UCalgary Tech Bytes

Quick, engaging opportunities to learn and interact with leaders in tech.

Want to learn directly from leaders in tech? Interested in AMAs with developers? Curious to see how good industry are at video games? 

What is UCalgary Tech Bytes?

Tech Bytes connects students with industry professionals within Calgary’s tech sector through interactive and engaging 1-2 hour sessions. Students can engage directly with our industry partners to learn about their company culture, the work they do, and the diverse roles within their organizations. This is a great opportunity to establish meaningful connections and get your questions answered.

How to participate:

  1. Learn more about our Tech Bytes sessions below

  2. Add a reminder to your calendar for those events you wish to join

  3. When your events are scheduled to start, visit the Tech Bytes webpage to access them

Please note that events may end early, so try your best to arrive at the start of the session.

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March 2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Absorb Software

Join us in playing “Among Us”, an online multiplayer social deduction game. While playing, we will answer all your Absorb and otherwise related questions. Please join this Zoom room and ensure you have downloaded the game. This can be done through your phone (Free App) or purchase on Steam.

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March 2, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Absorb Software

Please join us in an informal Ask Me Anything session with our team of amazing Absorbers. We will speak to all things Absorb, Machine Learning, What they don’t teach you, Product shipment & Delivery, Career Talks, etc.

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March 2, 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

TD Securities

Join us for four TED-style talks with multiple individuals within TD Securities followed by an AMA.

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March 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Critical Mass

This hands-on workshop will allow you to practice your skills while learning what the life of a developer at a marketing agency is like. Get your front-end hats on as a technology pro from Critical Mass supports you in using HTML, CSS ,and JavaScript to build a React application. Note: Critical Mass will be working within CodeSandbox, so please have a Github account ready if you'd like to follow along.

neo financial logo

March 3, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Neo Financial

This Ask Me Anything session will allow you the opportunity to learn more about Neo and ask questions around topics such as: the work they do, the technology they use, and what it takes to be a software engineer in today’s tech environment.

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March 4, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Join Showpass CEO Lucas McCarthy for an Ask Me Anything session where you can ask all your burning questions about how to build a multi-million-dollar tech company.

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March 4, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Avanti Software

Have questions you want answered? Learn more about Avanti Software and the work they do. Get your questions in early by going to sli.do, then entering code #19897. The sli.do will be active from Saturday, February 27 to end-of-day on Thursday, March 4, so you can enter and upvote questions leading up to and throughout the duration of the session.

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March 4, 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Tech Start UCalgary

Tech Start UCalgary will be hosting Judy Hughes, Founder and President of JYZ Designs, for a conversation about entrepreneurial thinking and her work with JYZ Design. Learn about how businesses identify their target markets, gain attention with the marketplace, and developing brand strategy.


Coming Soon

More Tech Bytes

Let us know if there's a Calgary-based company you'd like us to feature: hunterhub@ucalgary.ca

And don't forget about Tech Fest: November 2021!

Calgary’s fastest growing technology companies all in one place

Tech Fest invites post-secondary students citywide to connect with Calgary’s tech sector during a virtual conference featuring industry networking, hands-on learning activities, and inspiring talks from community leaders who are re-shaping the landscape of economic opportunity in our city.


Networking sessions will encourage existing and aspiring members of Calgary’s tech community to connect with each other, share ideas and experiences, and explore opportunities.


Attend Lunch and Learn sessions along with a variety of other learning activities designed to grow the knowledge and skills of Tech Fest participants.


Participants will have a chance to hear about a variety of innovation focused resources and support services that available to them at UCalgary and across Calgary.

Tech Fest is presented by the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking, Schulich School of Engineering, and Faculty of Science.

Why participate?



Learn about Calgary’s tech sector, discover new career opportunities, connect with prospective employers, and participate in learning activities to prepare for your future.

Tech Companies

Tech Companies

Connect with student talent, network with innovation service providers who can help grow your company, and grow your brand recognition on campus and across Calgary.

Innovation suppoters

Innovation Supporters

Connect with student entrepreneurs who want to build Calgary’s next great tech company, network with existing tech companies to explore collaboration opportunities, and build greater awareness of the support you provide.

More details coming soon!

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