Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Free Friday
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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Anxiety-Reducing Networking Strategies for Female Entrepreneurs
Jun
30
2:00 PM14:00

Anxiety-Reducing Networking Strategies for Female Entrepreneurs

If you’re a female entrepreneur who struggles with social anxiety or social situations, or just wants to take her connection skills to pro status, this event is for you!

This upbeat, casual event is all about giving you practical, easy-to-apply strategies and tools to ditch anxiety and naturally grow connections that allow you and your business to thrive.

Surrounded by amazing women just like you, we’ll kick of the afternoon with some light refreshments and a fun icebreaker before we dive into strategy. Hannah Brooks, a networking and social skills coach, will teach key strategies for building strong, genuine relationships, including the #1 secret for having a successful conversation no matter who you’re talking to or where you are.

After short Q&A, session, you’ll dive into practicing your new skills, with access to live coaching and feedback from Hannah. This will be a fun time to connect with your new-found friends and swap contact information!

Wrapping it up, you’ll have a chance to win an awesome raffle prize, and those who leave their email address will also receive a follow-up email the next day with free bonus resources and Hannah’s exclusive 36-page guide “The Female Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Small Talk.”

Who This Event Is For:

  • Entrepreneurs (those just starting AND seasoned pros!)
  • Founders/Co Founders
  • Bloggers/Vloggers
  • Influencers
  • Independent Service Providers
  • Coaches/Instructors
  • Creatives
  • Side Hustlers
  • Network Marketers, and more!

If you lead or are on a team of women whose business success lies in the ability to connect well with others, rally your team and come party with us! You’ll be sharpening your relationship muscles and mastering strategies that will help you stand a mile above the crowd. The ability to grow genuine relationships is the most powerful tool you can possess, so come level up to superstar status!

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Motivational Monday
Jul
2
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Night Market Vancouver
Jul
6
5:00 PM17:00

Night Market Vancouver

Bringing together local businesses for monthly night market on First Fridays. Hosted at 806 & 808 Main St. Vancouver, WA.

First Fridays in downtown Vancouver unite creativity, great art, with music and inspiration. Stop by downtown Vancouver, WA to Eat, Drink and Shop Local with Night Market Vancouver! An adventurous retail evening awaits! 

Alongside the night market, be sure to check out all the other creatives throughout the city opening their doors for First Friday here: http://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown
Vancouver's Downtown Association

apply to be a vendor 

Additional information contact Jessica (organizer) at:
nightmarketvancouver@gmail.com

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Founders Caffeine Fix
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Motivational Monday
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jul
23
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Free Friday
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

View Event →
Night Market Vancouver
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Night Market Vancouver

Bringing together local businesses for monthly night market on First Fridays. Hosted at 806 & 808 Main St. Vancouver, WA.

First Fridays in downtown Vancouver unite creativity, great art, with music and inspiration. Stop by downtown Vancouver, WA to Eat, Drink and Shop Local with Night Market Vancouver! An adventurous retail evening awaits! 

Alongside the night market, be sure to check out all the other creatives throughout the city opening their doors for First Friday here: http://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown
Vancouver's Downtown Association

apply to be a vendor 

Additional information contact Jessica (organizer) at:
nightmarketvancouver@gmail.com

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Aug
6
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
Aug
9
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Aug
20
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Free Friday
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Sep
3
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

  • CoLab Coworking - The Collective (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Night Market Vancouver
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Night Market Vancouver

Bringing together local businesses for monthly night market on First Fridays. Hosted at 806 & 808 Main St. Vancouver, WA.

First Fridays in downtown Vancouver unite creativity, great art, with music and inspiration. Stop by downtown Vancouver, WA to Eat, Drink and Shop Local with Night Market Vancouver! An adventurous retail evening awaits! 

Alongside the night market, be sure to check out all the other creatives throughout the city opening their doors for First Friday here: http://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown
Vancouver's Downtown Association

apply to be a vendor 

Additional information contact Jessica (organizer) at:
nightmarketvancouver@gmail.com

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Competitive Nature Club
Sep
13
11:00 AM11:00

Competitive Nature Club

  • CoLab Coworking - Tandem Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CoLab Coworking-The Collective on your lunch break for its first Competitive Nature Club Thursday, April 12th from 11a-1p! Bring a partner and compete in our monthly ping pong tournament.

Meet and mingle with other downtown workers and help build our local Vancouver community!

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

  • CoLab Coworking - The Collective (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Free Friday
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

  • CoLab Coworking - The Collective (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

View Event →

Motivational Monday
Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Founders Caffeine Fix
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

View Event →
Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Motivational Monday
Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Night Market Vancouver
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

Night Market Vancouver

Bringing together local businesses for monthly night market on First Fridays. Hosted at 806 & 808 Main St. Vancouver, WA.

