TechWeek 2021


Montreal, Quebec. 15 - 19 Nov 2021

About the Event


TechWeek is an institutional event of LaSalle College, promoted by the Computer Science programs which aims to bring together students, teachers, industry professionals, collaborators and the community in general around conferences, activities, workshops and mini courses on topics from the IT world. The past four editions have been so successful that TechWeek has become an awaited yearly event that our college community looks forward to organizing and promoting as part of its official educational projects.


The events will be taking place on the TechWeek 2021 TEAMS group. Please join us by clicking here or simply searching for the group in TEAMS and using the following code to enter (zslj77c). See you there!

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Schedule


November 15, 2021
10:30 - 12:00
Opening Ceremony and speeches
Nariman Mansour
Live on Campus on the Plaza
Kahoot and Treasure Hunt by INT (Innovators in Technology) Prizes to give away to the winners.
Nariman Mansour
12:30 - 14:30
Introduction to GoLang (EN)
Dara Aghamirkarimi
Teams Room
Are you a fan of OOP, inheritance, polymorphism, ..., Have you heard of Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson who created OOP more than 35 years ago? They were again mandated in 2006 to design a new language for Google. and Golang was created in 2007. Go is a statically typed, compiled programming language, syntactically like C, how does it work? Why it functions a certain way? come to this workshop and let's explore it together.
Dara Aghamirkarimi
15:00 - 17:00
Designing for Code: UI/UX conference (EN)
Mathew Melo
Teams Room
Everyone on a product team is working together to make one thing: real software in the hands of their users. Design mocks are simply a communication tool in service of this shared goal. But the way the design files are communicated can make or break the product. Whether you are an aspiring designer or dedicated developer, Mathew will walk us through the process of design to code.
Mathew Melo
November 16, 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Panel of IT experts: Life of Developers before and After the Covid Confinement (EN)
Moderated by: Nariman Mansour
Panelists:
Abdul Sadiq: Frontend Developer at Explorance.
Renan Cavalcanti: Power System Specialist/eDBSim at OPAL-RT Technologies.
Razieh Halimizanjaniasl: iOS developer at Intact and LaSalle College Lecturer.
Lyes Hadj Aissa: Full Stack Developer at Premier Tech.
Livia Ferraz: SAP BW Functional Analyst at ArcelorMittal AMEM/AMIC.
Teams Room
A panel of experts discussing how the pandemic affected their work habits and responsibilities as developers/IT experts. In addition, we discuss what are the new set of skills that one would need to acquire to succeed in the industry (advice to the graduates).
Moderated by: Nariman Mansour
Panelists:
Abdul Sadiq: Frontend Developer at Explorance.
Renan Cavalcanti: Power System Specialist/eDBSim at OPAL-RT Technologies.
Razieh Halimizanjaniasl: iOS developer at Intact and LaSalle College Lecturer.
Lyes Hadj Aissa: Full Stack Developer at Premier Tech.
Livia Ferraz: SAP BW Functional Analyst at ArcelorMittal AMEM/AMIC.
13:00 - 14:30
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and NFT (EN)
Dr. Kaveh Bakhtiyari
Teams Room
It has been for a few years that companies, and financial institutions started to investigate the benefits of blockchain and to see how they can leverage blockchain in their own business. Some of those studies remained open, some resulted in business plans, and some started initiatives for business improvements. Among all these hypes, still, there is a lot of confusion on how this technology works and evolves. Sometimes, it is becoming so complex that old-school businessmen and investors cannot really grasp the idea. On the other hand, even though it seems very popular among millennials, it may not be very well understood by the majority. Here, we would talk about some of these elements in simple words from fundamentals to high-level applications of Blockchain, Crypto, and NFT, and how it may shape the future of online shopping.
Dr. Kaveh Bakhtiyari
15:30 - 17:00
Ideation Software Requirements (EN)
Dr. Lana El Salem
Teams Room
Are you interested in innovating new products? Would you like to learn a technique that helps you generate new ideas for existing products, services, and problems? The SCAMPER technique is based on the notion that much of what is new is a modification of something that already exist. SCAMPER is brainstorming technique uses a set of directed questions to resolve a problem — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful
Dr. Lana El Salem
November 17, 2021
10:00 - 12:00
CMS, SiteCore, and Digital Experience Platforms (EN and responds to FR)
Mr. Jean-Nicolas Gauthier
Teams Room
WordPress... Joomla... Drupal... Umbraco... Does it ring a bell? Yes, those are all Content Management System (CMS). But what about Sitecore? Does it ring a bell too? In my session, I will talk about a software that is more advanced than a CMS with integrated features that target the user experience called Digital Experience Platform (DXP). Such software is being used by a majority of the biggest companies you can think of. I will showcase real examples of DXP implementation and why a proper DXP implementation can help an organization undergo a digital transformation and better deliver personalized digital experiences. Together, we will see what architecture principles shall be followed closely to get a scalable DXP solution and how Sitecore is making it easier for the programmers.
Mr. Jean-Nicolas Gauthier
13:00 - 15:00
Linux Network Services(EN and responds to FR)
Dr. Abdelhak Fennouh
Teams Room
A demonstration on how to use Linux Network Services : DHCP, BIND, NFS, SAMBA and VSFTP.
Dr. Abdelhak Fennouh
15:00 - 15:20
Tech Talk
Glauber Torres
Teams Room
What is new for .NET Developers?
Glauber Torres
15:30 - 17:00
CyberSecurité (FR)
Iryna Projorovskaia and Andriy Nikolsky
Teams Room
Ces dernières années, la cybercriminalité n’a cessé d’augmenter. La seule façon dont les entreprises peuvent garantir la sécurité de leur réseau est d’utiliser les derniers logiciels de protection informatique et de les mettre à jour constamment. Découvrez une démonstration des meilleurs outils de protection de données pour les réseaux d’entreprise. Solutions de sécurité et cas d’utilisation. Présentation d'utilisation de différents outils.
Iryna Projorovskaia and Andriy Nikolsky
November 18, 2021
10:00 - 11:30
Video Games Industry panel: Landscape and Integration (EN and respond in FR)
Moderated by: Michelle Khalife.
Panelists:
Marc-Andre Faucher, ex-Ubisoft/AI, now Senior Programmer at Raccoon Logic.
Paul Di Marco, ex-EA, ex-Minority Media/dev., now Team Lead at Behavior.
Joe Khoury, ex-EA/animation/level-design, now Lead Producer at Wargames.
Teams Room
A look at what is going on in the gaming industry today, the skills you need to have to succeed and whether the industry is headed in the future. Q/A session followed for the panelists.
Moderated by: Michelle Khalife.
Panelists:
Marc-Andre Faucher, ex-Ubisoft/AI, now Senior Programmer at Raccoon Logic.
Paul Di Marco, ex-EA, ex-Minority Media/dev., now Team Lead at Behavior.
Joe Khoury, ex-EA/animation/level-design, now Lead Producer at Wargames.
13:00 - 14:30
How to create User Stories/Issues using GIT (EN)
Nariman Mansour and Henri Carbon
Teams Room
Using AGILE /Scrum and working with GIT, learn how to take user stories and break them down into tasks and issues for team members to work with. Previous knowledge and understanding of Git would be helpful.
Nariman Mansour and Henri Carbon
14:30 - 16:00
Internships
Nariman Mansour
Teams Room
Should I get a job? Should I find an internship? How long will it be? All the questions you have about the internship’s rules, regulations, responsibilities, and expectations.
Nariman Mansour
November 19, 2021
10:00 - 11:20
REST API vs GraphQL. How to use graphQL
Renan Cavalcanti
Teams Room
The world of applications is getting more and more complex.
A single application can have different types of clients (Web, Mobile, Smart Watch, Tablet...).
REST was the most predominant pattern for building APIs in the market, but the complexity of the applications and numerous routes made graphQL to gain its space in the market. So let's understand the difference between these two patterns and build a useful API from scratch using graphQL, NodeJS and MongoDB.
Renan Cavalcanti
11:30 - 12:00
DevOps & SRE (FR)
Leandro Carvalho
Teams Room
Présentation de la culture DevOps et comment implementer les pratiques SRE dans les compagnies
Leandro Carvalho
12:30 - 14:00
Programmation réseau (DEVNet)- le cloud et la cybersécurité
Mr. Wadih Zaatar and Karel Bisson
On campus

