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TECH UNDER 20
Silicon Halton Meetup #65
March 10th, 2015
• Welcome
• Announcements
• Keynote Speakers:
– Tech Under 20’s
– Employers Experience
– Government Funding Opportunities
...
Show Of
Hands
• 1151 Members
• 2300 Twitter followers
• 64 Meetups
• 7 Peer2Peer groups
• Hundreds of LinkedIn discussions
Thank You
Keynote Speakers
TECH UNDER 20
Silicon Halton Meetup #65
March 10th, 2015
Oleg L.
Grade 12 student, Oakville
Software Developer
By: Oleg L.
• Develops Professional Services Automation Software (PSA)
• Trains clients to use the Promys application
• Provides custo...
• Learning programming languages, tools and security rules
used in the company
• Testing, reporting and documenting softwa...
Sam R.
1st year student at OCAD University
Majoring in Graphic Design
Sam R.
First Year Graphic Design Student
OCAD U
Internships and Creative
Freedom in the Workplace
…and the stuff it can le...
A Sampling of Design
Circular Logic
Digital Vector Graphic
Sam Rasmussen
2015
Ice Queen Series [2/3]
Digital Photography
S...
Questions? Need a Graphic Designer?
You can contact me at
Sam@GlassMesa.com
Graphic Design | Motion Graphics
Layouts | Cus...
Eddie S.
Grade 12 student, Milton
Competitive Robotics Designer
Biomedical Engineering
Ella R.
Grade 12 student, Oakville
Competitive Robotics Software
Developer
Ella R.
My Work at HATCH
Future Pursuits
Sanval S.,
Thomas G.,
Kyele H.,
Lucas T.,
Daniel S.
Craig Keilburger Secondary School, Milton
Cisco IT Support for Pan Am ...
Cisco/Pan Am Games
Summer Internship
Craig Kielburger Secondary School
SHSM
Specialist
High
Skills
Major
Concentrated Study in High School
 4 focus courses
 1 Business course
 Certifications...
Coop
Cooperative Education
 2 credits
 During term or summer
 IT Essentials
 Discovery part 1
Amanda R.
1st year UWaterloo
Honors Mechatronics Program
Schulich Leader Scholarship Winner
I T ’ S N O T A B O U T W H O Y O U K N O W ,
I T ’ S A B O U T W H O K N O W S Y O U
The Importance of Networking
About Me
 First year Mechatronics Engineering Student
 Started applying for jobs 2nd week of school
 Needed to find a w...
Why Networking is Awesome
 University of Waterloo holds many networking
opportunities
 I attended all the events I found...
My Co-op Term so Far
 I’m an Automation Engineer at Camcor Mfg.
 Got more in depth experience with Solidworks,
AutoCAD, ...
Employer Experience
Dr. Tom Murad
Head of Siemens Engineering & Technology Academy
Siemens Canada Limited
2014-11-12
Restricted © Siemens AG 2014 All rights reserved.
Page 42 Dr. Tom Murad
Vincent Hamel
Manager, Electro-Optical Engineering
L-3 Wescam
Ian Small
General Manager
AudioBooks
Let Us Tell You a Story
• Founded in 2003 as Simply Audiobooks
– Originally a CD audiobook rental service by mail
(e.g. Netflix 1.0)
• Launched Au...
How We Do It
60K+ Audiobook Titles
through robust
Content Partnerships
Partnerships With All Major Publishers
Cultivated c...
Who We Are
Experiment
& Measure
Initiative
Professional
Fun
Community
A corporation driving for success while providing a ...
Mark Arteaga
President
RedBit Development
What we look for When Hiring
Mark Arteaga
President
mark@redbitdev.com | @MarkArteaga | @RedBitDev
Technology Partners
Don’t do the following
WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
As much as I like to
read code, have …
• Demo site
• Screenshots
• Video demo
What we look for …
• Past Experience
• Recommendations
• Affiliations
But I’m a recent grad!?
• Who you follow?
• What Groups are you a part of?
• Prof recommendations?
Will review your
stream
• Try to find out your interests,
doesn’t have to be just tech
• Inappropriate posts?
Are you an explorer or
have the ‘hacker’
mentality?
Are you an explorer or have
the ‘hacker’ mentality?
• Do you try to break things and then
fix?
• Do you question how thing...
SOME TIPS
(WHEN CONTACTING EMPLOYERS)
1. Make me feel special
and personalize the
email
2. Yes we have an
email alias for jobs,
but try to find my
email or my CTOs
email …
… shows me you know
how to research!
