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Friday, September 21
 

6:00pm PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon Mingler & Kickoff | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
Limited Capacity seats available

We call you, hackers of Vancouver, to join us over a weekend to create tech solutions that solve challenging issues faced by our community's not-for-profit institutions whose aim is to do social good. This year we will be serving Ocean Wise, Weekend Fuelbag, Working Gear, BabyGoRound, Mealshare.

VanHacks is designed around the mantra of acting local and thinking global. All hacks are encouraged to be published open source so that an organization in Vancouver can benefit just as much as a similar nonprofit on the other side of Canada or the other side of the World.

VanHacks 2018 is co-organized by Vancouver Startup Week, Two Tall Totems and VIDIA. It brings together 180+ developers and designers to work towards building a better, more unified Vancouver.

You must have a hackathon ticket in order to attend this event as a #VSW2018 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.
Please visit check out http://www.vanhacks.com for more information about this event and to buy a hackathon pass.


Friday September 21, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Lighthouse Labs & Devhub
 
Saturday, September 22
 

8:00am PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon | SEPARATE TICKET REQUIRED
Limited Capacity seats available

We call you, hackers of Vancouver, to join us over a weekend to create tech solutions that solve challenging issues faced by our community's not-for-profit institutions whose aim is to do social good. This year we will be serving Ocean Wise, Weekend Fuelbag, Working Gear, BabyGoRound, Mealshare.

VanHacks is designed around the mantra of acting local and thinking global. All hacks are encouraged to be published open source so that an organization in Vancouver can benefit just as much as a similar nonprofit on the other side of Canada or the other side of the World.

VanHacks 2018 is co-organized by Vancouver Startup Week, Two Tall Totems and VIDIA. It brings together 180+ developers and designers to work towards building a better, more unified Vancouver.

You must have a hackathon ticket in order to attend this event as a #VSW2018 pass will not get you access into the hackathon.
Please visit check out http://www.vanhacks.com for more information about this event and to buy a hackathon pass.


Saturday September 22, 2018 8:00am - Sunday September 23, 2018 5:00pm PDT
BCIT Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
 
Sunday, September 23
 

3:45pm PDT

#VSW2018 + #VanHacks Hackathon Presentations & Judging Ceremony
Limited Capacity seats available


Come join us and see what these amazing VanHacks hackers have come up with! Groups will present to the judges and winners will be crowned!

This event is open to #VSW2018 pass holders. You do not need to buy a separate ticket to attend.


Sunday September 23, 2018 3:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
BCIT Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver
 
Monday, September 24
 

9:30am PDT

Data and AI Hackathon hosted by Microsoft
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

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)

2:00pm PDT

How Payments Evolve with the Changing Technology Landscape
Limited Capacity seats available

Moneris is one of the largest payment processors in Canada, and a technology-focused enterprise. Developing new technology, maintaining the integrity of existing systems and managing a large, secure IT infrastructure is critical to the ongoing success and growth of Moneris. The company is constantly looking for new talent, strategic business partners and start-ups to work with. Come to The Profile to meet with Grant Finnighan, Director, Gift and Loyalty Platforms to understand the complexities of managing a secure IT infrastructure and creating market-leading payment solutions for businesses in Canada.

Speakers
avatar for Grant Finnighan

Grant Finnighan

Director, Gift and Loyalty Platforms, Moneris
Technology executive with over 25 years of increasing leadership roles in product strategy-to-deliverywithin market-leading organizations. Leadership based on learning and collaborating, as a means toamplify experience.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
  Technology, Business

2:00pm PDT

Demystifying Digital Analytics For Startups
Limited Capacity filling up

In 2018, data drives decisions. Technology has afforded us the ability to monitor a company’s activity, sales and customer journey in real time. In order for you to have an accurate picture of your startups viability and profitability you must understand digital analytics and its direct impact on your bottom line. This unapologetic “Real Talk” panel discussion about the critical metrics and measurement required to ensure a successful pitch to potential investors and make sound business decisions will be the crucial conversation we all need to have in the startup community!

