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We need to get the word out about the makerspace, so we're planning to put up flyers around town and contacting other groups.
We should offer presentations at the meetings of other community groups and be prepared to do joint projects with other groups in our community. Joint projects are a great way to benefit both groups while getting good publicity.
Groups for potential presentations
- PechaKucha - 20x20 mini presentations: last 20 seconds and includes 20 images. Presentations must be about something a person or group has created or made (this is ideal for a maker space!)
- Ignite Dallas - 5x20: last 5 minutes and includes 20 images. This is sort of a commercial version of the community-based Pecha-Kucha. We were turned down for a presentation on the Makerspace itself but they indicated they might a accept presentation about one of our projects.
- Spark Club - mostly for social entreprenuerial networking among community leaders but there are usually one or two presentations at each meeting from a community group.
- TEDxSMU - 3 to 18 minutes slots available. Our presentation should be on a project not about our group itself. [must be nominated]. This is our local TED, a very high profile event based around the idea of world-changing innovation.
Groups for potential joint projects
- La Reunion - we've already done a Noise Boundary performance for them and there is a standing offer to construct a combination pond aerator / kinetic art device for their site.
- Earth Day 2010 - A variety of local events centered around Earth Day.
- Software Freedom Day 2010 - annual event that helps explain what free software is and how it protects their freedoms as users.
- Software Freedom Day 2011
- Software Freedom Day 2012
- Dallas Makerspace Meetup Group - Mark created an official Meetup Group (20100421)
- Flickr DFW Meetup group - posted about Mar 11 meeting, got one new member
- Meetup.com Dallas photography group (DFW Gathering of Photographers) - ?
- MAKE Magazine Dallas Meetup Group - ?
- Dallas astronomy club(s) - ?
- Dallas amateur radio
- DefCon 214 - Steevithak - spoke at group on Feb 10
- DorkbotDFW - ?
- Dallas Camera Club - ?
- DFW Costumer's Guild (via AllCon page) - ?
- Make Shop & Studio - fashion oriented commercial shop (no connection to MAKE mag)
- North Texas Linux Users Group location (3rd Saturday of the month) Saturday, 20100320 - PS planning on going, get some time and give a light intro to DMS.
Local Online Groups
- DANG - Steevithak - will submit announcement soon
- ArtMetal - Steevithak - posted story
- Photopol.us - Steevithak - submitted story, hasn't been posted
- Craigslist - Steevithak - posted several ads about makerspace in early Feb
Worldwide Online Groups
- YouTube - video ideas
General Community Contact
- Independent Coffee Shops and restaurants
- It's a Grind, Deep Ellum - Steevithak - Posted flyer, 20100310
- Murray Street Coffee, Deep Ellum, Deep Ellum - Steevithak posted flyer 20100317
- All Good Cafe, Deep Ellum - Steevithak - Posted flyer, 20100310
- Excuses Art Bar, Deep Ellum - Steevithak - Posted flyer, 20100310
- Generator Coffee, Garland Garland - ?
- White Rock Coffee - PS Dropped off flyer, 20100307
- Buil Cafe, Oak Lawn - Gusser - Posted flyer, 20110206
- Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shops
- Jimmy Johns, Deep Ellum
- Misc locations
- Pegasus News - Steevithak - status: they confirmed they want to do a story
- Dallas Observer - Steevithak - status: waiting for confirmation
University/Educational Bulletin Boards
- UTD - ?
- UNT Denton - ?
- UNT Dallas - ?
- TWU - ?
- UTA - ?
- Richland - ?
- Collin County Community College - ?