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Hive WR Member Meetup #2
Wed, 26 April 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Help build the Hive! Join us at the 2nd Hive Waterloo Region Member Meetup!
Hive WR Member Meetups are opportunities to hear about the amazing work being done in our community to help everyone take advantage of technology and have access to opportunities. They are also the place we bring challenges to find partners and collaborators to address those challenges.
This meetup features Lightning Talks from members like KidsAbility, Parents for Community Living, University of Waterloo and Ready2Grow, plus updates from Hive WR, a brainstorm on addressing diversity, and lots of networking and collaboration opportunities!
Please register so we know to expect you. Attendance is free for members, $10 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!
6pm: Check in and networking
7pm: Lightning Talks and Hive WR updates
7:45pm: Brainstorming on diversity
8:10: more networking
These fast and focused five minute presentations are both informative and thought-provoking. Hear about the challenges and barriers being faced by people in our community and get inspired by the ways we all can help, and by the work already being done:
- Dorothy McCabe is Director of Community and Organizational Development for the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development. She will share the real life challenges KidsAbility clients face daily with the limitations of existing technologies. Are there solutions available to address these challenges, or do they need to be built? She's got ideas and wants your input!
- Kathy Loveys, Executive Director for Parents for Community Living, will talk about PCL’s Computer Apprenticeship Program, which teaches youth with developmental disabilities computer technical skills that will enable them to get jobs in our community.
- Lois Raats heads up Ready2Grow, an agency that helps small business owners grow their business through goal setting and mentorship programs. She’ll speak about the opportunities and challenges small businesses face through technology.
- Lyndia Stacey, is Engineering Outreach Coordinator at the University of Waterloo. She is fascinated by the friction of digital vs analogue and will present some ideas on the future world of work and communications.
- Jesse Wilson of Square will talk about how using Twitter has helped him to recognize his biases and how he's now using it to be more inclusive.
Hive Waterloo Region is a non-profit building a network of organizations and people to increase digital literacy, and foster a more diverse and inclusive tech sector in Waterloo Region. Hive membership is open to all who are committed to those goals. At our Member Meetups we provide opportunities to find out what others are doing in these areas, to collaborate, and to share ideas and resources. Hive also provides programs for youth and adults to learn about technology, to become creators and not just consumers. Digital literacy is the 21st literacy and opens up opportunities in life, work and community. To hire us for school or work programming please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.