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, 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.

#devKL

Okanagan coLab Coworking Space

#devKL is a biweekly meetup to encourage local software developers to collaborate and learn from each other. We're hoping to build the development community by providing group mentorship, and encouraging members to connect and continue the collaboration between events. Potential Topic Areas Development methodologies (Agile, TDD, BDD, DDD, XP, etc.) Teamwork / Collaboration (tools, workflows, remote work, etc.) Application lifecycle / Product development Software architecture (design patterns, craftsmanship, etc.) Automated testing / deployment Languages, frameworks, tools, etc. Industry (local, remote) (basically anything software related, but from a web development perspective) Audience Software developers (hired, looking, in start-ups, etc.) People who work with developers (technical team, managers, etc) People looking for group mentorship

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.

Data Science Meetup

Okanagan coLab Coworking Space

A casual lunch time meetup for data enthusiasts in Kelowna. All skills levels welcome. Format: We will have a 30-40 minute presentation followed by discussion. Thank you to Okanagan coLab for sponsoring this event. For those of you who want to attend but are unable to get downtown in the middle of the day, you can now attend via Zoom! Information will be posted on Kelowna Slack before the event starts.

Past events (1,695)

Art Brew

Pulp Fiction Coffee House

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