Technical Interviewing 101 | A Panel Discussion on Nailing Your Interview

Thursday, August 10th @ 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 10, 2017

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BrainStation Toronto

460 King Street West Enter through the glass doors on Spadina


$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 you’re a Hiring Manager looking to hire 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.


Stergios Anastasiadis
Director of Engineering, Shopify 
Stergios leads Shopify’s Engineering team in Toronto and is responsible for building the platforms of Shopify that enables commerce across many channels like Facebook, Pinterest, and Amazon. Stergios is passionate about developing people, building innovative product experiences and creating a diverse team with a 50-50 split of women to men composition.  With over 25 years of experience, Stergios has worked with several startups, companies of all sizes and at various growth stages,  and has built teams across geographies. Prior to joining Shopify, Stergios was the Engineering Manager at Google. 

Nahim Nasser
VP Engineering, INTERSECT

Nahim is the VP of Engineering at INTERSECT, overseeing all product development. He has a proven track record of leading engineering teams to successfully deliver challenging software products for clients such as eBay/Stubhub, Travelocity, and 500px.

Formerly a technical director at INTERSECT, Nahim’s focus has shifted from leading individual teams to managing the entire engineering body. He specializes in crafting world class teams and leveraging processes to increase operational efficiency with an emphasis on quality and longevity.

Lisa Winberg
Senior Talent Manager, HIRED

Lisa Winberg is the Senior Manager of Talent at Hired, the opportunity network that matches outstanding people with the world's most innovative companies. Lisa leads a large team of career coaches who help candidates prepare for interviews everyday and we have helped thousands of candidates navigate their searches. She also works with companies to help them improve their interview processes to be perceived as "employers of choice." Lisa loves nothing more than empowering individuals to reach their personal and professional goals and is on a mission to help everyone find a job that they love! 

Ash Christopher
Senior Director of Engineering, Wave

Ash Christopher is the Senior Director of Engineering at Wave, leading platform and operations engineering on a quest to build Wave’s next generation of financial service products. He has spent his years at Wave focused on problems of scale and sees technology as the means to increase developer productivity and efficiency.

In past careers, Ash rebuilt G Adventures eCommerce website, and developed monitoring, communications and safety systems for oil rigs at Pason. 

In addition to exciting challenges at Wave, he recently entered a whole new adventure as a new father.

Karney Li
VP Engineering, Wealthsimple 
Karney Li is the VP of Engineering at Wealthsimple. In this role, he leads an engineering team that is disrupting the financial investing world. He's been integral in bringing a complex micro-services architecture to life, designing a system for scale, and has made key technology decisions including the adoption of Ruby, Rails, and React Native to meet the technology needs. 
Prior to leading Wealthsimple's engineering division, Karney spent 10 years at Amazon as both a Software Engineer and Development Manager. His career has spanned their offices both in Toronto and south of the border. Karney looks forward to sharing his lessons learned from his rich and varied career.