[EMS Discuss] What shall we call February's open house?
Tue Jan 15 11:22:26 PST 2013
Saturday, February 23rd. I think the time is 11:00 to 4:00.
At Eugene Maker Space.
Twice a year in February and October. Plus the Mini Maker Faire at the
Science Factory in June.
There is not currently a theme. I question whether we're big enough to
have an event dedicated to a subset of making. We're usually scrambling to
get enough interesting exhibits without restricting it. I do think it
might be fun to do a 3D printing event sometime, though.
The February and October events are EMS only. The June event is at the
Science Factory and primarily run by them.
I don't really know what other maker spaces do. I've been to Maker Faire in
San Mateo, but it's about 100 or 1000X the size of ours.
Our goals, in my mind, and I'm definitely not speaking for everyone, are
(a) to attract more members. We need members to pay the bills.
(b) to make EMS more visible in the wider community.
(c) to give us some focus for our projects.
(d) to let us have fun showing off and learning about each other's toys.
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM, Austin McKimmey <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
> I agree, "fair" is kind of boring and there are to many.
> "Mini Maker Expo" I think it pretty nice.
> Being one of the newest members I have some questions about what this is,
> it might help decide.
> When is this going to he held?
> Where is this going to be held?
> How often is this held?
> Is there a theme for the project?
> Should there be a theme for the projects?
> Are there other companies or groups we work with? i.e. Science Factory,
> UO, 4J & privet schools,
> These public "show and tells" the main name could be something like "mini
> maker expo" but have an over all title. Like the "robotics" or something
> else depending on the over all theme.
> What do other Maker Spaces do for things like this?
> Just some thought.
> Austin McKimmey
> On Jan 15, 2013, at 9:38 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> I nix the term "fair". Eugene/Oregon has enough "fair's".
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:34 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Mini Maker Expo?
>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> Open House is a lame name. (Not as lame as Membership Event that we
>>> went with in October.)
>>> You guys are not lamers, so how about suggesting a better name? Just to
>>> start, I'll nominate Maker Expo, Makers on Parade, or Makapalooza.
>>> See? Already you're thinking of a name less lame than those. What is
>>> Reply-all, please. I'd like to reach consensus (hah!) and start
>>> publishing the name by Friday.
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