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2017.11.21 "Inaugural" Meeting
2017.11.21 "Inaugural" Meeting


In attendance:
=== In attendance ===


* Ken Kenworthy (instigator)
* Ken Kenworthy (instigator)
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* Michael Dodson, Program Assistant, Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnerships, out of the [https://dmhhs.dc.gov/ Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services]
* Michael Dodson, Program Assistant, Safer, Stronger DC Community Partnerships, out of the [https://dmhhs.dc.gov/ Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services]
* Dorothy Jones-Davis, Executive Director, [http://nationofmakers.org/ Nation of Makers]
* Dorothy Jones-Davis, Executive Director, [http://nationofmakers.org/ Nation of Makers]
* Enrique Cobas (ex-exchequer, HacDC)
* Enrique Cobas (ex-exchequer, [http://hacdc.org/ HacDC])
* Julia Longtin (once and future queen / president, HacDC)
* Julia Longtin (once and future queen / madame president, [http://hacdc.org/ HacDC])
* Kevin Cole (fugitive at-large, HacDC)
* Kevin Cole ([[User:Ubuntourist|Ubuntourist]]) (fugitive at-large, [http://hacdc.org/ HacDC])
* Betty Amos (designer, educator, animator [http://bettyamosdesigns.com/ Betty Amos Designs])
* Betty Amos (designer, educator, animator [http://bettyamosdesigns.com/ Betty Amos Designs])


Add your notes thoughts here...
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=== DC/MD/VA spaces ===


Following up with some of the other local maker/hacker/bio/food spaces in the area (''Dorothy''):
Following up with some of the other local maker/hacker/bio/food spaces in the area (''Dorothy''):


'''Washington, DC'''
* '''Washington, DC'''
** [http://www.fablabdc.org/ FabLab DC] (FabLab)
** [http://www.hacdc.org/ Hac DC] (Hackerspace)
** [http://localmotors.com/national-harbor/ Local Motors] (Commercial Makerspace)
** [http://messhalldc.com/ Mess Hall] (Food Makerspace)
** [http://tastelab.co/ Taste Lab] (Food Makerspace)
** [http://unionkitchendc.com/ Union Kitchen] (Food Makerspace)
 
* '''Northern Virginia'''
** [http://nova-labs.org/ NoVA Labs] (Reston, VA; Community Makerspace)
 
* '''Maryland'''
** [http://www.bugssonline.org/ Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGGS)] (Baltimore, MD; Biospace)
** [http://catylator.com/ Catylator] (Silver Spring, MD; Makerspace)
** [http://www.digitalharbor.org/ Digital Harbor Foundation] (Baltimore, MD; Youth Makerspace (Rec To Tech)
** [http://foundery.com/ The Foundery] (Baltimore, MD; Focus on economic empowerment - working with City of Baltimore)
** [http://kid-museum.org/ KiD Museum] (Bethesda, MD; Kid's makerspace)
** [http://www.openworksbmore.com/ Open Works] (Baltimore, MD; Focus on entrepreneurship)
** [http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/ Pyramid Atlantic Art Center] (Hyattsville, MD; Art makerspace)
** [http://www.stationnorthtoollibrary.org/ Station North Tool Library] (Baltimore, MD)
 
=== Miscellaneous links ===
Some of the places, people and events mentioned yesterday, in no particular order ('''[[User:Ubuntourist|Ubuntourist]]''')
 
* '''HacDC Space Blimp videos''' - very cool!
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhjD4Q3JfMM Space Blimp VI launch, flight and re-entry]
** [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh8xYoCoLSU Space Blimp III video with narration]
 
* '''Other HacDC activities'''
** Make for the Planet Hackathon, Earth Optimism Summit, Smithsonian Institute and Conservation X Labs
*** [https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/make-for-the-planet-challenge-transforming-conservation_us_59137564e4b04e66b8c3ad94 Huffington Post article]
*** [https://twitter.com/conservationx/status/855850944063524865 Tweet + Photo]


[http://www.fablabdc.org/ FabLab DC] (FabLab)
* '''Free Geek''' - community-built refurbished computers, E-cycling, education centers
[http://www.hacdc.org/ Hac DC] (Hackerspace)
** [https://opensource.com/life/13/1/free-geek Free Geek provides jobs and free classes to the community] - an article by [[User:Ubuntourist|Ubuntourist]]
[http://localmotors.com/national-harbor/ Local Motors] (Commercial Makerspace)
** [http://www.freegeekarkansas.org/ Free Geek Arkansas] - Formerly instigated and run by Julia
[http://messhalldc.com/ Mess Hall] (Food Makerspace)
** [http://wiki.freegeek.org/index.php Governance nitty-gritty for Free Geek, Portland]
[http://tastelab.co/ Taste Lab] (Food Makerspace)
[http://unionkitchendc.com/ Union Kitchen] (Food Makerspace)


'''Northern Virginia'''
* '''Fab Lab'''
** Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Gershenfeld Neil Gershenfeld], Director, MIT Center for Bits and Atoms; Creator of the Fab Lab "blueprint"
** Book: [https://books.google.com/books?id=rHdkDiUMpaUC Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop-From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication] by Neil Gershenfeld. (Highly recommended.)


