Gulf Coast Makers (http://GulfCoastMakers.com) is a creative community for creative and entrepreneurial DIYers. This is a place where everyone can join together to share resources, information, events and more! Every spring, we hold Gulf Coast MakerCon our annual community festival celebrating the DIY (Do It Yourself) Inventive Spirit!
If you like making things, being creative, solving problems, tinkering, gadgets, classic handmade crafts and trade skills, makerspaces, and maker culture, this is the place for you!
Gulf Coast Makers is headquartered at the Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics Center (AMRoC) Fab Lab (http://AMROCTampaBay.com) at University Mall.
Retired USAF pilot Neil Cosentino shares his vision for an Air & Ground mobility solution for passengers with limited mobility ( PLM). Working for a design for a NASA flight tested Blended Wing Body ( BWB) aircraft, Neil will present his ideas on how it can be modified to solve the safety and mobility of person and passengers with limited mobility.
Neil Cosentino is a retired USAF F-4E Phantom pilot with over 6,000 hours ATP, CFII/ME seaplane rated, commercial glider and helicopter, aerospace consultant, CEO of Camelot Florida a think tank, design curator of the Florida Bauhaus, founding member of the Future Air & Surface Transportation Alliance [ FASTA ] Project manager for the JRC-5019C Flagship of the National lnterstate Flyways System - the NIFS.
Join us for our August First Friday at the Fab Lab meetup to hear Privacy and Intellectual Property Attorney Vanessa Ferguson share best practices for "Protecting Your Ventures." Vanessa will cover the four types of intellectual property rights, which intellectual property rights are best for certain types of products/services, and go through the registration process for copyrights, trademarks and possibly patents.
About our Speaker
Vanessa Ferguson is business law attorney who focuses on intellectual property and data protection. She's an alumna of the USF- St. Peterburg and the University of Dayton School of Law. She is currently an attorney and the Managing Director at Ferguson Legal.
Vanessa is passionate about Intellectual Property and Privacy issues and how they affect innovation during the present Internet of Things era.