The following is a complete verbatim ripoff from the official MAKE Blog but I wanted this message to get out. Planning spaces like this is a major headache and I sympathize with the organizers. Love the logo, by the way. My advice? Get a laser engraver/cutter ASAP.
Good news for those in Chicagoland! Planning is underway to form Workshop 88, a hackerspace in the west suburbs of Chicago. Here's your chance to get in on the ground floor!We're currently in the planning stage, and we're looking for interested people in the area to help us get started. We're holding bi-weekly meetings Mondays at 6:30 until we're ready to rent some space and move in. The first meeting is this Monday, November 23, at the Boilerhouse Cafe, on the campus of North Central College in Naperville (29 N Loomis St Naperville, IL 60540).
Some of the things we'll be discussing:
- Legal structure of the hackerspace
- Membership structure and guidelines
- Work that still needs to be done to build out our online presence
- Current projects
This information is also available on our blog, at http://blog.workshop88.com. Updates and meeting notices will be posted there, as well as on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Workshop88. For additional information, we have a mailing list at email@example.com.
Workshop 88 Planning Meeting
Monday, November 23, 2009, 6:30pm
29 N Loomis St, Naperville, IL 60540
It sounds like the planning session for the upcoming Chicago-area "Workshop 88" hacker space went really well last night. Fifteen attendees is merely the beginning! Kudos and keep us informed. I hope you folks can get some sweet projects under your belt and head down to the Maker Faire for some show n' tell.
Make:RDU is an enthusiasts group of makers, hackers, tinkerers, and creatives that gathers every month at TechShop Durham. Come out and discuss your ongoing project, past exploits, and share your lore.
A healthy portion of the planning committee for the Maker Faire:NC will be there discussing the upcoming event. If you'd like to offer your input or just get a preview of the plan, come on out!
A special thanks to TechShop Durham for providing the meeting space for these sessions!
When: 2:00PM, Saturday 11/21/2009
Where: TechShop Durham - 4022 Stirrup Creek Drive #315 - (919) 806-5432
Durham is an awesome city full of awesome artists. Every year the Durham Arts Council hosts a fun event called the Durham Art Walk that, like Black Friday, kicks off the holday buying season for art lovers. I'll be out and about Saturday evening checking it all out. See you around town!
Durham Art Walk celebrates the creative energy of our local artists, arts organizations and downtown entrepreneurs by combining downtown spaces and businesses with local artists and performers in a unique showcase weekend. Unlike conventional studio tours, the Durham Art Walk places visual and performing artists in both traditional and unexpected sites throughout downtown Durham. Sites are within easy walking distance through newly renovated streetscapes and plazas.
Started by a group of downtown artists and businesses with support from the Durham Art Guild, the Durham Art Walk remains an un-juried event powered by a zest for transformation, experiment and surprise. From the visionary legacy of historic Parrish Street, to the courage of our newest businesses and youngest artists, Durham is built on innovation. Take a little walk, take a leap of faith and find out what Durham is all about.
I have mixed feelings about gift guides. Being an avid amateur photographer I have seen the photography Holiday Gift Guides come and go for years but there's a problem with them. The only people that wind up SEEING the guides are the people that want what's on them. That doesn't do you much good now, does it? Maybe you can find your way into the web browsers of your loved ones and change their default page to the Make Holiday Gift Guide. That's not too subtle, is it?