Mr. Wadih Zaatar and Karel Bisson
14:00 - 14:30
Closing
Teams Room

14:30 - 17:30
Exploration session for Accomplished Games by students from Game Engines I and II (Link for the games will be posted soon)
Teams Room

November 20, 2021
11:00 -
Gaming Tournament: Come join us to play together PUBG and win prizes for the winner!!
Teams Room

Speakers


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    Jean-Nicolas Gauthier

    Web Team Lead @ LCI Education. You can find more about me here : https://razmo.ca/

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    Nariman Mansour

    Masters Higher Education, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), IT Expert, CS Professor, team leader, internships supervisor and CS curriculum design specialist. Founder and head of INT (Innovators in Technology). Entrepreneur and CEO."

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    Mathew Melo

    A former LaSalle Computer Science student who quickly transitioned his career from developer to designer

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    Joe Khoury

    Lead Producer, World of Tanks

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    Dara Aghamirkarimi

    I am a software eng. from École de Téchnologie Supérieure with about two decades of experience in IT.

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    Lana Al-Salem

    Lana works as a Senior Product Manager for Distribution ERP solution. Lana has worked in various industries (Supply Management, Healthcare, Maritime, Real Estate, and Recruiting). PhD in requirements engineering, and a certified Lean Portfolio Manager, Product Manager, Product Owner & Scrum Master.

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    Marc-André Faucher

    Senior Animation Programmer, BASc Computer Science

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    Kaveh Bakhtiari

    Data scientist at SSENSE, lecturer in College LaSalle, an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, and founder of Musingway Ltd. Currently, He is doing research in AI, Cognitive Science & System Engineering at The National University of Malaysia and the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany as a part of his PhD studies.

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    Glauber Torres

    Over 20 years of professional experience developing enterprise solutions. Seasoned Microsoft Certified Trainer, Unity Certified Programmer, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

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    Razieh Halimizanjaniasl

    iOS Software developer.Bachelor’s degree in software engineering. master’s degree in Business administration

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    Renan Cavalcanti

    Electrical Engineer with specialization in software development. Experience in fullstack mobile application. Currently backend developer on real-time Power System Simulators and professional certificate student in data science and machine learning at McGill.

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    Abdul Sadiq

    Frontend Developer at Explorance

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    Michelle Khalife

    Instructor, Computer Science Dept., La Salle College; BS/MS/PhD-Candidate in Computer Science; Certification in Project Management

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    Paul Di Marco

    Programmer Team Lead (BCompSci Concordia)

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    Leandro Carvalho

    SRE Developer

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    Iryna Projorovskaia

    CISCO instructor

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