Tam Makers is off to a great start!

We had a blast at our first meetup for Tam Makers, our new makerspace in Mill Valley!

Dozens of community members joined our open house at the Tam High wood shop yesterday, and it was a delight to meet so many of you. Thanks for showing off your work, signing up for classes and sharing your ideas!

We already have a wonderful and diverse community of makers, artists, technologists and woodworkers — as well as some very creative high school and middle school students.

Here are some photos from our meetup, for those of you who couldn’t make it. And here are the slides from our presentation. We will post videos in coming days.

We hope you can join our next meetup on July 20, when we will discuss next steps for our maker community. You can already sign up for it right here.

Take our survey

For now, we would love to hear what you think of Tam Makers, so we can better serve you.

Please take our short survey, if you haven’t already.

Your feedback means a lot to us, and it will help us plan our next steps for Tam Makers to meet your needs. Thanks to everyone who filled the survey already, your insights are really helpful!

Sign up for our classes

Come learn new skills at Tam Makers! We invite you to join some of our next classes, before they fill up:

Sorry, our laser cutting class is already full, but we will offer another class starting August 31.

For a complete list of this fall’s courses, visit our Classes + Events page — online registration for fall courses will open in August, but you can already save the dates. 🙂

All classes and events take place in our new makerspace at Tamalpais High School: 700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941. See map.

To learn more, visit our site at TamMakers.org . And if you use Facebook, please ‘like’ our Tam Makers page so we can stay in touch.

We’re really happy that our first meetup went so well and that so many folks want to participate actively in Tam Makers.

We now invite you to spread the word with your friends and neighbors, so we can grow our community together.

Thanks for the inspiration. We hope to see you soon!


Fabrice Florin

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Author: Fabrice Florin

Fabrice Florin is a multimedia innovator who creates unique experiences to inform and engage communities through digital media. He has led the development of many pioneering products and services in news, education and entertainment, working with innovators such as Apple, Macromedia and Wikipedia. He now consults on worthy projects, with a focus on content strategy, community engagement and product development. Fabrice is now working on an interactive art project called the ‘Pataphysical Slot Machine, a community-created poetic oracle created by a collective of artists, engineers, teachers and students based in Mill Valley. He previously worked as movement communications manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, where he managed and edited the Wikimedia blog -- and helped nurture a 'culture of kindness' across online communities.​ Prior to that, he was product manager, leading the development of many new tools for Wikipedia, such as Notifications, Media Viewer and Thanks. His previous ventures include: • NewsTrust.net, a nonprofit social news network, helping folks tell apart fact from fiction • Handtap / GoComics, a wireless content provider for mobile devices • Shockwave.com, a web entertainment site we started at Macromedia • Zenda Studio, award-winning multiplayer game developer • Apple Computer’s Multimedia Lab, a research and development group • Videowest, a producer of rock journalism and entertainment for young adults Read more: http://fabriceflorin.com/about/