If you’re a techie in Montreal, you want to attend Career Demo Camp on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Mont-Royal Centre! It’s part tech career guidance conference, part DemoCamp-style event, and an opportunity for developers and start-ups to get together and learn about the job market, see projects that Montreal-area techies are working on and get to know and network with your local nerds. It’s presented by the Confoo conference (taking place in March 2010) and PHUG and will be hosted by Yours Truly and Jean-Luc SansCartier.
Here’s the schedule:
- 6:30 p.m.: Intro to Career Demo Camp
- 7:00 p.m.: Alex Kovalenko – IT Headhunting and Recruiting
- 7:30 p.m.: Joey deVilla; Better Living Through Blogging
- 8:00 p.m.: DemoCamp Introduction
- 8:15 p.m.: DemoCamp Presentations
- 10:00 p.m.: Networking Session
The event is free of charge! All you have to do to attend is sign up at Career Demo Camp’s Registration page.
Microsoft Canada’s providing the space – we booked the Mont-Royal Centre for TechDays Montreal for two days (December 2nd and 3rd) and we weren’t doing anything with the space on the evening of Day 1. We decided to offer the space for some kind of community event, and Confoo and PHUG put together Career Demo Camp. I love doing developer community events and was only too happy to co-host.
The DemoCamp portion of the evening needs people to do DemoCamp-style demos: 5 minutes of “Show and Tell” where you show your software, web application or project in action. It’s the only thing you’re allowed to show on the big screen — no slides allowed! The idea is for you to show off your technology in action and inspire us, not to do a sales pitch. Think you’ve got a demo in you? Contact Jean-Luc Sans Cartier or Yann Larrivee and let them know you want to demo at Career Demo Camp!
This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection and The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.