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Free HTML & CSS Essentials Workshop

Want a taste of the world of a Web Developer? Join us for a free evening of learning to code! Led by members of the Lighthouse Labs team, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of web development, and have the chance to try your hand at building your very own website using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript.

The workshop will consist of lecture time and hands-on keyboard, coding and exploring the different aspects of programming. There will be mentors on site to help you every step of the way!

If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to create and customize a website, this workshop is the perfect place to get you started.

Requirements:

Hardware: A Windows or Macintosh laptop.

Software: Atom or Sublime Text installed.

Please note you are required to bring your own laptop (and don't forget your charging cord!).

About Lighthouse Labs:
Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer. You’ll be immersed into full-stack web development through hands-on experience.

With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for our graduates: over 95% employment rate.

Learn more @ www.lighthouselabs.ca.

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VanFUNDING 2017 Fintech Conference + Sandbox Hackathon

#VF17 VanFUNDING 2017 is a not to be missed BLOCKCHAIN and FINTECH FUNDING conference that pushes boundaries to discuss the latest developments, educate, inspire, and connect ‘You and your vision’ with leading innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, vendors, thought leaders and policymakers in the quickly emerging sectors of fintech, P2P, crowdfinance, blockchain ICOs, digital currencies and alternative finance.  Connect with leading experts and learn how to buy, sell or build in Canada’s internet finance markets:

  • Fintech Innovation and the Future of Money, Capital Markets, and Financial Services
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, ICOs
  • Alternative Finance and Global P2P marketplaces, Token economy
  • Internet and crowd-enabled Finance, Angel, and Venture investing
  • AI and Machine Learning applications in fintech
  • Growth hacking – Media/PR (Marketing)
  • Investing and start-up / scale-up finance domain expertise
  • Emerging regulations, Risks, and Governance

***Limited early bird tickets $ave 30%***

Ticket prices:

VIP Networking – $75

Full-day Conference: $350

Networking & Conference: $395

 

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BC CEO Awards

Join us to celebrate November 8th when we present the 2017 BC CEO Awards. Winning CEOs will be profiled in Business in Vancouver on October 10th and honoured at a gala dinner where each winner will share their leadership lessons to an audience of Vancouver's business community.

2017 BC CEO Awards Winners

Enterprise Category:
David Podmore,  Chairman and Co-Founder, Concert Real Estate Corporation

Large Company Category: (2 winners selected)
Chris Catliff, President and CEO, BlueShore Financial
David Labistour, CEO, Mountain Equipment Co-Op

Mid-Market Company Category:
Hamed Shahbazi, Founder and CEO, TIO Networks

Not for Profit Category:
Margaret McNeil, CEO, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice

Lifetime Achievement:
Dr. Allen Eaves, CEO and President, STEMCELL Technologies Inc. 

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Join us for an afternoon chat with Manjit Minhas

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Join CBC and BC Business for an intimate chat with Manjit Minhas

Move away from your TV to CBC Vancouver's Studio 700 and chat with entrepreneur, beer baroness, and Dragon's Den dragon, Manjit Minhas. Learn about how she built a business that bridged the gap between small, private business, and the liquor industry.

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Venue: CBC
Studio 700
(700 Hamilton Street)

From Calgary Alberta, to making her way onto national television as a dragon on CBC's Dragons Den, Manjit Minhas is a force to be recon with. Don't miss out on the amazing opportunity to hear her secrets to success. Limited tickets available. 

 

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The afternoon will be moderated by CBC's own, Gloria Macarenko.

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YESxMentors: An Evening of Engaging With Vancouver’s Best

IT'S BACK – speed mentoring with YES! Vancouver on November 2 at RED Academy!

What is speed mentoring? It's your opportunity to truly connect with some of the raddest professional women in the city, beyond the two-minute introduction. With 20 minutes per mentor and a choice of five mentors per attendee, you'll get the chance to deep dive with some of the most badass ladies in the city.

