coLab Coffee + Code is a free monthly meetup for you to improve your coding skills, meet fellow developers, and to give and receive mentorship.
Curious about programming but don't know where to start? Are you new to development and looking to gain some experience or guidance? Or maybe an "old dog" looking to upgrade your skills or switch tech stacks?
We all have something we can learn and teach one another. The goal of this meetup is to bring together like-minded folks who want to become better developers in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Everyone with an interest in programming is welcome regardless of skill level or tech stack.
(We're not interested in starting any Java-Python-Ruby debates. Let's leave the Coding Wars for our programmer fan fiction.)
Welcome and introductions
Roundtable: Talk about problems and get help from the group
Presentations: short topical and informative presentations about something that's useful to the group
Plan/information about the next meeting
Bring your laptop, your recent projects, and your programming problems. The coLab will provide WiFi, coffee/tea/water, and a comfortable spot to sit, plug in, and rock out your code!
Michael Currently technical lead on an Energy and Commodity Risk product with SAS Institute R & D. He has over thirty years experience in software development mostly designing and developing the business tier in server-side applications. Contact Michael by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan
We do this in two ways:
1. Helping to develop and support a vibrant entrepreneurial, creative and innovative technology community.
Our community ranges from students and aspiring entrepreneurs to startups and early stage companies; as well as established technology companies and the wide range of service providers who are critical to our industry
Our objective is to encourage people to start and grow technology companies!
2. Offering programs that support entrepreneurs and technology companies looking to start, accelerate and grow.
These programs combine elements such as needs assessments, hands on coaching, mentorship, and access to world class expertise - including connections provincially, nationally and internationally.
Our objective is to help entrepreneurs and companies accelerate their growth and maximize their opportunity