Engage: New Revelstoke high-tech initiatives invite your participation

A new grassroots technology initiative is seeking to grow the community’s technology capacity and help build a forward-looking, sustainable technology sector. Learn how you can get involved and network through innovation nights, get-togethers, and online networking.

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A new Revelstoke Mountaineer series explores Revelstoke's growing technology scene, and the pervasive impact of technological change on our lives in a mountain community.

Revelstoke is built on technology.

The railway would not have been possible without the steam engine. Gardening and farming would not have been possible without soil and irrigation systems. Our largest mill stays competitive by being amongst the most technologically-advanced mills in North America, providing hundreds of local jobs.

We moved to the Kootenay–Columbia region for balanced lifestyle and mountain culture, but truthfully we count on technology to evolve our current businesses and create new opportunities.

Most citizens would agree that a sustainable economy is a goal for our community. But what is this mean? We would like to uncover this with you.
One thing is for certain, a community that supports its information communication technology (ICT) is one that can create its sustainable destiny.

The City of Revelstoke’s high tech task force was setup to advise and serve this purpose. We are currently advising and educating on many facets including fibre installation, job creation, youth mentorship, and all involve opportunities that use latest technology to drive innovation and produce valuable products or services.

By 2020, 40% of our workforce will be freelance and 26 billion electronic devices will be connected. One thing is constant: change.

Technology has the power to solve our major community issues: personal wealth, affordable & sustainable living, infrastructure, and communicating needs to representatives.

Large cities now have Chief Technology Officers. We can’t afford one yet, so for this reason we are starting this technology education series in conjunction with YourLink Revelstoke, and our new Mountain CoLab (formerly Revelstoke Coworking) to discuss the wide swath of opportunities for our community to capitalize.

Stay tuned for ways in which you can engage at innovation nights, join our LinkedIn group, and leave a message below on what technology means to you and future of our family.

Oh and please complete this survey to show support for locally run communications and IT support. Will give you $40 credit to YourLink Revelstoke’s new upgraded system. They employ a 12-person team and have proudly served Revelstoke since 1958.

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