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 email@example.com 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
University of Alaska Fairbanks,
1764 Tanana Loop Fairbanks, AK 99709 Juneau - UAS Egan 108 Live Stream - YouTube -TBD
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/akdevalliance/
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 https://forms.gle/wE17P7HoHf9KBB5n7
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