Two very cool Montreal tech events



I apologize for the short notice. But if you’re interested in open data, especially in terms of using it to notice patterns and spot trends, or you want to find out what the heck the term Web crawl data means, tonight’s talk is for you.

What: Montreal Girl Geeks talk: Why Open Data Matters with Lisa Green

Where: RPM Startup Centre, 420 Guy (metros Georges-Vanier or Lucien L’Allier)

When: Today, Sept. 18, 2013. Doors open at 6 p.m.; talk starts at 6:30 p.m.

Free event. Register here

If you like discussing technology, next week the University of the Streets Café is holding a public discussion on the “revolutionary potential” of 3-D printing.

Questions to ponder:

Will 3D printing usher in significant change on the scale of the printing press or the steam engine? Or, is this just another case of exaggerated optimism in the face of new technology? In this public conversation, we will discuss the impacts 3D printing could have on our economy, our environment, our aesthetics and our daily lives. If a revolution is coming, whose terms will it be on and who serves to benefit? Can we, as consumers, researchers and community members, shape the way new technologies influence our societies – or do the technologies shape us?

What: Technological Game Changer: What is the Revolutionary Potential of 3D Printing?

Where: Coop Le Milieu, 1251 Robin St. (corner Beaudry), metro Beaudry

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 7-9 p.m.

Free. You’ll find more info on the event’s Facebook page