First Fridays in downtown Vancouver unite creativity, great art, with music and inspiration. Stop by downtown Vancouver, WA to Eat, Drink and Shop Local with Night Market Vancouver! An adventurous retail evening awaits! 

Alongside the night market, be sure to check out all the other creatives throughout the city opening their doors for First Friday here: http://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown
Vancouver's Downtown Association

apply to be a vendor 

Additional information contact Jessica (organizer) at:
nightmarketvancouver@gmail.com

View Event →
Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track

WHAT WE'LL DO:

The VanTechy Code & Learn workshop is open to developers of all creeds and skill levels. Members meet every other Wednesday to exchange ideas, network, and give short presentations focused on their specific areas of programming expertise - usually followed by a Q&A with the other attendees. In the past, we’ve had presentations covering diverse topics including analytics, functional programming, machine learning, web/mobile app development, and geographic information systems (GIS). The Code & Learn encourages members from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share their programming knowledge and experience.

WHAT TO BRING:

Laptop (recommended)
Notebook and pen/pencil (optional)
Coffee, tea, water, or soft-drinks okay

The meeting space has been generously provided and is maintained by the CoLab Coworking - The Collective.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

We are in the process of scheduling presentations (~30 minutes + audience Q&A) for upcoming workshops. If you are interested in presenting at the Code & Learn about a project you are currently working in or have worked on in the past, please email the organizer (Paul) with your project details. In your email, please provide:

  1. the name of your project
  2. a summary of programming languages or software used
  3. a brief description of the problem you are/were trying to solve

Thanks and happy coding!

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VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup
May
29
7:30 AM07:30

VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup

Details

Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is to entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will try to bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
May
28
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

View Event →
Free Friday
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

View Event →
Motivational Monday
May
21
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

View Event →
Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track

WHAT WE'LL DO:

The VanTechy Code & Learn workshop is open to developers of all creeds and skill levels. Members meet every other Wednesday to exchange ideas, network, and give short presentations focused on their specific areas of programming expertise - usually followed by a Q&A with the other attendees. In the past, we’ve had presentations covering diverse topics including analytics, functional programming, machine learning, web/mobile app development, and geographic information systems (GIS). The Code & Learn encourages members from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share their programming knowledge and experience.

WHAT TO BRING:

Laptop (recommended)
Notebook and pen/pencil (optional)
Coffee, tea, water, or soft-drinks okay

The meeting space has been generously provided and is maintained by the CoLab Coworking - The Collective.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

We are in the process of scheduling presentations (~30 minutes + audience Q&A) for upcoming workshops. If you are interested in presenting at the Code & Learn about a project you are currently working in or have worked on in the past, please email the organizer (Paul) with your project details. In your email, please provide:

  1. the name of your project
  2. a summary of programming languages or software used
  3. a brief description of the problem you are/were trying to solve

Thanks and happy coding!

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Washington State Universities MAP Alliance Forum
May
16
8:30 AM08:30

Washington State Universities MAP Alliance Forum

Connect Employees with Your Company’s Vision and Mission

Connect with other small business owners and entrepreneurs and gain insight into the latest business practices. Our goal is to bring together small business professionals, fostering a community of connection and support. These forums are a must for anyone looking to take their business to the next level.

Meetings are open to the public. Save your seat for the next forum.

Cost: $10 per person in advance with online registration. $15 per person at the door. No cost for students with a valid WSU student ID.

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VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup
May
15
7:30 AM07:30

VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup

Details

Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is to entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will try to bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
May
14
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Founders Caffeine Fix
May
10
10:00 AM10:00

Founders Caffeine Fix

Second Thursday of every month.

Each month The Bridge hosts an open coffee for local entrepreneurs in the area. It is simply a time to meet other great people doing things just like you. People that have a passion to build a business and create some things that will shape our future.

There is no direct agenda for the meetup. We do take a quick welcome moment to welcome our new guests and sponsors and promote any other events in the region we think would be of interest to our group.

Please come ready to meet others and share about your current project and find out about other people building exciting things in our area.

P.S. The event is open to everyone as a part of our community but, I will caution that sales reps and networking marketers tend to find their conversations short and unproductive. We ask you to respect the purpose is to meet and share, not to sell.

Price: Free

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Motivational Monday
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Motivational Monday

When vision is shared, the likelihood of it becoming reality grows exponentially. 45-minute Motivational Monday sessions in the downstairs meeting room every first and third Monday.

