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SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 - UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA, ECS BUILDING

Startup slam

 
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Startup Slam is safe and inclusive place for all people. Sendwithus holds the right to expel any persons from the event that we feel are in opposition to our code of conduct.

 
 
 
 

THE LARGEST TECH CONFERENCE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

 

 

Sendwithus created Startup Slam to showcase Victoria’s burgeoning tech sector and provide insightful and informative workshops to students and professionals. In 2014, 60 attendees joined us for the first Startup Slam. Last year, over 400 students, developers, and entrepreneurs came together to share ideas, knowledge, and expertise.

Workshops will be offered on startup engineering, early stage entrepreneurship, and product validation and design.

 
 
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Speakers

keynote presentation

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THE FUTURE OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: FOSTERING INNOVATION WITH MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EXPERTISE
Veronica Best || Sendwithus

Building a successful tech company requires that a group of people with unique combination of skills and backgrounds work together towards a common goal. Our teams must reflect our users and customers: cross-functional, diverse, and always changing. As a product leader, I collaborate with experts from engineering, design, project management, marketing, sales, and customer success. This talk will outline my journey and tech, and share some of the lessons I've learned about building successful teams and winning products.

 

Beginner and StuDent Tech

Introduction to basic technical tools, programming best practices and introduction to new programming languages.

Audience: Computer Science and Engineering students, beginner programmers

 

  Nathaniel Woodthorpe   GitHub

Nathaniel Woodthorpe
GitHub

  Scott Small  &  Erika Burdon    Redbrick

Scott Small & Erika Burdon
Redbrick

  Laura Cooper   VERB Interactive

Laura Cooper
VERB Interactive

  Kim Dillon   Developer & QA Analyst

Kim Dillon
Developer & QA Analyst


Advanced and professional Tech

Advanced technologies such as Architecture Design, Databases, Scaling Systems, and API implementation.

Audience: Professional developers, advanced Computer Science and Engineering students

 

  Vallery Lancey   Checkfront

Vallery Lancey
Checkfront

  Chris Pouliot   Sendwithus

Chris Pouliot
Sendwithus

  Izaak Schroeder   MetaLab

Izaak Schroeder
MetaLab

  Jaimie Imrie   Telmediq

Jaimie Imrie
Telmediq


Entrepreneurship

Introduction to building companies, apps, and products. How to assess customer feedback, market traction, MVP, and general business sense.

Audience: Computer Science, Engineering, and Business/Commerce students, developers and emerging entrepreneurs

  Eve Olynyk   Sendwithus

Eve Olynyk
Sendwithus

  Tim Teh  &  Magda Rajkowski    Kano

Tim Teh & Magda Rajkowski
Kano

  Andrew MacLean   HighTechU

Andrew MacLean
HighTechU

  Jordan Potechin  LaBarge Weinstein LLP

Jordan Potechin
LaBarge Weinstein LLP


product and Design

Best practices and strategies around design concepts, tools, and implementation. 

Audience: Computer Science, Engineering, Business/Commerce, and Design students, developers and emerging entrepreneurs

 

  Max Loy   Fancy Skeleton Games

Max Loy
Fancy Skeleton Games

  Jen Reiher   Benevity

Jen Reiher
Benevity

  Aashni Shah   Elixir Labs & Square

Aashni Shah
Elixir Labs & Square

  Alexandra Skey   Bambora

Alexandra Skey
Bambora

 

TALK TO AN EXPERT

Have an idea you want to bring to fruition? Talk to investors, founders, senior developers, and startup legal experts one-on-one about how to build a career or found a startup. Space is limited, so book early at the registration table to take advantage!

   Mel Reams   Senior Software Developer at  Benevity   Technical Expert

Mel Reams
Senior Software Developer at Benevity

Technical Expert

   Stewart Lord   Director of Technology (Shift) at  Redbrick   Technical Expert

Stewart Lord
Director of Technology (Shift) at Redbrick

Technical Expert

   Aurora Walker    Software Development Team Lead at  Bambora North America   Technical Expert

Aurora Walker
Software Development Team Lead at Bambora North America

Technical Expert

   Jordan Potechin   Associate at  LaBarge Weinstein LLP   Startup Legal Expert

Jordan Potechin
Associate at LaBarge Weinstein LLP

Startup Legal Expert

 
 
   Jamie Starke   DevOps Software Development Engineer at  Workday Media Cloud   Technical Expert

Jamie Starke
DevOps Software Development Engineer at Workday Media Cloud

Technical Expert

  Rob O’Dwyer  Senior Software Development Engineer at  Workday Media Cloud   Technical Expert

Rob O’Dwyer
Senior Software Development Engineer at Workday Media Cloud

Technical Expert

   Martin Suchanek   Staff Data Engineer (Data Science) at  InVision   Technical Expert

Martin Suchanek
Staff Data Engineer (Data Science) at InVision

Technical Expert

 
 
 
   Brad Van Vugt   COO of  Sendwithus   Startup Founder

Brad Van Vugt
COO of Sendwithus

Startup Founder

   Aashni Shah   CEO of  Elixir Labs  || Software Engineer at  Square

Aashni Shah
CEO of Elixir Labs || Software Engineer at Square

   Tim Teh   CEO of  Kano   Startup Founder

Tim Teh
CEO of Kano

Startup Founder

 
 
   Veronica Best   Director of Product at  Sendwithus   Product Expert

Veronica Best
Director of Product at Sendwithus

Product Expert

   Rasool Rayani   Angel Investor

Rasool Rayani
Angel Investor

   David Arnsdorf    Angel Investor

David Arnsdorf
Angel Investor

 
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Sponsors

Every year we partner with a few amazing companies who help make the event possible. Interested getting involved?

 
 

PRESENTED BY

 

Track SponsorS

 
 

Talk to an expert sponsors

 
 

fuel sponsors

 
 

community partners