[hackerspaces] The world needs makerspaces?
ramgarden at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 20:15:23 CET 2017
You do have to keep putting time and money into setting up and scheduling
events and classes and make days and invite the public to come in and see
We noticed that most people have one little project they want to do then
There are a few core members that pay the monthly dues and work on an
endless list of projects that grows faster than it can get finished.
So it's important to constantly do membership drives of all kinds from
classes to events to public talks at libraries and corporate lunch n learns
to really get the word out.
Also go on your local NPR or college radio from time to time and talk about
your upcoming classes or events to really get the community's attention.
Keeping that large set of core members interested and coming back is KEY.
On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
> There's a lot that can destroy a space. The reasons are legion.
> It's terrible to see techshop fail. It's just such an amazing asset for
> folks. And most hackerspaces cannot begin to match their capabilities.
> I wish them and their employees well in this transitional fuckery. =/
> They roared like a lion and their contribution to the world was
> meritorious. Not everyone can say that about a failed business. They
> can. And that's a hell of a thing.
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:08 PM, Ben Hibben <the.blenster at gmail.com>
>> Non-profit models are probably more sustainable; our Hackerspace is 7
>> years old and going strong.
>> LVL1 Hackerspace
>> On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Rachel Uwa <info at schoolofma.org> wrote:
>>> Hi all!
>>> Thought this an interesting article worth reading, about the closure of
>>> Interesting how on the one hand there is this idea of the need for
>>> but they appear to be very difficult to maintain financially. Would be
>>> to hear any thoughts on the subject!
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