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Red Hat Security Symposium Victoria

Sept 5 2019 - Join the Security Symposium, where cybersecurity professionals can learn and network alongside Red Hat and Intel security experts, partners, and industry peers. No one can solve IT security issues alone. Solving problems together as a community is the future of technology.

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DevOps Commons MeetUp

The DevOps Commons MeetUp is the in-person forum focused on growing and evolving the BCGov DevOps community.

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Cloud Native Victoria MeetUp

Cloud Native Victoria is the official Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Meetup group dedicated to building a strong, open, diverse developer community around the Cloud Native platform and technologies in Victoria.

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Red Hat DevSecOps Roadshow

Held on August 8th, the Red Hat DevSecOps Workshop is a unique hands-on experience for building, deploying, and securing containerized cloud-native applications using industry-standard open source technologies

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BC Gov Development Community Events

A listing of events of interest to the BC Gov Development Community

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Digital Leadership Training

This course is designed for leaders responsible for high performing Agile Teams.  Course content unpacks new leadership competencies, the new OCIO Digital Framework and focuses on Agile Governance, Lean IT and Servant Leadership.  The aim of this course is develop awareness of how to lead across self-organising, cross-functional teams, so that you can delegate the delivery of all aspects of a service.  The course is delivered by experienced practitioners in an inclusive adult learning team setting.   By the end of the course you will be able to: Role model the changes required in leadership and culture that support Agile ways of working Explain the importance of value and user research and the importance of user need Identify the agile and digital principles and methods adopted in government.

  • Aug212019
  • Exchange Lab

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Aug212019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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Lab & Learn | The Hexagonal Alternative: A Spatial Grid Framework to better Map Ecological Data

Explore the definition, creation, development, and application of Hex grids for the Species and Ecosystems Information Systems Modernization (SEISM) project here at the lab. Hexagonal grids present some interesting mapping and database challenges. These are discussed as well as options to address issues and technological challenges. Two provincial data sets have been migrated to a hex framework to further explore and visualize what the hex world could look like. Who will benefit from attending? If you are in the ecology or landscape inventory and management sectors or even a fan of maps, this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll learn how hexagonal grids are gaining favour in their application against environment data and how they can be leveraged for BC. Presenter Mike Shasko recently joined FLNRO – Range Branch after 16 years as operations manager/programmer for a Wildfire Aerial/Thermal business working in Alberta, California, and BC. Mike is a cartographer by trade but is also a geospatial applications developer and avid Google Earth KML programmer. Presentation: 11am to 12pmNetworking: 12pm to 12:30pm Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at CSILab@gov.bc.ca. Option to join the meeting online/phone below. ............................................................................................................................. Join Skype Meeting   Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App Join by phone   Local - Victoria: +1 (250) 952-9304,,729023151# (BC, Canada)                 English (United States) Local - Vancouver: +1 (604) 398-9304,,729023151# (BC, Canada)            English (United States) Toll-Free: +1 (888) 952-9304,,729023151# (BC, Canada)                            English (United States)   Find a local number   Conference ID: 729023151

  • Aug212019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Making the Design System Work for You: UX Guild & DevOps Commons

Our 4th UX Guild Meetup will be a collaborative session with the BC DevOps Commons. This will be a session focused on making the BC Design System work for both developers and designers. As a developer, what do you need to make UI components from the design system integratabtle into your workflows? As a ux designer, what do you need from the design system to create consistent and well designed applications? Opportunities generated from this Meetup will help inform the next iteration of work to be done on the design system. So bring your thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and solutions.

  • Aug282019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Making the Design System Work for You: UX Guild & DevOps Commons

Our next DevOps Commons Meetup will be a collaborative session with the BC Gov UX Guild. This will be a session focused on making the BC Design System work for both developers and designers. As a developer, what do you need to make UI components from the design system integratabtle into your workflows? As a UX designer, what do you need from the design system to create consistent and well designed applications? Opportunities generated from this Meetup will help inform the next iteration of work to be done on the design system. So bring your thoughts, ideas, perspectives, and solutions.

  • Aug282019
  • 1012 Douglas St.

