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Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • CEED Training Room, 7071 Bayers Rd Suite #225, Halifax, NS B3L 2C2

    Are You Sick of Wasting Time on Marketing that Doesn't Work?

    If you want to sell more then you've gotta understand your audience. Who are your "right fit" customers? And what really makes them tick, click, and buy?

    If you can't answer these questions... you're in trouble.

    When you’re not 100% clear about who your best customers are or what motivates them to buy, it’s not just frustrating for you or your team—it’s a massive time suck.

    At Customer Camp, our workshops will give you the time, space and direction to power through the messy strategy work needed to grow faster. You'll walk away feeling more focused and organized... minus the overwhelm.

    This Program is Right for You if...

    • You’re not 100% confident that you’re targeting your "best fit" customers

    • You want to work more strategically, but feel stuck in the day-to-day grind of your business

    • You know you need to clarify your message because sometimes people don’t “get” what you do

    "One small change in my messaging and my cold outreach conversion rate increased from 3% to 28%. You spend months trying to find an answer that ends up costing you 20 minutes for a 1:1 interview. Sometimes you need to step outside of your day to day routine to see the forest from the trees. This workshop was exactly that—a chance to refocus.” JESSY GERVAIS, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, FOODBYTE

    Who should attend?

    • Leaders - Who "wear many hats" including marketing and strategy
    • Marketers - Who want to work smarter and convert more leads
    • Salespeople - Who get inside their prospect's heads and close more deals


    • February 25, 2020, 9am - 4pm (in-person)
      Get Clear on Your Audience & Message
      Identify your "right fit" customers and craft a measurably better marketing message... all in one day!

    • March 10, 2020, 10am - 12pm (online)
      Get Inside Your Customer's Head
      Learn how to use audience research to figure out what buyers *really* care about… so you close deals faster.

    • April 8, 2020, 9am - 2:30pm (in-person)
      Build Your Growth Strategy
      Head into Q2 with extreme confidence and a research-backed marketing strategy that you're ready to execute.


    You must meet all eligibility requirements to take part of in this opportunity. If you are not a DNS member, you can still apply! Once you receive confirmation of your acceptance into the program, you must please register as a member.


    Please note, this program has been fully funded through Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive (WIPSI), and will be provided FREE for DNS members with less than 50 employees. If your company has more than 50 employees, 50% of program costs will be funded..


    Meet your instructor:

    Katelyn Bourgoin is a 3X founder turned growth strategist. She understands the challenges business leaders face because she's been there herself.

    With operational experience spanning the marketing, tech, and hospitality sectors, Katelyn has been named as an influential entrepreneur by Forbes and featured in Inc., HuffPost, Bustle, CBC, CTV, Global TV and more. Katelyn' s past clients include high-growth tech startups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies like Target and Holiday Inn.

    Today Katelyn helps frustrated marketers, founders and salespeople to focus on what really matters—their customers.

    After all, whoever gets closer to the customer wins.

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Did you know that by 2030, all businesses throughout Nova Scotia may have to make their website accessible and adhere to the Accessibility Act?

    Get ahead of the curve! Join Digital Nova Scotia and Lisa Snider on February 26th, at 12pm-1pm online for a webinar about how to make your online presence accessible! (We will email you the link!)

    Lisa Snider is the Senior Digital Accessibility Consultant, Trainer, and Owner of Access Changes Everything, which is a national digital accessibility consulting company. During the webinar, Lisa will be going over:

    • Why Accessibility is Important
    • Canadian Digital Accessibility Legislation
    • Who is Accessing Your Website
    • How Some People Are Accessing Your Website (including two live demos of assistive technologies)
    • Tips For Making Your Website More Accessible

    The webinar will be provided through Zoom, and members are encouraged to submit any questions they have about accessibility when signing up, and Lisa will answer them all during the webinar!

    About Lisa Snider

    Lisa Snider has over 20 years’ experience working with digital accessibility in different settings and contexts. Lisa’s passion in life is working with website, document, audio, video, email, social media and app accessibility, and sharing her knowledge through education to make these digital materials more accessible for everyone, including people with different disabilities.

    Through her company, Access Changes Everything (www.accesschangeseverything.com), Lisa provides accessibility audits, user testing by people with disabilities, remediation, procurement consultation, presentations, and in person and webinar workshops and training for various North American governments, organizations, universities and businesses.

    Lisa was the Chair of the Province of Manitoba’s Accessibility for Manitobans Act, Information & Communications Standard Development Committee, was a Stakeholder in the W3C Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Silver Task Force (WCAG 2.1), is an invited member of the Microsoft Inclusive Workplace Customer Advisory Council, and is a member of the ATHEN Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Mac Outlook Accessibility Groups, collaborating with Microsoft to improve the accessibility of their products.