3. Make it easy for me
to review your work
4. If you don’t have
work experience show
me what you have
built in your own time
or in school
5. No experience,
show me that you
participate in events
and groups
6. We will review your
social stream
7. Don’t care if you
don’t have work
experience, show you
are willing to learn and
do things one your
own
SUCCESS CASE
An email that lead to
an interview
1. I checked out every link
2. I checked out her code on
Github
3. I checked LinkedIn, Twitter
4. Forwarded to CTO
5. Sche...
THANK YOU!
Mark Arteaga
President
mark@redbitdev.com | @MarkArteaga | @RedBitDev
Paul Laberage
Microsoft
Government Funding
Opportunities for Youth
Sandra Nuhn
Manager, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Halton Region
Are you 15 – 29, returning to school in the fall?
Interested in entrepreneurship?
Work for the best boss
this summer – YOU!
Kimberly Neale
Integrated Job Developer, Employment Services
Halton Region
86
HaltonJobs.ca
Job Board
Information / Local Labour Market
Trends
Job Fairs (next Apr.14/15)
Training & Incentive Progra...
Who’s Here?
Discussion Purpose
How can we make it
easier for students and
employers to connect?
Tech Under 20 Perspectives
1. What are the challenges you have faced while
looking for internship opportunities?
2. How do...
Employer Perspectives
1. What types of skills, abilities, interests or
qualities would you be looking for in a tech-
focus...
Government Rep and Educator
Perspectives
1. What do you need that you don’t have
that would make it easier to connect
stud...
What’s Next?
“Pitch Yourself”
Get Involved!
Email: techunder20@gmail.com
Follow-up Discussion: in 2-3 weeks
Kimberly Neale
Job Developer at Halton Region /
Employment Halton
Naveed Nazir
Lumasonix
Accurate & Early Breast Cancer
Detection
NAVEED NAZIR, CEO
naveed@lumasonix.com
[mobile] 647 232 8232
Mentor
Coach
Busines...
98
http://globocan.iarc.fr/Pages/fact_sheets_cancer.aspx
Estimated age-standardized rates per 100,000
Global Breast Cancer...
Robert Maduri
Throwback Entertainment
rmaduri@throwbackcorp.com
Mark Your Calendars
Meetup #66
collaborative workshop to bring Silicon Halton members together to
brainstorm industry solutions we could poten...
Meetup #67
May 12/15 | 7pm | O'Finns Irish Temper | Oakville
March 12, 2015
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Williams Coffee Pub
2050 Appleby Line
Burlington
new! March 26 @ 8:30am
Hampton's Restau...
March 25/15 7:30pm
Taste of Columbia cafe,
Bronte Village, Oakville, ON
Security, In a World of Big Data
and IoT
April 7/1...
Open Floor
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
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Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
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Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
Silicon halton Meetup 65 - Tech Under 20
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  1. 1. TECH UNDER 20 Silicon Halton Meetup #65 March 10th, 2015
  2. 2. • Welcome • Announcements • Keynote Speakers: – Tech Under 20’s – Employers Experience – Government Funding Opportunities • Brief Discussion: Youth Internship • G2KYM • Mark Your Calendar • Networking Agenda
  3. 3. Show Of Hands • 1151 Members • 2300 Twitter followers • 64 Meetups • 7 Peer2Peer groups • Hundreds of LinkedIn discussions
  4. 4. Thank You
  5. 5. Keynote Speakers
  6. 6. TECH UNDER 20 Silicon Halton Meetup #65 March 10th, 2015
  7. 7. Oleg L. Grade 12 student, Oakville Software Developer
  8. 8. By: Oleg L.
  9. 9. • Develops Professional Services Automation Software (PSA) • Trains clients to use the Promys application • Provides customer support • Modular, Web based Application • Allows customers to manage their clients, resources and projects • Provides integration of a company’s divisions
  10. 10. • Learning programming languages, tools and security rules used in the company • Testing, reporting and documenting software bugs • Solving known problems • Optimizing existing forms • Adding forms to the application • Participating in bi-weekly company meetings
  11. 11. Sam R. 1st year student at OCAD University Majoring in Graphic Design
  12. 12. Sam R. First Year Graphic Design Student OCAD U Internships and Creative Freedom in the Workplace …and the stuff it can lead to
  13. 13. A Sampling of Design Circular Logic Digital Vector Graphic Sam Rasmussen 2015 Ice Queen Series [2/3] Digital Photography Sam R. 2015 What is Apple? Digital Vector Graphics Sam R. 2015
  14. 14. Questions? Need a Graphic Designer? You can contact me at Sam@GlassMesa.com Graphic Design | Motion Graphics Layouts | Custom Device Skins Typography | Video Editing
  15. 15. Eddie S. Grade 12 student, Milton Competitive Robotics Designer
  16. 16. Biomedical Engineering
  17. 17. Ella R. Grade 12 student, Oakville Competitive Robotics Software Developer
  18. 18. Ella R.
