2014 Events

December 2014

Canceled due to storm.


November 2014

When:      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:    M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free with a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

GingleLive

GingleLive
Ginglelive.com

Organizations from traditional print media, to not-for-profits, to universities and even government departments are behind the eight-ball when it comes to effective communication. Many are almost paralyzed at the thought of letting go of traditional forms of communication while at the same time knowing full well they’re in the back seat with Thelma and Louise racing towards the edge of the cliff. And instead of jumping and rolling they buckle in and hope Ironman will save them before they hit the ground. Well Ginglelive.com is… Ironman.

Erik Gingles

Ginglelive.com is designed specifically to help organizations leverage recorded live mobile video for internal and external communications. It’s a content factory that’s easy to set up and use while at the same time benefiting from the multiple-share-effect of it’s built in social media tools.

Gone will be the days of email press releases and communiqués. In will be the days of showing them what you mean — with Ginglelive.com.

Erik Gingles — digital media marketer, entrepreneur, founder of ginglelive.com and nbtvtoday.com, humourist, creative director, author, traveler, former TV host, past semi-pro mountain bike racer, ESL teacher in Japan, story producer for a Discovery Channel series, triathlete, man-about-town, family man.

Afternoon Workshop

When:      Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Where:    M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free: Please register for the workshop through the Eventbrite registration form

Introduction to Apache Hadoop

HadoopData is everywhere in different forms.  One of the most well known companies today, Google, struggled with the amount of data they needed to process.  From their struggles, two important papers emerged to deal with the vast amount of data.  Yahoo also had to deal with vast amount of data, and based on the work that Google published, Hadoop emerged in 2005.  Since then, the term “big data” has become very popular lately, and Hadoop is an open-source tool to help manage all of this data and turn it into something useful.

The workshop is an introduction to Apache Hadoop that will cover some of the basics on how it has evolved from v1 (HDFS and MapReduce) to v2 (HDFS and YARN). There is a whole ecosystem of supporting products that will also be reviewed. As part of the introduction, a quick overview of some of the major players in the Hadoop space will be discussed also.

Eventbrite - Introduction to Apache Hadoop

N.B.: This workshop may provide a good foundation to future workshops that may next cover Scala (functional programming), and then a subsequent workshop that sort of builds on Scala and Hadoop to talk about Apache Spark (another Apache ecosystem products that has some focus on “big data”).

Workshop Presenter

Marco Shaw

Marco Shaw has been in IT for 15 years. He has worked mostly as a System Administrator in Moncton and Saint John. Always looking for new things to learn, Hadoop piqued his interested about two years ago as the words “big data” have started to appear almost around every corner.


October 2014

When:      Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:    M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

Propel ICT

It’s been nearly three years since Propel ICT’s Trevor MacAusland committed to help launch 36 technology startups over 36 months. Launch36 alumni and KinderGuardian co-Founder Melani Flanagan will moderate a Fireside Chat to learn if Propel ICT is on track to hit their goal, what’s next for Propel now that Launch36 nears its completion and what’s ahead for the #startupeast community.

Propel ICT
www.propelict.com

Propel ICT is an “accelerator” — an organization that works with companies through its Launch 36 program to help them grow and expand their product offering. Propel ICT is a private-sector lead initiative and draws upon the expertise of volunteer mentors to provide guidance to companies and entrepreneurs. Propel ICT began in New Brunswick and has expanded to include all of Atlantic Canada. In the last three years, Propel ICT has helped 31 companies move through the program. With the next cohort, we expect to achieve our ambitious target of having 36 companies participate in the program in three years.

Trevor MacAusland

Trevor MacAusland is commander of the rebel forces… or at least that’s what he tells the new recruits at Launch36, Atlantic Canada’s most successful accelerator program. As VP of Business Development with Propel ICT, Trevor connects early-stage entrepreneurs with expertise, resources and potential investors. So far he’s helped launch 31 companies in 32 months, leading and coaching a team of volunteer mentors from across Atlantic Canada. He draws on his two decades of experience in the tech sector, working for T4G Limited and Whitehill Technologies. He is also the founder of Geeks on Ice, a charity hockey tournament, and is an alumnus of 21inc. He lives in Moncton with his wife Chantal and his daughter Emma, whom he is schooling in the ways of the Force.


