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Photos from Geek Beers – Sep 30, 2016

Geek Beers - Ben, Hanz, Andy Geek Beers - Morgan, Nolan, Camille, Evan, Dustin Geek Beers - Dustin, Evan, Kevin

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September 2016 tech events

Finding and validating product ideas (Sept 21). I’m speaking at the Okanagan Project Managers group, from 5:30pm-7:30pm on Weds, Sept. 21. Register here >> (free)

Tech Brew (Sept 21, 5pm-7pm). Big event in Kamloops! Some folks are carpooling out. Register here >>

BizCamp (Sept 26-30). This conference looks awesome. It’s being put on by Shane Austin at co+Lab. I’m speaking on “How to start a digital products business” on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12pm-1pm. Register here >>

Vancouver Startup Week (Sept 26-30). There’s some folks from Kelowna + Vernon going! Register here >>

Predictable Revenue Model Workshop (Sept 27, 11am-12:30pm). Register here >>

Geek Beers (Thurs, Sept 29, 5pm-8pm). It’s been too long since we’ve hung out! Let’s head to Marten Brewing, Vernon, on the last Thursday of this month.

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Geek Beers is back on for June 30th, 2016

Geek Beers is back on for Thursday, June 30th, 2016.5pm-8pm, at Marten Brewpub.

Also: Daryl Chymko is joining me as another Startup Vernon “host.” I think “host” is a good description for what we do: we host Geek Beers, and we’ll be hosting some other types of events in the future. (Here’s a message Daryl just sent me)

See you at Geek Beers this coming Thursday.
Justin Jackson
startupvernon.com

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Geek Beers tonight in Vernon

Join us at Marten Brewery tonight from 5pm to 8pm for Geek Beers. We use the word “geek” very loosely. 😉 If you’re interested in making Vernon awesome, talking tech, or just hanging out, you should come.

Here’s a message from Pearl and Stefan (the owners of Marten):

We now have Happy hour till 6:00 so early Geeks will get cheapest Craft beer in the city! I will put our new Flatbreads on special for you guys, your going to love it!!! New Honey Saison is running out fast… See you then!

Who: you!

What: geek beers

When: tonight, Thurs, April 28, 5pm-8pm

Where: Marten Brewery, 2933 30th Ave Vernon BC
Why: hanging out is fun

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Geek Beers is TONIGHT

Linda just reminded me that Geek Beers is early this month.

Thursday, March 24 is Geek Beers!

We’ll be at the new Marten Brewery (right next to the Naked Pig).

We’ll be sitting at that long table in the middle.

The 411:

Who: entrepreneurs, IT people, developers, designers, and creatives who want to make Vernon awesome

What: Beer, BBQ, and good conversation (everything from design, to hardware hacking, to business, to programming in VIM)

When: Thursday, March 24th, 2016, 5pm-8pm (and even later sometimes!)

Where: Marten Brewing (beside Naked Pig), 2933 – 30th Ave, Vernon, BC

Find us at the Stammtisch table (the big long table in the middle).

Hoping to see you there!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

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Mega Geek Beers in Vernon, BC

Update: Wow. It looks like there could be quite a crowd tonight.

A big group of tech folks (nerds, makers, IT people, developers, designers, creatives) are converging at Marten Brewing in Vernon, BC. This Thursday, Feb 25th, people from Kelowna, Kamloops, and Vernon are getting together for MEGA GEEK BEERS.

Marten Brewing is going to be super busy tonight (there’s 2-3 other groups reserved there), so please be patient with the serving staff! (Also, they’re only doing credit card tabs tonight. If you have cash it’s “pay as you go.”)

The special tonight is half-priced wings! A full 20 oz pint at Marten is only $6. (Daryl and I tried the Dunkel Bock, and it’s really good.)

What is #megageekbeers? It’s a central gathering of geeks for great beer, BBQ and conversation.

Where: At Marten Brewery in Vernon(right next to the Naked Pig). We’re trying something new: we’ll be UPSTAIRS in the “mess hall.” There’s a couch + private balcony for us to hang out on, plus tons of tables and chairs so we can sit down and eat. Should be fun!

Who: Entrepreneurs, IT people, developers, designers, and creatives who want to connect with other people. Whether you’re an ideas person, hardcore programmer, UX expert, maker (or just really like beer) you are welcome to join!