Speakers
avatar for Jason Bax

Jason Bax

Vice President, Strategic Exits
Jason completed his commerce degree in entrepreneurial management with a minor in Asian studies from Royal Roads University. He has represented brands like Dell, Nissan, Fisher Price, Hasbro, and Purina on TV; consulted for nearly 100 web startups; and has spoken to audiences on three... Read More →
avatar for Lev Karasin

Lev Karasin

President, Karasin Group Enterprises
Lev leads the KarasinGroup, a strategic the active investment organization that funds and partners with small-medium sized businesses. He has spent nearly a decade working directly with senior executives, marketing teams and front-line employees across multiple industries to identify... Read More →
avatar for Njeri Watkins

Njeri Watkins

Digital Intelligence Consultant and Instructor, UBC Sauder School of Business
Njeri Watkins is a Digital Intelligence Consultant and Instructor at the UBC Sauder School of Business – Executive Education (Digital Programs). Njeri is an active contributor in the community as Advisor and Mentor with multiple business accelerators and leadership programs as well... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
UBC Robson Square

3:30pm PDT

Discover IOT - From Sensors to SunSet
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Discover ways to implement IOT into your existing business or product to cut cost or find new stream of revenue.  

Strengthen your business with IOT. We will highlight key factors to consider when implementation a full IOT solution into your business. Starting from the very sensors to the cloud and everything in between. During the workshop we will go in-depth and hands-on with hardware applications and development kits to get you started with your quest to bring IOT into your business or product. There will be engineers onsite to help answer any questions on ways to improve/enhance your business with IOT. Lets get started.  


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
SFU Wosk Conference 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

6:30pm PDT

Mobile Growth Vancouver
Limited Capacity filling up

Get facetime with mobile marketers, product managers, app developers, and emerging mobile-first startups!

Mobile Growth, founded by Branch in San Francisco in 2014, started as a forum for app developers and marketers to share best practices, challenges, and solutions.  

Speakers
avatar for Emir Aydin

Emir Aydin

Product Manager, Hootsuite
Emir is the Product Manager for Mobile at Hootsuite, the leading social media management platform. He manages the core iOS, Android and mobile web products and oversees the overall mobile strategy for the company.
avatar for Stefanie Grieser

Stefanie Grieser

Director of Marketing, Sphere
Stefanie Grieser is the Director of Marketing at Sphere, an app that is shaking up the coaching space, changing how guidance is accessed and delivered. She is also the Founder of Call To Action Conference, an industry-leading marketing conference helping marketers become better at... Read More →
avatar for Michael Zsigmond

Michael Zsigmond

Product Manager, PayByPhone
Michael is the Product Manager at PayByPhone, the mobile app and payment solution creating a better way to park.



Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Mobify
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

6:00pm PDT

Internet of Things - Cellular x LPWA IoT Hands-on Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

If you are actively working, or have considered working on an IoT project, this is the perfect place for you to kick start your creativity and try out SORACOM cellular connectivity SIMs and IoT development platform.  

Learn how to connect Raspberry Pi / Arduino with 2G/3G/LTE cellular or LPWA network. Then connect sensors and send data to the cloud to visualize, and more! Step-by-step documentation is available for attendees to follow along and complete each scenario (Basic Linux Commands, SSH, basic programming preferred). Advanced scenarios for more complex challenges are available. IoT workshop kit (Raspberry Pi, Sensors and Global USB Dongle etc.) for each attendee will be provided during the workshop.

***To participate in the hands on workshop, attendees must bring their laptops with working WiFi & USB (Optional: bring your own keyboard / mouse) ***


Wednesday September 26, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
MistyWest
 
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)

1:00pm PDT

Cisco Webex - From Startup to Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Communication and collaboration are integral parts of every organization from a startup to an enterprise, come learn how Webex can help you on your journey to success.

Did you know that WebEx has been voted top mobile app for Entrepreneurs? As well as the best app to help you do your job. Because in this world of information over load all you want to do is do your job, and do it well! Well, that’s where WebEx comes in. You can meet, chat, call & video all within one app.. & there are 71 MILLION of us who are doing just that EACH MONTH!  

