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

If you're a technology meetup or event organizers, 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

Technology changes faster everyday, and a great technology community needs to stay connected if we want to keep us.

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

Beyond just connecting meetup and event orgranizers 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!

Channels to Checkout

  • #introductions to say "Hi"
  • Several #meetup specific channels listed in the home page languages or tech stacks you're interested in
  • #random for casual conversations
  • #dev-talk and #dev-help for more tech focused conversations
  • #opportunities where people can post and look for jobs, internships, volunteer positions or more
  • #random-coffees to be matched with other members of the channel to meet other members of the the slack

Get Involved

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.

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

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

Supporting and growning the Edmonton tech community takes many shapes, from simple financial donations to direct engagemenent 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

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YEGrb

#meetup-ruby on slack

YEGRB is Edmonton’s local Ruby Meetup. Ruby is a dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity. It has an elegant syntax that is natural to read and easy to write.

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Exchange.js

#meetup-javascript on slack

Exchange.js is an open community of local developers and designers, who meet monthly to discuss a wide range of topics within the JavaScript ecosystem.

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Mobile Dev Meetup

#meetup-mobile-dev on slack

Edmonton Mobile Developers is a community of programmers, designers, and hackers interested in mobile development. We discuss a broad range of topics and technologies relevant to the mobile ecosystem while sharing knowledge and experience.

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Edmonton.Py

#meetup-edmontonpy on slack

We hope to foster a strong, supportive, and proficient Python community in the Edmonton area. Everyone interested in any aspect of Python development is welcome to join.

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Go Meetup

#meetup-go on slack

Go is an open source programming language that enables the production of simple, efficient, and reliable software at scale. Edmonton Go is a meetup to collaborate, discuss, and learn Go.

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Edmonton .NET User Group

#meetup-dotnet-edmug on slack

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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Meetup Dev Ops

#meetup-devops on slack

DevOps YEG is a platform for DevOps enthusiasts and professionals to share best practises and knowledge around managing modern software development operations.

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Edmonton R User Group

#meetup-r on slack

The Edmonton R User Group (YEGRUG) is an R-enthusiast group hosting events on data wrangling to visualization and web development with R. Learn R, hone your skills, network, all skill levels are welcome.

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Edmonton Women In Tech

YEGWIT aims to build a strong and safe group for women, diverse genders, and allies in tech with the goal of fostering engagement and opportunity, providing mentorship, and creating community. We are establishing a group that allows individuals to share ideas, concerns, thoughts and actions, to create an equitable environment within the industry.

Community Events

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Random Coffees

#random_coffees on slack
Duration: Ongoing (weekly)

#random_coffees is a weekly chance for you to meet other people in the Dev Edmonton community. Every week you will get randomly assigned to another person to have coffee with (virtually or in person if you are comfortable). Join the Slack workspace to participate.

Resources

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ISAIC

ISAIC provides local high-performance computing infrastructure that is affordable, tailorable and scalable. Their data sandboxes allow you to experiment and collaborate easily and securely. Through their partnerships and supports, ISAIC connects you to applied knowledge and resources to help move your AI journey forward. ISAIC is enabling experimentation, scale, and powering the A.I.mbition of Western Canadian businesses pursuing AI/ML adoption.

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Startup Edmonton

Whether you’re exploring a new product idea or you’re looking to take your business to the next level, Startup Edmonton has programming designed for you. They offer four stages of programming along with resources and guidance every step of the way.

As the economic impact of COVID-19 has been heavily felt by Edmonton’s startup community, Startup Edmonton is offering access to programs delivered ONLINE for $0 to Albertans, powered in-part by Alberta Innovates.

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REMI at Amii

The Reducing Emissions through Machine Intelligence (REMI) program is designed to help startups, sbuject matter experts, and enterprises use AI technology to make better decisions about how to most effectively reduce greenhouse gases while also improving operations and increasing revenue.

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Coaching Program from ERIN

Any business, whether a freshly-launched start-up or a midsize firm scaling up its offerings, depends on the wisdom and counsel of peers to reach the next level – including high-quality business coaches and mentors. TEC Edmonton, with support from the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN), is growing the coaching capacity in Edmonton.

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Startup TNT believes that having fun together is the starting point for community building. Whether you are in Edmonton, Calgary or Saskatoon, grab a drink (on us) and join us at our weekly Thursday Night Tradition - Happy Hour.

Every Thursday 6-9pm.

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