1. The next HackerX takes place on July 10th at 7:00pm. Register for the wait list here!


HackerX is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with and learn from some of the world’s most innovative and fastest growing companies in a casual environment.

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These companies surround us, with the likes of employers from Google, Tesla, Facebook, and Apple, and have information and expertise to share with aspiring students who want to participate in the IT sector. HackerX gives you 15-20 face-to-face meetings (5 minutes each . Events are organized in a rapid speed-dating format to keep it engaging and includes a happy hour where you can meet even more companies and network with fellow developers. WHY ATTEND?
-Explore new opportunities at companies around you whether you’re actively looking or just curious.
-Learn what kinds of interesting technologies and challenges companies are really working on from someone at the company including engineers and managers.
-Meet other quality developers in your city and build out your network.
-Food and drinks are always provided!

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2.Big Data and Machine Learning Workshop 


The workshop will focus on the application of big data and artificial intelligence in the technology enterprise. Newcomers, and youth much like yourself, will be given information on how to enter the field of big data and artificial intelligence. The event will be three hour in lengths and will be held in the afternoon. Learn more about the event here!


3. Shopify’s Build Up Show


Shopify is opening its doors to developers in the Ottawa area for “Build Things, Show Shopify”, an event series where developers can get mobile app guidance from Shopify mentors. You can learn more about the event here.

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The first phase, BuildUp, includes five events to help you take your app from ideation to launch. If you’re interested in making your app into a reality, or if you’re interested in meeting students and adults in the IT sector, sign up free here.

Throughout the five BuildUp sessions, you will have the opportunity to:
-Get advice as you build a new mobile app.
-Get feedback on an app in development.
-Network and troubleshoot with fellow developers including Shopify’s own product managers, developers, UX and UI designers.

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4. A Gentle Intro to Coding for non-programmers


“A Gentle Intro to Coding” is an event intended to help acquaint non-programmers with coding. Although you won’t leave the event an expert, you’ll have played with code a bit and given a head start for self-learning. The workshop will be a two-parter, held in the evening of August 2nd and the August 9th. You can learn more about this event here.

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The workshop will be taught by a hacker turned programmer who has been coding professionally for ten years. Mentors will be available on site to assist individuals during the workshop.

In order to come prepared, you’ll need:
1. A Laptop
2. Python 3.7, which can be downloaded from https://www.python.org/downloads
3. Visual Studio Code, which can be downloaded from https://code.visualstudio.com/download

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5. Discover Hub


At the Discover Hub (Impact Hub), you’ll be able to discover and meet up to 350+ creative and entrepreneurial change makers, from freelance designers and artists to public servants and non-profit professionals. The Impact Hub is designed for networking, learning and collaborating with others. This provides something invaluable- a deep connection to a like-minded community all working and coding to do good better. You can learn more about the event here.

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The 40 minute session is designed to introduce to you their community, space and membership. If you cannot make it to Discover Hub, please email hello@hubottawa.org or call 613-680-3506 to arrange a drop by time.  You are also welcome to attend their  Brown Bag Lunch at 12pm featuring a conversation led by a different Hub member each week.
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6. Extraction 2018


Extraction 2018 is a three day conference filled with opportunities . The conference will serve as the host for several important recurring symposia in the field, while also offering new programming tracks, an exploration of marketplace and business issues, a slate of social and networking events, and an industrial exhibition. You can find more information here.


7.Starter Company Plus – Orientation


Starter Company Plus is a competitive business training program designed to assist eligible entrepreneurs through business plan development. A select number of viable business plans will be eligible to move forward for potential funding.You can learn more about the event here.

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• 18 + years of age, Ontario resident, Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
• If a student or employed, cannot be more than 20 hours per week
• Looking to start a business, grow a business or purchase an existing business in a full-time capacity.
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8. The next HackerNest event takes place on Monday October 1st at 7pm! You can register for HackerNest HERE!


HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech community. The Atmosphere is chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free, and brimming with Ultra Smart People, much like yourself. HackerNest is also currently looking for volunteers.