Communitech’s Peer2Peer groups help professionals in the Waterloo Region tech industry share challenges and lessons-learned in a friendly, informal environment. Peer2Peer groups provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles or functions to exchange advice and best-practices information. Session formats include guest speakers, roundtables and workshops.

Whether you work at a tech company or you hold a technical role in a non-tech company, there is bound to be a Peer2Peer group for you.

 

To sign up: Select a Peer2Peer below and click “Learn more”. You’ll need to create a free Meetup account in order to access content and upcoming dates.

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  • Artificial Intelligence

    We believe AI will be a core competency for many developers in the near future. The objective of this group is to introduce developers unfamiliar with AI to concepts, explore the latest developments in AI and Deep Learning as well as dive deep into some of the more interesting applications of AI globally and within our True North Waterloo ecosystem.

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  • Executive Assistants

    This group of dynamic multi-taskers work to develop and discover best practices to manage the complexities of their roles.

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  • Finance Professionals

    CFOs and finance teams share ideas and solutions on managing a tech company’s bottom line.

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  • HRnet (application process)

    Tech HR personnel focus on finding, keeping and developing talent. This group has led human resources initiatives for the local tech sector.

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  • Job Seekers Connex

    Provides resources to expand job seekers’ skills related to brand management, interviewing, resume development and networking. This group is open to everyone in the Waterloo Region community looking for an opportunity in the tech sector (both tech and non-tech roles).

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  • KW Big Data

    An ideas exchange in the space of big data and analytics, addressing both strategic and technical perspectives in analytics, as well as related areas of interest such as machine learning, business intelligence and visualizations. 

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  • Manufacturing and Operations

    Discuss approaches and process improvements geared towards optimization of manufacturing.

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  • PMConnect

    Project managers come together to share knowledge and information to stay ahead of the curve in their fast-paced world.

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  • Product Management

    This interactive forum discusses product requirements to competitive analysis to release documents – everything from product conception to delivery.

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  • Revenue Drivers

    The leaders of Revenue Drivers met at Communitech's Pipeline Tech Sales Apprenticeship. Starting out as entry level sales people and new account executives, this group wanted to work on professional development by learning from top sales leaders. Now, you can do this too. Revenue Drivers are hungry, curious and want to learn from the best, getting information from the source. Revenue Drivers is an opportunity to get valuable content and networking opportunities. You can learn how to become a top sales performer by participating in our Funnel Series and joining the discussion in our slack channel. This is a space for open discussion, hard questions and understanding best practices.

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  • Sales Leaders

    This is an open forum meant for senior business development and sales professionals to discuss topics such as lead generation, closing deals, sales team training, and more.

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  • Marketing

    Tech marketing leaders share ideas and best practices on relevant topics like branding, advertising, promotions, publications, metrics, social media and more.

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  • Tech Talent Talk (application process)

    Connecting those involved in direct recruitment or sourcing to create and leverage a stronger, more collaborate talent acquisition community across the Kitchener-Toronto tech corridor.

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  • Technology Strategy & Management (CTO)

    The goal of the Technology Strategy & Management group is to foster the growth of technology-leadership skills in Waterloo Region.

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  • uxWaterloo (limited partnership with IxDA)

    Welcomes anyone with an interest in user experience (UX), the practice of designing products that delight the people who will ultimately use them.

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  • Women in Technology

    We want to create a space for women to learn from each other and industry experts. We want you to leave each meetup feeling more connected to the other women in our community. We welcome everyone who identifies as a woman and is in a technical role (or has technical interests), or is in a non-technical role at a technical company.

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Friends of P2P

These affiliate groups are not run by Communitech, however, we help them by providing cool space and awesome people.

 

Agile/Lean

Organizational approaches and best practices around agile project and product management, agile architecture and quality management.

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AutoTech

Connecting auto tech companies who develop or produce sensors, electronics and software for the new, smart auto industry.

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Coaching Circle

Coaches, managers, scrum masters and leaders support each other in creatively tackling the challenges that arise and increase their skills through practicing coaching conversations, sharing ideas, insights, resources and techniques.

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Competitive & Market Intelligence – Waterloo SCIP Chapter

For individuals and groups who want to establish or expand their CI function, seasoned veterans that want to grow their industry knowledge, and students who wish to learn more about CI and MI as a developing discipline within organizations.

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Customer Success Leaders

Focuses on growing the lifetime value of every customer relationship. We’ll focus on topics like maximizing customer retention, improving renewal rates and identifying up-sell opportunities. You’ll find value whether you are just starting a customer success program, you are a seasoned leaders or somewhere in between. This group is Waterloo Region’s official chapter of Gainsight’s Global PulseLocal Customer Success network.

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Digital Main Street Lab

Digital Main Street Labs is a Peer2Peer group that helps connect retail, hospitality, and restaurant tech startups to Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) in Waterloo Region to create innovative opportunities on a community scale. Digital Main Street is a program offered by the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. Main Street business in Waterloo Region is rapidly changing and the Digital Main Street Labs aims to make Waterloo Region a leader in retail and hospitality innovation.

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Ethereum Waterloo (General Purpose Blockchain)

Educating and experience sharing about the Ethereum platform and the types of applications being built on it. Discussion topics include technical aspects as well as the social and economic impact of the platform and its built-in incentives. Finance and law professionals are welcome as we also address how Ethereum opens up potential for new solutions in these fields.

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Hacking Health Waterloo

Working to improve healthcare by connecting technology creators and healthcare professionals in Waterloo Region to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

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In-House Legal

For in-house counsel at tech companies in Waterloo Region.

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Indie Game Development

If you enjoy designing and developing games or apps. Whether your interest lies in Unity 3D, Eclipse Origins, Java, C#, Blender 3D, Photoshop or any other design medium; we welcome you!

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Kotlin Waterloo

We are a group of Kotlin (kotlinlang.org) enthusiasts in the Kitchener/Waterloo region. We want to spread the word and share exciting experiences and knowledge about working with Kotlin.

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Life & Health Sciences

Learn about other companies who are developing innovative products and programs.

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Python (Collaboration effort between WatPy – Waterloo Python Users Group and Communitech)

Where developers, managers, researchers and enthusiasts come together to learn more about the diverse language of Python.

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Sales and Marketing Operations

A group for sales and marketing professionals in the KW area to share strategies, best practices and tips and tricks related to the marketing and sales stack. Share insights and crowdsource solutions to pipeline generation and tracking issues we all face.

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Technical Communication

Effective technical communication underpins everything a tech company does, from development to marketing to user support and engagement. This group addresses ways to communicate more effectively about technology, internally and externally.

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Technical Support Innovators

Grow as a thought leader, expand cross­-functional aspects of Customer Success and help build and maintain successful technical support organizations that scale to your customers’ demands.

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UX Book Club KW

Our philosophy is simple: a book, a discussion, a community, and a nibble. In small groups, we read and discuss UX and design-related books.

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Waterloo AWS User Group

A growing and dynamic community of users, developers and system engineers come together to learn, share ideas and talk best practices around Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Web Developers

As the web evolves so do the technologies that let you create for the web. The Web Development group helps you stay on top of the latest development trends in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and beyond.

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