Sharing your story through video

Learn about the power of video and how you can use video content to promote your business, improve marketing efforts, and build a loyal audience.


FAQs


You do not need to bring a ticket with you, bring your questions and a notebook if needed. Plenty of free parking.


For more information, call us at (905) 668-4949 or email clientservices@bacd.ca


Web Stores and Shopping Carts

Venue: Room 1301 — Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Rd. N., Waterloo, ON …

Does your NonProfit organization sell things? Does it provide paid services? Do you need a web presence for your sales? Will you need a separate server for your web store? Or can you add a shopping cart to your existing web site? Or is it better to outsource all online commerce?

Meet our guest speaker Sam Nabi, developer of Shopkit (https://shopkit.samnabi.com/) and let’s discuss what a System Administrator needs to join a NonProfit organization to the world of web commerce.

–Marc Paré & Bob Jonkman

ExploreTech Toronto Meetup – July 18th 2018

> Speakers

Cognitive Biases in the Age of Fake News – Alex Panov

We will discuss some of the most common cognitive biases and why it’s important to be aware of them in relation to tech.
We will also talk about some of the tactics to counter these biases and make better decisions in work and life.

Textile Computing Needs You – Maggie Greyson

How will we create space for human nature in the future? We will be surrounded by IoTs gesturing at them, talking to them, double tapping them, looking up to click, flicking our wrists, or swiping our frames, all in the name of making our lives easier. Textile computing is cutting out that clutter and we need your elegant solutions before we all go dancing The Hokey Pokey to tweet what we are having for lunch.

> Schedule

6.30pm – Doors open, grab food & say hello
7:00pm – Doors close & presentations starts
8.00pm – Presentations end
8.30pm – Doors close

> Goals

ExploreTech Toronto is about exploring and celebrating diversity in the tech industry – in the technology we use, the roles and people. You will get a chance to hear from a variety of speakers who are working on interesting technical projects.

Our focus is in creating technical speaking opportunities for new speakers in Toronto’s technology community and to help achieve true gender balance within our local tech leadership. Our events will showcase at least 50% female speakers.

Come join us for some food, mingling & listen to some interesting talks!

[We run events focused on learning, sharing and growing in tech and want to create a comfortable environment for our members. As such, we ask that recruiters respect our members and our venue sponsors.]

Vlogging and Virtual Reality

This Meetup will focus on how virtual reality allows for easy content creation to create cartoon based video blogs.

VR and vlogging at first might seem to not go hand-in-hand with each other. There are many vloggers who don’t know what VR stands for, and there are many VR professionals who don’t know what vlogging means.

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ORDER TICKET ON EVENTBRITE. AN RSVP ON MEETUP DOES NOT COUNT AS COMPLETE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-reality-for-vlogging-and-animation-tickets-47833909511

For those might not know both term vlogging stands for video blogging (vlogging) and VR stands for virtual reality.

Vloggers are unquestionably the modern day celebrities and influencers among those today’s youth. While video blogging offers a more powerful way to reach a loyal audience more interested in following individuals on social media as opposed to brands, companies, products, or organizations.

This Meetup will focus on how virtual reality allows for easy content creation to create cartoon based video blogs. Similar in the format of the Waldo Effect of Black Mirror.

At this event attendees will watch a live stream cartoon being made in real time through the help of virtual reality. There will also be free beer on tap.

Users Hosted Meetup

There is a ton of great WordPress topics to be discussed. So stay tuned as we fill in the details on the August members created WP Meetup.

For August, the West End Meetup is having Users Choice and Presenting Nite. Members of the West End Meetup will not only be deciding on the topic but also presenting to their fellow attendees. There is room for 2-3 topics and already some members have suggested Important Optimization Steps for a WP Website and Analysis of the Current Top 3 Best WordPress PageBuilders.

There is a ton of great WordPress topics to be discussed. So stay tuned as we fill in the details on the August members created WP Meetup.

Tuesday: Drink Coffee & Write Code

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

COFFEE & CODE!!!!

Veterans of the group know what’s-what. However, if you’re new, follow these simple rules:

1) Show up at ANY time between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm and for ANY  length of time.

No pressure to have to meetup at a specific time or stay until the end.  If you’re a keener, you can even show up earlier and stay later; it’s totally up to you!

NOTE: We often head to a bar called Hitch a block east of the café once we’re done coding 🙂

2) Bring a project!

