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.
Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
Technology professionals discuss approaches and process improvements geared towards the utilization and optimization of 3D printing solutions for business and education.Learn more
Organizational approaches and best practices around agile project and product management, agile architecture and quality management.Learn more
Connecting auto tech companies who develop or produce sensors, electronics and software for the new, smart auto industry.Learn more
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.Learn more
Digital Media Arts & Technology
A forum for people who work in roles that involve the creation, communication or analysis of visual information.Learn more
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.Learn more
This group of dynamic multi-taskers work to develop and discover best practices to manage the complexities of their roles.Learn more
CFOs and finance teams share ideas and solutions on managing a tech company’s bottom line.Learn more
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.Learn more
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).Learn more
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.Learn more
Life & Health Sciences
Learn about other companies who are developing innovative products and programs.Learn more
Manufacturing and Operations
Discuss approaches and process improvements geared towards optimization of manufacturing.Learn more
Open Data Waterloo Region Book Club
Explore open datasets that relate to Waterloo Region. Perfect for those into/interested in open data, data journalism, statistics, visualizations, and civic technology.Learn more
Project managers come together to share knowledge and information to stay ahead of the curve in their fast-paced world.Learn more
This interactive forum discusses product requirements to competitive analysis to release documents – everything from product conception to delivery.Learn more
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.Learn more
Sales P2P - Scaling Your Sales
Tech professionals come together to discuss sales tools, techniques and processes. Targeted at companies with a sales team of 10 or less, in the early phases of hiring and marketing automation and/or those whose CEO or Founder is also in a sales role.Learn more
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.Learn more
Tech marketing leaders share ideas and best practices on relevant topics like branding, advertising, promotions, publications, metrics, social media and more.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Technology Strategy & Management (CTO)
The goal of the Technology Strategy & Management group is to foster the growth of technology-leadership skills in Waterloo Region.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Women in Technical Roles
Inspiration, education, and networking for and with women in technical roles - from Developers and Designers to Testers and Tech Leaders.Learn more
Friends of P2P
These affiliate groups are not run by Communitech, however, we help them by providing cool space and awesome people.
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).
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.
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.
GDG Waterloo (Google Developers)
A group for developers and designers who use Google technologies to create innovative, fun, and useful applications.
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.
Engineers, designers, scientists and hackers devoted to discovering the countless mysteries of the human brain and nervous system meet to discuss technology and science but also its impact on our society and the related ethics.