Google I/O Extended Conference to be held in Grand Rapids on May 18

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

An exciting Google conference, I/O Extended, will be held in Grand Rapids on May 18 at the Harris Building. Each year, Google holds their annual I/O event in California to gather the technology and developer communities and to announce new products...

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WMCAT to honor nationally-renowned pioneer in design thinking

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will honor David Kelley, founder of Stanford University’s and design firm IDEO, for his contributions to design thinking at iBall 2016 on March 18 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel...

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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

On Thursday, February 11, local businessmen Jonathan Jelks and Alvin Hill IV will launch The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program at the Grand Rapids Art Museum aimed at exposing Grand Rapids’ youth of color to the technology sector and...

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New Go In Grand Rapids app designed to help smartphone users connect to unique neighborhood businesses

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

There’s something special happening in Grand Rapids neighborhoods. We know it, our neighbors know it and visitors can feel it too. Our vibrant neighborhoods are jam packed with excitement. But with so many new businesses opening and so much...

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Power Up Tech Fair works to connect community to growing job market

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

Community leaders Jonathan Jelks and AJ Hills IV have collaborated to organize the "Power Up" Technology Fair, set for Tuesday, July 21 at the Baxter Community Center. They have coordinated to help expose aspiring entrepreneurs, young...

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New app debuts for DisArt Festival

by (KCAD)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

"Access UICA" is about inclusivity. The decision to create a Urban Institure of Contemporary Arts app for DisArt’s centerpiece show, "Art of the Lived Experiment", was born out of research centered around the notion of...

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Grand Rapids GiveCamp gives free websites and more to 15 non-profit organizations

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Technology is vital to any organization, but due to limited resources, non-profit organizations are often limited to using outdated and ineffective websites and databases.   Grand Rapids GiveCamp seeks to ease these roadblocks by organizing an...

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Artists as disruptors: Building incubators where art, technology meet

by (Mark Holzbach)

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NEWS

A mix of Grand Rapids art, technology, culture, education and business interests turned out last night to hear panelist Julia Kaganskiy, executive director of the New Museum’s four-week-old art and technology co-working incubator NEW INC...

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Public responds to discussion of art, tech, new platforms for design incubators

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Friday night's Critical Discourse panel discussed the intersections between art and technology, growth of intersected art practice and the differences between earning profit and building a sustainable practice.  This video is a collection of...

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Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire launched a successful first day, if measured by the long line to get in at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Though the name may leave people thinking assuming it's a craft or art fair, the event draws more...

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