TLA 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.20160119_095642(0) DSC_0023 DSC_0035 DSC_0043
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.