Middle Bit: PI515 hosting a community Code Jam later this month

Des Moines nonprofit PI515 is hosting a community Code Jam on Friday, Sept. 24 at Gravitate Coworking in Downtown Des Moines.

The annual Code Jam is an opportunity for members of the technology community to gather, code together and support PI515. Teams are encouraged to work on their current work projects, or other initiatives the team wishes to explore. Individuals are welcome to work on personal projects as well.

Tickets for the event are $25.

LenderClose expands its office space in West Des Moines

Real estate and home equity lending technology company LenderClose announced this week that it has doubled its workspace square footage at its headquarters in West Des Moines in order to accommodate current and future growth.

The expansion will add an additional 12,000 square feet of floor space to the existing office, which will result in a 24,000-square-foot new workspace. Forty new workstations will be added initially, and the office’s capacity will increase from 64 to 90 individuals.

“LenderClose has seen significant growth, both in the number of clients we serve and in our internal team, since we were founded in 2015,” said Allen Jingst, chief revenue officer for LenderClose in a release. “From two staff members in a shared workspace to now, we have relentlessly executed our plan for physical expansion as well as the expansion of our platform offerings and client relationships.”

ISU announces fall lineup for Flagship Friday program

Iowa State students will again have the chance to hear moderated conversations with innovators and leaders across industries as the Flagship Friday program returns this fall.

The Flagship Friday program started virtually last year and attracted 2,400 participants, according to Iowa State Daily. This fall’s Flagship Friday sessions will still take place online, but some will also take place in person at the Student Innovation Center.

A total of 12 sessions have been scheduled for each Friday throughout the Fall semester.