Upcoming Events, Workshops & Presentations
This free half-day session will review existing digital resources for Alberta’s public and education sectors that create efficiencies and improve computational literacy. It will also identify existing gaps.
Representatives from Cybera will provide an overview of its new 2019-22 strategy, as well as the services its members have access to, including:
• Internet Buying Group (the internet bulk buying program)
• Virtual Firewall Service
• High-speed National Research and Education Network
• ShareIT (the hardware/software bulk buying program)
• Rapid Access Cloud (instant-access cloud infrastructure)
• Data Science For Albertans
• Government advocacy
• Technology-neutral advice/consultations
The session will also include group brainstorming to explore the short- and long-term digital needs of Alberta's public sector. The results of these discussions will help Cybera prioritize actions and advocacy efforts.
This is an opportunity for participants to learn more about the work Cybera is doing to help Alberta succeed, as well as build collaborations with local schools, libraries, and research and government institutions.
September 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST | Calgary, AB/Zoom Video Conferencing
More information to come.
October 28 – 30, 2019 | Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge | Kananaskis, AB | more info
Cyber Summit 2019 will take place October 29-30 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, nestled in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Pre-conference workshops will be held on October 28.
This year, the conference is themed: “Mission: Accessible”.
Accessibility is a broad term, with different meanings to different people. For a developer, it means having access to the code and API behind digital tools and services in order to create and innovate. For rural citizens, it’s about having the opportunity to participate in the modern digital economy. For students, it’s about having the digital literacy skills to take on the challenges of an AI and automated workforce. And for people with visual, hearing, motor, or cognitive challenges, it means having the ability to use the same tools and services as everyone else.
Cyber Summit 2019 will explore the different issues of modern “accessibility,” and what solutions exist to put all Canadians on a level playing field.