#HamOnt Tech Volunteer Opportunities

The IEC of Hamilton and Software Hamilton are hosting “#HamOnt Tech Volunteer Opportunities”, for curious post-secondary students and individuals that want to help introduce coding and robotics to students in Grades 4-12.

We know you have a love for all things ‘tech’ so what better way to share your passion than to inspire and teach our future workforce? Guest speakers will introduce you to innovative programs, share their experiences, and help you plug-in to local grass-roots movements.

We would love for you to join us during one of our three sessions, you can register here: surveymonkey.com/r/VF9HWYG


Tuesday February 27, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Innovation Factory, 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Monday March 5, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ArcelorMittal Dofasco S.T.E.M. Centre for Exploration and Discovery, 225 King William Street, Suite 222


Check out the below schedule. #HamOnt Tech Volunteer Opportunities attendees can expect coffee, tea, desserts, lots of knowledge-sharing and networking!


6:45 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Arrival and registration – make sure you grab a dessert!

7:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

8:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks


Dr. Kevin Browne, Professor & Entrepreneur
Talk: Developing your Network through Mentorship

Volunteering for mentorship, teaching and other leadership roles can allow individuals to develop career advancing soft and technical skills that open new doors. Find out about how volunteering can help your career, and learn about opportunities to become involved in the Hamilton technology and innovation community.

Beth Gibson, Project Consultant, IEC of Hamilton
Talk: Fuel the Culture

Are you interested in sharing your passion for all things ‘tech’? Do you want to fuel the culture but are not sure how to go about doing it? In this talk, Beth will introduce coding and robotics programs and initiatives that are happening right here in Hamilton. She will review core concepts, participation data, deliverables, partners, and share success stories of former volunteers who have acquired internships and job opportunities as a direct result of their involvement in these projects.

Elizabeth Trang, Facilitator & Developer, IEC of Hamilton and Ronak Patel, Facilitator & Developer, IEC of Hamilton
Talk: Innovative Tech Volunteer Opportunities

Who inspired you to pursue a passion in tech when you were younger? Was it a teacher, family member of friend? In this talk, Elizabeth and Ronak will talk about how they engage and teach youth through hands-on introductions to code. They will discuss their experiences, provide tips and tricks, and most importantly, how kids react when they learn that coding isn’t magic!