Monday, January 17, 2011

Geeking out in Lansing

In 2008 I lived in Detroit and struggled to find like minded individuals to hang out with.  Individuals who code for fun and want to fix problems in their communities.  I ended up spending quite a few nights in Ann Arbor which has a similar tech scene to Lansing but a bit larger.  I enjoyed new events like CoffeeHouseCoders, Ann Arbor New Tech, and the TechBrewery.

I'm happy to report Lansing now has similar events so I can get all the goodness I was getting in Southeast MI right here at home.

The inaugural Lansing CoffeeHouseCoders meeting is 1/19/2011.  If you like to code in your free time in a social atmosphere, this is the place for you!

Hackers & Hustlers is a group focused on startup culture.  Attendees will hear entrepreneurs who are actually doing it give a talk or a pitch on their product.  The first meeting is 1/26.

In 2010 Lansing also got a coworking space, Second Gear.  More and more businesses are enabling their work force to work whenever and wherever they want.  For me often times that means I need to be somewhere for an evening event and I spend the day in a coffee shop.  That works OK, but I like to work near other programmers so I can learn from them and bounce ideas off of them.  Second Gear is meeting that need for the Lansing community.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice one! If I could write like this I would be well chuffed. The more I read articles of such quality as this (which is rare), the more I think there might be a future for the Net. Keep it up, as it were.