It can be a game, a website, or a learning resource you’re using to learn how to code.  All levels of expertise are welcome and I strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, debate coding practices, or whatever tickles your fancy.  Come ready to chat or come with headphones so you can concentrate 😉

3) Keep it casual.

We’re meeting up so can meet fellow coders and have fun coding in a group (because, let’s face it, coding by yourself isn’t always fun).

Happy Coding!

Tranquil Thursday Meditation

The focus of the workshop will be on meditation and the benefits that are achieved through mediation.

The focus of the workshop will be on meditation and the benefits that are achieved through mediation i.e. manage stress, anxiety, help with depression, managing emotions, calm the mind etc.

Participants will be encouraged to talk about their experiences and will be encouraged to continue the breathing and meditation everyday at home.

The aim of the workshop is to let people know that there are do at home strategies that they can use when they are feeling stressed, frustrated, unhappy and how they can using the breathing and meditation techniques to turn their emotions around and lead a happy, enthusiastic and energized life.

Monthly Bookkeeping Geek-Out Club [Saturdays]

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!
(Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2)

WHY WE AVOID IT! (Even though we know we should do it!)

  • Bookkeeping is boring and awful!
  • We get stuck when we bump into a problem
  • This is not a cash generating activity
  • There is no time for this!

Join me …

  • Get your bookkeeping done – FEEL PEACEFUL!
  • Do it with others – HAVE FUN!
  • Get your questions answered – GET UNSTUCK!
  • Discover efficient, easy systems – SAVE TIME!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Geek Out Club Membership: $20/month or $95/6 months
    Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

GROUP STRUCTURE:

  • Monthly 90 min Working Sessions – virtual on zoom
  •  Two Monthly Time Slots to Choose From: Fri 10-11:30am / Sat 7-8:30am
  •  Agenda: Co-Working, Q & A, Efficiency Tips, Goal Setting
  •  Set winnable (and productive) goals, Have Accountability, Get Sh*t Done
  •  As needed, we may have guests visit to address common questions. (I have lots of nerdy friends!)
  •  All wrapped up in Laughter! Hilarity is essential when you do numbers! 🙂

Monthly Bookkeeping Geek-Out Club [Saturdays]

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!
(Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2)

WHY WE AVOID IT! (Even though we know we should do it!)

  • Bookkeeping is boring and awful!
  • We get stuck when we bump into a problem
  • This is not a cash generating activity
  • There is no time for this!

Join me …

  • Get your bookkeeping done – FEEL PEACEFUL!
  • Do it with others – HAVE FUN!
  • Get your questions answered – GET UNSTUCK!
  • Discover efficient, easy systems – SAVE TIME!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Geek Out Club Membership: $20/month or $95/6 months
    Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

GROUP STRUCTURE:

  • Monthly 90 min Working Sessions – virtual on zoom
  •  Two Monthly Time Slots to Choose From: Fri 10-11:30am / Sat 7-8:30am
  •  Agenda: Co-Working, Q & A, Efficiency Tips, Goal Setting
  •  Set winnable (and productive) goals, Have Accountability, Get Sh*t Done
  •  As needed, we may have guests visit to address common questions. (I have lots of nerdy friends!)
  •  All wrapped up in Laughter! Hilarity is essential when you do numbers! 🙂

Monthly Bookkeeping Geek-Out Club [Saturdays]

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!

Come Geek Out & Keep your books on track!
(Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2)

WHY WE AVOID IT! (Even though we know we should do it!)

  • Bookkeeping is boring and awful!
  • We get stuck when we bump into a problem
  • This is not a cash generating activity
  • There is no time for this!

Join me …

  • Get your bookkeeping done – FEEL PEACEFUL!
  • Do it with others – HAVE FUN!
  • Get your questions answered – GET UNSTUCK!
  • Discover efficient, easy systems – SAVE TIME!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Geek Out Club Membership: $20/month or $95/6 months
    Register to Get Zoom Link: https://goo.gl/MQDBz2
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

GROUP STRUCTURE:

  • Monthly 90 min Working Sessions – virtual on zoom
  •  Two Monthly Time Slots to Choose From: Fri 10-11:30am / Sat 7-8:30am
  •  Agenda: Co-Working, Q & A, Efficiency Tips, Goal Setting
  •  Set winnable (and productive) goals, Have Accountability, Get Sh*t Done
  •  As needed, we may have guests visit to address common questions. (I have lots of nerdy friends!)
  •  All wrapped up in Laughter! Hilarity is essential when you do numbers! 🙂