Kootenay Lake Innovation Centre (KLIC) is in its second year of operating a Non-Profit Society for Open Source Technology & Creative Coworking Space from the Kemball Building in Kaslo. Our community has the opportunity to kickstart a new movement post pandemic and blend creativity with business development in a shared office space with innovative programs. We accommodate youth, older adults, creatives, non-profits, technologists and entrepreneurs to grow business with a new economy workforce.
Our community has just received a grant from the Province of BC of $1 Million Dollars towards building improvements for the Innovation Centre. Village of Kaslo will hire engineer/architect to review building issues including roof leak and accessibility issues but the top tenant priorities are the following, which will allow us to retain and support our members.
HVAC: Heating/Cooling fixed for year round comfort
Carpets/Flooring: Remove to replace with modern, durable and sound dampening material
Windows/Curtains: Easy to open efficient windows and best shades
Painting: Complete makeover inside – we love neon 😉
Lighting: Suggest options for new efficient lighting and consider ambient and lamps
Datacenter: Consider what we need for datacenter room in basement
Kitchen/Lounge: Sink & small space to store dishes and food for all tenants
Where? Kaslo, but part the Kootenay coworking and innovation centre collective in the region.
What? Creative and digital technology spaces tied together with fibre internet and programs that educate and develop applications for the wealth of the community and environment.
Who? Community Leaders & Sponsor Organizations will support intergenerational programs.
Why? Digital Technology is the number 1 industry on earth and BC is a national supercluster. Regenerative business is key to integrate the needs of society with integrity of nature. We need better civic engagement events around these topics and support the creation of affordable living so everyone can focus on, and invest in climate action.
How? We will support the community digital and regenerative transformation with our own application and infrastructure development. These products will replace many of the most used of mainstream proprietary applications and we will create new and major revenue streams for the region. We will also attract new entrepreneurs to the smart regions to work with locals into the community. Our civic engagement platform will bring forward solutions to housing, food and resilience.
We have spent hundreds of volunteer hours so far, and are breaking even with some membership growth during a global pandemic
Partnered with all coworking spaces and innovation centres in the region for growth
Listed on an international network of coworking spaces called Deskpass
Last summer we completed 17 weekend music shows with the Langham serving thousands with critical culture. We are growing the program this summer again kootenays.org/music
We are actively working 3 subgroups, each with their own leadership and volunteers including Tech Team, Resilience Group and Creative Collective
We have biweekly resilience meetings, technology nights and are working towards installation and operation of a weather station and our community datacentre
We are continuing to write grants and corporate sponsors for programs, infrastructure, operations and technologies
We have letters of support from organizations including Selkirk College and Chamber of Commerce
15 paying members
12 interested and ready to come soon
10 partners including The Langham Cultural Center, Selkirk College, Kootenay Associate of Science and Technology, Coworking BC, Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Network, Kaslo infoNet, Chamber of Commerce, Village of Kaslo
Hundreds of people who have attended events at the Kemball and support us in our initiatives
Space + Service Desires
Community Cloud with computing services including application development for local business
Consensus: security, attacks and incentives, Proof of Work (PoW), Proof of Stake (PoS), Proof of Authority (PoA)
Ethereum: Decentralized Apps, EVM, and the Ethereum blockchain
Legal aspects and regulation
Blockchain Distributed Application Development I
Perform Bitcoin transactions using python-bitcoinlib
Programming in solidity
Deploying Ethereum smart contracts using web-browser based tools (eg. Remix)
Developing, testing, deploying Etereum smart contracts using Hardhat
Creating Ethereum tokens extending Open Zeppelin standard based contracts using Hardhat
Blockchain Concepts II
Composable non-fungible tokens
Oracles: integrating real world data and event triggers with smart contracts
Counterfactual instantiation and off-chain data storage
Scaling the blockchain: payment channels and state channels
Scaling the blockchain using optimism and using SNARKs
Privacy: de-anonymizing the blockchain and mixing
Blockchain Distributed Application Development II
Non-fungible tokens: Create a custom NFT by extending Open Zeppelin ERC721 contract
Composable Non-fungible tokens: Create a custom NFT by extending Open Zeppelin ERC721/ERC1155 contracts as per ERC998 standard
Oracle integration: Integrate Chainlink data-feeds and secured HTTP GET
Student defined project
Web Development and UX Design Cohort Spring Summer 2022
Our partner BrainStation has worked with the province to create an opportunity for British Columbian’s to upskill and become Developers or Designers through our digital skills training programs. Thanks to this partnership, there are some upcoming cohorts that could allow you to participate in our tuition-free Web Development and User Experience Design Bootcamp programs. Our Bootcamps are educator-led, taught online live and allow you to learn from the comfort of your home. We focus on interactive Project-Based Learning (outcome focused) so you can get hands-on experience as you go through the program. While you are in the program, our Career Accelerator Program runs at the same time. Which includes a number of professional development workshops as well as 6 months post-bootcamp support to help you land a job as a Web Developer or UX Designer.
3. Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or a Protected Person entitled to work in Canada.
4. Must be underemployed (working less than 30 hours a week)
5. If you are receiving Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Assistance (IA) there is an additional form you must submit to the Federal Government in order to enrol in either program.
6. Must not currently, or have previously enrolled in another federal or provincial funded program within the last 12 months
UX Design—an abbreviation of “user experience design”—is the craft of making the user’s experience when interacting with a digital product as effective, efficient, and pleasant as possible: the process of building products with the user in mind. A UX Designer’s work touches the entire end-to-end journey of a user’s interaction with a product, and includes identifying new opportunities for the product and business.
Think of all the websites you have used over the years – Web Developers built those sites, making sure they functioned properly and performed in ways that allowed for a great user experience. Web development is closely related to the job of designing the features and functionality of websites and apps (often called “web design”), but the “web development” term is usually reserved for the actual construction and programming of websites and apps. Established in 2012, BrainStation is the global leader in digital skills training, and has trained 250,000+ professionals for careers in Technology.