Start your week off right with a Workshop 88 General Meeting! Next week, we’ll continue talking buildout projects. Also at the meeting next week: Me! So long as my car doesn’t crap out (again), leaving me stranded and crying in the driveway.
I sat in it for 20 minutes, despondent look on my face. Ask my wife.
If there’s anything you’d like brought up at the meeting, make a mention in the comments below or e-mail email@example.com. For instance, I’d like to see the walls coated in gumdrops and the tables made out of candy canes & graham crackers.
This is a new series of posts tagged under #welcomingcommittee where we welcome new Workshop 88 members to the hackerspace community.
WELCOME to our two newest members: Greg Williams and Dawn Kuczwara. Greg and Dawn are both from the tech industry. I haven’t met them yet, but other people from Workshop 88 have, and vouch for their goodness.
Greg, I’m told, herds nerds for a living (not in his words). He has a forge and two anvils in his garage. My knowledge with forges and anvils stops at World of Warcraft, so I’ll be schmoozing with Greg whenever we meet to learn how to thoroughly meld and sunder shit. Preferably things made out of mithril, but one can’t be picky.
Greg also gave our group a hammer, and I can only assume it looked something like this. Thanks for the hammer, Greg.
Dawn is the head of (and I beg pardon for the generality) a “Girls in Tech Group” in Chicago. I’m not sure what the name of it is, but it sounds really awesome, and I might even have a few people interested in joining this group of ladies in tech. Someone told me Dawn tore a hole into our floor the size of the sinkhole in Guatemala, but what I think they meant to say is that she helped with some serious work on our new workshop floor. Thanks, Dawn!
Both Greg AND Dawn have managed multiple sci-fi conventions, so I can only assume their knowledge of Dr. Who is more extensive than my own. This makes me feel insecure, and slightly threatened.
Welcome Greg and Dawn! Welcome to our crazy group at Workshop 88!!
Our new space is coming along quite nicely, and we’ve already found a neighborhood bar a block away that doesn’t mind selling us beer.
Join us Next Monday, July 12th, at 6:30pm for the second general meeting at Workshop 88. I’ve been told this is the address: “481 N Main St. Rear Building Unit B, Glen Ellyn, IL”. You’ll be better off mapping out the intersection of Pennsylvania and Main, Glen Ellyn like-a-so:
…and then following this video, which may be the first ever “how-to-find-a-hackerspace” Maker video ever created (update: new video, that wold make two):
Celebrate with us the inaugural meeting in our brand new space.
It’s bigger, and longer, it’s in the middle of downtown Glen Ellyn, yet completely out of the way.
The new space is a bit tricky to find for those who don’t know already It’s address is on main st. in Glen Ellyn, but the actual access is off of pennsylvania. There is a parking lot with a little park on the south side of pennsylvania, just east of main st. (right past a glitzy cafe called “Honey”) and the alley way in the back is the access to our space (look down for the red awning).
We’ll be having our first General Meeting at our new location on 1684 Quincy this coming Monday. Topics of discussion are on the agenda, which you can review and edit here. The minutes from the last meeting should be up soon here.