosted by Microsoft
Limited Capacity seats available

Meet with the engineers who helped build the technology for some of the amazing successful startups here in Vancouver. In this session you will meet engineers from Hootsuite, Mod Studio, Media Valet, Pressboard Media and Mojio. The presenters will be open to Q&A from the audience and have a deep understanding of some of their most challenging technical hurdles that their company has faced.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
Microsoft Store (Pacific Centre)

5:15pm PDT

AR/VR/MR Event hosted by Microsoft
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us at Microsoft to hear from leading industry experts in Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality!
We have Microsoft Vancouver's lead talking to current trends in the space and exciting things to come as well as keynotes from Erik Kiss, a senior engineering leader and founder of Imaging Reality, and Charles Lavigne of Llamazoo on key industry insights.
You will have the opportunity to demo some of Microsoft's mixed reality headsets including the Microsoft HoloLens and get the chance to network with your fellow Vancouver Startup Week peers.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday September 25, 2018 5:15pm - 7:30pm PDT
Microsoft Vancouver - Granville
  Technology, Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 26

8:00am PDT

Cyber Security for Startups hosted by Microsoft with special guess Steve Wilson (Hexigent Consulting)
Limited Capacity seats available

Understanding cybersecurity can help small and medium businesses stay safe in today’s growing and changing security threat landscape. In this event you will gain deeper insight into the cybercrime marketplace and learn about cybercriminal categories and crime ware kits. You’ll also gain valuable insight about your business’s cybersecurity needs through risk assessment and learn ways to defend your business from cybercrime. Presented by Microsoft, and security expert Steve Wilson, Hexigent Consulting. 

Wednesday September 26, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
Microsoft Store (Pacific Centre)
Thursday, September 27

8:00am PDT

Collaborative Tools for Startups ~ Microsoft Tips & Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Please join us for a breakfast workshop and networking event designed to introduce entrepreneurs and small businesses to Microsoft’s services, resources and features for business.

This morning workshop will allow attendees to get hands-on with the newest technology at the Microsoft Store before store hours. Rotate through a series of business focused demonstrations, highlighting the best tools for collaborating, security, productivity and more.

Meet with the Microsoft Business Team, learn about discounts available to business customers and learn how you’re business can collaborate with Microsoft.

Thursday September 27, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
Microsoft Store (Pacific Centre)

5:30pm PDT

Startup Success hosted by Microsoft
Limited Capacity filling up

In this presentation two of our very own Technical Evangelists will go over common technical themes that they encounter when working with our partners. Nastassia and Jef work with hundreds of partner companies across western Canada; and have gleamed insights into technical decisions which help startups get a competitive edge.

Thursday September 27, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Microsoft Vancouver - West Georgia

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