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

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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.

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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.

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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!

Join our community on Slack

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If you get an "invalid link" error our Slack invite link has expired. Please email and let us know!

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

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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 equiment 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!

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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!

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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



#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.



#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.



#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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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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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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Community Events

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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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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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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.

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Open Hardware Meetup

The Open Hardware Meetup is a place where all kinds of people can share an interest in the intersection of hardware, software, connectivity, and user experience. Everyone is welcome. Some of their work examples from past includes: learn to solder, basics of arduino, automated basketball robots from high school team, magnetic computer displays for the virtually impaired. They meet every 2nd Thursday of every month.

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Training at Amii

Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) works to connect with the community to Alberta's growing AI ecosystem, offer training and advanced education and gives your company tools to harness the potential of artificial intelligence.

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Startup Edmonton

FYI Startup Edmonton has become Edmonton Unlimited and has a new space! See the next card.

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Edmonton Unlimited

Edmonton Unlimited provides free programming and resources that Edmonton's innovators, big thinkers and problem solvers need to turn their ideas into solutions.

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Mentoring 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.

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