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Future of Friendly Code meeting

The 19th of August will mark the 2 year anniversary of Friendly Code. We've accomplished some big things, including the redevelopment of Viget, the launch of our data portal, and Code Across Grand Rapids.

Let's take stock in what we've done, what we've learned, and where we should take this group next. I think we should put all our focus in growing Grand Rapids Open Data, but I'd like to hear your thoughts as well.

I want to find a way to mature the organization moving forward. How can we better identify projects and get them delivered? How can we better involve non-developers? Should we only have hack nights, or bring in speakers?

I'll be looking for people to take some core roles in the Brigade. Code for America has defined a few, including:

Delivery Lead - Knowing the status of all projects
Community Organizer - Help plan and run events
Storyteller - Marketing and outside PR

You can read more about those positions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oEB1CuzCHldxP_bzcvmcrmK0yAE1BzV2AGhtwtYKZVY/

The weekend following this meetup is BarCamp, which all of you should attend. I'd love to come out of this evening with a game plan for the future so we can present it there.

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  • Chris M.

    What I was impressed at was the skill level and engagement from everyone who attended. We have the talent to do something special, and I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute.

    August 21, 2014

  • Byr ( pronounced like beer )

    Great time, I felt like was a part of something important and something on the brink of tramendous growth

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • Byr ( pronounced like beer )

    Great time, I felt like was a part of something important and something on the brink of tramendous growth

    1 · August 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone, just a reminder that we've changed locations. We'll be meeting at DGRI's office on 29 Pearl. The same space where we hosted Code Across. See you there!

    August 18, 2014

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