  • Discuss wisdom you're learning through experience and study (books, podcasts, conferences etc)
  • Share personal and professional goals 
  • Practice 15 minutes of meditation

Let's inspire each other and create some clear-headed focus as we go into our week at CoLab.

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Night Market Vancouver
May
4
5:00 PM17:00

Night Market Vancouver

Bringing together local businesses for monthly night market on First Fridays. Hosted at 806 & 808 Main St. Vancouver, WA.

First Fridays in downtown Vancouver unite creativity, great art, with music and inspiration. Stop by downtown Vancouver, WA to Eat, Drink and Shop Local with Night Market Vancouver! An adventurous retail evening awaits! 

Alongside the night market, be sure to check out all the other creatives throughout the city opening their doors for First Friday here: http://vdausa.org/first-friday-downtown
Vancouver's Downtown Association

apply to be a vendor 

Additional information contact Jessica (organizer) at:
nightmarketvancouver@gmail.com

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Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Code & Learn - A VanTechy Track

WHAT WE'LL DO:

The VanTechy Code & Learn workshop is open to developers of all creeds and skill levels. Members meet every other Wednesday to exchange ideas, network, and give short presentations focused on their specific areas of programming expertise - usually followed by a Q&A with the other attendees. In the past, we’ve had presentations covering diverse topics including analytics, functional programming, machine learning, web/mobile app development, and geographic information systems (GIS). The Code & Learn encourages members from a variety of industries and backgrounds to share their programming knowledge and experience.

WHAT TO BRING:

Laptop (recommended)
Notebook and pen/pencil (optional)
Coffee, tea, water, or soft-drinks okay

The meeting space has been generously provided and is maintained by the CoLab Coworking - The Collective.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW:

We are in the process of scheduling presentations (~30 minutes + audience Q&A) for upcoming workshops. If you are interested in presenting at the Code & Learn about a project you are currently working in or have worked on in the past, please email the organizer (Paul) with your project details. In your email, please provide:

  1. the name of your project
  2. a summary of programming languages or software used
  3. a brief description of the problem you are/were trying to solve

Thanks and happy coding!

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VanTechy - A starting point for Vancouver Tech.
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

VanTechy - A starting point for Vancouver Tech.

Details

VanTechy is the social starting point for the Vancouver Tech scene.

The beginning of a startup is about people and ideas. VanTechy, is our local meeting point for meeting each other in a relaxed, casual format. Our goals include:

-Welcoming new people to the growing Vancouver tech community.
-Sharing and discovering local events, opportunities, connections.
-Growing our skills and learning new things.
-Sharing our experience by mentoring new members.

For beginners, VanTechy is where you should start.
For veterans, VanTechy is a place to share and mentor others.

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VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup
May
1
7:30 AM07:30

VanCoffee - Tech & Networking Meetup

Details

Designed for tech leaders, but welcome to anyone, this meetup is a birds-of-a-feather discussion group for those who are looking to benefit from the shared experience of Vancouver’s tech community. Why so early? Because when you run a company or manage a team, your free time either happens before employees show up for work or at the end of the day (and the last thing you want to do after a day of meetings is to entertain a group discussion).

Feel free to bring your breakfast and a mug; we will try to bring the coffee, creamer, and sugar.

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Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers
Apr
30
9:00 AM09:00

Vancouver Networking for Tech Job Seekers

Details

What we'll do


Start your week off right with tech job search tips! We will be discussing job search tips in the competitive tech field. Looking at employment trends in Vancouver/Portland along with finding the best ways to network. Resume/Cover Letter tips from experts in the field. Depending on the crowd, bringing in specific employers to discuss job openings and tips.

Are you already in tech, but looking for a new opportunity? Have you been out of tech for a while, but looking at getting back into it? Is tech something you would like to get into, but are overwhelmed with everything that is available? This group will help guide you in the right direction while networking with people in the same situation as yourself. This is an open group where job searching and networking are one in the same. As most of us know, its not always what you know, but who you know. People are always asking me what is the best way to find a job in tech? The response is always the same. I tell them that they need to be out talking to people, networking. As a professional in the industry, I can often find out who is hiring, but that doesn't mean that I can get someone an interview. That often comes with knowing someone or having a killer resume that gets through the ATS systems. This group is going to help you navigate through the process while meeting people that "may know someone" in a company that you want to work for or transition into.

What to bring


(Optional) Business Cards, Resumes, Job Descriptions

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Free Friday
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Free Friday

CoLab's foundation is built on the value and importance of business networking and community. Keeping our focus on business networking, we’d like to invite local creatives to Join CoLab Coworking every last Friday from 10-4 for FREE ACCESS to CoLab Coworking - The Collective! Get to know our members and see what Coworking is all about!

We’ll provide the coffee, you bring the community!

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