For the past few years, North Kanata BIA has hosted Discover Technata at the Brookstreet Hotel – a day-long networking event and job fair centered around getting to know tons of companies in Ottawa’s tech community.
In addition to getting to know the companies and meeting tons of local tech professionals, Technata offers its registrants a chance to hand out their resumes and scope out the scene for potential job opportunities.
This was PinPoint Talent’s second year supporting the event, and if you’ve read our last blog, you’ll know that our first time attending Technata was a big success. Not only did we meet lots of awesome candidates on their job searches, but we were also lucky enough to hire our marketing manager a couple weeks after meeting her at the event!
In 2017, over 2000 people were present at the event, and last week’s turnout was even better. Tons of people came out to participate, so we saw some familiar faces as well as met plenty of new ones. Lots of great conversations were had, and in between all the chatting, some delicious burgers were served up thanks to the fantastic catering at the Brookstreet.
Among the many innovative and fast-growing tech companies that were present at the event, we were thrilled to see Entrust, Avast, and Interset, companies focused on cybersecurity, authentication, and threat detection, Qlik and Pythian, who both specialize in data analytics, and Curtiss Wright, a global industrial company whose focus lies in areas like commercial aerospace, defense and power generation.
Besides talking to lots of awesome members of the tech community, we also got to have a chat with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson!
Overall, we’d say Discover Technata was a great success again in 2018. As we’ve said before, the event is much more than a job fair, and deserves more credit than that. Besides being a great opportunity to network and learn more about the local tech scene, it’s a reminder of the supportive business community that Ottawa has to offer. Whether they’re competitors or partners, tons of innovative tech companies got together to meet with community members and talk to a plethora of eager job seekers. Connections were formed, opportunities were created and good food was had! It was our pleasure to attend Discover Technata once again and we’re already looking forward to the next one.
Whether or not you made it to the event, we are happy to help you with your job search. If you’re in the market for something new or just want to know more about the market and opportunities in Ottawa, be sure to check out our careers page or get in touch with us.
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Love meeting new people and companies in the tech community? Be sure to check out our upcoming event, Startups and Hops. In addition to all the awesome attendees that’ll be present, there will also be tons of uniques beers to sample!