Our Meetups

Silicon Halton holds many meetups during the year - focused on four key tracks: 
Business Growth
Marketing, Sales, Business Development, and Venture Capital;
Technology Innovation
Product and Services Innovation, Research and Development;
Business Optimization
Productivity Methods, Project Management, Learning and Best Practices; and
Networking
Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

Big Data Dev-Only (April 2015) - Tools and Utils, What we Have, What to Build

April 23, 2015 | 7:30pm | Kelsey's 301 Hays Blvd, Oakville

Tools and Utils, What we Have, What to Build

During this informal dev only event, discussion will happen over some hot food and cold drinks. We'll spend some time and try to round up as much tools and/or utilities we have available that might be related to big data processing. We then will take a look at what is missing and what we can start building right now.

Register

No RSVP needed. Simply show up for the casual dinner and join the discussion.

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When

April 23rd, 2015 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Where:

Kelsey's, 301 Hays Boulevard, Oakville, ON L6H 6Z3 [map]

About Us:

Big Data P2P R#2 This is an open group targeting Big Data enthusits in Halton. A valuable forum where code monkeys and business gurus work together to figure out the challenge, opportunity and best practice for anything Big Data.

Spark The Change

spark-logo-300x125April 23, 2014  |  Toronto  |  Ontario Science Center

Are you passionate about building remarkable workplace cultures?

Do you question everything and love to challenge status quo?

Then we have a ticket with your name on it.

Mark your calendar for Spark the Change on April 23, 2014. Spark isn't the type of conference where you take notes and be an armchair quarterback of change. We have brilliant keynotes to bookend the day, and in between these keynotes you'll participate in smaller scale workshops where you share your stories and participate to learn practical tools.

Check it out - and REGISTER TODAY
Get the Silicon Halton member price with discount code: siliconhalton (10% off any ticket)

 

TGIF Tech (April 2015)

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April 24th 2015  |  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm   |   Taste Of Colombia, 67 Bronte Road, Units #2 and #3, Oakville

Working with the Trade Commissioners : Expaning your business Internationally 

Presentation Description: Pratima Rao, Trade Commissioner, Ontario Regional Office, Dept of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) will discuss how the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) provides on-the-ground intelligence and practical advice on foreign markets to help Canadian client companies and organizations make more timely and cost-effective decisions to achieve their goals abroad. Trade Commissioners help navigate the complexities of international markets, whether your company is looking to: export, tackle a market access issue, pursue a joint-venture or strategic alliance, or participate in global value chain. She will discuss the core services offered free-of-charge to Canadian clients of the TCS and let you know how to connect with Trade Commissioners based in Canada and around the world.

Speaker Profile: Pratima Rao joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) in 1996 as a foreign service officer. Since 2009, she has served as a Trade Commissioner in the Ontario Regional Office of DFATD in Toronto where she works with Canadian companies and organizations to support their international business goals and connect them to international business opportunities. She is currently Ontario Regional Lead for the ICT sector, while she previously has supported Ontario companies in the Life Sciences and Innovation sectors. Ms. Rao has served abroad at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the Consulate General of Canada in New York, and the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in New York. She holds LL.B. and B.A. (Economics) degrees from the University of Alberta.

 

PLEASE RSVP by PHONE or EMAIL to Axxyr: Phone: (416) 500-9195 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Hope to see you there!' 

TGIF Tech Supporters

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About TGIF Tech

Held once a month on a Friday afternoon, these informal meetings are a way to build the connections among Oakville’s technology ecosystem. We offer an informal touch point for business development, sharing knowledge and information in a relaxed environment. Consider coming out and joining us if you are involved with a digital media business or organization in Oakville. Our broad definition of technology includes video, gaming, wire-less, animation, podcasting, online communications, software programming and consulting, etc.

Got an idea for a Friday afternoon - or looking for more information - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Location: Taste of Colombia (Bronte BIA) Map: https://goo.gl/maps/QPTi1 

 

Meetup #67 - Build Your Site for Maximum Conversion

May2015-WebsiteConversion

May 12, 2015  |  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | O'Finns Irish Temper 

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #67: CROHow to Get Your Site to Sell with CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization)

Your website should be your top salesperson.

It's how people find you, learn about you, and contact you. And just like a salesperson says all the right things to get the sale, so should your website.

In this workshop you learn...

  1. How to set up your website with conversion goals
  2. How to get people to take action using CRO best practices
  3. How to get more downloads, leads, and business from your site

30 for 30

For up to 5 Silicon Halton Members, Op Ed Marketing is offering a 30 minute "CRO" session of your website for $30, of which all is graciously contributed to Silicon Halton.  Contact Robert Clarke below.

About the Presenter

robert-c 100Robert Clarke, Partner, Op Ed Marketing. Op Ed Marketing is a Digital Agency that helps Businesses Attract, Convert, and Keep Customers. They are a Google AdWords Certified Partner and Microsoft Advertising Accredited Professional. [LinkedIn] www.op-ed.ca @opedmarketing

 

G2KYM - Get To Know Your Members

G2KYM-EventsWe're looking for two Silicon Halton members to give 5 minute intros of themselves, their companies, and / or their products. Learn more here. If that is you, please contact Kimberly Neal at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Join The Discussion

jointhediscussionOn LinkedIn Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the other attendees or interested members, in our private Linkedin group - discussion thread. Help make this meetup relevant to you. Within the Discussion thread, click "Follow" to remain abreast of new discussion items as they happen.

Venue

OFinnsIrishTemperO'Finns Irish Temper

136 Church Street, Oakville Ontario (google map)

O'Finns is a beautiful upscale Irish Pub in downtown Oakville.  We use the private room downstairs - called the Whiskey Lounge - for Silicon Halton events. 

Why not come for dinner ahead of time upstairs?  Check out the great menu at O'Finns.

Register Now

Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #67: CROSilicon Halton meetups are open to everyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not.  Once registered, Eventbrite will send you a reminder email 48 hours before the event.

 

 

Solopreneur Peer-2-Peer #45 (May 21, 2015)

May 21, 2015 | 8:30am - 10am | Hampton's Restaurant, Oakville | SoloP2P #43 This is an open group targeting the Solopreneurs in Halton. A valuable forum where hi-tech Solopreneurs in our community can learn, grow, and seek peer advice.

This month's topic: TBD

Learn more about the Solo Peer-2-Peer here.

Where: Hampton’s Restaurant (Civitan Room) at the Quality Suites Hotel, Oakville 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, ON L6L 6R8 [map]

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