phil shapiro


Ventura Area Makers/Builders/Hackers 20130418
Ventura, CA 93003


Hyattsville, MDUSA 20785
Hometown: Cheverly, MD

Member since:

July 14, 2013



I work as the public geek at a public library in the DC-area. I write for and MAKE magazine

What are your interests as a Maker?

I like supporting the establishment and growth of makerspaces.

What community resources would you want to see the most in a Maker/Build/Hacker space?

Several small video production rooms -- with camcorders, lighting, audio already set up -- so that community members can create a YouTube video just by sitting down.

What resources do you have that you would want to contribute?

I'm happy to volunteer time to remotely teach some workshops on digital storytelling and some other interests of mine. (I love teaching people about free logic puzzles on the web.) I'm also available to be a "Friend from Afar" -- if there are ways I can support the makerspace in that away.

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  • Jeffrey Elkner

    Great to hear from you, Phil! I'm glad that computer is still serving you well ;-)

    Nov 21, 2013 5:58 AM
  • Christina M

    Thanks Phil! We look forward to meeting up with other kids and their parents!

    Jul 23, 2013 1:22 PM
  • Tom Vail

    Kids & Technology

    Phil: Please contact me about starting a Scratch group. [masked]. [masked].


    Tom Vail

    Jul 14, 2013 5:05 PM
  • Tom Vail

    Kids & Technology

    Phil: Robert and I enjoyed your meeting. We hope to come again. Robert has been working with computer graphics and programming (sketchup, tinkerCAD, Scratch). He has GIMP, but does not know how to use it. It would be great to have meetings on some of those topics.

    Jul 13, 2013 10:12 PM
  • Jeff Schuler

    Cleveland Drupal User Group

    Hi Phil, welcome to the Drupal User Group, and [soon, I guess] to Cleveland!

    Mar 03, 2013 9:12 PM
  • Travis Good

    NOVA Makers

    If you love the maker movement then you'll love the spirit of Nova Labs. Get a feel for it at where our blog captures some of the projects and activities. There you'll also find a calendar which shows our next Open House is Dec 13 ... plan to come! While at the site why not register and sign-up for mailing lists on topics of interest? It's free and it's a good way to get to know our people and projects. I know you're far but it would be worth your time to at least get to know us.

    Dec 05, 2012 6:51 PM
  • Greg Linch

    Hacks/Hackers DC

    Welcome to the group, Phil!

    Jan 03, 2011 10:59 PM

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