A Look Back At 2016

A Look Back at 2016

As we recover from the holiday season, it's time to reflect on the past year. For the Des Moines Web Geeks, it was incredible! In 2016, we: Hosted 16 events, including 12 evening events, three lunch events and our annual social event…

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Get Up to Speed with WordPress

WordPress powers almost 25% of the world's websites – largely because it's both easy to get started and extremely powerful to use as a content management system. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced user of the hugely-popular platform, we'll…

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Should web beginners start with Meteor?

Meteor's popularity has been out of this world lately and claims to help developers create modern data backed applications using radically less code. Let's put that claim to the test. It incorporates the best ideas from many popular tools like…

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Learn Node.JS: A Hands-On Lab

Join the Des Moines Web Geeks for our December dojo. This month, we're digging into Node.JS. Matt Nuzum has written and spoken about Node.JS, and he'll lead us through the evening. We'll start with the basics of building a simple web server and…

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May Dojo: Build a Social Wall with APIs

For our May Dojo, let's get together and create an open source project. We'll be making a "social wall" which aggregates the social media content for a business or individual using open source technologies like Github and various social media…

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Recap: Spring 2014 Social Event

Our spring 2014 social event was a great success. More than 60 people attended on Monday, March 31 at our new Downtown Legends locations. We had nine speakers with topics ranging from Agile to EmberJS. The following is a recap…

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