Events that entrepreneurs and business-lovers should have on their radar this week.
Hear stories about failure (and then coming back from that failure)
What: F*ckUp Night Volume 8
When: Thursday, March 22
Where: 1415 Broad St., Victoria Event Centre
Why: For the eighth time, VIATEC presents F*ckUp Night, an event where accomplished professionals share stories of their failures. It’s raw and real and also inspiring — failure is universal and so is the ability to learn from it and come back more confident than before. Three professionals — this time Paul Stephenson, Jason Dorland and Brad Williams — will share their personal stories of failure, what they learned and how they moved forward in just seven minutes each. Whether you’re a start-up or your business is well underway, chances are you’ll learn why it’s cathartic to share your failures.
Support a local company and the Threshold Housing Society
What: Cutthroat Gaming 2018
When: Friday, March 23
Where: 100, 838 Fort St, Summit Building
Why: Spend your Friday night playing games, enjoying creative company, and supporting a local company and a local charity, Threshold Housing Society, at the second annual Cutthroat Gaming event hosted by SaaSquatch. Join a team of gamers (the games being played will be Halo 3, Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros) or if you’re not the gaming type, attend as a spectator instead — spectators will keep things exciting by bidding on sabotages between players.
Learn how to code interactive stories for your business’s website
What: Ladies Learning Code: HTML and CSS For Beginners, Interactive Stories and Games
When: Saturday, March 24
Where: 3800 Finnerty Rd., University of Victoria
Why: If you’re hoping to take the content on your website to the next level with quizzes, games or other interactive elements, the next Ladies Learning Code workshop on March 24 will teach you how to do that. The workshop teaches students basic HTML and CSS, and then during the six-hour event, registrants work on using these new skills by creating an interactive web element. Expect an inclusive, creative environment with skilled instructors, other keen beginners and a catered lunch.
Chat about the business of art with two local makers
What: Elevenses with The Jealous Curator and Susannah Montague
When: Sunday, March 25
Where: 843 Fort St., Club Kwench
Why: Danielle Krysa, the writer and curator of the art website The Jealous Curator, and ceramic artist Susannah Montague are at Club Kwench on Sunday morning for “Elevenses.” (That’s a British term for a short break taken at around 11 a.m. with tea and light snacks.) In an informal, interview-style conversation, both women will chat about their backgrounds, artistic inspirations and what it takes to be a successful businesswoman in the art world.
Improve your networking skills
What: Networking For Success in Victoria
When: Sunday, March 25
Where: 805 Gordon St., The Union Club of British Columbia
Why: This networking event is targeted at new Victoria residents. Led by Sue Maitland, workshop attendees will learn skills that will aid effective networking, including how to nail a 30-second introduction and where to go to get the best results.