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 board@devedmonton.com 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

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

Community Events

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