http://schoolathome.ca/news/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/DSC_0023.jpg 1746 3104 Kara Bisschop http://schoolathome.ca/wp-content/uploads/TLAOnline_Logo-2014trans-340x941.png Kara Bisschop2016-03-10 17:33:322016-03-10 17:34:29TLA Students Attend First Ever BC TechSummit!
On January 19th Mrs. Sward took some of her grade 10-12 Tech Students on a visit to the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first ever BC TechSummit 2016. This was a 2-day conference for Tech profressionals in BC and supported by the government, venture capital groups and business leaders.
On Day 2 of the convention they included a program for grade10-12 students to hear about the vibrant tech industry in BC and how they will likely be involved in their careers.
It was a packed day beginnning at 6:30 for most of us. And the schedule was busy:
- 7:30 Registration downtown with the commuter crowd.
- 8:00 Coding Camp where they managed to “hack a game”.
- 10:00 they listened to opening remarks from Honourbable Andrew Wilkinson who filled in for Minister of Educaiton, Mike Bernier) followed by the Panel Talk: Tech Is Everwhere with industry leaders.
- 11:00 Students explored the Career Showcase meeting with post-secondary schools and interacting with their displays (robots, games, programming)
- After lunch on beanbags
- 12:15 Keynote on Entrepreneurship with Honourable Christy Clark & more industry CEOs.
- 12:45 Technology Showcase – hands on interaction with the technology from biotech to self-driving cars.
- 1:30 Student Innovators speaker panel
- 2:10 Amrik Virk, Ministry of Technology provided his closing remarks on the future investment in Techology sector in BC.