Bringing together multiple active communities in tech and offering creative coalitions, networking, and learning opportunities.
Calgary is home to a vibrant ecosystem constantly offering tech events centred on a specialized topic. This is an excellent method to expand knowledge in one area, but in the long term, it might create siloed communities and reduce the diversity of professional networks.
This mega meetup will simultaneously attract individuals from multiple communities in one venue for numerous parallel events/talks and then offer the opportunity to create meaningful connections across communities.
Reduces the chance for communities to make competing events
Increase community awareness across groups.
Reduces marketing efforts
Have a good time!
Pre-event networking at a venue
Keynote opening in the theatre
Library would like to say a few words
Tentative confirmation from the mayor to come and say a few words
Maybe a short panel discussion of underrepresented groups in software?
Split to rooms for community specific events
Regroup in theatre
Call for Talent/Community News
Post-event networking at pub
Date: January 15 (Venue confirmed)
Presentation venue: Calgary Central Library
Calgary Central Library
Theatre plus 2 rooms downstairs, 3 rooms on the third floor. One holds up to 30 people and the other 2 hold up to 16 people.
To be determined
Calgary UX - Confirmed
YYC Data Society - Participation Confirmed / Pending Details
Data for Good
CITI - Confirmed
Untapped Energy - Confirmed
YYC Dev - Confirmed
YYC JS - Speaker pending