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Saturday, October 13
 

9:00am MDT

User Experience (UX) Camp 2018
The UX Camp conference (October 12 & 13, 2018) is for developers, designers, project managers, product managers - anyone who is interested in building better products.
 
Full schedule and list of speakers are on the UX Edmonton website - ticket required.
 
OCTOBER 12th, 2018
  • Workshops start at designated time
 
OCTOBER 13th, 2018
  • Registration Starts at 8AM
  • Speakers Start at 9AM

Saturday October 13, 2018 9:00am - 5:30pm MDT
MacEwan University - Allard Hall 11110 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB

1:00pm MDT

FreeCodeCamp Edmonton Coffee'n'Code
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to jump into coding?!

Anyone interested in learning how to code is welcome, regardless of your current level of knowledge or lack thereof.

This month we are meeting up @ Startup Edmonton to take part in their Monthly Hackday!
We will have space for you to work. Feel free to come and hang out with us, meet other developers, and social network with the Edmonton tech community.

Your level of knowledge at programming doesn't matter at all, nor does your advancement stage in the Free Code Camp curriculum, just come and meet us! We're all learning!

You will get a lot out of these sessions (sense of community, belonging, new perspectives, insights and knowledge, etc.)!

All you need is curiosity and interest in coding. No one here will judge-> we all had to start at one point or another.

Besides, we are very friendly. Promise!

Some of us have actually discussed how this meeting has made us feel more committed to the learning process than if we were paying for the courses. Friendship and camaraderie have proven to be the best motivator to stick to your learning.

Sign up to https://www.freecodecamp.org/ and start working through the program.

• What to bring
Laptop, free CodeCamp Account/other project, Power supply, and a smile ;)

Saturday October 13, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street
 
Monday, October 15
 

10:00am MDT

Painless Public Presenting Workshop with Alyson Connolly
Limited Capacity seats available

Public Speaking ranks as one of the highest anxiety producing experiences that most people will face. But it is also one of the keys to success for many people in business. You may be an expert in your field, but if you can’t communicate that expertise to others, it will remain your secret.
                       
When you make presentations to clients, describe the future of your company to your employees, or even speak to colleagues around the water cooler, your public speaking skills can be the difference between success and failure. Your delivery and overcoming the anxiety of public speaking is the key to reaching your potential.

I treat public speaking as a performance. Just as an athlete gets keyed up when he/she is ready to perform, you must have a certain amount of energy when you get up in front of people to make your presentation. The goal is to control that energy through preparation, breathing techniques and understanding the psychology of the speaker/audience relationship.

In this workshop you will learn: 
 
  •   How the connection between body, breath and mind is vital for your speaking success 
  •   Body language gives you confidence as a leader in your field
  •   How anxiety creates a physiological reaction in our bodies
  •   How it affects our ability to communicate
  •   Exercises and techniques that help you gain confidence

About Alyson Connolly:

I started out as a child actor, in the first musical that CTV ever produced: The Magic Trumpet. I pursued a BFA in Acting at the University of Alberta. I spent ten years as a professional actor, and began teaching during this time. In 2012, I returned to school in the Masters in Theatre Voice Pedagogy program at the University of Alberta.

My master’s thesis was on Performance Anxiety in Public Presenters. For two years I was immersed in courses as varied as Speech Science to research papers on the plasticity of the brain and the breath techniques of professional actors. It gave me a more complete understanding of the things that influence our voice, speech and presentation.

Whether a mid-level manager speaking to their team, a lawyer speaking to a jury, or a professor speaking to a lecture theatre, I want to bring joy to public speaking and help people like you find your voice so you can succeed on your own terms, just as I have.
alysonconnolly.com


Monday October 15, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street

6:00pm MDT

Go for Web Developers
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn Go’s HTTP package through both lecture and hands-on exercise. Tailored for existing web developers who are new to Go. Please bring a laptop with Go 1.11 already installed and configured.

Monday October 15, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

12:00pm MDT

Agile Edmonton Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

Agile Edmonton is a User Group run by volunteers with the goal of helping Edmonton develop better software using Agile methods. Unsure what Agile methods are? You’ve come to the right place. Wikipedia defines Agile software development as “a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.” If that still confuses you, then bring your questions to our next meeting!

Tuesday October 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street

12:00pm MDT

Marketing Matters- Social Media for your Business with Simplified Social @ NAIT
Limited Capacity seats available

Alex Carnio is the Owner and Lead Consultant of Simplified Social. She started Simplified Social off the side of her desk in 2015 when she was working in a job that focused her attention to entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools they needed to be successful in business. Working with entrepreneurs every day was very contagious and it sparked something in her that she didn't know she had, the desire to be an entrepreneur.

Alex has trained over 1500 entrepreneurs on everything from business planning to marketing to full-on social media. In this time she has realized that social media is still a struggle for so many business owners, but not for lack of trying! The problem is that as a business owner, you have other things to worry about.
This session will be hosted in CAT 309D

Register for this event here.

