Alaska Developers Alliance

Happy New Year

December was a relaxed month for the AK Dev alliance.  2020 started out with our first purely social get together in Juneau, Fairbanks, and Anchorage. As seen in the photo below the turnout was excellent and all involved hopefully had a great time.  Please let us know in #events if you would like us to have more events of this kind.

Retreat and Fairbanks Social

Leadership is having our first-ever leadership retreat this January 17th and 18th.  This is open to anyone who wants to join us.  On Friday night the 17th we'll be hosting a mildly structured social in at the Banks Alehouse (here) from 6-9.

Featured Project of the Month

This newsletter contains our initial occurrence of our new "Featured Project of the Month" section.  This month it is Jazon Burnell and Jeff Levin who have been working on a side project code-named “I made a game with cycling in it.” Using the Unity game engine and ant+ cycling sensors the game is controlled based on how fast you’re riding increasing bass, tempo, and speed of gameplay. Stop by the boardroom 1/23 at 4 pm for the first public demo.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 17-18 - Leadership Retreat - Check #leadership2020 for details

Jan. 17, 6-9 PM - Fairbanks - Banks Alehouse (here)

Jan 23, 7 PM - Statewide Meetup - Kateryna Nesmyelova from New Zealand will be giving a talk on Testing and QA for 1/23



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

  • Need: Volunteers for a day to help set up, help visitors and man villages. members of the community interested in helping build/run a village. A village is a fun activity like lock picking, CTF, VR, etc for attendees. Volunteers will get free exec passes to the conference (allows access to the exec lounge which allows for networking, good food, and free Alcohol)
  • Contact:
Feb 13, 7 PM - Statewide Meetup
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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