Join us for First Friday Open Make Night

Join our making, crafting, hacking event and set your creativity free! Join us Feb 6th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.   You’re welcome to design and make anything!  This free event is open to the public.

Here’s the rules:
1. Make anything( a painting, app, robot, song, toy)
2. Work as a team or fly solo
3. Demo what you’ve created!
4. Prizes will be awarded to the top work from our adult makers. We will also have a prize for our top young maker from the community.

If you’re interested in building electronics, we’ll offer some opportunities to learn about and tinker with Arduino and Makey Makey.   Arduino and Makey Makey enable you to rapidly prototype electronics products.   Make sure to bring your laptop.

Hope to see you there!

Click here to register for this event on Facebook.


Hand Lettering Workshop

Join us for a free workshop on hand lettering and calligraphy by LaurelAvenueEvents.com / workshops.

Calligraphy Class

  • When: Feb 7 @ 9:00 pm to 12:00pm
  • Where: SparkMacon makerspace
  • Cost: Free


Amplify and SparkMacon present “WordPress Basics”

Building a platform of service is critical to growing your brand, growing your influence, or getting noticed. In this WordPress workshop, we’ll cover all the basic concepts you need to get started with blogging in WordPress: How can blogging help your business or cause? How can blogging help you build a relationship with customers?

— Making posts and pages
— Changing Themes
— Blog post headline templates
— Blog post content templates
— Hosting your blog at WordPress.com
— Self hosting a WordPress.com blog

  • WHEN: Feb 18 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • WHERE: SparkMacon MakerSpace
  • COST: Free

Click here to register for this event on Facebook.


.NET Users Group Meeting

Hey developers!  Plan to join .NET user group, meet some folks, and enjoy some free pizza and drinks.  It’s a great opportunity to grow your skills and learn new technology.  All are welcome to attend both from the community and SparkMacon members.  Any questions can be directed to Kyle Kelly (kkelly@zdksoftworks.com)

  • When: Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00pm
  • Where: SparkMacon makerspace
  • Cost: Free
  • Click here to register for this event on Facebook.


SparkMacon Hackathon

Are you a programmer, community leader, artist, or designer wanting to make a difference?  Mark your calendars for Feb 28th and March 1st for the SparkMacon Hackathon, a fun weekend of community service using design, programming and technology.  Whether you’re a novice or expert, all are welcome!

  • When: Feb 28th and March 1st @ 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Where: SparkMacon makerspace
  • Cost: Free
  • Click here to register for this event on Facebook.

Why Join the SparkMacon Hackathon

  • Contribute to Your Community: The news is filled with challenges and problems that face our nation, state, and local communities.   On this weekend of community service, technologists across the city join forces to connect our communities and prototype solutions.
  • Learning by Doing:  You do not need to be an expert in technology to be a part of the event.   The event is an fruitful opportunity to learn from community designers, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and programmers.   Since the event only lasts one or two days,  teams design very simple solutions to a focused challenge.   The weekend time bounds create an intense and fun learning experience. You learn innovation by doing it.
  • Network with Creative Designers, Programmers, and Leaders: Creatives love to share their craft.   The weekend provides an opportunity for you to get inspired by new ideas, new design techniques, novel tools, and positive social connections.
  • Gain Insight into Community Challenges: The event shines a light on civic challenges and open data.   Collaborating with other innovators in your area, you get to study of problems in your community that YOU care about.
  • Experience the Creative Process:  The 1 or 2 day time box forces teams to explore simple solutions.   Teams will need to focus on one problem, brainstorm potential solutions, prototype a solution, and pitch the idea to your peers.   This is a weekend of action and focused creativity.