All your developer meetups are belong to us

January 31, 2014 in Announcements

Too Many Meetups! We’re combining developer meetups into one Reno Developers Group.

You may have noticed that the developer community Reno has been growing by leaps and bounds. Along with that growth we’ve seen an explosion in the number of language specific meetups and groups. There’s RenoPHP, reno.js, NSReno, reno.rb, and that’s just the groups meeting at the Collective!

We keep hearing that it’s sometimes tough to get out to all the meetings in a month so starting in February we’re merging our meetup branches into master. All the groups will meet on the same night. Sound crazy? It might be but think of this: Now you don’t have to decide. Show up to our developer meeting, enjoy the top-notch presentations, and stick around afterwards to discuss the latest happenings in your language’s community.

Feel like hacking on something? That’s what hacknight is for! Hacknight is free and open to the public on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-10pm. Work on anything you like!

New combined meeting night: 4th Monday of each month from 6-8pm. The first will be on February 24th.

Tis the season for events!

November 1, 2013 in Announcements

November is here! We’re very excited about what this month holds. Check out the events we are hosting here at the Reno Collective fishbowl, as well as a few great startup events that are happening in Reno!

8th – 10th: Node Knockout
11th: Benefit Corporation Workshop presented by B Lab
12th: Reno PHP meetup group
13th: Hacknight
14th: AIGA Reno-Tahoe Pixels of Fury
18th: Reno Javascript meetup group
20th: GirlMade demo day
22nd – 24th: Startup Weekend Reno
25th: Reno Ruby meetup group


Fri-Sun, November 8-10th

Node Knockout

Node Knockout is a 48-hour hackathon featuring node.js. It’s an online, virtual competition with contestants worldwide. The event is virtual but Reno Collective is also an on-site location if you’d like to come hack in person! Note: We will not be open 24/7 for this event.

Register and create your team at


Monday, November 11th 5 – 7pm

Benefit Corporation presented by B Lab

Have you heard of benefit corporations and want to know more? Are you a mission-driven company that wants to bake your values into your legal DNA? Interested in learning about a new corporate structure available for NV businesses?

Register for free at


Tuesday, November 12th 6 – 7pm

Reno PHP Meetup Group

Reno’s one and only PHP meetup group! Check out their website or follow them on Twitter


Wednesday, November 13th 5:30 – 10pm


Free and open to the public. Call 775.391.0195 or email for more info.


Thursday, November 14th 5:30 – 10:30pm

AIGA Reno-Tahoe Pixels of Fury

As AIGA’s Official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration, Shutterstock challenges each “Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament” contestant to inspire every designer to learn something new. Reno/Tahoe area designers will compete in front of a live audience to conceive and create inspiring posters at breakneck speed. Under the gaze of local superstar judges, the pressure is on to answer the big design challenge: Whose inspiration shines brightest?

Register online. RC Members get a special membership so contact us for more info!


Monday, November 18th 6 – 7pm

Reno.js meetup group

Reno’s Javascript Meetup group. Come learn more about javascript and meet other fellow javascripters.

Reno JS Github and Reno JS Facebook


Monday, November 20th, 7-9pm @ Southside Cultural Center

Girlmade Startup Demo Day

6 weeks, 5 teams, 50 mentors, 1 pitch. RSVP by email to and check out


Friday – Sunday, November 22nd – 24th @ The Freight House District

Startup Weekend Reno #2

Do you have what it takes to be part of a startup? Are you an idea person? Do you like to make things? When asked what you like to do on the weekends do you frequently answer with: “work on a dynamic team to build something great”? If you answered yes to any of the previous questions then you belong at Startup Weekend Reno.

Register by Friday the 8th of November using Discount Code “CollectiveEARLY10” and get 10% off.


Monday, November 25th 5:30-7.30pm

Reno.rb Meetup Group

The Biggest Little Ruby Brigade will be meeting and talking all things Ruby.

