What’s a Fab Lab?

A Fab Lab is a community space for people to gather and fabricate their dreams and ideas. A formal definition of a Fab Lab can be seen at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms. The Fab Foundation’s website has a map of many Fab Labs around the world and information about the Fab Lab charter and how to start a Fab Lab. Fab Lab San Diego is my little corner for inspiration and outreach. We’re located in the heartRead more

Change, community, and compassion

Today, I reflect on a life changing event. For a few days, we came together from around the world to form a community to share our thoughts on change and our compassion for individual experiences in technology. I’m sharing a very rough draft of a letter that I wrote on May 29, 2014. I hope you will find a nugget of wisdom, inspiration, or comfort in these jumbled, unedited yet heartfelt words. I am so grateful for AdaCamp┬áSan Francisco 2013Read more

Mission moment: Mark Hammond, PSF Distinguished Service Award Recipient

Today, the Python Software Foundation, commonly known as PSF in the Python community, gave the PSF Distinguished Service Award to Mark Hammond. Brian Curtin, a past PSF Director and long-time communicator of “community” importance, wrote a thoughtful PSF blog post about Mark’s many contributions to our Python community. The wonderful Python community also has itself to thank for allowing this book to come to fruition. The Python newsgroup seems to be one of the final bastions of Usenet where spamsRead more