Join our next meetup

Hello Tam Makers,

We hope you’re having a wonderful summer. 🙂

We invite you to join our meetup next Wednesday, July 20, from 6 to 9pm.

This free meetup starts at 6pm with tours of our makerspace and demos by community members (bring your new maker projects for show & tell). At 7pm, we will talk about our fall classes and memberships — and discuss your ideas for growing our community.

If you plan to come, please sign up here for this free event.

If you can’t make it next week, we hope you can come to next month’s meetup, on Wed. August 24th.

If you missed our last meetup, here is a video of the event, with our full presentation and discussion about Tam Makers. For a quick overview, check out the meetup slides and photos. It was a blast to meet so many creative makers from our community!

Our first maker classes

Our first maker classes this month have gone really well, as shown in these pictures:

• Arduino 101 (pictured above)

• Laser Cutting

• You Can Make It (you can still join our tonight’s workshop for a $36 drop-in fee).

Participants seemed to really enjoy these maker classes and told us they learned a lot from them. Many would like to take more classes in the fall — and we look forward to teaching them!

Sign up for a class

This fall, we are offering a wide range of classes for adults and youth: from Arduino to laser cutting, hand tools, maker art, wood turning and how to make elegant boxes, to name but a few.

Learn more in our Classes page, where you can sign up for these classes before they fill up.

We will also host weekly workshops to help you create your own projects:

• You Can Make It on Wednesdays (no loud power tools)

• You Can Build It on Thursdays (with power tools)

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

What do you think of Tam Makers?

We’d love to hear your thoughts about Tam Makers, so we can better support you.

Please take this short survey today.

Your feedback is important to us, and will help us plan our next steps for Tam Makers.

We invite you to share this post with friends and neighbors. They are all welcome to join our next meetups. They can learn more on our site at TamMakers.org .

We hope to see you soon!

 

Fabrice Florin
Geo Monley

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/