Author Archives: Theresa Willingham

About Theresa Willingham

A professional writer by trade, I'm currently co-authoring the book, Makerspaces in Libraries , for the series “Library Technology Essentials” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015). I am the Regional Director for FIRST STEM education programs in Central Florida, and a creative partner at EurekaFactory.NET , which specializes in the development of creative spaces and programming in public libraries and other institutions.

Celebrate Andrew Carnegie’s Birthday at the Hive Makerspace

Gulf Coast Makers are invited to join in the Andrew Carnegie Birthday Party & STEAM Fair at The Hive Centennial Celebration Open House at John F. Germany Library, at 900 Ashley Drive in Tampa, on Saturday, November 15th, from 1pm to 4pm. … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast Makers Making a Mark

Gulf Coast Makers were in abundance at the recent Maker Faire Orlando September 13 & 14. In addition to the ones captured in photos here - FreeFab 3D, Tampa Hackerspace, Eureka! Factory, Gabotronics, Nepchune’s Noise Circus, Tampa Bay Inventors Council, In10Did and … Continue reading

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Thank You, Hillsborough County!

It with great gratitude that we recognize Hillsborough County for their generous support of  Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015, through an EDI2 Economic Development grant. Hillsborough County recognizes direct added value to our community of supporting and celebrating our vital maker community … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast MakerCon: A Look at the Maker Community

Nice video about Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014 from Wayne Rasanen, inventor of the In10Did keyboard, and president of the Tampa Bay Inventors Council,  one of our Gulf Coast MakerCon partners.   Thank you, Wayne!

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Celebrate the National Day of Making June 18th!

I want us all to think about new and creative ways to engage young people in science and engineering, whether it’s science festivals, robotics competitions, fairs that encourage young people to create and build and invent — to be makers … Continue reading

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We Want Your Blog Posts!

We know you’re out there – incredible makers doing amazing things with electronics, wood, textiles, concrete blocks,pvc pipes, old chairs, Spanish moss – you name it, we know you do it!   So we’re inviting you, the awesome makers of … Continue reading

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Save the Date! Gulf Coast MakerCon 2015 set for April 18th!

We had so much fun at Gulf Coast MakerCon 2014, we’ve already got the Special Events Center at the Florida Fairgrounds reserved for April 18, 2015 for next year’s event!  We’re scaling back to a one day event, but running from … Continue reading

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