Lightening Talks 7 @ Venn Centre Tickets
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Lightening Talks 7 @ Venn Centre

Presentation Summaries
Michael Go:  Intro. to Neural Networks with the NEAT Algorithm

There are various versions of neural networks, and we will cover how to use genetic algorithms to train a neural network. In this session, we will build an A.I. that can beat the first level of NES Super Mario Bros., using the NEAT algorithm.

Chris Dail:  Good Code

Have you ever worked on a project with code that was an unmaintainable pile of garbage? How did the code get like that? Without the proper attention to code quality, over time, all projects descend into disorder.

Everyone agrees that good code is important, but many developers do not really know how to create good code. Chris Dail covers the basics of what good code is, why it is important and how to keep projects from descending into chaos.  New software developers will learn tips and tricks for writing good code. Experienced developers will benefit from a refresher and reflect on any bad habits they might have picked up.

Speaker Biographies

Michael is a full stack developer with 8 years of experience.  He is currently the CTO of, and his main focus in the company is disrupting the real estate industry with A.I. He has a variety of experience in web and mobile application development. In his current tool-box, he is using React, Rails, and Python.

Chris is a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Akiri, a healthcare networking startup. He has 15 years of experience building software products in various roles, including as a software developer, architect, and manager.  Chris is a programming language enthusiast and is passionate about clean, readable code.

Trade Show Intelligence (NL) Tickets
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Tired of low trade show ROI? In this one-day, hands-on training, learn how to make your next show successful by being better than the rest.

Outcome: Companies will tear down an upcoming trade show in their industry, learn the methods to ensure they pick the right shows, and understand how to develop a system for success for every trade show.


This training is supported by ACOA.



Make Strategic Decisions With Confidence – Competitive Intelligence Training (NB) @ Venn Centre Tickets
Feb 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

As a business leader, you’re bombarded by an array of issues and questions, all of which could be critical to your success.

And the ever-growing amount of data available to help you make decisions doesn’t necessarily make things easier.

How do you see through the issues and information so you can focus strategically on what will really make a difference to your organization?


Our month-long Competitive Intelligence training, led by world expert Dr. Jonathan Calof , will teach you the best practices that will enable you to make strategic decisions with confidence. Find out more here.


This training is supported by ACOA.