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February 2017

Building Cloud Applications on Microsoft Azure: Dos and Don’ts

February 2, 2017 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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In partnership with: Cloud computing has completely transformed the way we develop new software applications, run legacy systems and modernize legacy applications. In this interactive two hour session, leaders from Microsoft and Optimus will share insights on application development using the Azure platform. In addition, you will hear from leaders from MediaValet, one of the first companies to build a world class application on Azure. You will gain insights on: Building, migrating and modernizing applications using Azure Using Azure services to…

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Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Quarterly Networking

February 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Regis Bar and Grill, 608 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Free

Join us for casual drinks and appies at our usual place at the St Regis Bar and Grill! This is an informal social event where BI and Data pros get together to network and chat about both data and non-data topics. RSVP and get updates for this event here: BI And DW Quarterly Networking Event Join the Meetup Group here:  Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse Networking Group About this group: This is a networking group for Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse professionals…

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VanQ: Stuart Ashman from Vision Critical

February 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vision Critical – PwC room, 200 Granville St
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Free

Topic: Where is the Risk? In this discussion, Stuart will talk about his risk-based approach to testing. He will Introduce the simple steps of a risk-based approach, share some heuristics he uses to help facilitate the risk analysis discussions, and invite some interaction with an example he uses as part of the interview process at his current company. Speaker: Stuart Ashman, QA Director at Vision Critical Stuart is currently working as the QA Director for Vision Critical and has worked…

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April 2017

Artificial Intelligence: Underpinnings of a Disruptive Wave

April 26, 2017 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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In 2017, we are going to tackle many important topics, but Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are taking centre stage. AI has been around for decades, but is it different this time? We’ll continue our discussion on AI and ML with practitioners who have decades of experience in how such techniques might be applied to real-life scenarios like IoT, mobile devices, personalized services, etc. They understand what problems they are really good for and can answer the question:…

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June 2017

Testing in an interconnected world: How to test applications as they become increasingly universal

June 13, 2017 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Applications have evolved from being self-contained applications to a world of multiple front-end, multiple middleware and multiple back-end systems working together in an interconnected way. Users are now accessing applications through more channels than ever, and a single application is expected to run on a host of different devices, configurations and form factors. Fragmentation within the smartphone category alone means multiple platforms, OS versions, form factors and hardware specs; and that doesn’t even include web apps, desktop apps or browser…

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VanQ: Endpoint Testing with Gatling

June 29, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
TriNimbus HQ, Suite 280 - 1401 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9 Canada
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Endpoints testing is becoming an important piece in the full spectrum of testing, and there are many of tools to help with this. At this meetup, we're going to take a look at Gatling for testing endpoints. Using Gatling allows us to incorporate endpoints testing into an existing scala-based test automation framework. And since Gatling itself is a tool for load testing, you can extend your script to perform load testing as well. Join us this month to learn how…

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September 2017

VanQ: Root Cause Analysis for Incidents (or Production Defects)

September 28, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Defects identified by customers and end users in production (live) environments negatively impact customer satisfaction and raise concerns about the overall quality and reliability of the product. Tracking all production defects, determining root cause as a team and taking corrective or preventative actions to avoid the same issues from happening in the future can contribute towards increased customer satisfaction, improved product quality and more reliability. Based on the results of Root Cause Analysis, the teams can determine the problem areas…

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October 2017

Optimus Breakfast Series – Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing

October 5, 2017 - 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Hyatt Regency – English Bay Room, 34th floor, 655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Join us on October 5th, 2017 to learn the Do’s and Don’ts of Software Outsourcing from a panel of technology executives. This breakfast event will bring together local high-level IT professionals and provide attendees valuable insights on working with an outsourcing partner. After breakfast and a chance to network with your peers, Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Managing Partner of Optimus Information, will lead a discussion on software outsourcing with some of the top executives in the industry. Event Overview Outsourcing Software Development…

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March 2018

VanQ – The Importance of Automation in QA

March 29, 2018 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Absolute Software, 1400 - 1055 Dunsmuir St
Vancouver,  BC  V7X 1K8  Canada
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We're glad to have Kevin Butto from Plenty of Fish discussing 'The Importance of Automation in QA.' Kevin is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation and has a background in Computational Intelligence and Design (Cognitive Systems). Speaker: Kevin Butto QA Analyst at Plenty of Fish

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April 2018

Microsoft Tech Summit

April 5, 2018 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Science World, 1455 Quebec St.
Vancouver,  BC  V6A 3Z7  Canada
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Build your cloud skills with the latest in Azure and Microsoft 365 at a free technical-learning event for IT professionals and developers. Microsoft is bringing the best of the Tech Summit worldwide series to Vancouver! The cloud is changing expectations – and transforming the way we live and work. Learn how Microsoft’s cloud platform can help you lead your organization through real digital transformation and shape your future. This one-day event is a free technical-learning seminar focused on Azure and…

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