Whether you're interested in media, tech, health, coaching and retail and everything in between, the line-up this year won't disappoint! Here are just a few of the amazing ladies joining us on November 2:

… And MORE to be announced soon – keep checking our social media and website for updates!

Psst – did we mention this event is FREE for YES! Members?

Not a YES! member yet? Make a donation to Dress for Success Vancouver by purchasing a YES! Membership! Check out more amazing YES! Member perks here.

With so many fab mentors in one spot, tickets are bound to sell out quick, so be sure to grab your early bird ticket today! For one week only, non-members can purchase tickets at this discounted price.

The earlier you register, the greater your chance of landing your top mentors!

Your ticket includes:

  • Complimentary wine from our friends at Diabolica Wines
  • An opportunity to engage with some of the brightest women in the city, building those connections to take your career and life goals to the next level
  • Access to unreal door prizes and an amazing silent auction – stay tuned for more updates!

As always, 100% of all proceeds raised through this event directly benefit Dress for Success Vancouver.

Join the conversation: The hashtag for this event is #YESxMentors

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Mediation for Entrepreneurs

Your mind is the greatest asset you possess. The condition of your mind determines the quality of your life.

Imagine how your life would look like if you were able to:
• truly focus on your goals and people that matter
• truly unwind after a long stressful day and feel rejuvenated each new day
• have an uncluttered mind for clear decision making and heightened creativity

Join us Work Place, a co-working space located in downtown Vancouver, to discover why successful CEOs and entrepreneurs around the world are embracing this science-backed simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase focus and concentration, awareness, resiliency and feel more alive and energized.

Gavin, who has devoted 15 years of his life to studying, practicing and living the philosophy of meditation, will share with you his wisdom and the practical science behind it.
He will also guide you to experience for yourself the essential and powerful knowledge of meditation that can lead you to deeper peace and fulfillment.

Don't miss this possible life-changing event that will give you the knowledge and skills to start working with your mind to discover, transform and elevate the well-being of your life and work!

See You There!

ABOUT SPEAKER – GAVIN KOH:

Gavin Koh is a full time meditation teacher and modern day yogi. He has dedicated 15 years of his life to studying, practicing and living the philosophy of meditation and the practical science behind it. Of those years, he has spent 11 years living in the Indian Himalayas, studying with his Guru in the full immersion of this profound and unique subject.

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YTalks: Mental Wellness

Life can be stressful and caring for your mental wellness can be challenging. Join our open panel discussion about mental health and wellness! Learn the differences between mental health and mental wellness, and tips for becoming more mindful in your everyday life. Our incredible panelists will share their insights and stories before we open the floor to questions and discussions.

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The Future of Public Relations

THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS with

DANIEL TISCH, APR, FCPRS

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

Are robots really impacting the field of public relations? Is a highly empowered audience a threat or an opportunity? How can our organizations be as effective at ‘listening’ as they are at ‘messaging?’

With change occurring at an astonishing rate, PR professionals have the opportunity to seize, or suffer from, the new landscape of fake news, content shock and a growing recognition of the business value of reputation and relationships.

CPRS Vancouver is thrilled to have Daniel Tisch, APR, FCPRS, join us to kick off our professional development series this fall and explore these topics, digging deep into the megatrends facing PR practitioners. Daniel Tisch is the President and CEO of Argyle Public Relationships and the Past Chair of the Global Alliance for PR & Communication Management.

Daniel Tisch is also the author of The Elevation of Public Relations white paper, which was recently released by the CPRS National Society and is the subject of a Canada-wide conversation. The white paper examines the profession’s present – and its possible future. Written in collaboration with senior public relations professionals from across the country, the paper explores the seven megatrends facing practitioners today and discusses the role public relations can play in helping organizations build better relationships and increase trust with consumers, audiences and stakeholders.

