What we're about
DIYbio San Diego is the DIY bio meetup group for San Diego County. We do not have our own mailing list yet, so join the discussions on the SoCal DIYBio Google Group ( http://groups.google.com/group/socal-diybio ).
Inspired by the DIY science of the Hackerspace movement, and other DIY bio groups like BioCurious ( www.BioCurious.org (http://www.biocurious.org)) and SoCal DIYbio ( http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-DIYBio/ ), DIYbio San Diego aims to gather like-minded science geeks from the Greater San Diego area.
We believe that if BioTech is to be as revolutionary in the 21st century as the personal computer and the automobile were in the 20th, that it needs to reach beyond the walls of Academia and Industry to the hobbiest and the self-starter. In a field were a PhD is often taken as minimum requirement, we want to throw open the doors to everyone with a kitchen sink and a desire to learn.
We believe that if we as a society are to meet the challenges of the new millennium, everyone must understand the basics of the scientific method. Science is not an occult art, practiced only by eggheads in lab-coats, but a way of looking at the world around us that every one is capable of.
To quote our sister organization, BioCurious:
"Whether you are a professional scientist or merely curious, BioCurious has a spot for you to learn, play and work. We are a community of people who thrive off of sharing ideas and building tools. If you've got MacGyver instincts and a desire to impact the world, you're our kind of person!"
-Brett Bowman and Todd Chamoy