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Aug292019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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SecDevOps What are your goals, tools and strategy?

Co-Hosting with Tanya Janca, senior cloud advocate for Microsoft. More details to follow however we are looking at key goals and strategies behind security practices in our DevOps process. Maybe we can show some Azure DevSecOps in action too? :) If you prefer Tuesday or Thursday night week of September 2 please let me know as some maybe still on their labour long weekend!

  • Sep022019
  • 2nd Floor, 1824 Store Street

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Sep042019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

Agile Fundamentals course description One-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Sep052019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

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UX Guild Meetup #5 - UX Training Program Workshop

Welcome to our 5th UX Guild Meetup! We are switching up this session to a workshop style focused on creating the foundations of a UX Training program for government staff. We'll be working with the Exchange Lab Training Program team to help formulate what a series of training for UX design could look like. Some things to think about.... 1. What delivery models would be most effective for UX training? 2. What type of information do new UX designers need to know? 3. What type of skills do UX designers need to develop? For experience UX designers, bring your knowledge and expertise, and for aspiring UX designer, bring your questions, curiosities and desires for learning!

  • Sep102019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Webinar | The Hexagonal Alternative: A Spatial Grid Framework to better Map Ecological Data

Explore the definition, creation, development, and application of Hex grids for the Species and Ecosystems Information Systems Modernization (SEISM) project here at the lab. Hexagonal grids present some interesting mapping and database challenges. These are discussed as well as options to address issues and technological challenges. Two provincial data sets have been migrated to a hex framework to further explore and visualize what the hex world could look like. Who will benefit from attending? If you are in the ecology or landscape inventory and management sectors or even a fan of maps, this is a great opportunity for you. You’ll learn how hexagonal grids are gaining favour in their application against environment data and how they can be leveraged for BC. Presenter Mike Shasko recently joined FLNRO – Range Branch after 16 years as operations manager/programmer for a Wildfire Aerial/Thermal business working in Alberta, California, and BC. Mike is a cartographer by trade but is also a geospatial applications developer and avid Google Earth KML programmer. Presentation: 9:00 am to 10 am Register today! *By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at CSILab@gov.bc.ca. Skype Meeting information below ............................................................................................................................. Join Skype Meeting   Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App Join by phone   Local - Victoria: +1 (250) 952-9304,,526277# (BC, Canada)                        English (United States) Local - Vancouver: +1 (604) 398-9304,,526277# (BC, Canada)                   English (United States) Toll-Free: +1 (888) 952-9304,,526277# (BC, Canada)                   English (United States)   Find a local number   Conference ID: 526277 Forgot your dial-in PIN? |Help  

  • Sep112019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Sep112019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Sep182019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Sep192019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

Agile Fundamentals course description One-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Sep262019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

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Certified Scrum Product Owner Training