 

Come and network with some of Vancouver's top communication professionals as we discuss the future of PR!


Light refreshments and snacks are included. Cash bar available.  

Register here: https://www.cprsvancouver.com/events/event-details/?EventID=253

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Yaletown Brewing Co’s Fall Martini Madness in support of Kids Help Phone

Join us November 2nd for an evening of friendly bartending competition and local networking, brought to you by the planning committee of the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO.

Three guest bartenders will slamdown with their martini creations, the winner to be determined by your vote. There will also be a live DJ on site and a 50/50 cash prize. All proceeds to benefit Kids Help Phone.

So come out, cast your ballots, and mingle with others in local Vancouver business, all while supporting kids in the community.

Drink Tickets are $10 at the door CASH ONLY, which includes 3 martinis (yes, you read that right!) Please RSVP through the ‘Register' button above.

WHEN

Thursday November 2nd, 2017 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

The event takes place on the lounge side (to the left of entrance)

WHO

Meet your bartenders:

Jeff McEwen

An IT whiz-kid (man? wizard!) by day and a master mixologist by night! Jeff has been honing his bar skills through 19 years of home-bartending experience all for this one night! Come on down and get a drink shaken up and bounce a few home computer questions off him at the same time, why not? Everyone else does!!

Andrew Macvey

Andrew is a bartender at Boston Pizza as well as a barback at Celebrities Nightclub. This bartender has been working in nightclubs around Vancouver, where he has learned how to pour drinks from some of the sharpest bartenders in the city. He loves to speak and listen on many topics, so come have a seat at the bar and stay a while.

Lise Winzoski

Although now officially retired from the service industry after 11 years and working in finance, Lise is making a reappearance at Martini Madness! Her bartender's flair may be minimal (her favourite bartending tool is the corkscrew), but makes up for it with an A+ effort. Having worked at hot spots in Calgary and Vancouver, Lise’s favourite part of the job is getting to know you over your favourite cocktail.

 

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Maximize Your Career Growth

Are you currently job hunting, thinking about switching careers (bonus points if it's in the tech industry), or trying to expand your network?

This session will teach you the specifics on how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and how to navigate the networking tool to maximize your career growth. Bring your questions and be prepared for an interactive session!

RSVP here.

About the Speaker

Teresa Duke is more than just your typical People and Culture pro. She’s a recruiter, coach, trainer, facilitator, and business partner for technology companies currently working as the Head of Recruitment at Unbounce. Previously at EA Games, Venture Media and Vivendi Games, today, she is back with a larger People and Culture Team heading up recruitment efforts and having way too much fun helping the company to grow well, enjoy more, learn, coach, and up-level their efforts.

 

Topics of Discussion

• Why you should have a LinkedIn account in the first place

• How to create an effective LinkedIn profile based on what you've done and where you want to go

• 5 common mistakes candidates make on their profile (and how to avoid them)

• How to use LinkedIn to expand your network and how to effectively leverage your existing network

• 3 LinkedIn Updates for 2017 that you need to know about

• Whether or not you need to upgrade to LinkedIn Premium

• How to use LinkedIn to avoid sending your resume into the online black hole

What You'll Get

• Insights from industry experts

• Snacks & refreshments at our campus

• Networking opportunity with like-minded professionals

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Intro to Data Analytics

Experience learning Data Analytics at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to become confident with data?

BrainStation’s part-time Data Analytics course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If Data Analytics is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To Data Analytics Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of Data Analytics, and how you can collect, analyze and communicate insights using tools like Excel and SQL. We’ll look at real-world examples of Data Analytics, and discuss how data can be used to generate ideas, solve problems and encourage innovation. We’ll end the workshop with an exercise allowing you to analyze data and draw insights.

RSVP here.

