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Vancouver Technology Leaders Fall 2011 Update

It’s been a great summer, but with the coming of September, it’s time to get back to work!  I’ve been busy in the background planning several things for the Vancouver Technology Leaders.

Event Management

Linkedin is terrible for managing events.  I’m currently considering moving the group over to Meetup.com for their much more powerful event management interface.  There’s a minor cost ($60/year) to use their system, but I think it will more than be worth it for simplicity.  The downside is that people will need a meetup.com account to RSVP for events.  Yes, yet ANOTHER account.

Linkedin would still be used for verification (a link to your linkedin profile would be required to join).

If anyone has comments or thoughts, please let me know!

Event Frequency

Based on feedback, I will be reducing the number of events I plan to one every 2 months.  I’m working hard to have a great speaker lined up for each one of these events.  During the other months, I encourage members of the group to setup other events – special interest groups based on projects or sectors or whatever.  Take advantage of this amazing peer group we’ve created.

Event Schedule

Here is the tentative fall schedule.  I’ll be announcing the September event very shortly.  Please note these dates and topics may change at any time.

September 21 – Speaker to be announced

November 23 – Tentatively Enterprise Project / Portfolio Management

January 18 – Tentatively Strategic Planning

About the Vancouver Technology Leaders

The Vancouver Technology Leaders is a free peer group for leaders and aspiring leaders in the technology space.   This group is free of sales people – absolutely no sales allowed – letting members focus on discussing the problems and projects they’re working on without distraction.  With over 190 members in the group, there’s bound to be some great conversations to be had!

2 Responses to “Vancouver Technology Leaders Fall 2011 Update”

  1. Nick Oostveen Says:

    Damn, I was looking forward to the Sept event but it falls on my birthday – a major scheduling conflict. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to wait until November to join you guys again.

  2. Mike Knapp Says:

    Sorry sir. I’m trying to keep to the 3rd week of each month :-)

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