Monthly Archives: July 2013

GadgitKids and the Power of Reverse Mentoring

Here’s an awesome idea! GadgitKids works “to create a society of mobile device users whose capabilities keep pace with the sophistication of technology.” – They do this through “reverse mentoring”  – a collaborative intergenerational win-win process of employing high school and college … Continue reading

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Invention Alive and Well in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Business Journal ran a piece earlier this month titled, “Tampa tech industry is healthy, but local inventors are needed.”  Clearly TBBJ hasn’t been to one of our Maker Fairs, but more to the heart of the matter, … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Competitive Creativeness

A couple of years ago the America Competes Reauthorization Act was approved granting federal agencies broad authority to host contests to spur innovation. In How Contests Spur Innovation, Inventors Daily reported, at the time, that this signature event was critical to … Continue reading

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Up & Coming Events

Our calendar is starting to fill up with some great local events.  Here’s just a few: August 3, Dunedin: Suncoast Skirmishers: Games of August V.  8 AM to 5:30 PM at St. Catherine’s Church 502 Druid Hill Road, Temple Terrace, … Continue reading

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Brand vs. Heart

Our move towards becoming an independent DIY festival and community network has triggered some interesting discussions among friends and associates.  Some have expressed concern about the ability to build and support our growing maker community without the name brand behind … Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Science Festival – October 18 & 19

Planning is underway for the 3rd Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival, a regional celebration where families and the public can explore the wonders of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). LI4E.org is one of many great collaborative partners of … Continue reading

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