If you’re a programmer or other tech person, you might feel you’re unfairly stereotyped as a stay-at-home geek, bathed at all times in the light of your computer screen. But your work depends just as much on social interaction and cooperation as any other kind. Take a chance to get out and share ideas with people who know what you’re talking about, at CoffeeHouseCoders’ monthly meet-ups. The informal group was founded in 2008 to allow Ann Arbor area techies and hackers a chance to focus on projects outside of work in a supportive enviroment. It’s an opportunity to network, get new ideas, and maybe strike some creative sparks. Ann Arbor’s chapter meets at 8pm the first Monday of each month at Workantile Exchange, 118 S. Main St. (Though there are now Detroit and Downriver chapters, as well.) See www.coffeehousecoders.org for details.
Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more
The CoOp’s community-focused approach is music to our ears “The vision was, honestly, to bring people together,” says Frances Master, one of six UM students who operate The CoOp, a space inside Openfloor Studio (231 S. State St.). Undeniably, it is refreshing to hear that motivation for creating opportunities to experience live music, as that’s
Dominick’s boasts a long history (and an even longer menu) If you ask the townies, “Ann Arbor has changed over the years.” If you ask the busy and bustling crowds of U-M freshmen, they’ll ask: “What?” So, who’s right— the aging hippies who complain about the changing times, or the young newbies eagerly awaiting the
Halloween season is upon us, and the Michigan and State Theaters are offering up treats with hardly a trick in sight. Those who revel in all things Halloween should start marking calendar dates because there’s a lot to scream about all month long— after all, Halloween comes but once a year, at least officially. Don’t-miss