Collaborate with DSM Web Geeks
Web Geeks is a very active group with two meetings each month and a healthy community forum. Our content and meetings are organized and run by a small group of talented volunteers, and we could use your help. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with planning, organizing, and presenting. We also need sponsors to help with catering and hosting events. Please contact our leadership team (email below) for more information.
Become a presenter: If you have a web development related presentation you’ed like to give, or if you’re just interested in learning how to give professional presentations please let us know.
We have multiple ways for you to present:
- If you’re new to public speaking we would encourage all who are interested to give a lightning talk. Lightning talks typically last between 10 and 15 minutes, and can cover any web related topics (they don’t have to even relate to the main topic of the night).
- Once a month we partner with a local tech company to deliver an educational lunch talk. Web Geeks will find a location and time that works best with our host and presenter. The event will typically last about an hour.
- Years ago all Web Geeks events were called Dojos. These meetings sported a collaborative learning style meant to help quickly understand dense new information. Sense then our format has evolved to become a more familiar conference / workshop style. Events will typically have a lightning talk followed by a full presentation optionally paired with a dojo or workshop. Every second Monday of the month we hold the event at the same location and time.
All of our events focus on informing web professionals and enthusiasts about new trends and technologies. If you would like to present, or if there is a topic you would like us to focus on please contact our leadership team.
Get help or join the community
In addition to our regular monthly meetings there are other ways to connect with Des Moines area web geeks.
We have two ways for you to join the community:
- Facebook group – active and a great place to ask questions and share ideas
- Mailing list – primarily for announcements
Note for recruiters and job posters: You may list jobs if the name and location of the employer is provided. Examples:
OK: My team at ABC widgets in Urbandale is looking for a front end developer. Job post is at [link], let me know if you have questions.
Not allowed: Someone I know is hiring a front end developer. Let me know and I’ll give you the details.
E-mail the leadership team directly
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