Hack4Reno is coming Oct 5 & 6

September 23, 2013 in Announcements

The third Hack4Reno hackathon promises to be the best yet with more prizes and challenges than ever before, and our new space here at the Reno Collective will definitely be the best yet for cranking out new and innovative apps. As a coworking space we’re already set up with everything teams will need to Get Things Done, and event sponsors are stepping up with some great food and other goodies to make sure we’re having more fun than any weekday offers. All the details are at, so go get registered if you haven’t yet!

Hacknight WiFi Power Up

July 11, 2013 in Announcements

Our first official hack night had some tangible results beyond the impressive lineup of empty Manhattans (thanks Tyler!). In a charge led by El Skwid, David Davis, and Yodasan the collective went from 2 hidden wireless access points to 3 wall and ceiling mounted APs. As a bonus they’re all operating on less microwave-sensitive channels, so hopefully we can surf and cook now! Thanks to all hackers who showed up, and especially those who contribute to our collective projects. Curious what we’ll come up with next? Come to the next hack night on August 14th at 5:30pm!

Our Wi in the Sky

Our Wi in the Sky

Fishbowl open to members on Monday!

June 2, 2013 in Announcements

There is still a lot left to do to make our new space home, but current members who want to come check out the Fishbowl at 100 N Arlington on Monday June 3rd can count on power, internet, and little bit of chaos! We’re very excited about the way the new space is looking, and thankful to our loyal members for all their contributions. Keep ’em coming and this place will be awesome for all of us!

Interested in becoming a member? Please contact us and we’ll set up an appointment for you.


May 28, 2013 in Announcements

We’ll be closed from Wednesday 5/29 – Sunday 6/2 to move to our new space at 100 N. Arlington, Suite 100. We’ll be open at our new location on Monday 6/3 to our existing members. If you’re interested in checking out the space or becoming a member, you can schedule an appointment via email at Of course, we’ll also be having a grand opening event later in June, details to come!

Reno Collective Version 3.0 Coming in June

May 16, 2013 in Announcements

Been hearing rumors that the collective is moving? Curious about the quiet here on our own little blog? Well it’s time to end the silence and say

Let’s Dance!

We’ll be moving our feet down the street to our new digs at 100 N Arlington Suite 100, a.k.a Arlington Towers, a.k.a. “the Fishbowl” at the end of the month, with all our space powers focused on a June 3rd opening. Our members are rallying, the furniture and toys are piling up, excitement is building. We’re going to make a splash in our bowl by the river downtown if we have our way.

Fishbowl Front

Curiosity piqued? We’ve got new membership plans posted and parking arranged at the parking gallery next to Silver Peak brewery. If you want to know more contact us and stay tuned!

Town Hall Meeting on July 13

July 11, 2012 in Announcements

It’s been six months since our last Town Hall meeting and a lot has happened around the Ol’ Collective. Members have come and gone, bills have been paid, art shows have opened, paintings have been put up and taken down, Colin and crew came back, and flowers were planted out front (Thanks Jared!).

Let’s get together this Friday and talk about what has been going on and what we have planned. We’ve got a couple of big announcements to make and we’d love to have you involved.

When: Friday, June 13, 2012 @ 6:30PM
Where: Reno Collective Upstairs
Why: The Collective is changing and growing
Who: Members and Non-members are welcome

Let me know if you have any questions or specific items you’d like to discuss at the meeting.

Collective Desk #9: Rigorous Proof

June 6, 2012 in Announcements, Events

I’ll know I’ve really made my way when there are lots of boys who want to see me naked.


I’m just goofing on Rigorous Proof’s single, “Carolina,” but all silliness aside – the boys have some chops. Heavy on the reverb and peppered with distortion, it’ll be interesting to see the group’s acoustic adaptation for CDC9 this Friday at 5 p.m. at Reno Collective.

Come on down. We can have some Beer:30 action at 4:30 p.m. then listen and watch these Reno locals put on a groovtacular show for us.

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