  19. 19. My Work at HATCH
  20. 20. Future Pursuits
  21. 21. Sanval S., Thomas G., Kyele H., Lucas T., Daniel S. Craig Keilburger Secondary School, Milton Cisco IT Support for Pan Am Games
  22. 22. Cisco/Pan Am Games Summer Internship
  23. 23. Craig Kielburger Secondary School
  24. 24. SHSM Specialist High Skills Major Concentrated Study in High School  4 focus courses  1 Business course  Certifications  Contextualized Learning  Field Trips  2 credit Coop
  25. 25. Coop Cooperative Education  2 credits  During term or summer
  26. 26.  IT Essentials  Discovery part 1
  27. 27. Amanda R. 1st year UWaterloo Honors Mechatronics Program Schulich Leader Scholarship Winner
  28. 28. I T ’ S N O T A B O U T W H O Y O U K N O W , I T ’ S A B O U T W H O K N O W S Y O U The Importance of Networking
  29. 29. About Me  First year Mechatronics Engineering Student  Started applying for jobs 2nd week of school  Needed to find a way to stand out
  30. 30. Why Networking is Awesome  University of Waterloo holds many networking opportunities  I attended all the events I found most intriguing  I made connections, NOT handing out resumes  People hire people
  31. 31. My Co-op Term so Far  I’m an Automation Engineer at Camcor Mfg.  Got more in depth experience with Solidworks, AutoCAD, and PLCs  Experienced working on all the aspects of a project
  32. 32. Employer Experience
  33. 33. Dr. Tom Murad Head of Siemens Engineering & Technology Academy Siemens Canada Limited
  34. 34. 2014-11-12 Restricted © Siemens AG 2014 All rights reserved. Page 42 Dr. Tom Murad
  35. 35. Vincent Hamel Manager, Electro-Optical Engineering L-3 Wescam
  36. 36. Ian Small General Manager AudioBooks
  37. 37. Let Us Tell You a Story
  38. 38. • Founded in 2003 as Simply Audiobooks – Originally a CD audiobook rental service by mail (e.g. Netflix 1.0) • Launched Audiobooks.com in 2011 – A digital audiobook subscription service focusing on both mobile and telematics technology Company Overview A digital subscription service allowing customers to instantly Stream and Download from over 60K Audiobooks of their choice
  39. 39. How We Do It 60K+ Audiobook Titles through robust Content Partnerships Partnerships With All Major Publishers Cultivated content partnerships enable expansive +60k audiobook library • Partnerships across all major publishers • Access to 99% of NY Times Best-Sellers list (for the past 10 years) • Over 200 different publishing partners Content Partnerships Technology Partnerships Distribution & Technology Solutions Strategic growth efforts with proven success through partnerships • Both thin and embedded client applications available to partners • +2,000,000 downloads and counting of the Audiobooks.com mobile applications Mobile Technology with a focus on emerging Automotive Platforms
  40. 40. Who We Are Experiment & Measure Initiative Professional Fun Community A corporation driving for success while providing a culture that fosters creativity, inspires the motivated, and challenges the driven. All on the foundation of 4 principal corporate values:
  41. 41. Mark Arteaga President RedBit Development
  42. 42. What we look for When Hiring Mark Arteaga President mark@redbitdev.com | @MarkArteaga | @RedBitDev
  43. 43. Technology Partners
  44. 44. Don’t do the following
  45. 45. WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?
  46. 46. As much as I like to read code, have … • Demo site • Screenshots • Video demo
  47. 47. What we look for … • Past Experience • Recommendations • Affiliations
  48. 48. But I’m a recent grad!? • Who you follow? • What Groups are you a part of? • Prof recommendations?
  49. 49. Will review your stream • Try to find out your interests, doesn’t have to be just tech • Inappropriate posts?
  50. 50. Are you an explorer or have the ‘hacker’ mentality?
  51. 51. Are you an explorer or have the ‘hacker’ mentality? • Do you try to break things and then fix? • Do you question how things work? • Do you question why something was done a certain way? • Do you envision a better way to do things?
