We now have a home at Ercildoune. 66 Napier Street, Footscray. It's a short walk from the train station, opposite the police station. Come along to the meeting this Wednesday to check it out. We have a special guest who will be giving a short talk about microfinancing, and we hope to set up the 3D printer afterwards, ready for some making.
We plan to have the space open at regular times throughout the week (Wed, Fri and Sat evenings at this stage, pending support), and are developing ideas to ensure the space is useful for group members. If you have any suggestions for what you would like, or can offer, please let us know.
Agenda for this Wednesday's People, Places and Project Meeting
Speed Maker Networking - 10 mins
Meet people. Ask each other, 'What is the weirdest job you've had?' - it's a pretty good icebreaker. Then chat about whatever.
$40 a month member explanation & pitch -5 minutes
We have a space, and it will sometimes be open. Pay to help develop the community, get it open more, make good stuff hapen.
Steve Sammartino Microfinancing talk - 10 mins talk, 10 min discussion
https://twitter.com/sammartino does cool stuff around microfinancing. Good idea to talk about ways to get projects and ideas funded.
Communication and interaction short talk - 10 minutes
Quick rundown of what we're currently using meetup, yammer, the website, and trello for.(meetup.com/footscraymakerlab , yammer.com/fml , footscraymakerlab.com , https://trello.com/footscraymakerlab
Project Review - 10 minutes each
Those that sit through it will be asked: Want to help on any of the open tasks? Got other tasks you think should happen that you want to get involved in?
Any other pitches
Break for chats, tea, biscuits, putting together a 3D printer.