Posts tagged speakers
Posts tagged speakers
“Mobile Software Is Eating The World”
Speaker: Francis Chary
Check out what Francis has to say about how mobile technology is quickly taking over the world.
Francis is a mobile developer with CollegeMobile, working on one of their iOS teams. He earned his BSc. in Computer Science from the UofS in 2004, and has since worked in Bangalore, India, Calgary and Saskatoon.
“Nerf Guns & Ping-Pong: Why Information Technology is #AWESOME”
Keynote Speakers: Jordan Schidlowsky & Arlin Schaffel, Noodlecake Studios
It has never been easier to become an IT entrepreneur, as Noodlecake Studios started off as a two-man company who’s vision was to make a simple iPhone video game. Jordan and Arlin from Noodlecake Studios discuss why the field of IT is so exciting, and why it’s such a great opportunity for young entrepreneurs. Arlin and Jordan will discuss the history of Noodlecake, how to build a mobile video game company, whats involved in making mobile video games, and their path to success in the rapidly growing mobile industry.
The Story of OneStory
Speaker: Johannes Lindenbaum
Originally from Germany, Johannes (@jlindenbaum) moved to Saskatoon to study Computer Science. He worked throughout school at zu and on contract for SaskTel Labs. Recently, he moved to Regina for a position with SaskTel Labs. Johannes was raised on PHP/MySQL and moved to Python/PgSQL. His mobile focus is primarily Android with a pinch of iOS. He is involved in Technology Communities in both Regina and Saskatoon. He does not sound like Uter, the Simpsons character.
Speaker: Justin Seitz
Cybersecurity touches every aspect of computing, from social media to mobile. Come learn what the threat landscape currently looks like, and how we need more young bright minds to join the dark side for the good of all.
Justin Seitz is a Sr. Security Researcher for Immunity Inc. He is part of a team of hackers responsible for applying offensive security research to help protect and train Fortune 500’s, governments, military, and law enforcement agencies. He is also the author of Gray Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Reverse Engineers.
“From Apps to Cash: Lessons Learned in going from Project to Product”
Speaker: Jacqueline Cook
Jacqueline is passionate about technology, and about building a thriving business community in Saskatchewan Her passion has enabled her to travel around the world (including France, Japan, and Toronto) to take part in various entrepreneurial committees and conferences.
She is an alumnus of The Next 36 Entrepreneurial Institute, and with her team, founded a company called Triumf Mobile Rewards (which appeared on BNN’s The Pitch), a tablet and Smartphone-based platform for retailers to customize their own loyalty rewards programs.
Jacqueline currently lives in Saskatoon, and is finishing her degree at the Edwards School of Business.
The Future of Medicine
Speaker: Shakiba Jalal
Shakiba’s session will begin with students isolating banana DNA. You may wonder what banana DNA has to do with the future of medicine and computer science, keep wondering and attend this session to find out.
Shakiba Jalal is a bioinformatics lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. She loves helping future scientists understand what the new and exciting field of bioinformatics offers. Shakiba’s unique background in biochemistry and computer science has allowed her to work with cutting edge technologies and explore different career paths.
‘I prefer working with people’ and other wrong reasons for not going into Comp Sci
Don’t miss this fantastic talk by Kari Halsted!
Kari Halsted was born and raised in Saskatchewan, and then started wandering around the nation, collecting a little service-industry experience, a Math degree, a few summers of physics research, and a fairly lengthy career at IBM along the way. Her current job at IBM is a little bit of technical writing, a little bit of programming, and a lot of making complicated things less complicated. She likes playing soccer, taking photos, and listening to alt-pop-punk.
I’m 107 in Internet Years
Scott Borys is the lead developer at deezine.ca, a Saskatoon- and Montreal- based creative agency. Working every day in a virtual office setting, Scott brings his strong web development and user experience skills to the young company and has worked with clients across the globe. When he’s off the clock, this Computer Science and Civil Engineering UoS grad helms his own newly-formed soccer team, the Ultra Best Friends, and joins local business The Two Twenty on their dodgeball team, #SWAG. Scott is also the creator of the swiftly-growing Saskatoon Design Meetup Series, a monthly series of talks about the ins and outs of design and the concepts that inform it.
But mom, I’m learning!
How to tell your parents Facebook isn’t a waste of time.
Listen to zu’s Albert Jame discuss a life in digital. Albert has helped grow SK’s biggest digital agency over the last decade, working with clients like the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Tim Horton’s and ING. Albert will take you through his journey from geek to digital consultant, and explain what it takes to land a job working in world of Twitter and iPhones. Also, Albert will shed some light into his other hobby, DJing, and how the two passions go hand in hand.