Code People

    About us

    We are an open network of University of Minnesota application developers looking to further our programming skills & capacity to innovate by meeting monthly to share tools & tricks of the trade via presentations, workshops, and facilitated discussions.

    Get involved
    • We gather on the first Thursday of every month, typically in Walter 402 from 9:30-11:00.
      If you can't make it but want to tune-in, we broadcast meetings in real-time with UMConnect.
      See calendar below for details on upcoming sessions.  (You can also subscribe to the calendar as well).

    • We discuss technical questions & topics relating to software development on a mailing list.
      Visit the Code People Google Group to join the mailing list.

    • We are constantly looking for speakers and topic ideas for technical talks.
      Please email with your ideas.

    • Share your programming tricks of the trade on the Code-People Wiki.
    • Fostering collaboration

      Though each department faces unique challenges, many are shared.  Enterprise-wide technology changes like Shibboleth and Business Intelligence are occurring more frequently and transitioning gracefully depend increasingly on the coordination of programmers from many different departmental and technical backgrounds.  The Code-People group seeks to foster collaboration in these hot-spots where mutual interest align (in addition to having lots of fun, learning, and honing our skills).

      Who's behind this

      The goals and activities of the Code-People group are managed by a small rotating group of programmers from different IT departments across campus.  We take turns planning, facilitating, contacting speakers, and developing presentations we hope the University programming community will find interesting and useful.  Given that our broader goal is to foster software collaboration, we hope to gradually expand these responsibilities as opportunities arise.  Currently, we are:
      • Debbie Gillespie, Academic Support Resources
      • Brian Hanson, Digital Technology Center
      • Paul Rubenis, Office of Information Technology
      • Chris Crosby-Schmidt, Office of Information Technology
      • Chad Fennell, University Libraries
      • David Naughton, University Libraries
      • Jack Brown, Office of Information Technology
      • Chris Dinger, Academic Support Resources
      • Kim Doberstein, Academic Support Resources
    Upcoming Meetings

    Code People Schedule