 

Topics of Discussion

• Understand the practice of Data Analytics and it’s significance in all businesses today

• Review case studies of effective and inventive use of analytics

• Gain exposure to the Data Analytics process

• Learn about the tools used in various applications of Data Analytics

• Understand the types of problems data analysts solve and how they approach these problems

What You'll Get

• Insights from industry experts

• Snacks & refreshments at our campus

• Networking opportunity with like-minded professionals

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User Interface Design Principles

Experience learning UI Design at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to skill-up with User Interface Design? BrainStation’s part-time UI Design course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If UI Design is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To UI Design Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of the UI Design process, as well as an overview of the essential skills of a UI Designer and the tools they use when designing digital interfaces. We’ll also discuss how UI Designers work independently and alongside technical teammates, and review examples of great UI and the design trends UI Designers are incorporating today.

RSVP here.

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Staying Ahead of the Pack: Product Strategy & ­Differentiation as an edge in SaaS

When: Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 5PM to 8:30PM
Where: PwC Vancouver (250 Howe Street — 14th Floor)
Advance: $40 (ends October 6)
General Admission: $55
Founder Rate: $25
VEF Members: FREE (Become a VEF Member)

Gain a deep understanding of how these product development experts position their products before they go to market, and how to develop an amazing value proposition for your customers.

With:

Chloe Morrow, SVP Product Management, Vision Critical
Martin Ertl, Founder, Coupa Software
Katherine Berry, CPO and Co-Founder, Allocadia
Ian Chan, VP, Product Management, INETCO Systems Ltd.
Neil Parker, VP Product Management and Marketing, RewardStream (moderator)

Schedule:

5:00PM to 6:00PM: Registration + Social (light bites)
6:00PM to 6:30PM: Welcome + Lightning Pitches
6:30PM to 7:30PM: Panel Discussion + QA
7:30PM to 8:30PM: Networking + Light Bites

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The Mentors Collective

Please join Scotiabank as our guest at The Mentors Collective.

Join an exclusive group of innovative entrepreneurs for an inspiring evening.

Network with peers and learn from one-on-one sessions with experts specializing in HR, Legal, Finance, Marketing and more.

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Search Engine Marketing Fundamentals

Experience learning SEO/SEM & Analytics at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to boost your career potential by learning SEO, Google AdWords & Analytics?

BrainStation’s part-time SEO/SEM & Analytics course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If SEO/SEM & Analytics is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To SEO/SEM & Analytics Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of search engines and analytics, as well as an overview of the essential skills of an SEO expert and the tools they use when building effective SEO strategies for brands. We’ll also discuss how to use Google AdWords to create paid search and display ads, and dive into Google Analytics to learn about its key features and reporting tools.

RSVP here.

Topics of Discussion

• Gain insight into how search engines work

• Understand the significance of keywords in any search marketing discipline

• Understand how to conduct basic keyword research to set your search strategy up for success

• Learn about the utility of Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in marketing strategies

• Gain exposure to how SEM and SEO differ in execution

What You'll Get

• Insights from industry experts

• Snacks & refreshments at our campus

• Networking opportunity with like-minded professionals

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Web Development for Beginners

Experience learning Web Development at BrainStation with an introductory evening workshop.

Looking to level up your skills by learning to code?

BrainStation’s part-time Web Development course is an effective medium for achieving your digital goals because it is led by an industry expert, it’s hands-on, and you’re accountable to your Educator and peers. If Web Development is something you’re curious to dive deeper into, this 90 minute Intro To Web Development Workshop is an excellent precursor to the part-time course and offers a great taste of the BrainStation learning experience.

The workshop will provide you with the basic understanding of Web Development, focusing on how programming languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript come together to create websites. We’ll discuss the various components that make up a web page, including hands-on practice manipulating the code of current websites. We’ll also talk about why learning to code isn’t restricted to developers, and how it’s a useful and relevant skill across diverse industries. We’ll end the workshop with an exercise allowing you to alter elements on existing websites using your newfound HTML and CSS knowledge.

RSVP here. 

