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Schedule


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DAy 1 - Friday, November 16

Geeky Summit Chic Geek

Doors Open  + Registration

 
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Opening Remarks

 
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Lightning Talk

 
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Keynote

Building a Powerful Body of Work in an Unstable World
Pamela Slim, Author of Body of Work

 
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Lightning Talk

Learning to Lead: Going from Engineer to Director of Engineering
Katie Womersley, Director of Engineering at Buffer

 
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Break

 
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KEYNOTE

Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom
Nora Young, Host of CBC Radio's Spark and Author of The Virtual Self

 
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Discovery Session

Insights and Inspiration from Generation Z
Ramy Zhang, Business Operations at Cryptonian
Riya Karumanchi, Founder & CEO at SmartCane
Moderated by Nora Young, Host of CBC Radio's Spark and Author of The Virtual Self

 
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Lunch

 
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Lightning Talk

Alex Nuth, Managing Director of Strategic Project at ATB

 
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Discovery Session

Rise Without Compromise: Why Self-Care is Your Secret Superpower
Stephanie Pollock, Business + Leadership Coach

 
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Lightning Talk

Jodie Wallis, Managing Director of Artificial Intelligence, Canada at Accenture

 
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Break

 
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Discovery Session

 
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Keynote

 
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Closing Remarks

 
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Connector Cocktail

 
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Wrap-up

 

Day 2 - SAturday, november 17

Geeky Summit Chic Geek

Doors Open  + Registration

 
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TECH Workshops (Choose 1)

Coding like Coco Chanel
Presented by STEM Learning Lab

In this workshop, participants will explore how technology and fashion collide to create one-of-a-kind pieces that represent their inner Coco.

We’ll delve into block coding, microbits and StitchKits to learn how they can be integrated into a wearable tech fashion piece. Through the maker process, participants will explore their own innovative ideas while creating a wearable tech piece as unique as they are.

Like Coco’s timeless designs, wearable tech ranges from the everyday to high fashion.

Capture the Flag: Web Security Hacking
Presented by Cisco

No longer just a playground game, this workshop is a twist on the classic Capture the Flag. But this time, we’re taking it digital as we explore key concepts in web security! Jump into a collaborative challenge where you’ll identify computer security vulnerabilities. This is your opportunity to think like an ethical hacker and learn to test web systems to make them stronger.  

Hosted by Katie Underwood and Gavin Miller, experienced Software Engineers at Cisco, participants will work together to discover intentional security vulnerabilities in a web application. Reveal a vulnerability and you’ll reveal a secret token or ‘flag’. This will give you first-hand experience finding and understanding security vulnerabilities on the web, helping you avoid these pitfalls in your work and personal life.

Real World Data Science
Presented by Cybera

Data science is a buzzword right now. But beyond the hype, what does it really mean, and how does it relate to Canadian businesses? As the modern digital economy continues to evolve, businesses that embrace and harness data science concepts and tools — including machine learning, artificial intelligence and big data analytics — will have a strong competitive advantage.

In this workshop, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of data science as they apply to modern businesses. Experts from Cybera, Alberta’s not-for-profit technology agency, will show you how data science and analytical thinking can be incorporated into business planning. You’ll leave with a better idea of how your company can approach “data science” in a practical, manageable way, using case studies and real-life examples.

Digitally Design Yourself
Presented by Bow Valley College

Learn how to use HTML and CSS to build your digital presence online and create an online portfolio to show off your work and everything that makes you amazing. You’ll walk away with a knowledge of HTML/CSS, design and layout experience, and a personal website!

Bring your laptop and a desire to learn. Don’t forget some digital images you’d like to use on your personal website and a digital bio!

 
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Lunch

 
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Lab Time

During this open lab time, continue working on a project from your workshops with the aid of an expert or other participants. Have a professional question to ask one of our instructors? This is the perfect time as we get close to wrapping-up the conference.

 
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Wrap Up

 
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Testimonial


There’s truly never been a more exciting time to be a woman in tech. Thank you Chic Geek for lighting the way. We’ve found our tribe.

-- Kendall T

Testimonial


There’s truly never been a more exciting time to be a woman in tech. Thank you Chic Geek for lighting the way. We’ve found our tribe.

-- Kendall T