Re:fresh Richmond

Refresh Richmond is a community of designers, developers and other web professionals working to improve the creative, technical and professional aspects of new media endeavors in the Greater Richmond area.


What is the goal of Refresh Richmond?

In simple terms, Refresh Richmond hopes to bring people together to share what they know.

Through software and technology demonstrations, panel discussions, and open-ended Q&A sessions — driven by your creativity, knowledge and experience — we hope to bring members of the Richmond web community together to talk shop, have some fun, and strengthen the community in the process.

How can I get involved?

To start, sign up for our email newsletter, which will keep you up-to-date on all our goings-on.

Then, help us spread the word. Tell your coworkers, colleagues and friends, and write about us on your websites and blogs. Join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups to connect directly with fellow members, post comments or photos, and get event updates.

And, of course, attend our meetings, held at 804 RVA from 6:00-8:00 on the third Tuesday of the month, barring any scheduling conflicts or special events.

Want to get even more involved?

Is there a specific topic you'd like to learn more about? Want to lead a meeting on a topic you have experience with? Or just have questions about the group? Send an email to refreshing@refreshrichmond.org.

Not in Richmond?

Check out refreshingcities.org to find a Refresh group near you.

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Next Event

This Old Code

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM

804RVA | 1657 West Broad Street

Negativity surrounds the concept of existing code. This negativity is baked into the language we use. We work on 'legacy projects', 'dirt field projects', 'rescue projects', 'antiquated projects', 'ancient projects'. I'd like to use the construction metaphor to look at these projects in a different light. I've been inspired by the TV program, 'This Old House'. I think the care and attention that's given existing structures while making them do more for their inhabitants is a great model for how we can treat our software projects. This talk isn't technology specific; it's themes and guidance will apply to anyone who's worked on a project that someone else left behind or anyone who is likely to do so in the future.

Presenter Bios:
Scott Ford (Sr Interactive Creative Director):

Scott Ford is the Founder and Chief Code Whisperer at Corgibytes, a software consultancy whose mission is to maintain and improve the world's existing codebases. Scott specializes and thrives on breathing new life into existing projects.

We'll be at 804RVA on Wednesday, August 13, and we'll be kicking off at 6pm. See you there!

AND- we'll have refreshments

Big thanks to Vaco for sponsoring snacks for this talk! Check them out here.