IMPORTANT - Training Session Registration Notes: 1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend. Cost: Please be approved for $875.00 + GST. The final amount is dependant on the total number of participants (could be as low as $725 per participant), but $875 is the MAXIMUM amount you will be charged. Payments will be processed internally via JV (this is NOT a free course). 2. Email CSILab@gov.bc.ca with the following information: Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch. Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx] On the day immediately following this course (October 3) there will be a Product Owner Panel to bring learnings in to a Government context, further discussion and provide examples of Government products. This will run from 10:30am-12pm. Course Description This course runs from 9am-4:30pm each day. This 2-day training will bring you all the elements you need to become a productive Product Owner, maximizing the ROI of the business. Participants will learn the essential concepts and tools of Scrum, differences between agile and traditional project methodologies, like waterfall, and how the role of the "business" changes vis-à- vis the Scrum teams. Participants will also learn how to effectively manage and prioritize product backlogs, release plans, sprints, as well as track & report. To illustrate the principles and concepts, and in order to address specific problems of each participant, the class includes practical exercises, demonstrations, discussions, and case studies.   Practical work includes: • Scrum simulation game • An exercise to improve prioritization and project metrics • Release planning exercise to identify the best release dates • A practical exercise on retrospectives The main points are as follows, but can be adjusted as needed: • Introduction • Mindset • Communication • History • Scrum Overview • Roles • Product Discovery • Product Backlog • User Personas • User Story Mapping • Stories and Acceptance Criteria • ATDD and Specification by Example • Breakdown of Stories • Product Planning • Prioritization • Estimation • Scaling   Attendees Will Receive: • Listing as Certified Product Owner on the Scrum Alliance website • 2-year membership in the Scrum Alliance Trainer Bio – Petra Skapa Petra Skapa was taught Scrum by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of the Scrum Framework, in 2002 and has been a team member as a developer, Scrum Master, Iteration Manager and Agile Project Manager. Her experience has great diversity of domain, including airlines, retail, public sector, medical and telecom. Petra holds a Bachelors degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, 1998, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University, 2001. She has been a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2011 having taught hundreds of students globally, in both English and French. She is also a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum). Petra’s IT career began through an internship at TransCanada Pipelines as a developer in 2002, and she then joined ThoughtWorks, an international Agile consultancy, in 2003. She worked for a range of Fortune 1000 clients around North America on product delivery and agile coaching engagements. In 2007, she joined the Gap as their Chief Agilist, leading their enterprise wide agile transformation. From there she worked in Europe with ValTech, a leading consultancy, on large scale agile transformations. In 2011 she co-founded her own practice focused on supporting enterprise wide agile transformations through Scrum training, Agile consulting and coaching. Petra’s background as a social worker makes her unique and brings with it the understanding that all change comes from individuals. Petra understands that people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. She can get inside an organization quickly by immediately connecting with people and goes to where the work is. Petra can quickly build trust with a team by seeking understanding of their perspectives, and lead them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization. She believes every Agile adoption is as unique as every individual and therefore she varies her approach to each specific context. Petra presents regularly at conferences such as, Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse, Scrum Gatherings and Agile Open Canada. She is the co-organizer of the Agile Victoria Meet-up and hosts a Scrum Breakfast Club. Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people. http://www.linkedin.com/in/petraskapa   CSI Lab on LinkedIn

  • Oct012019
  • Exchange Lab

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Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct022019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct102019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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Visual Facilitation Practices: Level 1

Are you often a facilitator and could improve your visual facilitation skills? Through Royal Roads University, the BCDevExchange is coordinating a one-day Visual Facilitation Practices course for government staff to take in the fall.  Who will benefit? Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or anyone involved in facilitating workshops or exercises who could use some upgraded visual facilitation skills.  Approximate Cost: $166.00 (+GST) per participant, based on a full course (24 participants) (JV’d). Please be approved for $300 as the amount about is based on a FULL course. Location: Royal Roads University (Details to come) Testimonial: “The Visual Facilitation Practices course at RRU was an engaging, unique and fun day! Who wouldn’t want to spend the day creating visual artifacts with Mr. Sniff markers, pastels and big poster paper? We explored tips and tricks for graphic recording and visual facilitation and I’ve been able to incorporate these into my meetings and workshops.”   Emily (Heayn) Moore Project Manager, Communications and EngagementDigital Platforms and Data Division, OCIO, CITZ When registering, please follow these steps: 1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend. 2. Email CSILab@gov.bc.ca with the following information: Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch. Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx]

  • Oct112019
  • Royal Roads University

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct162019
  • 1012 Douglas St

Event

Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct162019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

Event

Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

Agile Fundamentals course description One-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Oct232019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

Event

Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

Agile Fundamentals course description One-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Contents Course summary Course aims and objectives Modules Eligibility Duration Cost Training locations and dates Register BCDevExchange training locations Course summary Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’. Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning. This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! Course aims and objectives Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way. By the end of the course you will be able to: explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of understand the Scrum framework Modules Traditional Way of Approaching Work Agile Origins Mindset Agile Manifesto and Principles Agile and Process Scrum overview Project Simulation Agile estimating and planning Backlog refinement Kanban Project simulation Eligibility This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. Duration The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4pm. Cost There is no cost to taking this course at this time. Training location and dates Visit Eventbrite for location and dates information New course dates We publish course dates around 4 times a year. Stay tuned – send an email to CSILab@gov.bc.ca with “Subscribe me” as the subject to stay in the know about new course dates, courses and programmes. Register Register via Eventbrite for upcoming sessions. BCDevExchange training locations Victoria, BC Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Oct302019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

