GDG Mississauga DevFest 2023

Sheridan College - Hazel McCallion Campus - HMC - C506 (Sheridan Student Union, 5th floor), 4180 Duke of York Blvd,, Mississauga, L5B 0G5

DevFest is a yearly global technology conference organized by the Google Developer Groups (GDG) community. GDGs organize these gatherings worldwide. Come and be part of a full day filled with tech discussions and the opportunity to network with prominent figures in our industry.

Nov 4, 2023, 1:00 – 9:00 PM


Key Themes

AICareer DevelopmentCloudCommunity BuildingDataDevFestInclusionMachine LearningVertex AIWomen Techmakers

About this event

Join us for an engaging day at our upcoming event, where we have a diverse range of sessions and speakers lined up:

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Registration

Kickstart your day by checking in and getting ready for an enlightening experience.

9:55 AM - 10:05 AM: Welcome and Agenda Overview

Get a glimpse of the exciting day ahead as we set the stage for what's to come.

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM: Sheridan College’s highlights by Kristin Armstrong

Discover the outstanding achievements of Sheridan College with insights from Kristin Armstrong, Sheridan's Associate Dean.

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM: Career Progression Discussion with Naveen Nigam, Head of Developer Relations, Google

Gain valuable career insights and advice from Naveen Nigam, a prominent figure in the tech industry.

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM: Zohaib Butt, the Founder of Google Cloud Partner

Explore the world of Google Cloud with Zohaib Butt, Founder of Badal.

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM: Lunch/Networking

Take a break to refuel and network with fellow attendees.

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM: Startup Founders Panel

Listen to the stories and experiences of successful startup founders.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Anuj Jaitly, IBM partner

Anuj from IBM will share insights into the latest developments in the tech world.

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM: Implementing LLMs and PaLM 2 in by Faisal Abid

Join Faisal Abid, GDE and Founder of Eirene, as he delves into LLMs and PaLM 2.

3:20 PM - 4:00 PM: The Impact of Mentorship with Dr. Golnaz Golnaraghi of AccelerateHerFuture and Sameer Lal of

Learn about the transformative power of mentorship from Dr. Golnaz Golnaraghi and Sameer Lal.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Group Photo and Networking

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with industry leaders, gain valuable insights, and expand your network. We look forward to seeing you at the event!


  • Naveen Nigam


    Head of Developer Ecosystems - North America

  • Faisal Abid (GDE)


    Chief Technology Officer

  • Golnaz Golnaraghi

    Accelerate Her Future


  • Sameer Lal

    ComUnity Canada

    Governor UofT | Best Selling Author | Mentor | Speaker | RBC Global Citizen Award Winner |

  • Anuj Jaitly


    Partner at IBM Consulting - Hybrid Cloud Transformation - Advisory - Enabling Enterprise Transformations

  • Luka Lamaj

    Docere Health

    CEO and Co-founder

  • Kristin Armstrong

    Sheridan College

    Associate Dean

  • Zohaib Butt

    Founder and CEO


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Google Developer Student Club - Sheridan College

Sheridan College logo

Sheridan College


  • Ash Srivastava

    Red Pico


  • Rucha Acharya


  • John Q


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