Next meeting: March 7th at Foundry coworking

It’s time for our first real meeting of 2011. We had a blast last month at our kick-off event. Cassie Schmitz was the luck winner of the iPad from Red 5 Interactive. We had a great turn out, over 60 entries for the prize.

For the next meeting we’ll be hosting a code dojo. This is an event that anyone can participate in, regardless of your skill level. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a laptop if you have one. We’ll divide the group into teams, each trying to accomplish the same goal. At the end, we’ll compare notes to see how each group did. Some will have beautiful results, some will have amazing code, some will be utter failures. But everyone will have fun and learn some new techniques.

Our meeting time is 7:00pm on Monday March 7th at Foundary coworking in downtown Des Moines. (Park in the rear and enter on the east side of the building, signs will direct you to the 2nd floor).

The topic for the next few meetings will be on Rails 3. Feel free to set that up on your computer before you arrive. If you’d like help, come a little early (@newz2000 will be there at 6:30). If you’re feeling really ambitious, we’re using Git to share code. Go ahead and check out our branch on github. (If none of this makes sense to you, don’t worry, just come and contribute what you can. You’ll leave knowing more than when you came!

Spread the word! RT our tweet or RSVP on our Facebook event page. Thanks, I hope to see you there!

Matthew Nuzum

Web guy, big thinker, loves to talk and write. Front end web, mobile and UX developer for John Deere ISG. My projects: @dsmwebgeeks @tekrs @squaretap ✝