Technical Interviewing 101 | A Panel Discussion on Nailing Your Interview

Thursday, August 10th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

BrainStation Vancouver

455 Granville Street


$45 CAD

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Event details

Planning to interview for a technical role? Whether you’re a Computer Science student or grad, training to become a Developer or Software Engineer, or a Hiring Manager looking for technical roles, join us Thursday, August 10th for an in-depth discussion on preparing for and excelling in technical interviews.


You’ve got the skills, but how can you go about showcasing them effectively? Our expert panelists will weigh in on what they look for in applicants, what impresses them the most, and how you can take your skills and stand out from the competition.



What You’ll Learn


  • How to plan for a technical interview

  • Steps for building an impressive portfolio

  • The key traits Hiring Managers look for in technical applicants

  • Ways to set yourself apart

  • How to speak effectively and confidently

  • A look at typical technical interview questions

  • Intro to whiteboarding questions and how to approach them



What You’ll Get


  • Intimate discussion and Q&A with some of Canada's leading technologists

  • A BrainStation notebook & pen for note-taking purposes

  • Light snacks and refreshments!


*Event is non-refundable and non-transferable.


Alan Saw is an experienced technical manager who started his career as a software engineer. At Trulioo, Alan works with an exceptional cohort of developers and engineers to ensure software applications, servers and wider infrastructures are robust, secure and reliable. As the Director of Technology, Alan truly believes in hiring candidates with great attitudes and potential, empowering each and every new hire with the tools and proper authority that they need to succeed and take the company to the next level. 

Erin Rogers is currently leading an awesome team of Technical Recruiters at Hootsuite with a focus on Development and Product. She has worked in Recruitment for over a decade, in both agency and in-house recruitment with a focus on technology for the Vancouver market. Outside of recruiting you can find Erin out on the volleyball court, searching for her next caffeine fix or planning an adventure. 

Danielle Marchant is a recruiter for SAP, whose love for the recruitment industry is equal to her passion for improving it. Having started her career in an agency startup, she quickly became known within the recruitment space for her innate ability to connect and engage talent, and break the barriers of communication. With that, she's led highly engaged recruitment teams amongst 15 industries, Fortune 500 companies, and has over 9 years of management experience.

Laura Crawford started her career in technical recruitment, first in agencies then as an in-house recruiter, and is now heading up the HR team at Mobify as the Director of People & Culture. She's passionate about matching talented people with the right career opportunities and creating an environment where they're empowered to build great things! 

Kyle Treleaven is BrainStation Vancouver's General Manager. With over 10 years of startup industry experience, focused in growing online communities and eCommernce, he’s motivated by creating a collaborative and innovative space where lifelong learners can level up their digital skills.