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Unless you've been under a rock, you've probably heard that Las Vegas is getting its own Mini Maker Faire.

Tickets are now available and we will be offering an early bird discount until January 10th, 2013. You can buy yours from our EventBrite Page: http://makerfairevegas.eventbrite.com/

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by sid chow on Mon, 12/24/2012 - 17:09

OK We just wanted to do this quick introduction post. Our name is DFW Makers Club, located in Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area in the state of Texas. We are to our knowledge the latest hackerspace to open up in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We are for the most part a group of students who have started this project and are going through the steps to eventually open our doors to the public at large reasonably early next year. We are trying to meet up to our challenges and overcome them in the process to build a model organization. Our central goal is for our hackerspace to act as a community oriented nonprofit workshop helping people of all walks of life pursue technology and industrial related interests both as a group and as individuals. We shall do that by:

1. Educating, teaching and instructing youths, school children, the unemployed who wants to gain new employable skills etc etc and we shall spread our knowledge, knowhow and expertise in the fields in which we as a group or as individuals may excel.

2. By giving the community at large access to tools, expertise, knowhow and manpower in order to work on their own projects and also contribute to the hackerspace in their own right.

3. By recruiting among our local communities and by having regular get together in order to build solidarity with and among our hackerspace, our immediate community and the overall community of Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. We also aim to reach out, network and build friendships with other hackerspaces.

The challenges faced by our organization are many but the most debilitating one is that of a general lack of resources esp. at the rate that we are expanding our overall activity. Given the fact that most of the members of our hackerspace are students and as enthusiastic as we are we come from mostly humble backgrounds. Therefore in order to meet our economic and resource related challenges - namely a dedicated workspace open to all 24/7, we are considering raising capital and are interested in starting a kickstarter campaign. What do you guys think? We are interested in hearing from established hackerspaces such as yourself. Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to reply and update you with the pertinent information. And of course we would definitely appreciate any word of advice and any support in substance and/or in spirit.

You can follow us on our website http://www.dfwmakersclub.org/ and facebook.com/DFWMakersClub.

Thank You.

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by James C on Thu, 12/27/2012 - 12:19

Hi Sid,

We're stilling new and feeling our way!  Only in the last couple of weeks have we got our full-time space and we're in the process of building it out.

For Las Vegas, it turns out we're in the right place at the right time and by working with some community leaders, it's really helped speed things along.  To us the hackerspace is all about community, so getting the word out at local evens like First Friday here really helped to get more people aware of us and involved.

You should check out our groups mailing list and continue discussion there: http://groups.google.com/group/synshop

by sid chow on Sun, 12/30/2012 - 00:40

Thank you James, Hopefully we see you in the mailing list :).