• 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Games During Lunch

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

  5. GR Cocoa Heads

    We are the Grand Rapids Chapter of Cocoa Heads, where we regularly discuss things like Cocoa Touch, Objective C, OS X, Basics of iPhone app Development, iOS, iOS Development, and OS X Development. Check out our Meetup.com page to learn more.

  6. Beer:30

    Every Friday at 4:30 we bring in our own beer and call it an early day at the office. We bring in our own beer for ourselves or to share and celebrate a week well done.

  7. coLearning: Product Design

    Today’s digital products are constantly evolving, and the workforce is moving along with it. In order to stand out among the crowded market of digital products, products must be designed to speak to consumers with experiences that directly address their values and needs. This course will explore the product design and development process from brand-new startup phase to the relaunch of a current product. It will guide anyone who is involved in influencing the design of digital products on the skills needed to design the user experience while acknowledging the incorporation of service design. Collaborating in small, multidisciplinary teams, course participants will work on a practical application of the process for a single product.

  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. 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.

  10. coLearning: UX Design

    In this course students will be working hands-on as they begin to develop and apply the practice, principles and methodologies of a user experience practitioner. From context scenarios, sketches and wire framing, to rapid prototyping and user testing, students will learn to craft a user centered experience from the ground up through a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Be it a tablet, desktop or even a mobile experience students will walk away with a firm foundation and a practical skill set to build upon. The entirety of this course is highly interactive and collaborative where students with diverse backgrounds are coming together to share, collaborate, challenge and learn from one another as they set out to solve a wicked problem (tbd) through the lens of user experience design.

  11. coLearning: UX Design

    In this course students will be working hands-on as they begin to develop and apply the practice, principles and methodologies of a user experience practitioner. From context scenarios, sketches and wire framing, to rapid prototyping and user testing, students will learn to craft a user centered experience from the ground up through a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. Be it a tablet, desktop or even a mobile experience students will walk away with a firm foundation and a practical skill set to build upon. The entirety of this course is highly interactive and collaborative where students with diverse backgrounds are coming together to share, collaborate, challenge and learn from one another as they set out to solve a wicked problem (tbd) through the lens of user experience design.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

Upcoming Events