Community Engagement

Michigan is a supportive, engaging environment with entrepreneurs, artists, movers, and shakers. Being part of the Lansing community is a great opportunity to be part of a growing Michigan economy. Gravity Works stays involved in community, networking, and user group events; many events are hosted by Gravity Works.

Lansing Give CampLansing Give Camp

GiveCamp is an annual, weekend-long event where developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. Projects range from a new website to member-tracking applications; the only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend.

First brought to Lansing in 2009 by our own Jeff McWherter, most Gravity Workers have participated every year, and we invite you to join us! Learn more at

Capital Area Tech Knowledge E-Pathways

Gravity Works is an active part of the E-Pathways program, helping underemployed and unemployed people become a part of the growing IT industry in greater Lansing. Learn more at

LCC Advisory Committee

Technology changes at a rapid pace, and the administrators at Lansing Community College embrace this fact. The LCC IT curriculum could be called Agile, changing to meet industry needs in the Greater Lansing area.

Every Quarter, LCC invites industry experts to a breakfast for an in-depth discussion about what LCC should be teaching their students. Topics range from which programming languages are critical to know, to bringing techniques like version control into the classroom. For the past six years, Jeff McWherter has participated, giving valuable feedback that directly effects the LCC IT curriculum.

Lansing Day of .NetLansing Day of .Net

The Lansing Day of .Net is an annual, local event hosted by the Greater Lansing User Group for .Net (GLUGnet), with a focus on educating individuals, and networking within the .Net community. Users come together to hear from professionals and learn the newest techniques to apply to their own projects. The free event includes food, fun, and a full day of educational sessions.

Many Gravity Works employees have been involved in organizing the even in recent years, including and Jeff McWherter at the 2011 event.

Gravity Works Programming ContestGravity Works Programming Contest

Gravity Works hosted our first programming contest, with many to follow, in December 2010. Programmers of all ability levels were welcome to take part in an evening-long battle of logic and wit. Check out our blog post for all the details.

Jeff McWherter

LCC Advisory Committee
Vice President, Greater Lansing .NET User Group (GLUGnet)
ASP Insider

Scott Gowell

Member, Greater Lansing .NET User Group (GLUGnet)

Lauren Colton

Steering Committee, Interaction Design Association (IxDA), Lansing Chapter

Adam Ryder

Website Director, Greater Lansing .NET User Group (GLUGnet)

Heather Buchel

Host, Lansing Web Design Meetup

Community Groups

Other thriving groups in the Lansing area include:

  • Agile User Group
  • Athena WIN
  • BNI Capital Networkers
  • Coffeehouse Coders
  • Grand River Connection
  • Lansing Chamber or Commerce
  • Lansing Web Design Meetup
  • Mid-Michigan Creative Alliance
  • NACW Lansing
  • Old Town Commercial Association