Welcome to Stories from the Summit, a blog series where attendees from previous #BCTECH Summits share their experiences and takeaways with us. Over the next few weeks, join us to explore learning moments and fun stories from every corner of the tech sector – and make sure to join us at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit so that you have your own stories to tell.
Guest Contributor: Melissa Del Monte, Marketing & Communications, Quickmobile
QuickMobile is lucky enough to share a city with the #BCTECH Summit, allowing us to simply walk down the street to attend. As a mobile app developer, the #BCTECH Summit is invaluable to us because it gives us a glance into the technology and talent our city has to offer.
Learn From Industry Experts
While QuickMobile has been attending the #BCTECH Summit for many years, 2017 was my first time attending. I was fairly new to the tech industry and the world of app development — so for me personally, it was extremely valuable to attend the Summit and learn more about this fascinating industry as a whole.
The #BCTECH Summit showcases the latest and greatest in tech. For QuickMobile as a tech company in Vancouver, it’s great to see how our app stacks up against other technologies in the market. It also gives us the chance to share ideas, gain knowledge and discuss trends with other tech innovators in the industry. The insight you get from speaking with other industry experts is invaluable.
Make Connections with Peers or Future Employers
As mobile app developers, we’re always on the hunt for new talent. Tech is really an up and coming industry for us here in Vancouver, and we have a large talent pool. One of the benefits of going to the #BCTECH Summit is that a lot of students or fresh grads attend in hopes of making connections with potential employers. Last year at the Summit, we attended Youth Innovation Day to meet a lot of the new talent coming onto the scene.
In addition, the #BCTECH Summit is a great time for us to meet and talk to other tech providers. This gives us the opportunity to collaborate with other amazing companies in our industry that we may have not had the chance to talk to otherwise. Attending the Summit enabled us to make many lasting relationships, including our relationship with the Summit itself that has allowed us to provide the mobile app for the event each year.
Join us at the 2018 #BCTECH Summit!
Overall, the #BCTECH Summit has been a fantastic opportunity for QuickMobile to make connections with tech innovators, gain insight into the industry and hire top talent. We enjoy every minute of the #BCTECH Summit and highly recommend attending to anyone in the BC tech sector. I personally can’t wait to see what this year’s Summit has in store, and hope to see you there!
Already attending? Stop by the QuickMobile booth and say hello!
About the #BCTECH Summit
The 3rd annual #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing B.C.’s vibrant tech and innovation sectors. Join us May 14-16, 2018 to meet game-changers in the tech industry and learn how you can start pushing the boundaries of innovation.