Event

Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Oct302019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

Event

Visual Facilitation Practices: Level 1

Are you often a facilitator and could improve your visual facilitation skills? Through Royal Roads University, the BCDevExchange is coordinating a one-day Visual Facilitation Practices course for government staff to take in the fall.  Who will benefit? Product Owners, Scrum Masters, or anyone involved in facilitating workshops or exercises who could use some upgraded visual facilitation skills.  Approximate Cost: $166.00 (+GST) per participant, based on a full course (24 participants) (JV’d). Please be approved for $300 as the amount about is based on a FULL course. Location: Royal Roads University (Details to come) Testimonial: “The Visual Facilitation Practices course at RRU was an engaging, unique and fun day! Who wouldn’t want to spend the day creating visual artifacts with Mr. Sniff markers, pastels and big poster paper? We explored tips and tricks for graphic recording and visual facilitation and I’ve been able to incorporate these into my meetings and workshops.”   Emily (Heayn) Moore Project Manager, Communications and EngagementDigital Platforms and Data Division, OCIO, CITZ When registering, please follow these steps: 1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend. 2. Email CSILab@gov.bc.ca with the following information: Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch. Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx]

  • Nov012019
  • Royal Roads University

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Certified Scrum Master Training

IMPORTANT - Training Session Registration Notes: 1. Prior to registering, ensure that you have supervisor approval to attend. Cost: Please be approved for $875.00 + GST. The final amount is dependant on the total number of participants (could be as low as $725 per participant), but $875 is the MAXIMUM amount you will be charged. Payments will be processed internally via JV (this is NOT a free course). 2. Email CSILab@gov.bc.ca with the following information: Name of your expense authority and email of financial contact from your branch. Financial Coding information: [CL.RESP.SVC.STOB.PROJ] [xxx.xxxxx.xxxxx.6516.xxxxxxx] On the day immediately following this course (November 28) there will be a Scrum Master Panel to bring learnings in to a Government context, further discussion and provide examples of Government teams/products. This will run from 10:30am - 12:00pm. Course Pre-requisites: - all participants are encouraged to participate in Agile Fundamentals first, which is a free, one-day session offered at the Exchange Lab for internal government employees.  Course Description This ​two-day ​ScrumMaster ​certification ​course ​is ​a ​great ​jumping ​off ​point ​for ​becoming ​a ​servant ​leader ​or ​effective ​member ​of ​a ​Scrum ​team. ​You’ll ​first ​learn ​the ​essential ​concepts ​and ​tools ​of ​Scrum, ​including ​how ​to ​execute ​a ​discovery ​session, ​plan ​releases ​and ​sprints, ​track ​and ​report ​progress, ​and ​continually ​improve ​via ​feedback ​loops. ​Then ​we’ll ​cover ​how ​to ​build ​a ​roadmap ​for ​implementing ​Scrum, ​and ​facilitate ​or ​participate ​in ​Scrum ​ceremonies, ​such ​as ​release ​planning, ​sprint ​planning, ​daily ​Scrums, ​sprint ​reviews ​and ​retrospectives. ​ ​ All ​attendees ​will ​receive ​Scrum ​training ​materials ​to ​take ​back ​to ​their ​teams, ​a ​2-year ​membership ​in ​the ​Scrum ​Alliance, ​and ​eligibility ​to ​take ​the ​ScrumMaster ​Certification ​Exam ​upon ​completion ​of ​the ​class. The trainer for this class is Petra Skapa, Certified Scrum Trainer. Trainer Bio – Petra Skapa Petra Skapa was taught Scrum by Ken Schwaber, co-creator of the Scrum Framework, in 2002 and has been a team member as a developer, Scrum Master, Iteration Manager and Agile Project Manager. Her experience has great diversity of domain, including airlines, retail, public sector, medical and telecom. Petra holds a Bachelors degree in Human and Social Development from the University of Victoria, 1998, and a post graduate diploma in Object Oriented Software Technology from Saint Mary’s University, 2001. She has been a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2011 having taught hundreds of students globally, in both English and French. She is also a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified LeSS Practitioner (Large Scale Scrum). Petra’s IT career began through an internship at TransCanada Pipelines as a developer in 2002, and she then joined ThoughtWorks, an international Agile consultancy, in 2003. She worked for a range of Fortune 1000 clients around North America on product delivery and agile coaching engagements. In 2007, she joined the Gap as their Chief Agilist, leading their enterprise wide agile transformation. From there she worked in Europe with ValTech, a leading consultancy, on large scale agile transformations. In 2011 she co-founded her own practice focused on supporting enterprise wide agile transformations through Scrum training, Agile consulting and coaching. Petra’s background as a social worker makes her unique and brings with it the understanding that all change comes from individuals. Petra understands that people’s choices are directly influenced by their motivations, be they external or internal. She can get inside an organization quickly by immediately connecting with people and goes to where the work is. Petra can quickly build trust with a team by seeking understanding of their perspectives, and lead them in a direction where they see value for themselves, their product and their organization. She believes every Agile adoption is as unique as every individual and therefore she varies her approach to each specific context. Petra presents regularly at conferences such as, Agile Central Europe, Agile Eastern Europe, Better Software Conference, Dev Chicks, XP Suisse, Scrum Gatherings and Agile Open Canada. She is the co-organizer of the Agile Victoria Meet-up and hosts a Scrum Breakfast Club. Petra’s key values are integrity and respect for people. http://www.linkedin.com/in/petraskapa   CSI Lab on LinkedIn