September 2014

When:      Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:  M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

Feeding the Monster – the ever growing Big Data Phenomenon

Fibre Centre
www.fibrecentre.com

It is critical for today’s ICT businesses to have the capability to buy and sell increasing amounts of data services in a cost effective manner. Virtually every industry sees increasing dependency on the capability to interconnect to global and local data. Increasing dependency on network services and/or the ability to deliver services through IP networks keeps feeding the monster. So how do we become more competitive and cost effective in today’s global industry that runs on an ever increasing IP Transit services? How do we tame the monster?!!

Fibre Centre is a carrier neutral interconnection and “as if your own” data centre facilities located in Moncton. Fibre Centre’s vision is to provide neutral facilities services that bring companies together and offer a synergetic environment for cost effective data services, global sales channels, potential partners and expansion, providing the agility and capabilities to be well positioned to meet current and future business needs.

Bruce Kennedy is a Senior Telecommunications professional with over 36 years experience in engineering, program management, project management, sales and marketing. Bruce’s career has included working with many enterprise customer’s voice, data and IT networks. Bruce spent 31 years with Bell Aliant, as a consultant and now as VP of Sales and Customer Relations with Fibre Centre.


July 2014

When:    Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 6:45pm

Where:   Point-du-Chêne Wharf, Pointe-du-Chêne, NB

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:     SOLD OUT!

10th Annual CyberSocial Boat Cruise and Networking Event

The cruise boat casts off at 7 pm (ends at 9:30pm) so please be prepared to board, no later than 6:45pm. The weather is guaranteed to be great with a
long term forecast of 25C and sunny, light winds.


June 2014

When:      Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:    M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

NBCC Mobile First
www.nbcc.ca/mobi

NBCC’s Mobile First Technology Initiative

Join William McIver, Jr., Ph.D., Director of the Mobile First Technology at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC), as he provides an overview of the mission of NBCC’s Mobile First Technology Initiative.

Industry Presenter

William McIver, Jr., Ph.D.

Director of the Mobile First Technology Initiative and
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Mobile First Technology
New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)
www.nbcc.ca/mobi

Bill is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick. His interests include addressing life-critical issues through information and communication technologies, models of innovation, and Jazz. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, Georgia Tech, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC)

With over 90 programs and six campuses across New Brunswick, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) is a provincially-recognized, public post-secondary institution reputed for producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who are contributing to the Province’s socio-economic prosperity. NBCC offers students one- and two-year certificate and diploma programs. Find out more by visiting: www.nbcc.ca.

All Day Workshop

When:      Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Where:    NBCC Mobile Ideaspace, Room A 3221, 1234 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free: Please register for the workshop through the registration form

NBCC Mechatronics Workshop

Mechatronics is a trans-disciplinary field that spans the fields of mechanical, electrical, computer, and controls engineering; and computer science. Mechatronics has been identified as a unified field since at least the early 1970s. It has become prominent over the last decade with the emergence of open source and do-it-yourself (DIY) hacker and maker communities around the world and the availability of low-cost microprocessor and sensor platforms, such as Arduino, BeagleBone, and Phidgets. The low cost and ease of use of these platforms have enabled individuals and organizations to produce systems for prototyping, research, and even production at levels of sophistication that would have been unaffordable to most people a decade ago.

A growing number of New Brunswick companies are already actively involved in mechatronics. NRC-IRAP has identified a need to educate more people in the New Brunswick ICT community to the potential of mechatronics.

This workshop will provide a compact overview of mechatronics through presentations from NBCC and industrial participants, an exposition of working prototypes by NBCC students and others, and an opportunity for hands-on experience in using this technology.

Workshop Schedule

09:00 – 12:00 Part One: Presentation Session
12:00 – 13:30 Mechatronics Expo
13:30 – 15:30 Part Two: Hands-on Session using Arduino

Please register for the workshop at www.nbcc.ca/mobi/mechatronics

Workshop Presenters

Chris Standen

Instructor
NBCC Moncton
Chris.Standen@nbcc.ca

I have been involved with electronics and computer control since the 80’s when, for a high school science fair project, I made a smart lamp that kept track of people entering and leaving a room, and turned the light on whenever the number of people in the room was greater than 0. I studied digital electronics, computers, and microcontrollers at University and Graduated from UNB with a BSC in Electrical Engineering in 1989. I then built a career out of small machine control, first with electronics and microcontrollers, then later on larger systems involving PLC’s, Pneumatics, and extremely precise servo motor control.

About 12 years ago I made a career change into teaching and, soon after, I returned to UNB on a part time basis to earn a Masters of Education. Currently I teach basic electronics (analog and digital) as well as computer skills to first year Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology students as well as Microcontrollers and Computer Electronics to second year students. I also am a staff advisor to many second year students as they complete their Senior Projects. I continue to love electronics and enjoy bringing my knowledge and skills to a new generation of technologists every year.