  52. 52. SOME TIPS (WHEN CONTACTING EMPLOYERS)
  53. 53. 1. Make me feel special and personalize the email
  54. 54. 2. Yes we have an email alias for jobs, but try to find my email or my CTOs email …
  55. 55. … shows me you know how to research!
  56. 56. 3. Make it easy for me to review your work
  57. 57. 4. If you don’t have work experience show me what you have built in your own time or in school
  58. 58. 5. No experience, show me that you participate in events and groups
  59. 59. 6. We will review your social stream
  60. 60. 7. Don’t care if you don’t have work experience, show you are willing to learn and do things one your own
  61. 61. SUCCESS CASE
  62. 62. An email that lead to an interview
  63. 63. 1. I checked out every link 2. I checked out her code on Github 3. I checked LinkedIn, Twitter 4. Forwarded to CTO 5. Scheduled an interview
  64. 64. THANK YOU! Mark Arteaga President mark@redbitdev.com | @MarkArteaga | @RedBitDev
  65. 65. Paul Laberage Microsoft
  66. 66. Government Funding Opportunities for Youth
  67. 67. Sandra Nuhn Manager, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Halton Region
  68. 68. Are you 15 – 29, returning to school in the fall? Interested in entrepreneurship? Work for the best boss this summer – YOU!
  69. 69. Kimberly Neale Integrated Job Developer, Employment Services Halton Region
  70. 70. 86 HaltonJobs.ca Job Board Information / Local Labour Market Trends Job Fairs (next Apr.14/15) Training & Incentive Programs Resume Critique Services Youth Job Strategy (Ontario.ca) Kimberly.Neale@Halton.ca Integrated Job Developer Not-for-Profit Community Employment Resource Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) Up to $15,000 per person for training www.CanadaJobGrantProgram.com Youth Employment Fund (YEF) 2 yr. program – Placed 26,582 youth (85% ret.) Closes March 31/15 “There are more than 35 government programs to help youth build skills, find a job or start a business”
  71. 71. Who’s Here?
  72. 72. Discussion Purpose How can we make it easier for students and employers to connect?
  73. 73. Tech Under 20 Perspectives 1. What are the challenges you have faced while looking for internship opportunities? 2. How do you currently find out about internships? Where do you look? 3. What would make it easier for you to find internships? Do you have any questions that someone here would be able to answer for you?
  74. 74. Employer Perspectives 1. What types of skills, abilities, interests or qualities would you be looking for in a tech- focused intern? 2. What are the challenges you have faced while looking for interns? 3. Have you tapped into the skills and ideas of “under 20’s”? Do you have any questions for the students who are here today?
  75. 75. Government Rep and Educator Perspectives 1. What do you need that you don’t have that would make it easier to connect students and employers?
  76. 76. What’s Next?
  77. 77. “Pitch Yourself”
  78. 78. Get Involved! Email: techunder20@gmail.com Follow-up Discussion: in 2-3 weeks
  79. 79. Kimberly Neale Job Developer at Halton Region / Employment Halton
  80. 80. Naveed Nazir Lumasonix
  81. 81. Accurate & Early Breast Cancer Detection NAVEED NAZIR, CEO naveed@lumasonix.com [mobile] 647 232 8232 Mentor Coach Business Strategy Financing Data Intelligence www.lumasonix.com @lumasonix lumasonix lumasonix https://angel.co/lu masonix Value to Silicon Halton:
  82. 82. 98 http://globocan.iarc.fr/Pages/fact_sheets_cancer.aspx Estimated age-standardized rates per 100,000 Global Breast Cancer Incidence & Mortality
  83. 83. Robert Maduri Throwback Entertainment
  84. 84. rmaduri@throwbackcorp.com
  85. 85. Mark Your Calendars
  86. 86. Meetup #66 collaborative workshop to bring Silicon Halton members together to brainstorm industry solutions we could potentially go to market with! April 14, 2015 | 7:00 pm Milton Education Village
  87. 87. Meetup #67 May 12/15 | 7pm | O'Finns Irish Temper | Oakville
  88. 88. March 12, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Williams Coffee Pub 2050 Appleby Line Burlington new! March 26 @ 8:30am Hampton's Restaurant (Bronte / QEW) Oakville, ON
  89. 89. March 25/15 7:30pm Taste of Columbia cafe, Bronte Village, Oakville, ON Security, In a World of Big Data and IoT April 7/15 7:30pm Fortino’s Community Room, Burlington, ON
  90. 90. Open Floor

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