Networking starts at 6 pm, talk begins at 6:30 pm.
Speaker: Jake Stika, Executive Director, Next Gen Men
What does it mean to "be a man" in today's tech-centric workplace? How do the issues we're facing today from the massive transformation of work, to the creative/tech economy, the #MeToo movement, men's mental health and well-being, to the fact that fathers are three times more engaged than the generation prior, contribute to changing expectations of men and masculinity in the workplace?
Software engineers of all gender identities are encourage to attend!
As Next Gen Men's Executive Director, Jake is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces.
Jake has been named one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40, as well as earning recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum, and is honoured to serve as an advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association as well as the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport.
Come to meet people from the local software development industry. We'll share tips and stories and find out who's doing what in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Make those network contacts that are so essential in our careers. Regular meetings open with a short technical presentation to kick off our discussions. Then, following Q&A and possibly a door prize draw, we have our round-the-room introductions and open networking. For the introductions we invite all participants to introduce themselves and to let us know what they'd like to talk with others about. This is when connections are made so think about what you would like to say beforehand, especially if speaking in front of a group seems difficult. Social meetings skip the presentation and round-the-room introductions and jump right in to open networking, possibly with a door prize draw. We often invite special guests such as recruiters and speakers so that you have a chance to meet them face-to-face. Of course our "network" is about more than just our meetings. Beyond our members' personal networks we have an opt-in mailing list plus our groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Yahoo!
Organization Contact Information
VanDev: Vancouver's Software Developers Network BC Canada