Geek Week is an opportunity to come together at every level to showcase our culture of collaboration and innovation: grassroots, academic and institutional. Geek Week aims to raise the profile of Waterloo Region as a premier destination for visitors.
From hackers and makers to movers and shakers, Geek Week invites the world to Waterloo Region to find out what’s new and what’s next. Visitors can sample the ingredients of Waterloo’s world-class innovation community through a diverse array of events
Thanks to our geek-tacular community, we have a lineup of super-cool events to help channel your inner geekery. Please be advised that each individual event has its own registration - just click through for all the deets.
Maker Expo is a diverse, family-friendly showcase of makers, artists & organizations who create amazing things in celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit. @makerexpo
Comic book aficionados rejoice! DC comic artist Richard Zajac (Batwing, Soulfire, G.I. Joe) will be sigining and doing free sketches as part of Lookin’ For Heroes’ 27th anniversary celebration.
HackerNest Tech Socials are a fun, relaxed way to connect with your local tech brethren. Atmosphere: chill, friendly, unpretentious, agenda-free (no sales pitch, yo), and brimming with UltraSmart(TM) people.
Join us for a evening of craft beer, tasty eats and great conversation! Building a company is tough work, take it from us! We are a group of startups in the Tannery looking to kick back and relax while we share our experiences being built from startup to scale through incubator and venture capitalist all-in-one, Atomic Labs.
Aims to connect new and existing Ontario automotive technology companies with automotive decision-makers in the areas of autonomous vehicle technology, software, occupant and vehicle safety, and "greening."
We celebrate mathematics, computer science, programming languages, and intersectional activities like data science. Peter Higdon (@McPedr0) from VIP.McPedr0. Online talks about how he built an ESL simulator with open data. Steven Taschuk resents a paper about post-quantum cryptography. @IntersectionsKW
Gamers wanted!! We're hosting a gaming tournament! N64 anyone? $20 registration fee gets your team of 2-4 people entrance to the tournament. Winning team gets bragging rights and all monies collected from registration fees will go to their charity of choice! First round of gaming takes place Tuesday September 13th.... Call 519-745-8478 to register!! #geekweekWR #dtk #gamerswanted #N64 #oldiebutagoodie
Girl Geek Dinners Waterloo Region provides fun, welcoming events where all types of people in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics can come together, meet ‘n’ greet, learn, network, and talk tech through monthly dinners. Learn more about user centric design (UCD) principles.
TECH talks SMALL BIZ is aimed at traditional businesses looking to embrace digital thinking in order to boost sales. The event includes local technology businesses who will discuss e-commerce trends, social media, cyber security, digital marketing tools and tips, SEO advice, website development, video marketing and more! @SmallBizWRSBC
An unpredictable economy is an environment for the agile, not the fragile. Join some of the world's top influencers to explore what governments, universities and business can do to turn ideas into enterprises.
Hack the North is Canada’s biggest hackathon. 1,000 students from around the world come together at the University of Waterloo to experiment, connect and create in 36 hours.
You’re invited to tour noteworthy buildings, interesting places and heritage sites in Waterloo Region, many of which are not regularly open to the public. Get into science and tech...literally! Visit special places that have earned our region an international reputation as a hub of science and technology. @DoorsOpenWR
Where will care occur in 2025? Whether you’re a tech professional interested in developing or designing for the healthcare industry; or a healthcare professional with an interesting idea, join us at Hacking Heath Cafe Waterloo for a fun and inspiring evening as we aim to innovate within the health economy! @HHWaterloo
Come to Tech Jam and expect the unexpected. There’s no stuffy suits or awkward clipboard-lead conversations, just matchmaking between kickass companies and rockstar talent. #TechJamWR
We live in a creative community full of makers, tinkerers, and designers. Come meet a few Makers for some DIY inspiration. Working on a project or want to connect with other makers in your community? Bring out your work-inprogress (or budding ideas!) and create with others. @kitchlibrary
Matter of Taste hosts a Latte Art Throwdown! Baristas & coffee geeks converge to compete head-to-head in a free pour latte show down. The winner from each round moves on until only one remain. Competitors must register and there is a $5 buy in. The pot goes to the winner. #LatteArtThrowdownKW
Join us for a special edition celebrating our local nerd and geek culture! Nerd Nite is a monthly event held in more than 90 cities across the globe during which several folks give 18-21-minute fun-yet-informative presentations across all disciplines.
Learn about chatbots at this special edition of Geek Girls! You’ll discover what chat bots are, where they came from, why they’re gaining a foothold only now, and what the the future may hold. Plus, we’ll talk about how to design effective and useful chatbots.
A panel discussion with Brierwood Design Co-operative, Moss Digital Worker Co-op and Together We’re Bitter Co-op on how to use the Worker Co-op model to control your own future in the IT sector. @ontariocoops
Great things happen when you combine fast growing startups in Canada with amazing local craft brews. Startups and Beer brings these together so you can meet interesting tech companies in WR and sample microbreweries. #StartupsandBeer
Johnny 5! Watch the cult-classic Short Circuit (1986) under the stars in Victoria Park. Bring a blanket and experience games, food trucks, popcorn, sing-a-longs and a scavenger hunt. Open to all ages. Plus, bring a food item to help the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. @slfmovies
In this hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop, you will create a game, quiz, or interactive story that’s centred on a case, community, or message that you care about while learning critical coding skills.