Big changes coming for the meetup group! Read on for a list of things we’re changing.

NOTE: NEW TIME: 5:30pm

We are beginning the meetups from now on at 5:30pm (instead of 6:30pm) to make gaining entry to the building where Prime is located easier.

LOCATION: Prime Digital Academy

We are back at Prime Digital Academy in their new downtown Minneapolis location

301 4th Ave. S - 5th Floor, Minneapolis, MN

(This is the North building, between 3rd and 4th Streets along 4th Ave.)

COST

We are going to start charging $5.00 for the meetup, in order to defray some of the cost for providing drinks and snacks.

PARTICIPANTS

The meetups will be limited in size to 20 people including guests.

MEETUP AGENDA

We’re adopting a new agenda and format for the meetup. Instead of a talk and hack session, we’ll be doing the following:

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Arrive, mingle, eat something, network

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Ruby and Rails Lesson - code along practical instruction

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Project work

CURRICULUM

I’ll be pulling together a curriculum of lessons, exercises, small projects, and tutorials that will extend over the year, to give a sense of what we’ll be focusing on each month.

GROUP PROJECTS

Instead of a hack night format, we’re going to be reinstituting group projects for people to work on together, to apply the skills you’re learning right away. I’d like to set up a couple of different projects for people to work on, depending on the attendance. I want to limit group size to 5 people. My intent is that you’ll form up into a team that works together month to month at the meetup.