Driving WinTech Sept 24, Weekly review

Last week in the tour


In case you missed it – last week in review

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By Nancy Baye

Fort McMurray

After the Driving WinTech Community Conversation in Fort McMurray, WinTech World COO Melanie Ewan expressed her thoughts: “The 2016 wildfire has left a huge impact on the community, with individuals and business affected alike – 25,000 structures were lost and they are rebuilding at an alarming rate. This Community Conversation revolved around a sense of regrowth, the future and having a no fear mentality. The community has come together – it was quite something to see, not to mention the fact that this is a beautiful area.” This event wouldn’t have been possible without Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network, Alberta Innovates, Keyano College, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association,Wood Buffalo Economic Development, Community Futures Wood Buffalo and the Alberta Science Women’s Network (AWSN). Our group of panelists were Terry Rachwalski, Andrea Haley and Thereza Eric. 

Edmonton

We welcomed Edmonton panelists, Bree Emmerson, Stephanie Enders, Carrie LeClaire and moderator Susan Charara. They  stimulated talks about balance: between work and home, between language and silence. We’re thankful to Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton, Alberta Innovates and the Alberta Science Women’s Network (AWSN).

Calgary

We thank title sponsor Volition Advisors and host Startup Calgary. Panelists Chett Matchett, Katie Peterson, Kylie Woods and moderator Jenn Delconte began a discussion that revolved around the economic fallout from the decline of oil and gas. They cited local opportunities as the economy shifts to the tech sector. The rowdy discussions were anchored by a clear bond between the Calgary women in tech. Many thanks to our community partners District Ventures,  Rocketspace, Iinnovate Calgary, GG Media Lab and Chic Geek for making the event such a hit.

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Driving WinTech Sept 24, Weekly review

Last week in the tour!


In case you missed it – last week in review

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By Nancy Baye

Fort McMurray

After the Driving WinTech Community Conversation in Fort McMurray, WinTech World COO Melanie Ewan expressed her thoughts: “The 2016 wildfire has left a huge impact on the community, with individuals and business affected alike – 25,000 structures were lost and they are rebuilding at an alarming rate. This Community Conversation revolved around a sense of regrowth, the future and having a no fear mentality. The community has come together – it was quite something to see, not to mention the fact that this is a beautiful area.” This event wouldn’t have been possible without Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network, Alberta Innovates, Keyano College, the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association,Wood Buffalo Economic Development, Community Futures Wood Buffalo and the Alberta Science Women’s Network (AWSN). Our group of panelists were Terry Rachwalski, Andrea Haley and Thereza Eric.

Edmonton

We welcomed Edmonton panelists, Bree Emmerson, Stephanie Enders, Carrie LeClaire and moderator Susan Charara. They  stimulated talks about balance: between work and home, between language and silence. We’re thankful to Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton, Alberta Innovates and the Alberta Science Women’s Network (AWSN).

Calgary

We thank title sponsor Volition Advisors and host Startup Calgary. Panelists Chett Matchett, Katie Peterson, Kylie Woods and moderator Jenn Delconte began a discussion that revolved around the economic fallout from the decline of oil and gas. They cited local opportunities as the economy shifts to the tech sector. The rowdy discussions were anchored by a clear bond between the Calgary women in tech. Many thanks to our community partners District Ventures,  Rocketspace, Iinnovate Calgary, GG Media Lab and Chic Geek for making the event such a hit.

Driving WinTech next stops:

Can’t make any event, but want your voice heard? That’s the spirit. Take the survey now.

Everyone knows that we are living in an increasingly tech-enabled world. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the number of jobs that are now available in the tech industry. The problem is, while the Computer Science workforce has grown by 60% since 1991, the percentage of young women going into the industry has declined (Stats Canada 2011). This needs to change.