The creative DIY entrepreneurial community has grown considerably on the Florida west coast over the last few years, due in no small measure to celebratory showcase events like Gulf Coast MakerCon, and Bar Camps in Sarasota and Tampa, which are increasingly broadening their offerings beyond their already amazing open sharing presentation programs to include things like DaVinci’s Faire at Sarasota Bar Camp recently, and FIRST robotics teams flinging frisbees during Bar Camp Tampa Bay breaks.
After some stirring of the collaborative soup in recent months, groups and individuals on both sides of the Bay(s), have come to realize that self-organizing is possible at all levels and have begun to produce a variety of events, makerspaces and hackerspaces, and programs at a true grassroots level, freeing creativity, speeding innovation, and fostering powerful open sharing across the board.
Gulf Coast MakerCon is delighted to take its place in that creative community, collaboratively produced by like-minded individuals who value, in the words of Andreas Schleicher, speaking from the Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai recently, ” a world in which the enriching power of communication and collaborative flows is increasing” and a where “success will be with those who master the new forms of collaboration.”
On the leading edge of that world, we want to continue building our Maker Community here on the Gulf Coast of Florida together, and invite you to share your events, programs, inventions, ideas, insights and resources here, where we’re One Maker for All, and All Makers for One!
There are lots of ways to use this site to grow our shared community.
- Write Guest blogs
- Join the Gulf Coast Makers Consortium (it’s free – just send us your info and we’ll list you!)
- Add you events to the Gulf Coast Makers Calendar
- Join in on Facebook and Twitter
- Send us your Announcements to share here
- Be part of the Gulf Coast MakerCon planning team!
So don’t just wait for the future you want – come Make it happen now!