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IT conference gets $8K boost from P.E.I. government

Conference is a ‘tremendous learning and networking opportunity

for industry professionals’

Northeast PHP 2017 conference chair Peter MacIntyre (left) and conference participant Lincoln Maskey discuss plans for this year's event.

Northeast PHP 2017 conference chair Peter MacIntyre (left) and conference participant Lincoln Maskey discuss plans for this year’s event. (CBC)

The government of P.E.I. has given a $8,000 grant to Northeast PHP 2017 — a major IT conference being hosted

in Charlottetown from Aug. 9 to 11.

The Rodd Charlottetown will host the IT conference, marking the second consecutive year that Northeast PHP has

been hosted on the province. 

“Northeast PHP 2017 gives increased profile to the industry here and that may attract new start ups or business

expansions to our province,” said Lincoln Maskey, a senior software engineer with iWave Information Systems an a

conference participant in a government news release.

“Beyond that, this is a tremendous learning and networking opportunity for industry professionals on the Island and

one that will pay dividends for the IT sector.” 

Building on last year’s success

The government of P.E.I said the IT sector contributes roughly $200 million annually to to the provincial economy

and employs over 1,800 people.

“We had an amazing response from the many presenters and delegates who came to Charlottetown last year for the

2016 edition of the conference,” said conference organized Peter MacIntyre.

“This year we are trying to build on that success.”

Original Source http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-it-conference-grant-1.4229135?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BuCNylggvRDe%2BIdWzfWWDEg%3D%3D