 
Wednesday, October 17
 

11:45am MDT

Lunchalytics
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunchalytics is a monthly Meetup that calls Startup Edmonton home. Join the team from Darkhorse Analytics and friends for a lunchtime presentation on the intersection of data and visualization.

Analytics is the use of data and analysis to improve the performance of an organization. In other words, it's the search for a free lunch. Ergo, we combine compelling speakers with a free lunch.

This month we explore analytics in the startup world, and this month's speakers are:
Kirby Banman, Data Engineer @ Jobber (getjobber.com)
"Machine Learning with very small data sets"

Additional speaker TBA!

Food starts at 11:45, speakers start at high noon. We hope to see you there.

For those unable to attend in person, we will be live streaming to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCzPqHzOHnHsQGPEPaUCC5Jw/videos

Our hashtag for social media is #lunchalytics.

Please note: seating is first-come-first-seated. Doors will close once capacity is hit.


Wednesday October 17, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street

12:00pm MDT

Makerspace - An Orientation to the Resources Available to You and Your Business @ NAIT
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us in the Makerspace to be oriented to all the resources available to you. From 3D printing to laser engraving and robotics programming, you will be amazed with what is available to you and your company!
This session will be hosted in Library Services U310

To register to this event, click here.

4:00pm MDT

Machine Learning 101 with Amii
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Heralded by many as the fourth industrial revolution, artificial intelligence has inspired countless news articles, novels, and films. With this deluge of information comes hopes and aspirations, fears and misconceptions – some justified and others not.

How can we make sense of it all?

Join Amii as we pull back the curtain on AI and lay a pragmatic foundation for what AI is, what it isn't, and how you can begin to think about the place of AI in your business.

A free ticket is required - click to RSVP!

About Amii: 
Part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii), performs advanced research in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence and helps businesses create a fundamental shift in the way they think about data and decision making, which will drive their next stage of growth.

 


Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street

6:00pm MDT

Edmonton Mobile Developers Meetup
Limited Capacity seats available

Edmonton Mobile Developers is a community of programmers, designers, and hackers interested in mobile development. We discuss a broad range of topics and technologies relevant to the mobile ecosystem while sharing knowledge and experience. Our mission is to help foster the mobile developer community in the Edmonton region!

Food is provided and their is an optional social segment after presentations at a local downtown bar.

Past presentation slides (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1fpnnEiSwI_bThrbjczT3M4S0E?usp=sharing)



Wednesday October 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
DevFacto Scotia 1, 10060 Jasper Ave #2250, Edmonton, AB
 
Thursday, October 18
 

10:30am MDT

The Nuts and Bolts of Data Science for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Data science is a big buzzword right now. But beyond the hype, what does it really mean, and how does it relate to Canadian entrepreneurs and businesses?

As the modern digital economy continues to evolve, businesses that embrace and harness data science concepts and tools — including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics — will have a strong competitive advantage.

In this session, you will be introduced to the concepts of data science as they apply to modern business. Experts from Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology agency, will show you how data science and analytical thinking can be incorporated into business planning. You will leave with a better idea of how your company can approach “data science” in a practical, manageable way, using case studies and real-life examples.

Presented by Cybera:
Cybera is a not-for-profit technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. Its core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure — the advanced system of networks and computers that keeps government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, business incubators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

Thursday October 18, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street
 
Friday, October 19
 

10:00am MDT

Startup Canada presents Startup Chats - Getting in Front of Customers
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us on Twitter for #StartupChats every Wednesday and Friday at 12 pm ET.

Each week, we dive into the top issues and trends for entrepreneurs starting and scaling new businesses. Learn from expert advisors and plug into Canada’s most extensive entrepreneur network.

Check out our upcoming #StartupChats and register to secure your seat!

Stephanie Enders, Manager at Startup Edmonton, will join this edition of Startup Chats as a resident expert!


Friday October 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
 
Saturday, October 20
 

10:00am MDT

Ladies Learning Code: Data Insights with Python for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Details
• Important to know
Registration must be made at Eventbrite in order to attend. You can register here.

• What we'll do
Python is a great language for beginners. It’s beautiful and clean-looking syntax means you'll spend less time being confused (it looks sort of like English!), and more time understanding and applying the fundamentals of programming. Python has a wide variety of uses from creating web applications to hardware programming to data analysis and scientific computing.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamental concepts of programming and how you can use this powerful tool to analyze data. You will learn how to read data from a file and extract useful insights for marketing and data analysis.

By the end of the workshop, you'll know the answers to the following:

- What is programming?
- What is Python used for?
- How do I write and run a python program?
- How can I read & analyze data in a file?

You'll be introduced to important concepts such as variables, types, conditionals and loops, and learn how to use an IDE to write more code even faster. (Not sure what any of that means? This workshop is perfect for you!)

Our Ladies Learning Code workshops offer female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences that are designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.

• What to bring
Laptop, powercord, download the required software and material that is emailed to you after registering your ticket through Eventbrite.

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street