Photos from Geek Beers – Feb 22, 2018


Photos from Mega Geek Beers 2017


Geek Beers tonight at Marten Brewpub, Vernon

It’s Geek Beers tonight, 5pm – 8pm at Marten Brewpub. I’ve booked the long table. Hope to see you there!

Here’s a story:

When I moved to Vernon in 2012, my biggest worry is that I wouldn’t be able to find people who were interested in tech, business, design, the web, coding, remote working, blogging.

Then I met Kazia. She wanted to start an event called Geek Beers. We did the first one at Sir Winstons. A bunch of people came. Amazing people: a great variety of folks from different backgrounds, and with different skillsets.

Geek Beers Vernon BC

It showed me that Vernon has one thing that many towns lack: awesome community.

We’ve never made Geek Beers super structured. You can’t sponsor a Geek Beers and give a boring sales presentation. It’s not about showing up “so you can hire a programmer.”

Geek Beers is about one thing: long-lasting building friendships. That’s it.

If you’re into that, you should come tonight!



Photos from Geek Beers – April and May 2017


#geekbeers next Thurs, March 30, 2017

Who: you, and anyone else who is into tech, entrepreneurship, creating stuff, or just making Vernon more awesome.

What: geek beers! We get together around a table, chat, hang out, eat, and drink.

When: Thursday, March 30th, from 5pm-8pm

Where: Station BBQ, Vernon, private room to the right

Optional: let us know you’re coming on


#geekbeers next Thurs, Feb 23, 2017

Ratio Coffee is offering a private party for Geek Beers next Thurs (5pm-8pm). They have three amazing beers on tap, plus some incredible cocktails (also availabe as virgin drinks).

PLUS: Chef Laurie is creating a special tapas menu for us. It includes: spanakapitas, spiced nuts, croquettes, mango chicken triangles, bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese, marinated manchego cheese with orange preserves.

This will be a nice, “quiet” place for us to chat, and enjoy some good brews and food. Prices on food and beer are very reasonable.

Space is limited, so you’ll need to pre-register for this one: RSVP here.


Geek Beers Vernon this Thurs, Jan 26th!

Come join us for #geekbeers!

I’ve been getting this question a lot:

You better believe it! We’re back for 2017!

  • Who: you, and anyone else who is into tech, entrepreneurship, creating stuff, or just making Vernon more awesome.
  • What: geek beers! We get together around a table, chat, hang out, eat, and drink.
  • When: Thursday, Jan 26th, from 5pm-8pm
  • Where: Marten Brewpub, at the long table (main level).

Looking for a Christmas party to go to?

Are you a remote worker, independent consultant, small business owner, or retired geek looking for a Christmas party to attend?

Startup Vernon + Cowork Vernon are getting together tomorrow night for a little Christmas gathering. This will be our “Geek Beers” for December!

Who: You, your spouse, your friends
What: A little Christmas cheer (get yourself a beer or a glass of wine, and hang out!)
When: Weds, Dec 14, 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Where: Marten Brewpub, upper mezzanine (we normally meet downstairs, but we’ll be upstairs this time)

RSVP here.


New events (Thurs, Nov 24)

Tonight is a Mega Geek Beers in Kelowna at BNA: 5pm-8pm.

Can’t make it to Kelowna? A few of us will get together at Marten Brewpub tonight at 5pm (regular table) if you want to hang out.

Also: looking for a Christmas party to go to?

On Dec. 14th, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Cowork Vernon and Startup Vernon are hosting a Christmas get-together in the upper mezzanine of Marten Brewpub. RSVP here.

Let me know if you have questions.



Halloween Geek Beers: Oct 27, 2016

On Thursday (October 27th, 2016), from 6pm-9pm we’ll be hanging out at Morgan’s place for a Halloween themed Geek Beers.

Costumes are encouraged! Doesn’t have to be crazy (if you have a wig, put it on).

(If this is your first event: normally we go to Marten Brewpub, but every once in a while we’ll do something special like this. We’ll hang out, eat some snacks, and drink some good beer.)

Morgan says:

“I’ll make pulled pork, and there will be enough beer for everyone, but we encourage folks to introduce the group to their favorite beer”. So if you have a favorite beer, bring it along to share. 😉

Who: You!

What: Geeks, Beers, Halloween

When: Thurs, Oct 27, 6pm-9pm

Where: Morgan’s house (I’ll send the address when you RSVP)
Why: hanging out is fun

If you want to come, you need to RSVP! (similar to the pub, this is an adults only event)