GDSC TMU Networking Conference [IWD & Build with AI]

Daphne Cockwell Complex (DCC103), 288 Church Street, Toronto, M5B 1Z5

Get ready for one of the BIGGEST networking events of the year! GDSC invites you to our final event, a Networking Night filled with speakers, networking opportunities, free food, and more; centring around the themes of Artificial Intelligence, and Women-in-Tech! ๐ŸŽ‰

Apr 12, 10:00 PM โ€“ Apr 13, 1:00 AM



Key Themes

Career DevelopmentExplore MLGeminiInternational Women's Day (IWD)Machine Learning

About this event

Get ready for one of the BIGGEST networking events of the year! GDSC invites you to our Networking Night filled with speakers, networking opportunities, free food, and more! You do NOT want to miss out on this event! ๐ŸŽ‰ 

๐ŸŒ Connect with our speakers from the industry as well as student groups and clubs from TMU. Build your network and take steps to advance your career! ๐Ÿ“ˆ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ We will be welcoming Google Developer Experts, speakers & representatives from over 13 big companies.๐ŸšจLearn about Google Gemini and Machine Learning, the experiences of Women-in-Stem, from a Google TMU Alumni, and how ICP HUB Canada & US is driving North America's emergence as a pivotal contributor to the blockchain landscape!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ‘พ

We are thrilled to announce representatives from ICP HUB Canada & US, Google, Amazon, TD, IBM, Shopify, CGI, CIBC and more! 

ICP HUB Canada & US:

ICP HUB Canada & US is dedicated to catalyzing the adoption of the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) in Canada and the US, driving North America's emergence as a pivotal contributor to the blockchain landscape. Supported by the Dfinity Foundation, we spearhead initiatives aimed at advancing developer education, facilitating seamless migrations to the Internet Computer platform, and forging collaborations within the blockchain community. Through our efforts in developer certification, project incubation, and outreach, we strive to cultivate a vibrant Internet Computer ecosystem across North America, propelling us towards a decentralized future. Join us in shaping the next era of the internet!

Follow ICP HUB Canada & US on twitter @icphub_CA!

Opening keynote speakers:

Bashshar Atif:

Atif is a software engineer with experience in technical sales and product development. He serves as a student ambassador for the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP), where he shares his growing interest in web3 technology, decentralization, and the significance of technical knowledge in blockchain. Bashshar welcomes discussions and questions on product development, software engineering, and web3, hoping to learn together with those who are curious.

Melbin Thomas:

Melbin is a leading product and protocol design at DECIDE AI. Previously co-founded and exited Sahicoin, a social crypto investment platform and a Univeristy of Toronto grad. DECIDE AI is a decentralized AI ecosystem designed to provide a comprehensive solution for developing, deploying, and managing AI models and applications. Powered by the Internet computer protocol, we aim to empower businesses, developers, and researchers with a robust platform that simplifies the entire AI lifecycle, from data acquisition to model deployment.

Google Developer Experts:

Tanmay Bakshi:

Tanmay is currently an AI architect at IBM, a GDE in Machine Learning, a Ted speaker, and the creator of Tanmay Teaches, a YouTube channel with over 300K subscribers aiming to provide easy-to-follow programming tutorials. He was also featured on Jubilees "I'm a Genius. Ask Me Anything".

David Cardozo:

David is the Chief Lead Analyst/Tech Lead at Updata, as well as a GDE in Machine Learning and AI. He will spearking about Google's Gemini, a revolutionary chatbot allowing access to Google's AI models. 

Guest speakers:

Paurali Rahevar:

Paurali is a TMU CS alumni with previous experience at IBM, TD, and Bell, She is currently working at Google as a Program Manager. Learn how she worked her way to a position at FAANG and more about biases in the tech industry!

Shaiza Hashmi:

Shaiza is a software engineer at TD who graduated from the University of Guelph with a degree in Computer Science in 2023. She has over eight years of coding experience, specializing in design and front-end development.

Lucky Osunbiyi:

Lucky is currently a Payments SWE at BMO. He will be talking to us about the importance of networking and how to build a successful platform.

Don't miss out on the chance to network with representatives from some of the top companies in the industry! 


ICP HUB Canada & US, Amazon, Shopify, CGI, CIBC, TD, Investa Insights, Inworld AI, Long view systemEquifax, EY

Club Representatives:

CSCU, MCU, TEA, WiCS and more!

Stay Tuned for Even more Speakers and a detailed Event Schedule

REMINDER: This is our last event of the year! Don't forget that every signup and check-in on the day of the event enters you into the TMU GDSC Nintendo Switch Lite raffle! ๐ŸŽฎ We will be raffling the Switch after this event. ๐Ÿฅณ We hope to see you there!

๐Ÿšจ There is a 200 Person Attendance Limit to this Event! Make sure to RSVP before itโ€™s too late! โฐ๐Ÿ”ฅ



April 12 โ€“ 13, 2024
10:00 PM โ€“ 1:00 AM UTC


  • Paurali Rahevar


    Program Manager

  • David Cardozo


    Chief Lead Analyst/Tech Lead

  • Tanmay Bakshi


    AI & Application Architect

  • Lucky Osunbiyi


    Payments Software Engineer

  • Bashshar Atif


    Student Ambassador

  • Melbin Thomas


    Product & Protocol Design Lead

  • Shaiza Hashmi


    SWE & Campus Influencer


ICP HUB Canada & US logo

ICP HUB Canada & US

Google For Developers logo

Google For Developers


  • Rajab Rehan


    GDSC Lead

  • Julia Szubert

    VP Operations

  • Taha Yar Khan

    VP Finance

  • Stephen Tao

    VP Events

  • Roxie Reginold

    Toronto Metropolitan University

    VP Community

  • Josh Fernando

    VP Sponsorship

  • Caleb Lam

    Toronto Metropolitan University

    VP Technology

  • Aniedi Udo-Obong

    Regional Leader

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