Tech Thursday is a series of monthly panels where industry experts will talk about a day in the life of their career, the position and skills required to do their work, and tips for students entering their company. A variety of job types, career paths, and future outlooks will be presented each month.
Thank you to all the panelists, students, faculty, and staff who participated. A special thank you to Rogers for Business, our Series Sponsor, for supporting this event series. Tech Thursday will return in the fall semester starting on September 30, 2021. Stay tuned for updates.
Past Tech Thursday events.
Tech Thursday: Careers in Data Analytics
Hear from data analysts, business analysts, and data scientists about their career paths
March 25, 2021 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
- Joseph Yeates, Data Analyst at BlueShore Financial
- Kitson Swann, Senior Data Scientist at The Game-Based Innovations Lab at McKinsey & Company
- Pavel Petrov, Analytics Team Lead at Rocky Mountaineer
Tech Thursday: Careers Working with the Cloud
Hear from experts in engineering, operations, data, and cybersecurity
February 25, 2021 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
Tech Thursday: Careers in DevOps
DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development and IT operations.
January 28, 2021 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
- Dawson Verboven, Systems Engineer at Electronic Arts (EA)
- Annie Faulkner, DevOps Developer at Teradici
- Willy Sin, DevOps Analyst Programmer at Teck Resources Limited
- Jordan Rieger, Software Development Manager at Webnames.ca
Tech Thursday: AI and Machine Learning
November 26, 2020 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
- Denver McNeney, Machine Learning Scientist at Amazon
- Hessam Teimouri, Data Scientist at Teck Resources Limited
- Costa Lambrinoudis, Machine Learning Team Lead at Terramera
- Sam Rahbar, Artificial Intelligence Engineer at XGen
Tech Thursday: Careers in Data Science/Data Analytics
October 29, 2020 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
- Zaid Haddad, Data Scientist at Aurora Cannabis Inc.
- Leroux Marais, Data Science Manager at BCAA
- Daisy Ya, Master of Information and Data Science, Marketing Intelligence Manager at TELUS
- Thomas Levi, PhD., Director of Data Science at Unbounce
Tech Thursday: Jobs in Tech (hear from Tech Recruiters)
September 24, 2020 | 4:30 pm–6:00 pm | Virtual event via Zoom
- Hans Dhillon, Manager Recruitment at Fortinet
- Su Ganguly, Senior Technical Recruiter at Unbounce
- May Poon, Senior Recruiter at Unity Technologies
Tech Thursday: Careers in 3D Technologies, in collaboration with the Langara Makerspace
February 27, 2020 | 5:00 pm–6:30 pm | Makerspace, Room A268
- Eugene Suyu, CEO and Founder at Tinkerine Studios Ltd.
- Christian Johannsen, C-Ped, Owner at Foot Solutions
- Trista Townsend – A Study of Robot Brain Architecture Using Methods of Animation Principles
Tech Thursday: Careers in Web and Mobile App Design and Development
January 30, 2020 | 5:00 pm–6:30 pm | T Building Gallery
- Fabio Callegari, Front End Developer at CBRE
- Harmanpreet Kaur, Junior Web Developer at Fortinet
- Eduardo Landa, Software Developer at Skateman Inc.
- Anthony Wong, Project Manager/Software Product Management at Essential Designs
- Thomas Minshull, Software Development Engineer (Mobile) at Rivian