technology

GR Makers support ideas, collaboration

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GR Makers started in a garage. Focusing on Linux programming, Casey M. DuBois started by hosting Linux users and a Makers group at his own home and garage, inherited from his father. Linux is a community supported website committed to promote Linux...

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The Factory offers coworking space for entrepreneurs

by (Ana Olvera)

Submitted 06-26-2013 under NEWS

The Factory, a coworking space in downtown Grand Rapids, recently launched a “coLearning” initiative in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that offers six-week-long courses and internships of 40 hours minimum...

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Bring your Ideas Worth Sharing to LINC this Saturday for the TEDxGR Pop Up event

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 01-30-2013 under NEWS

Do you love talking about ideas worth spreading with people who love our community? Then bring your ideas and passion this Saturday for your chance to participate in a local version of the world renowned TED conference. The TEDxGR team will be...

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New website offers helping hand to local musicians

by (brandon.twa)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NEWS

For local bands, a helping hand is always beneficial when first starting out. One Grand Rapids musician is on a mission to provide Michigan bands with that helping hand.   Jacob Pauwels of Grand Rapids is the creator of Listen to the Mitten, a...

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New generation of local restaurateurship brings technology to dining experience

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Johnny Brann, Jr. has more than an extensive background in the restaurant industry. He started out working in his family’s Brann’s Steakhouses. His family started him off with the character-building work of weeding the parking lot. He...

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LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a worldwide academic sports competition for young adults between the ages of 9 and 14 that utilizes teamwork, problem solving and engineering skills to build ideas using LEGO elements and moving parts. Each team has to...

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Creston Neighborhood to green up Plainfield Avenue

by (crestongr)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

Over the past few years, the Creston neighborhood has continually proved its commitment to the environment. Last spring, Creston neighbors helped plant two community gardens to bring healthy food and aesthetic beauty to the neighborhood. This spring...

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Digital divide narrows with Comcast's "Internet Essentials"

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

All Grand Rapids families with children who receive free school lunches may qualify for Comcast's "Internet Essentials" program, which offers broadband internet for $9.95 per month and an optional netbook for $149.99. The program...

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Heartside to receive high-tech information boost

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 01-12-2012 under NEWS

Heartside residents and visitors may soon experience a technology leap that is intended to help them identify resources in the area. The Heartside-Downtown Electronic Communications System (H-DECS) will be a wireless network of flat screen monitors...

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Catalyst Radio: GR GiveCamp taking apps from nonprofits in need of custom web tools

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:58) Ross Hunter, tech volunteer and web developer, is in the studio to talk about GR GiveCamp, a volunteer event by the tech community to put...

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