When: Thursday, Feb 25th, 2016, 5pm-8pm (maybe even later?)

How: Just show up! Ride-sharing is happening from both Kamloops and Kelowna.

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A bunch of tech events

Tomorrow, Weds Feb 17th, 7pm I’ll be speaking at the MAD (Marketing and Design) event in Kelowna (at Cheeky Monkey Media). I’ll be talking about building and launching your own digital product. I’d love to have you come!

You can RSVP here →

On Saturday, Feb 20th, at 10am at Ratio Coffee James Love is having a launch party + reading of his sci-fi book.

Read more in Vernon Morning Star →

On Thursday, Feb 25th, at 5pm at Marten Brewing Daryl Chymko and I are organizing a MEGA GEEK BEERS where we’ll be hosting tech people from Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna (and elsewhere). I’ve just confirmed that we’ll be upstairs in the executive sweet (which has a balcony that overlooks the whole brewery). Should be fun!

View event details →

April 30th, at the Atrium Hotel in Vernon, will be the Okanagan’s first WordCamp! This is going to be an amazing event for WordPress users.

WordCamp website →

That’s it for now!

Hope to see some of you tomorrow night at Cheeky Monkey!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

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Geek Beers: Jan 28th at Marten Brewery

Tomorrow (Jan 28) is Geek Beers!

We’ll be at the new Marten Brewery (right next to the Naked Pig). We’ll be sitting at that long table in the middle.

Stefan and Pearl (the owners of the Pig) are doing some Geek Beers specials: mugs of MBC (Marten Brewing Co.) beer for $4.75!

The 411:

Who: entrepreneurs, IT people, developers, designers, and creatives who want to make Vernon awesome

What: Beer, BBQ, and good conversation (everything from design, to hardware hacking, to business, to programming in VIM)

When: Thursday, Feb 28th, 2016, 5pm-8pm (and even later sometimes!)

Where: Marten Brewing (beside Naked Pig), 2933 – 30th Ave, Vernon, BC

Find us at the big long table in the middle.

Hoping to see you there!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin

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The MegaMaker Burrito

Hello Vernon / Okaganan friends,

The MegaMaker burrito is coming to Vernon, BC on January 22nd.

The story:

This week I’m doing a collaboration with Station BBQ for my new podcast (MegaMaker). The goal of the podcast is to explore people who make stuff and the stories behind what they make.

So this week Eric (the chef) and I set out to make the world’s best BBQ burrito. You can watch us building the prototype here.

I got immersed in the whole process: working in the kitchen at Station, coming up with a prototype with Eric, testing it, discussing costs, and marketing it.

The burrito:

The MegaMaker Burrito is filled with BBQ pulled pork (the meat is the star of this dish, sauced with our custom sauce), baked beans, wild rice, and cheddar cheese.

Served on a bed of slaw and lettuce leaf. Topped with maple-peach salsa and cheese. Comes with a side of fries and a beverage.

Come for lunch!

We’re going to serve it as the lunch special at Station BBQ this Friday (Jan 22). Want to come?

Here’s a list of who’s coming →

Let me know if you’re in!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
startupvernon.com

PS: Geek Beers is next Thursday (Jan 28th) at the Marten Brewery!

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Next Geek Beers: Nov 26 at Marten Brewery!

The new Marten Brewery is open!

We’re all going: tomorrow’s Geek Beers is in the private Brewmaster Room at Marten Brewery. Just go in the main doors, and the room is on the bottom floor near the back corner.

Stefan and Pearl (the owners of the Pig) are doing some Geek Beers specials:

  • 1/2 rack of baby back ribs & mash for $ 13.00 or
  • full rack & mash for $17.
  • Mugs of MBC (Marten Brewing Co.) beer for $4.75!

The 411:

Who: entrepreneurs, IT people, developers, designers, and creatives who want to make Vernon awesome

What: Beer, BBQ, and good conversation (everything from design, to hardware hacking, to business, to programming in VIM)

When: Thursday, Nov 26th, 2015, 5pm-8pm (and even later sometimes!)

Where: Marten Brewing (beside Naked Pig), 2933 – 30th Ave, Vernon, BC

You can find us in the Brewmaster Room, lower level near the back corner.

Hoping to see you there!

Cheers,
Justin Jackson
@mijustin