Speakers
DB

Dean Boechler

Territory Business Manager, Cisco Systems
Motivated, results oriented, and customer focused professional with over 10+ years of proven successes and achievements in selling technology. Solid track record growing the business, growing customer loyalty and positively transforming customer businesses via technology. Proven ability... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Van Halteren

Matthew Van Halteren

Account Manager, Cisco Systems



Thursday September 27, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Cisco
  Technology, Workshop

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

5:30pm PDT

Is Technology Taking our Jobs?
Limited Capacity filling up

Automation, driven by technological progress, has been expanding for the past several decades. As the pace of development increases, so has the urgency in the debate about the potential effects of automation on jobs, employment, and human activity.
Will new technology spawn mass unemployment, as the robots take jobs away from humans? Or is this part of a cycle in which some jobs will become obsolete, while new jobs will be created?
Based on the Oxford style debates popularized by the podcast 'Intelligence Squared', The BC chapter of Women in Communications and Technology brings you Women in Debate: Is technology taking our jobs?
You'll also have a chance to win a wine tasting at Township 7 for you and 9 friends!


Thursday September 27, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Lighthouse Labs & Devhub

6:00pm PDT

Technology Trends 2019
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join us this Sep 27 for the re-launch of the Vancouver Innovation Labs. We never went away, but we’ve been dormant for quite some time. What better way to reconnect than by doing what we do best: a session of forward-looking scenarios and the ensuing discussions of key emerging technologies and fringe scientific discoveries that are poised to disrupt establishing industries, business models and generate long-term impact innovations.

We’ll be talking about specific technology examples in 3 horizons + 1:

Horizon 1: Technology happening now
Horizon 2: Near future (10-20 years)
Horizon 3: Distant future (20+ years)
Ghost Tech: Fringe science/tech

We’ll run the classics: crypto, IoT, big data and some of the more esoteric newcomers: internet of DNA, shape-shifting matter, asteroid mining and others.

Also, we will have a surprise activity.

Speakers
avatar for Cliff Edwards

Cliff Edwards

Chief Innovation Officer, Envisioning Labs
Cliff is an 18-time global innovation challenge award winner in multiple domains and Innocentive's 2016 and 2017 Global Top Solver. A former manager and researcher at McKesson Corporation, one of Fortune’s Top 5 companies, and the world’s largest health information technology... Read More →
avatar for Oscar Malpica

Oscar Malpica

CEO, Envisioning Labs
Oscar is an innovation management professional with 15 years of experience in several industries including IT, manufacturing, sustainability, government, NGOs and technology startups. He has led projects that have converted physical, customer-facing experiences into the digital world... Read More →



Thursday September 27, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Venture Labs - 11th floor #1100 - 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
 
Friday, September 28
 

12:30pm PDT

Intro Tech Workshop for Non-Tech Founders
Limited Capacity filling up

Introductory interactive workshop on the technology business basics you need to know and that's right for your idea and/or business.

Anyone is welcome, but this would be best suited for a non-tech founder of a startup, solopreneur, or a small/medium-sized business owner. We encourage female founders especially to join as our goal is to empower more women with the necessary tech knowledge so that they can get ahead faster.

Note that this is NOT a coding bootcamp, as there is a lot more to building a tech business than just simple coding. Also this intro workshop will be more focused on tech startups and small businesses that are in the software space.

Details:
a) How to figure out the best tech strategy that's right for your specific idea and/or business.
b) What kind of tech talent do you need to get started or to grow.
c) High-level steps and popular tools in building out your technology.

Lunch will be provided. Limited Capacity


Speakers
avatar for Aliya Amershi

Aliya Amershi

CEO & Founder, AskaTechie.com
Aliya Amershi is currently the CEO and Founder of AskaTechie.com, a tech talent 2.0 marketplace that intelligently matches companies with vetted, top-tier technical talent best suited for their urgent business needs. AskaTechie will soon be rebranding to the Techie Concierge that... Read More →



Friday September 28, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
The Profile (Thurlow) 535 Thurlow Street, Suite #100
  Technology, Workshop