Dev Edmonton Society

Fostering a stronger software
development community in Edmonton.

We are made up of people who believe that an impactful, diverse, and collaborative developer community enriches us all. We realize this vision by sharing knowledge and ideas, understanding the community and its needs, promoting events and initiatives, and supporting technology meetups and organizations.

What We Do

Support Meetups & Events

Support Meetups & Events

If you're a technology meetup or event organizer, we've got your back!
From online streaming tools, equipment and training, to event support, organizer training, and venues we're here to help developers run awesome events about the tools they love; without having to start from scratch on their own.
Connect Community

Connect Community

Technology changes faster everyday, and a great technology community needs to stay connected if we want to keep up.
Through our active Slack, mailing list, events, and online outreach we provide many ways for the Edmonton technology community to come together.
Provide A Platform

Provide A Platform

Beyond just connecting meetup and event organizers with great online and in-person venues and resources we provide access to a variety of supports to help local technologists build the community they want to see, wherever that may be. Share your ideas on our Slack!

About Our Slack

Welcome Friend!

We have a Slack workspace to connect people who are involved with the Edmonton (YEG) tech scene. The people here range from being developers, designers, PM's, students, hobbists and more who love to talk about code. We also do events and network across Alberta.

There are several channels that you can check out on the card. They range from being about a specific meetup, tech news, tech help, finding new opportunities, casual chatting and more. We have 80+ other channels! If there's any channels we're missing all members are free to create any they want. If they're inactive for a few months, then they'll be deleted. Connect with other members of the community by joining the workspace.

By joining the Slack you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Looking forward to chatting!

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If you get an "invalid link" error our Slack invite link has expired. Please email board@devedmonton.com and let us know!
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Get Involved

As a Developer

As a Developer

There so many ways to get involved in the Edmonton developer community!

Get started by joining our Slack and make sure to say hello in our #introductions channel where one of our friendly community members will help you find your way.

If you are interested in becoming more involved (like borrowing our equipment or voting on community decisions) then find more information about becoming a member here. You do not need to be a member to come to events or participate in the slack!

As an Event Organizer

As an Event Organizer

If you're like us you're probably a developer keen to start a meetup or organize an event for your favourite language or technologies. We've been there, and want to help!

Whether it's sharing best practices, streaming and recording resources, fundraising, or just lending a friendly ear we want to share the lessons we've learned and let you focus on running successful and engaging events!
As A Business

As A Business

Whether you're a growing startup or an established player the Dev Edmonton Society can help you understand the tools and technologies shaping your business.

Supporting and growing the Edmonton tech community takes many shapes, from simple financial donations to direct engagement by providing speakers, venues, resources and donations of employee time. We want to help your business grow and find a community of technologists passionate about the tools you need to succeed!

Meetups We Support

Javascript, Ruby and Python Meetup-logo

Javascript, Ruby and Python Meetup

#meetup-ruby, #meetup-javascript, #meetup-edmontonpy

A combination of the YEGRB, Exchange.js, and Edmonton.py communities! A polyglot meetup that focuses on cool JavaScript, Ruby, and Python topics. Both students and working professionals are welcome!

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Weekly Dev Chat

Weekly Dev Chat is a place to ask questions, hear different viewpoints, and get to know your fellow developers. Every week there is an initial topic posted to get the discussion started. Sometimes we discuss the initial topic the entire chat, other times the topic changes several times through the natural flow of the conversation. Everyone and anyone is welcome to join as long as you are kind, supportive, and respectful of others.

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Edmonton .NET User Group

#meetup-dotnet-edmug

The Edmonton .NET User Group is a non-profit organization which empowers the IT Professionals and Developers using the Microsoft .NET Framework.

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YEGSec

We meet on a monthly-ish basis to discuss security, drink beer, and socialize. If you're into that sort of thing then you should probably join us. If you hate waiting, and who can blame you, you're more than welcome to join us in Slack. Tweet @yegsec for an invite!

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Edmonton Data Science Community

#data-science

The Edmonton Data Community aims to build a safe space for folks in the data space to connect, share knowledge and grow together. Whether you want to talk about Python for Data Analytics or how to transform business requirements into data science products, this will be the place for you.

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Community Events

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Edmonton Linux Users Group

The Edmonton Linux User Group (ELUG) is a group of enthusiasts interested in sharing knowledge of Linux and GNU/Linux-based operating systems, experiences (and beer?), and enjoy the freedom and adventure of using free and open source software. Everybody is welcome. They virtually meet every 4th Thursday of the month.

Beta City YEG

Beta City YEG is Edmonton’s citizen driven meetup with a mandate to connect citizens with opportunities to learn about, provide feedback for, and participate in projects that improve their community through connection and technology. They meet every 4th Wednesday of the month.

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Rainforest Alberta

Rainforest Alberta is an informal organization working towards improving Alberta's innovation ecosystem. They want Albertans to invent, prosper and move their ideas forward. Community members can join by signin a provided by them Social Contract. Their engagement with the Edmonton entrepreneurial community is through 3 different types of events: Weekly, Monthly & Annual Summits.

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Google Developer Groups

Google Developer Groups has an Edmonton chapter! Their vision is to foster an engaging and inclusive developer's community. A place where you can meet your fellow developers, career mentors, and boost your technical skills. Whether you are an advanced developer, or you just start to pivot your way in the tech industry, we welcome you to the community. They mostly focus on Google Technologies, such as Google Cloud Computing, Firebase, Flutter, Android, Machine Learning, and Earth Engine.

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Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code designs, delivers, and partners on technology education for people in Canada. They have workshops for kids, teens, girls, and adults. They are always looking for mentors, teachers and coordinators.

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