Alaska Developers Alliance

Busy Start to the New Year

January was a busy month for the AK Dev Alliance.  We kicked off the new year with our first social event of the year in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks at the beginning of the month.  Each of these cities hosted a unique event to get community members together to meet and hang out.

The board members followed that up with the first-ever board retreat in Fairbanks.  While many people might wonder why go to Fairbanks in January this was a great opportunity for the board members to meet members of the Fairbanks developer community as well as get together and talk about the future and focus of the AK Dev Alliance.   For anyone interested in seeing the outcome of those meetings or being more active in leading the AK Dev Alliance then check out the #leadership2020 channel in Slack.

As if all that wasn't enough we wrapped up the month with our statewide meetup where Kateryna Nesmyelova presented on the mind shift required to move existing development processes towards use and integration of CI/CD systems.
Trying to Stay Warm at the First Annual Board Retreat in Fairbanks

Meetup Format for this Month

This month we are going to be trying out a new format for our statewide meetup.  We are going to be doing more of a fireside chat type format where multiple members of the community provide short presentions or demos of interesting projects that they are working on.   We are still working out the details and will provide some more information next week.  If you are interested in please email or contact us in the #leadership2020 room in Slack.


Feb. 12, 2020 - ArcticCon Fairbanks - Westmark Hotel Fairbanks 

Feb 13, 7 PM - Statewide Meetup
What: Community Fireside Chat
Where:  Anchorage - CPISB 105a
                                     3101 Science Cir,
                                     Anchorage, AK 99508
                Fairbanks - UAF New Engineering Building 
                                   Room 301
                                   University of Alaska Fairbanks,
                                    1764 Tanana Loop Fairbanks, AK 99709
                Juneau - UAS Egan 108
                Live Stream - YouTube -TBD
                                       Facebook -
Mar. 19, 7 PM - Statewide Meetup
Apr. 9, 7 PM - Statewide Meetup


TBD  - Mini hAKthon - 24 hour event to come hack on some cool project that you have been meaning to do but do not have the time. Take the interest survey and help us make this event awesome at


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