• Daily
  • Office Chatter
  • Heads Down Time
  • Group Emails
  • Weekly
  • Coffee With Creators
  • Community Lunch
  • Beer:30
  • Monthly
  • Factory Townhall
  • Social Events
  • Meetups
  • Yearly
  • Startup Weekend
  • Annual Bar Crawl
  • Holiday Potluck

Upcoming Events

  1. coLearning:  Design Thinking

    Although there's no proof Henry Ford said, "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses,” his alleged quip embodies the need for design thinking. Sometimes people can verbalize a need. "I want a bigger tv screen." "I wish this cell phone case came in blue." Those are product enhancements. "I wish I had a wine glass holder that hung around my neck." "I wish I had a mop that I could attach to my baby." Those are Sky Mall products. But the most revolutionary innovations are ones people may not have been able to identify. They come about only by understanding the user and employing creativity and a deep understanding of the context to arrive at innovative solutions, and then iterating on those solutions to find and perfect the best one. Innovations big and small can benefit from a design thinking mindset – of approaching a problem from an informed position while keeping the user in the forefront. This course offers the chance to learn Design Thinking - a human-centered, prototype driven process for solving problems and discovering new opportunities. We will be biased toward action and learn by doing. Participants will work in small, multi-disciplinary teams and dive into a hands-on innovation challenge from start to finish.

  2. Factory Tour

    Come on in at either 10:00am or 2:00pm and we'll show you around the space and answer questions you may have.

  3. Community Lunch

    Whether we eat out or in, the community lunch is a great way to catch up with your friends or to meet new ones.

  4. coLearning: Modern Web

    HTML and CSS are only part of the picture. The modern front-end developer will also need to be versed in version control, task automators, preprocessors, frameworks, the command line, and more. While expanding students’ basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, we’ll delve into best practices, explore responsive design techniques, and establish the foundation shared by the most sought after front-end developers. This class is not merely a series of lectures. You’ll be collaborating with others and reviewing code guided by an experienced local front-end developer.

  5. Coffee with Creators

    Coffee with Creators is a great way to connect to some cool people in the area. Every Wednesday morning from 8:00 - 9:30 at The Factory.

  6. Show and Tell

    This member led event gathers us together to show off projects, share good news, and uncover opportunities where we might be able to work together.

  7. coLearning: Intro to Programming

    Programming is not as hard as you think. At its most basic, it's the skill of sending instructions to a computer. These instructions have to be written in a language the computer will understand. Just like human languages, computer languages share many of the same basic building blocks. This course will introduce you to those building blocks, and begin to teach you a language you can use to build programs for the web. The language we will be learning is called JavaScript, or JS for short. JS is the language found in every modern web browser. We'll use it to introduce fundamental concepts found across computer languages. We'll touch on other languages where appropriate to give you a good overview of the variety languages available to programmers, and give you a sense of their strengths and differences. Of course, in the end, you'll want to build things. We'll take advantage of JS's central place on the web to start building useful programs very quickly. By the end of the course, you will know how to program a web browser and have a foundational understanding of programming on top of which you can begin to build a career as a programmer in whatever language you choose to pursue.

  8. Factory Tour

    Come on in at either 10:00am or 2:00pm and we'll show you around the space and answer questions you may have.

  9. Games During Lunch

    This member-led event brings members together over a common goal: to win...errrr...to have fun!

Upcoming Events