[http://nova-labs.org/ NoVA Labs] (Reston, VA; Community Makerspace)
* Potential partners locally:
** [https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-capozzi-3154561/ John Capozzi], Program Manager at The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia. He was part of the Broadband Bridge Coalition, and other progressive tech efforts.
** [https://www.linkedin.com/in/curiouslee/ Mike Lee], Senior Advisor, Digital Strategy at AARP Digital Strategy & Membership; Founder, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Learning Club DC
** [http://www.leshellhatley.com/ Leshell Hatley], Founder and Director, [http://upliftdc.org/ Uplift, Inc.] in SE DC. A fantastic program. ([https://www.linkedin.com/in/leshellhatley/ LinkedIn profile])
** Phil Shapiro, tweeter/ (self-)promoter / dreamer / writer [https://makezine.com/author/pshapiro/ Makezine], [https://opensource.com/users/pshapiro OpenSource.com], [https://twitter.com/philshapiro Twitter], [https://www.linkedin.com/in/phshapiro/ LinkedIn] (He can be very good at "getting the word out")
** [https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregbloom/ Greg Bloom] - serial digital justice crusader / organizer (no longer in the area but still "connected" to DC)
** [https://codefordc.org/ Code for DC Brigade] of Code for America
** [https://twitter.com/itwizkids Gerald Cooper] - Founder, [https://www.itcomputerwizkids.com/ IT Computer Wizkids]
** The [https://www.newamerica.org/oti/ Open Technology Institute (OTI)], a division of the [https://www.newamerica.org/ New America Foundation], a progressive think tank in DC. New America Foundation has some fantastic lectures and panels on science, technology, and policy. OTI folks helped the DC Broadband Bridge group set up a neighborhood mesh network, that the DC government ''was'' hoping to model when Bryan Sivak ran OCTO. (Alas, the community got cut out of those conversations after Bryan left.)
** (If you talk to any of them, drop my name.)


'''Maryland'''
* '''Non-HacDC Past Events''' (a bit biased: I only know about them cuz I volunteered for and/or hosted them)
** [https://web.archive.org/web/20160914185155/http://www.breadforthecity.org/2011/10/discovering-technology-fair-saturday/ DISCovering TECHnology Fair I (Disco Tech I)] - Bread for the City, November 5, 2011 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/33621330@N07/albums/72157627954349203 Photos] [https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/capitalbusiness/training-to-bridge-the-digital-divide/2011/11/10/gIQAx2YMIN_story.html Washington Post article]
** [https://www.facebook.com/events/692870980840136/ DISCovering TECHnology II (Disco Tech II)] - Thurgood Marshall Academy, Anacostia, February 25, 2012
** Photos: [https://www.flickr.com/groups/ubuntu-us-dc/ Software Freedom Day at Takoma Park Folk Festival] - Several years (plus some additional gatherings of the Ubuntu DC Local Community, a.k.a. the DC "LoCo")
** Photos: [https://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/sets/72157633511463081 Scratch Day 2013, OLPC Learning Club DC] - Mike's a photo junkie and tech junkie. LOTS of good photos. See the rest of his streams.
** [https://archive.org/details/MikeLeeOLPCLearningClubAugustMeetingatNortelNetworks OLPC Learning Club (audio)] and [https://www.slideshare.net/fotogeek/1ccmedia-lab-aug-2008-presentation OLPC Learning Club (slides)] - Nortel Networks, August 2008


[http://www.bugssonline.org/ Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGGS)] (Baltimore, MD; Biospace)
* '''Further afield''
[http://catylator.com/ Catylator] (Silver Spring, MD; Makerspace)
** [http://detroitdjc.org/documentation-from-the-last-discotech-get-ready-for-the-next-april-15/ Detroit Digital Justice Coalition's Disco Tech Fair] - The model for the DC Disco Techs, promoted at the [https://www.alliedmedia.org/ Allied Media Conference]. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: The [http://detroitdjc.org/discotech-zine-out-now/ Disco Tech 'Zine] featuring articles from both Detroit and DC folks on how to run a Disco Tech
[http://www.digitalharbor.org/ Digital Harbor Foundation] (Baltimore, MD; Youth Makerspace (Rec To Tech)
[http://foundery.com/ The Foundery] (Baltimore, MD; Focus on economic empowerment - working with City of Baltimore)
[http://kid-museum.org/ KiD Museum] (Bethesda, MD; Kid's makerspace)
[http://www.openworksbmore.com/ Open Works] (Baltimore, MD; Focus on entrepreneurship)
[http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/ Pyramid Atlantic Art Center] (Hyattsville, MD; Art makerspace)
[http://www.stationnorthtoollibrary.org/ Station North Tool Library] (Baltimore, MD)

Revision as of 06:54, 22 November 2017

2017.11.21 "Inaugural" Meeting

In attendance

Add your notes thoughts here...

DC/MD/VA spaces

Following up with some of the other local maker/hacker/bio/food spaces in the area (Dorothy):

  • Northern Virginia

Miscellaneous links

Some of the places, people and events mentioned yesterday, in no particular order (Ubuntourist)

  • Potential partners locally:
    • John Capozzi, Program Manager at The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, Government of the District of Columbia. He was part of the Broadband Bridge Coalition, and other progressive tech efforts.
    • Mike Lee, Senior Advisor, Digital Strategy at AARP Digital Strategy & Membership; Founder, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Learning Club DC
    • Leshell Hatley, Founder and Director, Uplift, Inc. in SE DC. A fantastic program. (LinkedIn profile)
    • Phil Shapiro, tweeter/ (self-)promoter / dreamer / writer Makezine, OpenSource.com, Twitter, LinkedIn (He can be very good at "getting the word out")
    • Greg Bloom - serial digital justice crusader / organizer (no longer in the area but still "connected" to DC)
    • Code for DC Brigade of Code for America
    • Gerald Cooper - Founder, IT Computer Wizkids
    • The Open Technology Institute (OTI), a division of the New America Foundation, a progressive think tank in DC. New America Foundation has some fantastic lectures and panels on science, technology, and policy. OTI folks helped the DC Broadband Bridge group set up a neighborhood mesh network, that the DC government was hoping to model when Bryan Sivak ran OCTO. (Alas, the community got cut out of those conversations after Bryan left.)
    • (If you talk to any of them, drop my name.)