Topics of Discussion

• Understand how websites are created

• Learn about the scope and variety of web development languages that exist

• Gain insight into the tools and environment used by web developers

• Learn more about HTML and CSS as foundational languages in web development

• Gain practice using HTML and CSS to manipulate existing websites

• Understand why Web Development skills as so essential

 

What You'll Get

• BrainStation notebook and pen

• Snacks & refreshments at our campus

• Networking opportunity with industry professionals

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More Clients, More Money, More Fun – Tips for More Successful Consulting

As a consultant (or anyone who provides a service to their clients) you may be working very hard but feeling like you’re not making the progress you should. Maybe you wish you had more clients, higher fee rates, better cashflow. Consulting is famous for its ups and downs but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are strategies you can implement that can give you higher fee rates and make life so much easier!

This presentation focuses on strategies to get what you want out of your consulting work. Adrain will provide a brief overview of his tried and tested Consulting Strategy Blueprint Program, focusing on specific actions to get more clients and increase revenue. Providing first hand examples, he will discuss tactical and tangible practices to ensure your success as a consultant. An entertaining session is guaranteed!

The learning objectives focus around techniques for improving consulting skills and thereby generally improving business for both the consultant and the clients.

If you’d like to come along, please click on the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/more-clients-more-money-more-fun-tips-for-more-successful-consulting-tickets-37499060700

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Lighthouse Labs YVR Demo Day

Demo Day is back! Our new grads are about to start their careers as professional web developers; but first they want to show you what they've learned to build in just 8 weeks with Lighthouse Labs.

You can expect pizza, beer, a chance to rub shoulders with an incredible network of developers and entrepreneurs, and an inside look at the skill set of our new graduates!

NOTE: as we do have a capacity limit, please register on this Picatic to ensure your entry.

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Free HTML & CSS Essentials Workshop

Want a taste of the world of a Web Developer? Join us for a free evening of learning to code! Led by members of the Lighthouse Labs team, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of web development, and have the chance to try your hand at building your very own website using HTML, CSS, and a little bit of JavaScript.

The workshop will consist of lecture time and hands-on keyboard, coding and exploring the different aspects of programming. There will be mentors on site to help you every step of the way!

If you’ve ever been curious about what it takes to create and customize a website, this workshop is the perfect place to get you started.

Requirements:

Hardware: A Windows or Macintosh laptop.

Software: Atom or Sublime Text installed.

Please note you are required to bring your own laptop (and don't forget your charging cord!).

Not able to make this one? Check out our next HTML & CSS Workshops on:

About Lighthouse Labs:
Lighthouse Labs will take you from coding hobbyist to professional developer. You’ll be immersed into full-stack web development through hands-on experience.

With the support of a brilliant team of instructors and mentors who view coding as the ultimate craft, you’ll join the ranks of over 500 developers in the Lighthouse Labs community. Our industry driven-curriculum and rigorous education standards have created the ultimate result for our graduates: over 95% employment rate.

Learn more @ www.lighthouselabs.ca.

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Tech Starters Code Night!

Have you hit a roadblock in your learning to code journey? Want to begin coding, but don't know how to get started? Tech Starters aims to provide a space for coders of all levels to come together, chat and work on projects with the aid of mentors. Join us at the Lighthouse Labs campus anytime between 6pm and 9pm for Tech Starters Code Night!

This is a casual, friendly evening where everyone is welcome. We encourage you to work on current projects, school work, explore free coding resources or just chat tech.

If you're ready to take your coding skills to the next level, Lighthouse Labs' part-time Intro to Web and Intro to iOS courses start every 6 weeks. You'll learn the fundamentals of web or iOS development, how to communicate with a team of developers and have the chance to try building your own basic apps.

Want to pursue development as a career? Our Bootcamps run for 8 weeks and is the perfect starting point for a career change into development.

Find out more info @ www.lighthouselabs.ca

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