May is turning out to be a busy month in terms of tech and digi events and conferences! Below we have put together a list of upcoming events in Vancouver and New York we think would be worth your while. From networking and tech fairs, to dev conferences and digital summits, we’ve got it covered. Check it out and let us know if you have an upcoming event we should know about!
Organization: Canadian Women in Communications (CWC)
Event: 4th Annual Tech Fair
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Where: BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street
Cost: $40 – Member; $50 – Non-member
The 4th Annual Tech Fair hosted by the CWC provides the low down on all the latest trends and tools in the technology world. Attendees will learn and hear from a panel of industry professionals about a variety of topics including cloud computing, social discovery apps, and dashboard metrics. Some of the featured guest speakers include Craig Ryomoto from HootSuite, Rebecca Bollwitt from Miss604.com, and David MacLaren from MediaValet.
Organization: Digi BC – Digital Media + Wireless Association of BC
Event: DigiBC Networking Event
When: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Where: Vancouver Aquarium
Cost: $30 – Members; $50 – Non-members; $30 – Students
DigiBC is inviting Vancouver’s Digital Media and Technology community for a networking event at the Vancouver Aquarium. From founders and executives to industry supports and students looking for new connections, everyone in the digital and tech industry is encouraged to come out. A few of the companies attending the event include EA, Microsoft, PlentyofFish, and Offeron. Raffle, door prizes, and little fishies swimming around, what more can you ask for?
Event: DevTeach and MobileTeach
When: May 28 – June 1, 2012
Where: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Cost: Full 3-day conference – $999 before April 30
DevTeach stands for Developers Teaching – a conference done by developers for developers. Their mission is to provide an accessible conference to all developers of small and large enterprises with the highest standard in the industries. The session runs over three days in 12 distinct tracks including events involving technologies like Ruby, iOS, Android, SQL Server, Cloud Computing, and .Net. Registration for the DevTeach conferences includes access to MobileTeach, RubyTeach, and SQLTeach. The event is limited to 400 attendees, so register soon!
New York events
Organization: The Guardian
Event: Activate New York Summit
When: Thursday, May 3
Where: The Paley Center for Media, New York
Cost: Varies – http://ow.ly/at2N7
Activate is the Guardian’s platform for innovators working across all sectors who are using the internet and its associated technologies to change the world. Some of the world’s most influential and inspirational figures in the industry will get together to discuss and debate the critical issues and strategies driving a more connected, creative, and cohesive planet. From global media and finance, to citizenship and access, they’ll be examining the influence of web technologies on a multitude of areas to understand how and why web technologies are reshaping almost every aspect of society. Check out some videos from Activate Summit 2011: http://ow.ly/at4dr
Organization: NY Tech Meetup
Event: May 2012 NY Tech Meetup
When: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Where: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Every month, nine or ten companies get 3-5 minutes each to demo something cool to New York’s tech community of geeks, investors, entrepreneurs, hackers, etc. Join the NY Tech meetup group for an evening of live demos. Spots fill up fast! More tickets will be released on May 4. In case you can’t attend in real life, the group will be setting up a live simulcast of the event here: http://ow.ly/at4kw