6 years. That is how long the Okanagan Developer's Group has been going. Think of how the technology community in the Okanagan has changed since then? We have many newcomers to the valley, a ton of new companies, some successful exits, and a ton of new events servicing all aspects of technology that you can see at Digital Okanagan's Okanagan Tech & Creative Community Events Meetup group.
Last year was amazing for OKDG consistency. We had events every month, from September to May. We also did well at starting events on time and keeping speakers to an 18 minute time limit. What will we do for this year?
At the end of the season we circulated a community survey to see what the community wanted out of OKDG. Questions covered relevancy, frequency, content, and structure. The general takeaways from the community feedback are:
With this in mind, for the 2014-15 year, we are going to try and make OKDG more of an event. This means less frequency (ie. we will only hold an event when there is something important to discuss), and diving more in depth on development topics (ie. only one speaker per evening, with a longer time). Also, we will start closer to dinner time. Hopefully we will get bigger groups out to hear and discuss deeper topics. As for a new website, well, that is still on the table. Any volunteers?
June 17th, 2014 - Summer 2014 Break
May 7th, 2012 - Obligatory Spring Has Sprung Wrap-up Post
November 1st, 2011 - Movember STRIKES Again
March 9th, 2011 - OKDG Tech event Calendar
November 4th, 2010 - The Many Faces of MOVEMBER
September 27th, 2010 - Fall Update
July 28th, 2010 - The Separative
June 11th, 2010 - First Official OKDG #hacknight
June 3rd, 2010 - May 25th Wrap-Up
June 3rd, 2010 - OKDG Unveils New Website
Tuesday, April 21st @ 6:30pm
The Bike Shop Cafe, Kelowna BC, Canada
There's plenty of ways to get involved. Maybe you'd like to share a topic your passionate about? Maybe you have some topics you want to know more about? Maybe you can get us a discount on beverages? Hook it up
We'll send out an email when new stuff is going on. We promise it won't be annoying.