Mobile Makerspace president, Dana Spisak, represented Mobile Alabama at the Makerspace Organizers Meeting convened by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The meeting was held August 24th in the Washington, D.C.
Approximately 200 makerspace organizers from across the country attended the meeting. The day long event consisted of talks from different makerspace organizers, presentations from government agencies on ways to engage the federal government for funding makerspace initiatives, as well as breakout sessions on various aspects of practices for growing the maker movement throughout the country.
“The makerspace organizer meetings, held as a part of the Nation of Makers initiative, is a significant step towards transforming and linking 100’s of individual maker communities across the our nation. The involvement by The White House speaks to the importance of the Maker Movement,” says Dana Spisak, president Mobile Makerspace.
About Mobile Makerspace
Mobile Makerspace operates a community based workspace were members share low cost access to tools, workspace, and knowledge for collaboration. The workspace, located in downtown Mobile Alabama, along with its all volunteer staff serve the greater Mobile metro area. See makerspacemobile.org for more information about Mobile Makerspace.
Coworking spaces are taking off in downtown Mobile Alabama. Two new spaces kick off with events this week.
continues to offer an inspiring workplace as well as fantastic educational and networking events geared towards entrepreneurs. The momentum picked up this week with Round House LA
‘s launch party and Container Yard
running their first Yard Talk. Innovation Portal
has begun accepting applications for their state of the art incubation/acceleration facilities. Fuse Project
is launching their coworking space for non-profits soon.
This is an exciting time to be making and collaborating in Mobile Alabama. These spaces offer more than just a desk. They are eager to help you succeed. Be sure to check out their social media feeds for upcoming events.
Join us June 25th 11am-3pm for an Open House Party as we celebrate 2 years of making. Admission is free. All ages are welcome. We’ll have food and drinks, hands-on activities, workshops, and several demos.
We’re located at 561 Saint Francis Street, downtown Mobile Alabama, at the corner of Warren and Saint Francis. Parking available on Warren in the grass area behind O’Daly’s.
We’re back on Friday evenings with a new volunteer host – David! Here are a few things David did recently on the laser engraver
Mobile Makerspace has new hours starting June 3rd. We’re staffed by volunteers who graciously host times for associate members to use the space and tools. Hosted hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. Full members with key privileges have 24/7 access. Feel free to stop by and visit the space during the hosted times or during the monthly Artwalk Open House.
No open lab tonight, Friday March 25th. Our volunteer host is unable to open.
REMINDER: Member meeting Saturday March 26th 11am at Mobile Makerspace. Parking and entry to the space are on Warren St. Enter through the gate in case the rollup door is closed.