  • Nov262019
  • Exchange Lab

Past Events

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OpenShift 101

This two-day training session will cover DevOps platform training (application operational tasks). Note: This course is for BC Government staff and contractors only. Also, those who are part of a team in the Exchange Lab will have priority in taking this course. Please complete this survey to provide us with information on your training needs.  Come Prepared! Ensure that: your GitHub account has 2FA enabled Git is installed on your laptop you have downloaded oc cli tool (Here) Content:https://ocp101-content.pathfinder.gov.bc.ca Once registered, reminder emails will be sent out closer to the session dates. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and cancelling the ticket on your Ticket page. Thank you. Are you waiting to take OpenShift training? There are LOTS of resources available to you in the meantime – see below to start learning! Thanks to Todd Wilson for his help in putting this list together. -          Interactive Learning Portal -          Getting Started on the DevOps Platform -          Free EBooks OpenShift for Developers: EBook Deploying to OpenShift: EBook DevOps with OpenShift: EBook Community: Do you have immediate questions about OpenShift? We have a whole community to support you. Head to rocket.chat and ask in the #devops-how-to channel. New to rocket.chat? Register for rocket.chat here Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Aug122019
  • 1012 Douglas St

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OneTeamGov after work meetup

The 4th session of our OneTeamGov meetup is on Wednesday Aug 7! Thank you to Gozde for hosting this session. Please note, it's starting at 5:15pm. Come with an idea you want to discuss, we'll prioritize topics based on which ones gets the most votes. Looking forward to connecting with you!

  • Aug072019
  • 1022 Government Street Victoria, BC

Event

Lab & Learn | Trust over IP: Adding a Layer of Trust to the Internet

The Trust over IP stack is an emerging interoperable set of protocols enabling entities (people, legal entities, things) of any kind to establish mutually trusted relationships as well as issue and independently verify digital credentials (and the claims they contain). In stark contrast to today’s “Login-based” Internet which has given rise to the pain of hundreds of username/passwords and the surveillance economy, a “Trust over IP” Internet will enable trustworthy, enduring digital relationships while protecting privacy, maintaining security, and ensuring autonomy (personal agency). This is technology BC Gov is actively contributing to via the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project and it is what is powering OrgBook BC.  Who will benefit from attending? Anyone interested in learning about a significant global collaboration that aims to disrupt the current centralized “login” model of computing and replace it with a decentralized, secure and privacy-respecting alternative. Presenter Drummond Reed is the Chief Trust Officer of Evernym, The Decentralized Identity Company. Evernym acquired Respect Network, where he was CEO, co-founder, and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, which was honoured with the Privacy Award at the 2011 European Identity Conference. He is a Trustee and Secretary of the Sovrin Foundation, where he serves as chair of the Sovrin Trust Framework Working Group. He is co-editor of the DID (Decentralized Identifier) specification at the W3C Credentials Community Group, and has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004. Prior to Respect Network, Drummond was Executive Director of two industry foundations: the Information Card Foundation and the Open Identity Exchange. He has also served as a founding board member of the OpenID Foundation, ISTPA, XDI.org, and Identity Commons. Presentation: 11am to 12pmNetworking: 12pm to 12:30pm Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at CSILab@gov.bc.ca. Option to join the meeting online/phone below. ...................................................................................................... Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/183822606 One tap mobile +16475580588,,183822606# Canada Dial by your location +1 647 558 0588 Canada +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Meeting ID: 183 822 606 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adlWQIagLD

