An Oasis of Innovation for Those Who Love to Tinker and Experiment
An Empowering Movement for Creativity and Collaboration
As soon as I heard about it, I was hooked.
I didn’t know what it was.
The idea was too new.
The idea was too underdeveloped.
The idea was almost too good to be true.
Having the opportunity to share tools, skills, and knowledge with a community appealed to me tremendously.
Having always loved to tinker and experiment, I knew in my bones that a vast network of these magical places would someday transform our world.
The year was 2010.
I just learned about the Maker Movement.
The Church for the Nerd Nation
Makerspaces: This previously unknown concept spoke to me like a new church seeking its scattered Nerd Nation assembly.
I will always feel this way.
Organizing a large number of notoriously anti-social, leadership adverse geeks and nerds — usually brilliant, opinionated, and each often accustomed to being the smartest person in the room — had its challenges.
Once adjusted to all the different personalities, people find that makerspaces provide an invaluable resource for those who are interested in pursuing creative projects.
Aside from offering a wide range of tools and equipment, makerspaces also provide an impressively supportive community of like-minded individuals.
A creative community for innovation
In a makerspace, creativity and collaboration are combined to form innovation.
I am very proud to be a part of this movement.