What we're about

Digital Okanagan is a community of creative and entrepreneurial professionals from across the valley, represented by a wide spectrum of digital professions and specializations such as agencies, artists, developers, designers, educational and cultural institutions, freelancers, startups, and students.

We believe:

Collaboration > Competition
Community > Agendas
Participation > Observation
Doing > Saying
Friendship > Formality
Learning > Expertise

Digital Okanagan creates experiences that encourage digital and technology professionals to explore shared interests in and outside of work. Our array of learning, sharing, connecting events provide opportunities to break loose from the status quo and explore exciting new things while building lasting relationships with our peers.

We have run hundreds of successful meetups, covering everything from typography to inversion control, and from cryptocurrency to sketchnoting. We’ve just wrapped the 4th annual Startup Weekend Okanagan and through strategic partnerships, developed 10 day long ‘Startup Week’ conference.

What is Digital Okanagan?

As a grassroots volunteer driven community group, we work with a variety of industries throughout the Okanagan, to activate a large network of digital media and technology professionals.

Our ambition is to make the Okanagan the greatest place to do what we love... together.

Through our actions, it is our goal to:

Sustain the growth of the Okanagan’s digital media community within our province, country and globally.

Celebrate and promote individuals and organizations that foster creativity, technology and digital media in the Okanagan.

Engage with and encourage new and established professionals to stay in the Okanagan in order to increase capacity and productivity within the industry.

Promote openness, creativity and collaboration between individuals and organizations, acting as the digital hub for our community.

Through this connection and support we believe that our industry will thrive.

Upcoming events (5+)

Gaming & Animation Industry Coffees

Third Space Coffee

Now in its third year, join local game & animation industry artists, producers, executives, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, & everything in between for informal conversation and networking, every Tuesday, any time between 7:30am and 11:00am (or later) over the great coffee in the Library Room at Third Space Coffee, Dolphin Ave, Kelowna. No agenda, just networking and discussion.

Gaming & Animation Industry Coffees

Third Space Coffee

Now in its third year, join local game & animation industry artists, producers, executives, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, & everything in between for informal conversation and networking, every Tuesday, 7:30am-11:00am (or later) over the great coffee in the Library Room at Third Space Coffee, Dolphin Ave, Kelowna. No agenda, just networking and discussion.

Secret meeting of the Satoshi Okanagan Institute

BNA Restaurant Company

This is a bi-weekly gathering of digital-currency enthusiasts, activists, evangelists and newbies getting together to learn and discover the latest in Bitcoin, blockchain and related technologies. this space is still as hot as ever, despite being 10 months into this most recent bear market. many exciting things happening, in this space and out! (inner and outer space are exactly the same.)

Art Brew

Pulp Fiction Coffee House

Come chat, learn, drink coffee, and scratch that artistic itch as you start your day. **NEW DATES & LOCATION** This event is now being run every other week, and the location has changed to a room on the second floor of Yeti Farm Creative on 1441 Ellis Street. There will be a sign on the door of the room that says "Art Brew" and more detailed instructions on where to find the room will be posted here in the next few days.

Past events (1,393)

#devKL

Okanagan coLab Coworking Space

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