Intro & Meetups Around Town
Drew and Alex talk about Adaptech Solutions being tech agnostic, and what that means. Drew speaks about the responsibility a software developer has to deliver clean, maintainable code. Alex went to the Women Who Code Vancouver meetup. Drew wanted to go to the Docker Vancouver meetup, but couldn't get an Evo, so he ended up not going at all.
Alex will be giving a talk with Adam and Robert of Adaptech Solutions on event sourced project management at Mobify, in a joint meetup between the DDD/CSRS/ES Practitioners & Digital Project Managers meetups.
Special mention to the Global AI Hackathon in Vancouver, June 23 - 25, 2017. Contact @osamakhn on vantech.slack.com if you'd like to sponsor food or beverages.
Special Guest Nikolay Malyarov of PressReader
Our special guest this week is Nikolay Malyarov, Chief Content Officer and General Counsel at PressReader and editor-in-chief of The Insider, PressReader's industry magazine.
We discuss PressReader's roots, relevancy of press media in the digital age, accountability of journalists and media platforms, PressReader's focus on creating a platform that helps quality journalism to survive in the realities of today. Questions such as whether Facebook Media is a reasonable platform for truth in news, or a form of censorship, what sort of responsibility PressReader has in ensuring truth in its content vs providing a large variety of content to its customers, Shopify stance towards Breitbart, and craft paper publications.
Meetups Around Town, Feb 20 to Feb 26
Drew's Pick of the Week
- Wed: VanDev: Vancouver's Software Developers Network 800 Robson, 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM
- Thu: VanRuby Meetup Group 4th floor, 401 W Georgia St 6:30 PM
Alex's Pick of the Week
- Thu: Digital Project Managers Suite #420 - 725 Granville 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monday, February 20th
- .NET User Group of BC 1100-1111 West Georgia, 5:45 PM
- Public Cloud User Group 142 W Hastings, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
- IxDA Vancouver 562 Beatty, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- VanLUG 515 West Hastings, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 21st
- Tech Talent Meetup 887 Great Northern Way, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- VPC Startup Ladies Night 300-128 W. Hastings 5:30 PM
- Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse Networking Group 608 Dunsmuir, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- VanTUG 887 Great Northern Way, 6:00 PM
Wednesday, February 22nd
- istuary 7/F, 1125 Howe, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
- Geomatics Vancouver Group 2205 Commercial Drive (at 6th), 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- VanDev: Vancouver's Software Developers Network 800 Robson, 6:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Thursday, February 23rd
- VPC Startup Drinks 131 Water St, 6:00 PM
- Data Pipelines & Distributed Systems Vancouver 704 Alexander, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
- VanQ 200 Granville, 6:00 PM
- VPC Intro to Email Marketing with MailChimp #210 - 128 W Hastings, 6:00 PM
- DDD/CQRS/ES Practitioners Suite #420 - 725 Granville, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Vancouver Web Design 142 W Hastings, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Vancouver Clojure 142 W Hastings, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- PHP Vancouver 322 Water St. 4th Floor, 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM
- Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group 4th floor, 401 W Georgia, 6:30 PM