Tech Open House Recap

Date: December 10, 2015
Author: Camila Louzada
Category: BC Tech Blog

The BCTIA Innovation Hub was buzzing with energy and talent on the evening of Dec 8, when over 150 technology professionals walked through its doors to meet 14 hiring companies at Tech Open House, a partnership between BCTIA and BCTechJobs.

Developers, QAs, Data Analysts, UX designers, Product Managers, Project Managers... if it's a technical role, it was well represented through a variety of great candidates. Attending companies ranged from high-profile local startups such as FusionPipe and Precision NanoSystems, to global powerhouses such as Microsoft, Amazon, MDA, and Fortinet. The local tech community was well represented by Vancouver-based companies ACL, BuildDirect, ResponseTek, Avigilon, Counterpath, GroupHealth, Traction on Demand, and Istuary Innovation.

Candidates had a chance to casually work the room, meeting with company representatives face-to-face to introduce themselves, discuss career opportunities, and hand in resumes. The whole evening was busy, fun, and most importantly, productive - Traction on Demand left with 6 interviews scheduled for the very next day!

Companies had a blast chatting with candidates and were very impressed with the level of talent. Gabrielle Garon, HR Manager at Counterpath, remarked that "the CounterPath team was incredibly impressed with the Tech Open House! The atmosphere was energetic and engaging – making it easy to connect with the great talent that turned up. I’m already looking forward to the next event."

With over 2000 connections made, this was the perfect closing event of 2015 for TechTalentBC. We are confident many great hires will result from Tech Open House, and we are looking forward to delivering many more fun and effective hiring events in 2016!

Companies can sign up for TalentTalk to stay tuned on upcoming talent events and candidates available. To learn more about TechTalentBC and how to get involved, email us at talent@bctia.org.

Candidates can stay tuned on upcoming events and career opportunities by creating a profile on BCTechJobs or joining our Meetup Group.

Happy holidays and see you in 2016!