Joe Marriott

Instructor
NBCC Saint John
Joe.Marriott@nbcc.ca

J.E. (Joe) Marriott wrote his first Fortran program in high school in 1974, and that course inspired him to pursue a career in the emerging field of Information Technology. After obtaining a BSc(CS) in 1979 from UNB Fredericton, Joe did ten years of financial application development for NBTel and the provincial government.

In 1989, Joe decided to serve his profession in a different way by accepting a position as instructor with NBCC Saint John. In twenty-five years he has taught a variety of courses in an ever evolving curriculum, but he has been the primary C/C++ resource during his entire tenure.

With micro technologies such as Arduino sweeping the hobbyist and education world in much the same way as the early PC days, Joe sees the opportunity to deploy his C/C++ experience to yet another platform, and hopes to inspire a student to someday talk about “the first program they wrote in 2014”.

Mechatronics Expo 12:00 – 13:30

Student projects will include the following:

  • Mike Daigle — Self-Balancing Robot
  • Nicholas Hopey — Hovercraft with Object Avoidance
  • Brodie Larabee — Built a Raspberry Pi Linux Computer in a 3D printed case
  • Jan Stephenson — Automated and Manual Camera Tracking
  • Patricio Sanchez — Automated Drink Mixer/Dispenser

May 2014

When:      Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:    La Teraz, 154 Church Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 4Z7

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

BlackBerry
www.blackberry.com

BlackBerry 10 Development: An Overview

Join BlackBerry Developer Evangelist Manny Elawar as he guides you through an overview of the BlackBerry 10 development platform and the various options developers and IT Administrators have at their disposal to deliver a secure and reliable mobile experience.

Afternoon Workshop

When:      Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Where:    La Teraz, 154 Church Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 4Z7

Who:        Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:        Free: Please register for the workshop through the Eventbrite registration form

A BlackBerry Development Overview:
The BlackBerry Enterprise Service and BlackBerry Runtime for Android

Join BlackBerry Developer Evangelist Manny Elawar as he guides you through two exciting areas of development on the BlackBerry 10 platform: Enterprise, and the Android Runtime.  First, Manny will introduce you to the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, and how it can enable you to securely manage devices within the Enterprise.  After an introduction, we will discuss how to develop applications with the Enterprise customer in mind.

Then, we will switch gears and discuss the latest developments in the Android Runtime for BlackBerry 10, and how you can easily port your applications to BlackBerry in less than 3 minutes! Q&A to follow.

Workshop Presenter

Manny Elawar

Manny Elawar, Developer Evangelist
BlackBerry
www.blackberry.com

Manny travels the globe in the hopes of finding talented developers eager to pursue new opportunities on the new and exciting BlackBerry 10 Platform.

Manny’s technical background primarily includes C/C++ development for simulation tools, specifically in the areas of Mobile Device Management, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and VoIP. He has an educational background in Software Engineering and Business Administration.

Manny loves to travel, play music, organize social events, and spend time with friends and family.

Fun Facts: Manny has been skydiving multiple times, traveled throughout Europe, and can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute… track him down and get him to show you!

Event Sponsors

LaTerazINFUSED Catering Inc.

Infuzing food and beverages with incredible flavours to create an unforgettable experience.

Chef Dan McLenaghan is a Red Seal Chef with over 8 years’ experience in the fine dining industry. He has now accomplished his dream of infusing his knowledge and experience to offer an incredible dining experience at La Teraz an oasis in the hearth of Moncton. The incredible environment of La Teraz has now been newly infused with the exceptional service and exquisite food that will appeal to your palate and your event whether it be fine dining, a sit down dinner, or a professional office meeting.

Book your meetings, workshops, staff parties, weddings and personal events with La Teraz and Infuzed Catering.

Chef Dan looks forward to hearing from you for any inquiries you might have and is excited to create lasting memories based around the experience he can provide.

You can reach him at d_mclenaghan@outlook.com or Create@LaTeraz.com


April 2014

When:    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

www.mta.ca

Computer Science at Mount Allison University is a small, high-quality program whose goal is to produce graduates with strong problem solving and programming skills who can adapt quickly to new challenges and work environments. Liam Keliher, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at MTA, will talk about the major components of MTA’s program, and showcase some of the interesting projects our students have been working on.

Mount Allison University is a primarily undergraduate Canadian liberal arts and science university situated in Sackville, New Brunswick. It has been ranked first in the country for 17 of the last 23 years by Maclean's magazine in the category of "primarily undergraduate" universities.