    • 03 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Huestis Innovation Pavilion, 15 University Avenue, Acadia University

    We're asking stakeholders of the digital sector in the Annapolis Valley to join us at Acadia on March 3rd for an evening of engaging discussion on the local digital sector and networking.

    The evening will be a structured dialogue and ideation in a World Café* format to discuss to needs, opportunities and challenges faced in the Annapolis Valley local tech sector.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • TBC - In-person & online

    Designed for developers, by developers.

    Learn how to build, maintain and launch real-world web applications with the React Bootcamp. Combining theory and application, you will produce your own apps and complete the program with the core knowledge required to deeply understand and begin building and testing robust web apps in React.

    Initially developed by Facebook, React is a framework used in many large-scale businesses around the world, such as Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, and Uber. A front-runner amongst frameworks, React provides libraries to create feature-rich applications in the fields of Web Development, Mobile, and VR. Considered a user-interface framework, React allows you to code complex front-end applications with minimal resource allocation and easy scaling, and unlike most other Javascript frameworks, React is built in such a way that it pushes good coding practices, such as code reuse and data abstraction.

    Through this program, you will master leading edge skills and increase your capacity to compete in local and global markets of mobile development. This hands-on, classroom-based program uses an established boot camp model to provide high-end coding skills for beginner to intermediate developers. The program outline includes:

    In Class Modules:
    Day 1: 
    Module 1: React Introduction, Setting up your Environment
    Module 2: React Components and Basics (Code extensions and examples)

    Day 2:
    Module 3: Component Events and Attributes (dynamic variables)
    Module 4: Routing with React-router (advantages and disadvantages)

    Day 3:
    Module 5: Sharing state and data with React and Redux (real-world applications)
    Module 6: Accessing third-party components and APIs

    Video Lessons (Self-Directed Study)
    In addition to video lessons for all of the above modules, we also supply video lessons for the following:

    • Video Lesson: Introduction to Webpack
    • Video Lesson: Styling React
    • Video Lesson: Redux
    • Video Lesson: Testing and Troubleshooting your App
    • Video Lesson: Introduction to ES6
    • Streaming Session: Deploying your App for the World to See!

    Component-based architecture is where front-end development is going, so whether you’re starting development of your new product, looking for a front-end overhaul, or even just seeing what’s out there, React can add value to your business.

    This program is for you, if you…

    • have junior to advanced development experience (knowledge of JavaScript and ES6 is an asset)
    • are a front end developer looking to upgrade your skills
    • are deciding which framework to code your interface with

    Instructor Bio
    Rob is a programmer with over 15 years experience in web programming and software development, with a talent for solving complex problems and ensuring client satisfaction. A graduate of Dalhousie University’s Bachelor of Computer Science program, his mix of classical training and modern programming languages ensures that clients are not only satisfied with their product, but also have the means to continue servicing it in the long run. Previously, Rob worked as lead on projects ranging from website builds and mobile applications to server architecture, and is currently the CTO of Click2Order, an online ordering platform allowing restaurants to easily enable web and mobile ordering in their stores.