  • Aug072019
  • 1012 Douglas St

Event

Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Aug072019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby

Event

Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees, but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab. It is also encouraged to be taken as a pre-requisite for the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) and CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner) courses that the BCDevExchange organizes. What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work! What to Expect Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you. The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego for Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles. The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page Once registered, you will be able to manage your own registration should you need to cancel*. *To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.

  • Aug012019
  • 1012 Douglas Street

Event

Webinar | Factory Boy and Faker: Test your Stuff without Stuffing your Tests

The Mines Digital Services (MDS) team’s problem was one that likely sounds familiar. Their tests were getting harder and harder to manage as their code base grew. Creating relevant test data became increasingly difficult as their business objects grew more complicated. Their test data was defined in one big configuration file since their business objects all had many layers of dependent objects. It became very difficult to maintain as it was hard to change or add to this file without fear of accidentally breaking existing tests. The solution was to implement data factories using a python library called Factory Boy. This allowed the ability to define how objects would be generated automatically, and how child and parent objects could iteratively build each other in a configurable way. In addition, it includes a library called Faker that can create fake data on the fly, such as phone numbers, names, job titles, etc. Together, these things allow the team to create large, complex objects using only a few lines of code. Who will benefit from attending? If you are a developer or technologist interested in testing tools and patterns that are better and easier to work with, then this is the Lab & Learn for you. Presenter James Hollinger is an expert software developer and electrical engineer. For the past year with Sierra Systems, he has been using various technologies to make computers do cool stuff. He wants to make your life easier and save you time, plus he's a huge foodie and board gamer. Register today! By registering, you will be helping us in our ongoing discussion to improve and bring in talks that interest you. An Outlook Calendar invite with a Skype call in number will be sent to the first 250 people who register. Would you like to learn more about the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page  Questions? Contact us at CSILab@gov.bc.ca.

  • Jul312019
  • Webinar

Event

Digital Leadership Training

This course is designed for leaders responsible for high performing Agile Teams.  Course content unpacks new leadership competencies, the new OCIO Digital Framework and focuses on Agile Governance, Lean IT and Servant Leadership.  The aim of this course is develop awareness of how to lead across self-organising, cross-functional teams, so that you can delegate the delivery of all aspects of a service.  The course is delivered by experienced practitioners in an inclusive adult learning team setting.  

  • Jul302019
  • Exchange Lab - 2nd Floor, Alliance Room

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OneTeamGov after work meetup

OneTeamGov meetup on Wednesday July 24th! Come with an idea you want to discuss, we'll prioritize topics based on which ones gets the most votes. Looking forward to connecting with you!

  • Jul242019
  • 1022 Government Street Victoria, BC

Event

Take a walk on the Agile side: Tour of BC Gov's Exchange Lab

The Exchange Lab is a creative space where multi-disciplinary teams of public servants can learn new ways of working using technology as an enabler to build a modern public service.Save your spot and come on down for a quick tour to meet the teams hard at work enhancing services for citizens!Using Eventbrite is easy and self-serve - you can manage your spot (register, un register) all at the touch of a button. Would you like to learn more about the BCDevExchange at the Exchange Lab and the teams? Follow us on LinkedIn, and if you are internal to the government on the @Work Page

  • Jul242019
  • The Exchange Lab, 3rd floor, Lobby