Events and resources for Lansing coders


for those who code or aspire to, professionally or as a hobby

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Free Meetups

regular meetups to help you become a better coder


DevOps

1st Tuesday

If you want to actually ship, scale, or collaborate with a team, here's where you learn how.

Ruby

2nd Tuesday

Designed for developer happiness, this language is especially popular (and powerful) for rapid, server-side web development - without the steep learning curve.

Project Management

2nd Tuesday

As a project's complexity and team grows, managing the process becomes vital.

SQL Server

2nd Tuesday

If you're living in Microsoft's world, you'll want to keep up with SQL Server and related technologies.

Web

2nd Wednesday

An agenda-free meetup where you can share your latest project, talk about tools you're using, network, trade advice, or just chat about the web.

JavaScript

3rd Tuesday

When coding on the client, there's really only one choice; fortunately, it has one of the most thriving and innovative communities around.

R

3rd Tuesday

Have data, need stats? Use R.

Side Projects

3rd Wednesday

Side projects are important - and often where we learn the most.

Atlassian

3rd Wednesday

Share experiences and best practices regarding Atlassian products.

Coders Club

3rd Wednesday

Learn more about computer programming, web development, career choices, and entrepreneurship.

.NET

3rd Thursday

One of the most popular ecosystems for enterprise web development, with tooling built and supported by Microsoft.

Code Retreat

3rd Saturday

Try, Practice, Learn. Enjoy a Saturday pairing on exercises to expand your collaborative coding skills.

Mobile

4th Monday

For development on iOS or Android, this is the place to be.

Java

4th Tuesday

One of the most popular languages in the world with an incredibly rich ecosystem.

Agile

4th Tuesday

It's easy to spin your wheels pounding at the keyboard, but a focus on process will make you orders of magnitude more effective.

Infrastructure

Last Tuesday

Networking, security, switching, routing, firewalls, load balancers, and more!

Interaction Design

4th Thursday

The most significant challenges in product development often lie in the space between the backend and the user.

Software Testing

4th Thursday

The last line of defense against bugs and poor design.

Big Data

4th Thursday

There's a lot of great data out there. Now to figure out what to do with it.

Beginner Resources

where to start if you're new to coding


The Code Lab

If you want to learn to code without quitting your job, sign up for the Lansing Code Lab for $129/month. You'll work with professional developers, building real websites and applications, twice per week. Apply in 10 seconds at lansingcodelab.com.

Coders Farm

If you're a hard worker, ready to change careers, apply to Coders Farm. Spots are very limited, but should you be accepted, you'll receive free training in web development and a part-time job until placed in a full-time position with another company.

Membership Organizations

professional organizations providing resources and advocacy


Information Systems Security Association

The mission of the Lansing Chapter of ISSA is to increase the security knowledge of information professionals. We aim to improve our members' professional careers through the sharing and dispersing of information security practices. By responding to the needs of those interested in security, we will disseminate pertinent timely information through expert speakers, seminars and networking events.

We recognize that information security can only be successfully addressed if we have clear and concise goals. To this extent, our goal is to become Lansing's clear choice for security information.

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute (PMI), with more than 150,000 members in over 150 countries, is the world's foremost advocate for the project management profession. A vital and forward-thinking organization, PMI is comprised of 236 chartered chapters, 34 new potential chapters, 33 Specific Interests Groups (SIGs) and two colleges. PMI sets industry standards, conducts research and provides education, certification and professional exchange opportunities designed to strengthen and further establish the profession. PMI advances the careers of practitioners, while enhancing overall business and government performance, through documentation of return on investment.

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