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Grab pizza with us @Gusto tonight!

Tonight only, from 4pm-close, Gusto Pizza’s Ingersoll location is donating 10% of their profits to Area515. Let’s do this! They can accommodate most food allergies, and their pizza is great. No excuses — support Area515 tonight by eating dinner at Gusto! Details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394375310924252/

Artist Residency Applications Due This Friday!

You only have until end of day Friday to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply […]

How Companies Get Hacked – Less than 1 week to register!

How Companies Get Hacked  (And What You Can Do About It!) In partnership with the Area515 Maker Space When: Wednesday, March 29th at 7pm Where: Area515 Maker Space – 1731 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309 Cost: Free! Just be sure to register at the link below Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-companies-get-hacked-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-tickets-32395990279 Instructor: Sherri Davidoff, CEO and Founder of LMG Security Presentation […]

How Companies Get Hacked (And What You Can Do About It!)

Sherri Davidoff, CEO of LMG Security, is offering a free talk on cybersecurity. Registration is required — get your seat now! Join us Wednesday, March 29, 7 – 10pm, and feel free to forward the registration link to anyone else who is interested. Professional hackers around the world target YOU in attempts to gain access […]

Artists! One month left to apply for residency!

You have one month left to apply for one of five positions in the Artists in Residence program starting in May. Artists in this program will have access to all the same tools and workspace as full Area515 members. An art show will cap off the program. Get all the details and apply at: https://area515.org/air-2017/

New Humble Bundle!

There’s a new Humble Bundle book bundle out! This one is all about Arduino and Raspberry Pi’s. The bundle includes everything from basic stuff all the way up through robots and internet of things. Best of all, you can choose your own charity. Search “Des Moines Maker Space” to support Area515 with your book purchase. […]

We’re Hiring An Intern!!

Area515, the Des Moines Maker Space is looking for a marketing and social media intern. Position is unpaid but includes free membership to the maker space. You’ll gain valuable experience helping a non-profit grow, practice technical writing, gain exposure to a diverse population of makers, and maybe be inspired to make something yourself. You will […]

What’s in a robot?

We’re going to be dismantling a commercial grade robot arm tonight during electronics night! Come down 7 – 9pm to check it out and see what makes this robot arm work. Can’t make it? I will take photos and post a followup, if you put the next electronics night on your calendar. Every 2nd Wednesday, […]

Area515 and Capital Crossroads 2.0

Des Moines is evolving, and Area515 is proud to be a part of the growth in our community! Area515 was recently featured in a Des Moines Register article detailing the roll out of Capital Crossroads 2.0, the next phase of a multi-million dollar effort to improve the Des Moines metro area. The program aims to, […]