Past events

29 Jan 2020 An Introduction to Deep Learning with Neural Networks
16 Jul 2019 Info4Impact: Repurposing Blog Posts: Upcycling to Perform Better in Organic Search
24 Jun 2019 Sales Training with Sandler
13 Jun 2019 Info4Impact: You’ve found the right people, now how do you keep them?
26 Mar 2019 Info4Impact: Discover the power of BI/Analytics & Data Integration
13 Mar 2019 React Boot Camp with Collegio
15 Feb 2019 Leadership Lab with Eleanor Beaton
05 Feb 2019 Info4Impact: Become a Talent Magnet
29 Nov 2018 10 Google Analytics Set Up Issues that are Hurting Your Marketing Data
25 Oct 2018 How to capitalize on SEO
03 Oct 2018 Reduce the Risk: Cybersecurity 101
24 Sep 2018 7 Online Mistakes That Are Costing You Leads and Sales
27 Jul 2018 Creating a Project Management Culture
28 Jun 2018 Reputational Risk: Don't expose your brand to the court of public opinion
16 May 2018 Fostering Creativity & Effective Ideation
10 May 2018 Demystifying Canada’s Immigration System
17 Apr 2018 Customer Intelligence Workshop: Learn How the World's Fastest Growing Companies Use Customer Data to Unearth Hidden Growth Opportunities
06 Apr 2018 The Octopus Funnel: Generate More Leads & Turn Them Into Sales
23 Mar 2018 Building Customer Trust and Enhancing Customer Experiences – Interactive Workshop
13 Mar 2018 Creating Consistent Revenue: Let’s Talk Sales, Marketing & Communication!
09 Mar 2018 The Buzz Around Blockchain
09 Mar 2018 Digital Marketing and Increasing Sales
23 Feb 2018 It's all about the Experience: Getting Started with UX
19 Jan 2018 Info4Impact: Do Your Customers Really Trust You?
13 Sep 2017 Breakfast: Hiring for Startups and Other Small Businesses
29 May 2017 Info4Impact Series - Design thinking crash course
22 Mar 2016 Global Tech Talk on Robotic System Design featuring Dr. Greg Dudek
11 Jan 2016 Business 101: Experiment Driven Change
07 Dec 2015 Business 101: Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) Update
05 Oct 2015 The New ISO/IEC 29110 Standard for Very Small Entities (VSEs)
09 Jun 2015 Business 101: Kanban - A Lightning Introduction
21 May 2015 Business 101 - Restrictive Covenants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!
17 Dec 2014 Business 101: Product Management – Tools of the Trade
27 Nov 2014 Business 101: How UX Methodology Can Help Your Project (and save your sanity)
28 Oct 2014 Business 101: Carving out the Express Entry Program – Treat yourself to an overview session
16 Oct 2014 Power IT Up Workshop: Fostering Female Leadership (Oct. 16th)
17 Sep 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - Disrupt or Be Disrupted. Gaining Advantage in a Digital Economy in Atlantic Canada
26 Aug 2014 Digital Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2014
26 Aug 2014 Digital Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2013
25 Jul 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - Agile Project Management
23 Jun 2014 Digital NS Business 101 Webinar - "The New Anti-SPAM Law and Your Business"
19 Jun 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - "Protecting Critical Data and Applications with a Disaster Recovery Plan"
30 May 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - Protecting Your Brand: Trademark Myths & Realities
28 Apr 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - "The New Anti-SPAM Law and Your Business"
15 Apr 2014 Power IT Up Workshop: Fostering Female Leadership
19 Mar 2014 Digital Nova Scotia Student Tech Lounge - March 19th
27 Feb 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - "Going for Growth: How to Access Grant Funding"
31 Jan 2014 Digital NS Business 101 - "Privacy Law for Digital Companies"
12 Dec 2013 Digital Test Event
12 Dec 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - "Customer Relationship Management: Success Through Trust
19 Nov 2013 ADIANS and DNS presents "Wired for the Waves"
31 Oct 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - "Is cloud computing a secure option to reduce IT costs while increasing efficiency?
26 Sep 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - The "Weird and Wonderful" world of IP
25 Jun 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - Social Media & More: Growing Business & Strengthening Brand
16 May 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - Getting what you Want from the Deal: Negotiating Effective Commercial Contracts
10 Apr 2013 Digital Nova Scotia Annual Dinner 2013
10 Apr 2013 Special Edition DNS Business 101 - Good Luck is Hard Work: Planned Serendipity for You and Your Business
26 Mar 2013 Digital NS Business 101 - Ready for International Markets?
25 Feb 2013 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - Sales in IT
29 Jan 2013 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - SR&ED Workshop
12 Jul 2012 Digital Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2012
22 Mar 2012 Digital Nova Scotia Annual Dinner 2012
22 Mar 2012 Digital Leaders Summit II
15 Feb 2012 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge & 3Whf
21 Dec 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
08 Dec 2011 Nova Scotia Industry Network - Holiday Networking Event!
17 Nov 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
16 Nov 2011 Halifax ICT Industry-University/College Research Connector Event
20 Oct 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
22 Sep 2011 Digital Nova Scotia - 22 Annual Golf Tournament
15 Sep 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
18 Aug 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
21 Jul 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
23 Jun 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge - Cancelled for June
23 Jun 2011 Digital Nova Scotia -Special AGM Reception
23 Jun 2011 Digital Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2011
19 May 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
21 Apr 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
17 Mar 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
10 Mar 2011 Translate Your Professional Expertise and Participate in Shaping an ICT Recognition Program *DATE CHANGED*
08 Mar 2011 Digital Nova Scotia Annual Dinner
08 Mar 2011 Digital Leaders Summit
17 Feb 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
20 Jan 2011 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
09 Dec 2010 NS Industry Holiday Networking Event
18 Nov 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Student TechLounge
21 Oct 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
23 Sep 2010 Digital Nova Scotia - 21st Annual Golf Tournament
15 Sep 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
19 Aug 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
15 Jul 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
23 Jun 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - SR&ED Workshop
17 Jun 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge -Special AGM Reception
17 Jun 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting 2010
19 May 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge - Special Wednesday
12 May 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - Digital Media Tax Credit Workshop
15 Apr 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
14 Apr 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - SR&ED Workshop
18 Mar 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
10 Mar 2010 Digital Nova Scotia Business 101 - Anti-Spam Laws
18 Feb 2010 Digital Nova Scotia TechLounge
11 Feb 2010 ITANS Annual Dinner
21 Jan 2010 ITANS TechLounge
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