Over the past few years, Vancouver's tech scene has blossomed into a globally renowned community. Vancouver is home to some of the world's leading innovators and entrepreneurs, who are creating incredible things with technology. To name just a few: Facebook, EA, Microsoft, HootSuite, Amazon, and East Side Games. BC's tech scene currently employs over 80,000 people; more than the forestry, mining/oil, and gas sectors combined! It's growing fast, too - the biggest problem in Vancouver's tech community? The dire need for tech talent! We've got an amazing startup ecosystem, a network of top tech accelerators, entrepreneurs, world-class universities, great food, and beautiful mountains; but software developers are nowhere to be found. A quick scan of any job board shows hundreds of well-paid tech jobs are sitting unfilled. That's where the HTML500 comes in. The HTML500 will bring 50 of Vancouver's top tech companies together in the name of education and demonstrate the community's commitment to building a global technology hub in Vancouver.