A DECADE OF DEMOS!
March marks a significant milestone for our most enduring community event, DemoCamp. Cam Linke, Startup Edmonton and DemoCamp, started the Edmonton edition of technical show-and-tell nights as a catalyst to bring the startup community together.
One of the reasons DemoCamp has stood the test of time is its unrelenting commitment to celebrating people brave enough to show off their work to colleagues, competitors, teammates, and friends. Sometimes projects are polished and have big payoffs commercially, other times its side hustles made for fun and just to see if it was possible. Some demos go off without a hitch, other times the hacks to get the demo to work are more fun than the project!
The joy is in the mix and seeing into the process and ingenuity of our peers that is so often hidden behind the scenes. DemoCamp is hands-down the best place to take the pulse of our city's technology community: the demos, the Q & A, the shout-outs for jobs, the reminiscing of past failures and updates on progress, the student hackathon projects, and, of course, beers to follow.
We hope you'll join us for DemoCamp 40 on March 14th at CCIS on the University of Alberta Campus. Whether it's your first or fortieth time coming, we can't wait to see you.
"40 DemoCamps! Not bad considering I was told “that will never work in Edmonton” when we started DemoCamp 1! It’s been amazing to see not only how much DemoCamp has grown but how the community has grown, embraced DemoCamp and the startup community overall. Many of the companies that showed off their first version at DemoCamp have gone on to do amazing things, and the best part to see is the connections, projects, and companies that have come out of the interactions that happened at the beers after!"
DemoCamp 40 Lineup:
- SAMdesk v2 (First demo at DemoCamp 22 - September 18, 2013)
- Drivewyze (First demo at DemoCamp 28 - April 8, 2015)
- Elsi Card
- ScopeAR - (First demo at DemoCamp 34 - January 24, 2017)
A massive thank you to the University of Alberta, Faculty of Science for hosting us for so many of these great nights!
Another milestone worth celebrating!
Our friends at Edmonton's NextGen are celebrating a big milestone this month, too. On March 16th, join them for Pecha Kucha Night 30. For this edition, they're bringing back some of the favourite presenters from the past decade, plus Stephanie from our team.
Steph was on the volunteer organizing committee for the first twenty editions of PKN and will share her reflections on finding your place, people to build with, and how her work now is dedicated to all the same things she fell in love with at PKN.