Intro & Meetups Around Town
Host Drew Ogryzek opens the show with our guests Matt Visser and Graydon Bensler, partners in the an education technology SaaS Syllabi Learning Solutions for which Visser and Bensler sent out a demo to a few schools last week. This provided them with some early feedback that allows them to tweak the UI/UX visuals and some of the backend functionality to better meet their end-user's needs.
Ogryzek reflects on his week where he finds that treating the product people on his team as customers, with an "under promise, over deliver" mindset allows his team to make better estimates and provide quality software.
A highlighted event for this week is the BC Tech Summit. Chad Leaman of the Niel Squire Society, who was on the podcast in episode 65 is putting on a half day event to build a LipSync at the BC Tech Summit.
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Special Guests Matt and Graydon, Syllabi.com
Syllabi is essentially a digital student planner. Visser explains that universities such as UBC use Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, or other learning management software. Syllabi Learning Solutions aggregates student study schedules into a single customizable calendar with the due dates of all the student's enrolled courses.
Meetups Around Town, Mar 13 to 19
Monday, March 13th
- Vancouver Erlang & Elixir Meetup (CodeCore 142 W Hastings St) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Swift for Server Side (BC Tech Innovation Hub, 887 Great Northern Way), 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 14th
- VPC Getting Started with ES6 (CodeCore, 142 W Hastings), 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- Vancouver Launch Hub (The Tribe, 68 Water Street, 4th floor) 6:00 PM $10.00
- VanTUG (BC Tech Innovation Hub, 887 Great Northern Way) 6:00 PM
- Vancouver Clojure (CodeCore, 142 W Hastings St) 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Vancouer Erlang & Elixir Meetup (ACL Offices, 980 Howe Street) 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- DCTRL 436 w Pender), 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday, March 15th
- .NET User Group of BC (Microsoft Office, 1100-1111 West Georgia) 5:45 PM
- Docker (Hootsquire Headquarters, 5 East 8th Avenue) 5:30 PM
- Vancouver Pluralsight Study Group (PNI Digfital Media Offices, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
- Network Admin and Support Professional (BCIT Downtown campus - Room No. 471, 555 Seymour St.) 6:00 PM
- Learn Data Science (SFU VentureLabs Harbour Centre - Rm 1200, 555 W Hastings St) 6:00 PM
- Vancouver OpenStack Meetup (Granville @ 11th Street, 3rd Floor, 2608 Granville St.) 6:00 PM
Thursday, March 16th
- DDD/CQRS/ES Practitioners (The Tribe, 68 Water Street, 4th floor) 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- NetSquared Vancouver: Tech4Good and Nonprofits (Hive Vancouver, #210 - 128 W Hastings St) 6:00 PM
- Code & Coffee (Mobify, #420 - 725 Granville Street) 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- VPC Launch & Scale a Startup (BrainStation YVR, 1110 Hamilton St, 4th Floor) 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, March 17th
- The Tribe Tech events (The Tribe, 68 Water Street, 4th floor) 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Vancouver Drones (MistyWest, 554 East 15th Avenue) 6:30 PM
- Vancouver Internet Technology Talents Networking @ 9CAT.NET (Unit 950 (call 604-440-1433 / 778-927-3746 to get you in), 777 Hornby Street) 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11
- Vancouver Internet Technology Talents Networking @ 9CAT.NET (Room 205 8171 Park Rd, Richmond) 8:30 PM
The Vancouver Tech Podcast is a weekly show focusing on the growing tech industry in the city of Vancouver. Get caught up on the events and meetups around town, startups, new businesses, developers, designers, community programs, and news. Each episode includes an interview with an outstanding member of our community.