Tech Skills Showcase is looking for volunteers to help us while we collaborate and host events on our online platforms. Want to be a slack ambassador and help out your community? To apply or please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Volunteers TSS 2022.
Tech Skills Showcase 2023
Tech Skills Showcase is an event organized in partnership with Innovation Saskatchewan. This Tech event brings together newcomers with a background in IT with local IT companies. During the event teams made-up of newcomers work on IT challenges to find creative solutions. Professionals from local IT companies participate in the event as mentors to coach the teams, and judges to judge the performance of each team in solving the tech challenges. This event allows participants to; show off their tech skills, meet mentors, and network with the local IT community. IT companies are given the opportunity to meet and source skilled and promising talent for their team.
Competitors arrive and chose a team to compete with.
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
The teams will work on solving their tech challenge.
Each team will present their tech challenge solution to the judges.
The winning team will be chosen and awarded a $1000.00 prize.
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Please note that this schedule is based on approximate times and may change slightly during the event,
Applicants – Are you a newcomer to Saskatchewan looking to become a Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Graphic Designer, Interface Designer or any other roles involving software development? Then we are looking to show off your talent! Tech Skills Showcase allows you an opportunity to collaborate and meet employers in the Saskatchewan tech industry. Work on a team, solve problems, network and showcase your skills for all to see. Follow the link to register now!
Are you an employer looking for talent in the tech sector? This is a great event to connect with talented professionals and check out their skills.
You can participate as a mentor, judge, or just come check out the showcase and network!
How to get involved as an employer:
Each year we look for judges and mentors to participate in our event. As a mentor you will be an assistant to one of our teams. If needed, they can reach out to you for support or to troubleshoot a problem. Mentors will need to be on call and are not required to participate for the entirety of the day (8:00-4:30 PM). To learn more, or to speak to one of our team members, send us your inquiry to email@example.com with the subject Mentor.
Each year we look for judges and mentors to participate in our event. As a judge, you will be evaluating the solutions each team comes up with, providing feedback and picking a winner. To learn more, or to speak to one of our team members, send us your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Judge.
Funders & Partners
Every year, we strive to diversify our challenge pool and offer more opportunities for our teams to really show what they can do. With the help of community and employer partners, we can offer challenges that reflect the current and emerging needs in our local tech sector. Our partners also volunteer their time to join us as mentors, judges, and guest speakers who can directly connect with our participants to give them expert advice and feedback. We recruit candidates with backgrounds in software development, graphic design, analytics, networking and more. Think you have what it takes and want to showcase your skills? Apply online to be considered now!
Last year our Tech Skills Showcase went online with the theme of Solving Local Problems through Global Connection. As our communities adapt even more in 2022, we plan on kicking off our next TSS as a virtual 3-day event that focuses on Adaptability and Accessible Technology. Join us as we highlight the skills and abilities of internationally-trained professionals as well as newcomers to the field – be it new to the country or also new to the tech sector itself. We find that our newcomer clients come with ‘Adaptability’ as a built-in skill thanks to their life experience. Join us on Slack to see how they come up with solutions that help make technology more ‘Accessible’ for all of us! Participants will form teams, work together as a team remotely, network with mentors, and present their solutions online for our judges.