ECE Week 2017

Celebrating ECE Technology and Education


5:00 PM on Tuesday & Wednesday, January 24-25 @ ETLC, University of Alberta

Workshops emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. Build something cool or learn how to use a new piece of technology in an informative and engaging one hour session! Whether you’re a novice or experienced tinkerer, our workshops will expand your knowledge about what work in the ECE industry looks like.

RSVP for workshops here

Our Workshops

Web API's: Gluing the Modern Web Together
Ben Zittlau - Jobber
5pm Tuesday, ATCO
General Electric
5pm Tuesday, COLT
DIY PCB Etching: Making Circuits out of Coca Cola
Carson Dick - SPIE Student Club
5pm Tuesday, NREF 2-003

Make a Data Visualization
Dark Horse Analytics
5pm Wednesday, ATCO
DIY Electronic Components: One Person's junk is Another Person's Beer-Bottle Capacitor
Carson Dick - SPIE Student Club
5pm Wednesday, COLT
Dr. Jie Chen & Scott Mackay - ECE Department
5pm Wednesday, ECERF Entrance


11:45 AM on Wednesday, January 25 @ StartUpEdmonton

Lunchalytics is a monthly event by Dark Horse Analytics and StartUp Edmonton.

Get a free lunch and learn about open source and open data analytics by Mark Diner (Chief Advisor, Open Government at Government of Alberta) and Taj Darra (Open Source Analytics Data Scientist at IBM)

Learn more and RSVP here


6:45 PM on Tuesday, January 24 @ CCIS 1-140, University of Alberta

(Hosted by Startup Edmonton)
DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. Started back in 2008, DemoCamp Edmonton has steadily grown into one of the largest in the country, with over 200 people attending each event.

RSVP for democamp here.

Distinguished Speaker: Hemi Thaker

4:30pm on Thursday January 26 @ 8th floor DICE

How We Built a Multi-million Dollar Tech Company

Hemi is a University of Alberta alum, graduating from the Computer Engineering program in '86, and a very successful business entrepreneur. He earned his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and has launched two winning companies with very little start-up money. As the winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award he hopes to inspire Canadians to take risks in their careers. He has had successes and what he calls successful failures over the years and with his vast life experience this proves to be a stimulating lecture for both Engineers and business enthusiasts.

Industry Social

5:30 PM on Friday, January 27 @ ETLC Solarium, University of Alberta

The Industry Social is an opportunity for electrical engineering, computer engineering, and engineering physics students to learn about the work and culture of engineering in industry and an opportunity for industry professionals to meet and guide students through the industry.
The mixer is a casual setting for students and professions to connect and develop relationships - a good way for to create awareness of the career opportunities awesome technologies in our industry.
The evening will have free snacks throughout the event on behalf of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

RSVP here

HackEd 2017

Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29th @ StartUP Edmonton.

HackEd is our student hackathon, an event where students have 24 hours to design, implement and present innovative solutions to life’s problems. Using software, hardware and collaboration, students get a chance to exercise their creativity and problem solving skills to build something awesome! Students of all disciplines and skill levels are welcome to join.


For involvement, participation and sponsorship queries, please email us here!