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Member Profile: Nathan Doraty - The Value Of Building While You're A Student

Member Profile: Nathan Doraty - The Value Of Building While You're A Student

As we get ready to break for the holidays, it's an excellent time to reflect on the experiences of one of our most active student members, Nathan Doraty. Nathan is a third-year student in Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta. We see Nathan on a regular basis; at Hack Days, DemoCamp, meetups, and the Student Summer Program. He's one of our biggest champions, and we're thrilled to have him as part of the community. 

To say the past few months have been busy for Nathan would be an understatement! With a little under a year in hackathon experience under his belt, Nathan and his friends won the prestigious Hack the North contest at the University of Waterloo and then were invited to the Facebook campus in Palo Alto to compete alongside some of the brightest students on the continent. We had the chance to sit down with Nathan and chat about why he makes times for hackathons and how the local startup community has impacted his approach to school. 

Student Summer Accelerator - Recap

Student Summer Accelerator - Recap

With fall just around the corner, it's time for us to say goodbye to the great teams we welcomed to campus for the Student Summer Accelerator Program. Teams of four joined us for 14 weeks of intensive programming focused on developing their tech-enabled products. The students went through the Preflight series, participated in weekly mentorship sessions and pitched their companies at a practice demo day. 

We look forward to working with students this year! Stay tuned to starupedmonton.com/students for updates. 

We sat down with Carl Charest, Program Coordinator, to chat about his experience with the students this summer. 

Student Summer Accelerator 2015

Student Summer Accelerator 2015

The Student Summer Accelerator is a full-time 14-week intensive program that enables teams to work alongside other startups and entrepreneurs in the community while building their own company.  

“The summer is a chance to learn and acquire the important skills in running a successful startup; grow, network and surround yourself around other entrepreneurs; gain a better understanding your customer’s core problem to build a wanted product; and create a scalable startup.” - Tiffany Linke-Boyko, COO - Startup Edmonton. 

HackLab Student Developer Conference

HackLab Student Developer Conference

Level up your software development skills with this full-day intensive

We’re thrilled to announce our first HackLab Student Developer Conference, March 21, 2015 at the Shaw Conference Centre. $35 - includes coffee/snacks, lunch and an all-ages evening social. studentdevcon.com

Join us for talks, workshops and hands-on projects. Developers from some of the top tech-enabled companies in the world will share how they build software and encourage participants to level up their programming abilities in the fields of mobile development, machine learning and building at scale.