Peer2Peer Groups

Share challenges and lessons-learned in a friendly, informal environment

Communitech's Peer2Peer Groups provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles or functions to learn, exchange advice and explore best-practices through a range of topics and session formats.

Active groups

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.

If you see something of interest, follow the button to the associated Meetup page to sign up for a free account, apply to the group, and access content and upcoming sessions. 

Agile/Lean

Discussions around organizational approaches and best practices in agile project, product management, agile architecture and quality management.

Artificial Intelligence

All things AI: introduces developers unfamiliar with AI to concepts, explores the latest developments in AI and Deep Learning and dives deep into some of the interesting local and global AI applications.

Communitech Future of Work & Learning

Explores ways individuals, organizations, academic institutions and government have to adapt to changes in our workplaces.

Coaches

Supports International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coaches or those who are working towards ICF certification. 

Customer Success Leaders

Focuses on growing the lifetime value of every customer relationship. This group is Waterloo Region’s official chapter of Gainsight’s Global PulseLocal Customer Success network.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the Workplace

Connects companies in tech (and beyond) from the Waterloo Region and provides a safe space to share insights, ideas and strategies to approach diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace.

Executive Assistants

Develops and discovers best practices to manage the complexities of the dynamic, multi-tasking role of an Executive Assistant.

Fierce Founders 

A space for female founders to discuss challenges and learn from each other and leaders in the Toronto-Waterloo tech corridor.

Finance Professionals

A community of CFOs and finance teams sharing ideas and solutions around managing a tech company’s bottom line.

Hacking Health Waterloo

Connects technology creators and health care professionals in Waterloo Region to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

HRnet

(application process)

Focuses on finding, keeping and developing talent. This group is open to tech HR personnel and drives human resources initiatives for the local tech sector.

In-House Legal

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

Indie Game Development

For anyone who 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, this group welcomes you!

Job Seekers Connex

Provides resources to expand job seekers’ skills related to brand management, interviewing, resume development and networking. This group is open to both technical and non-technical workers.

Keeping it Civil

Connects Civil Engineers in the Waterloo Region.

Kotlin Waterloo

Spreads the word and shares exciting experiences and knowledge about working with Kotlin.

KW Big Data

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

KW Content Strategists

Discusses the many aspects of content strategy so we can all expand our understanding and ability to effectively create excellent content-related solutions.

Kitchener-Waterloo Quantum Technologies Enthusiasts

Connects those passionate about quantum science and technologies and eager to learn about quantum.

KW Coworkers Collective

Connects freelancers and entrepreneurs at various coworking spaces throughout Waterloo Region. 

KW Software Test Automation

Software Test Automation professionals (and aspiring professionals) connect, discuss, share, expand their knowledge and help each other grow.

KW Tech People Managers P2P

Community of people managers in the KW tech space looking to learn, grow and evolve, specifically in tech space where normal rules don't often apply.

Lab Tech Leads

Connects innovation labs’ technology-focused managers and leads to collaborate with each other and level up their abilities to support innovation activities.

Life & Health Sciences

Explores how companies are developing innovative products and programs.

Manufacturing and Operations

Discusses approaches and process improvements geared towards optimization of manufacturing.

Marketing

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

PMConnect

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

Product Leaders

Focuses specifically on topics relevant to product leaders who work in product-related areas (product management, product marketing, product development etc.).

Product Management

Discusses product requirements to competitive analysis to release documenteverything from product conception to delivery.

Python

Collaboration effort between WatPy – Waterloo Python Users Group and Communitech

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

Return to the Workplace 

Representatives from business, government and community organizations discuss returning to the workplace and society post-quarantine. 

Sales Leaders

An open forum that allows senior business development and sales professionals to discuss topics such as lead generation, closing deals, sales team training and more.

Sales and Marketing Operations

A space for sales and marketing professionals in Waterloo Region to share strategies, best practices and tips and tricks related to the marketing and sales stack.

Startup Founders 

First Thursdays for Startups allows the Waterloo Region startup ecosystem to connect each month to network, work through challenges together and grow. (And eat pizza).

Technical Communication

Explores ways to communicate more effectively about technology, internally and externally.

Technetium (Tc)

A community for sales and marketing professionals in Waterloo Region to share strategies, best practices and tips and tricks related to the marketing and sales stack. Connects technology professionals in Waterloo Region who are on the spectrum (autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s, etc.).

Technical Support Innovators 

Grow as a thought leader, expand cross­-functional aspects of customer success and build and maintain successful technical support organizations.

Technology Strategy & Management (CTO)

Fosters the growth of technology-leadership skills in Waterloo Region.

Tech Talent Talk

(application process)

Connects those involved in direct recruitment or sourcing to create and leverage a stronger, more collaborative talent acquisition community.

UX Book Club KW

A small group that reads and discusses UX and design-related books with a simple philosophy: a book, a discussion, a community and a nibble. 

Waterloo AWS User Group

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

uxWaterloo

(limited partnership with IxDA)

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

Waterloo Region ISC2 Chapter CyberSecurity

A group of WRISC2 chapter members and others interested in a mix of roundtable meetings, presentations and group discussions.

Women in Technology

A space for women to learn from each other and industry experts. Meetups leave you feeling more connected to the other women in our community. This group welcomes anyone 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.

Working Parents

Honest and open discussions on the struggles, paint points and health concerns of being a parent in the workforce.

Young Sales Professionals KW

A community for beginner professionals in KW (BDR, SDR, and Jr Account Execs) and provides a platform to connect, learn and share with tech leaders.

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