Liam Keliher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Mount Allison University.  His research interests include cryptography and theoretical computer science


March 2014

When:    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

www.fcnb.ca

New Brunswick's Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of provincial legislation that regulates the following sectors: securities, insurance, pension, credit unions, caisses populaires, trust and loan companies, co-operatives, and a wide range of other consumer legislation.

Morning

When:    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at from 10:00 am to 12 pm

Where:   Delta Beasejour, Ballroom B — 750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the mentorship in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free: Please register for the bootcamp through the registration form

Mentorship Bootcamp

Trevor MacAusland, Executive Director of PropelICT, will lead an interactive session that brings Mentorship to life. He will share inspiring stories, best practices, and his experiences all focussed on answering your questions on mentorship. Trevor will provide an honest and straightforward view of mentorship and he will challenge you to make the most of your opportunities.

The bootcamp will also feature the opportunity for an informal discussion with Dan Martell, an award-winning Canadian entrepreneur who has spoken at numerous industry events.

Afternoon

When:    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Where:   Delta Beasejour, Ballroom A — 750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the mentorship in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free: Please register for the workshop through the registration form

Inspiring Mentors, Connecting New Brunswick

The Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) is hosting the Inspiring Mentors, Connecting New Brunswick event as part of its Fullsail capital markets development initiative.

Attendees will participate in interactive panel discussions about the importance of mentorship, expectations of a mentor, finding a mentor, and the difference between coaching and mentorship. The panels include leaders from business, industry and social enterprise.


February 2014

When:    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

www.qimple.com

Qimple is an intelligent job board that transforms the relationship between candidates and employers by making better matches. The application combines powerful applicant management features with the best user experience on the market.

Come and see its first public demo at this February’s Cybersocial.

Afternoon Workshop

When:    Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free: Please register for the workshop through the Eventbrite registration form

Intellectual Property: What’s in it for me?

The “IP: What’s in it for me?” presention is part of a IP Bank of Speakers series of talks, which is a collaborative effort of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC), is designed to enable business people to become familiar with intellectual property (IP) as a strategic business instrument.

The workshop will demonstrate the importance of intellectual property (IP) by introducing basic concepts such as:

  • the importance and strategic use of IP;
  • an introduction to trade secrets, patents, trade-marks, copyrights and industrial designs;
  • useful resources and tips;
  • links to IP publications and on-line tools; and
  • contact information.

Audience kits (paper copies) will be available for attending participants.

Workshop Speaker

Mario D. Theriault, Patent Agent,
Mario D. Theriault & Co.
www.patentway.com

Mario was born and raised in Saint-Basile, New Brunswick, now part of Edmundston. He graduated in Industrial Engineering from the University of Moncton, in 1974. He started his career as an Electrical Engineer with NB Power in Tracadie N.B. He then worked for Fraser Inc, in Edmundston N.B. as a Mechanical Engineer in mill maintenance. In 1980, he started ABM Machine Works Ltd., a machine shop in Edmundston, N.B. He later started Techniplans Inc., a Mechanical Engineering firm, and In 1995, he passed the Patent Agent Exams and became a full-time Patent Agent.

From 1991 to 1996, he represented the private sector of New Brunswick on the Standards Council of Canada. In 2001, he wrote and published a book entitled: Great Maritime Inventions. So far he has obtained for clients, about 225 US Patents and over 250 Canadian Patents.


January 2014

When:    Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 5:00pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free with finger food and a cash bar provided

Industry Headliner

www.bulletproofsi.com

Wayne Hatfield, of BulletProof Solutions, will talk about the real value of a pay-it-forward community and give examples of a the win-win environment this kind of community creates.

Afternoon Workshop

When:    Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Where:   M.I.C. Made In Canada Eatery — 200 Champlain Street  Dieppe, E1A 1P1

Who:      Anyone connected to (or interested in) the Information Technology industry in New Brunswick

Cost:      Free: Please register for the workshop through the Eventbrite registration form.

Cisco Physical Security, Challenges & Solutions

This workshop is to demonstrate Cisco’s video surveillance solution, along with challenges that come in designing systems and finding solutions. The system enables your network and security teams to collaborate effectively in a highly scalable environment.

Workshop presenter, Esad Bahtijarevic, EIT, is a Network Architect with experience working with networks as well as video surveillance systems. During his previous projects, Esad was engaged in designing, implementing and deploying video surveillance systems for large enterprises. Esad's technical capacity also spans electrical design and analysis.

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