All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • MD066: Makerspace Development Turns Work into a Benefit of Service

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s well past time to talk about why “work” should a benefit of military service. For too long, we talked about “be all you can be in the military” and not enough about what happens after military service is completed. To be clear, we are not talking a guarantee […]

  • MD065: Makerspace Development during an AI Revolution

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs we talk about the benefits of makerspace development, we also have to acknowledge the uncertainty associated with the current AI Revolution. And we can’t take for granted the potential for social unrest. Number one because this AI Revolution will first make landfall in the United States. You could […]

  • MD064: Happy Holidays and Thank You for Your Support

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMakerspace Development efforts require both empowered creatives and enthusiastic fans to be successful. Fans are people who may never create a single project in your makerspace. They simply support the idea of a makerspace and are willing to talk about the worthiness of your cause. Here at, we […]

  • MD063: Why US needs Small-Town Makerspace Development Options?

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhenever small-town community leaders are asked about using makerspace development to help returning veterans, they almost always talk about real estate inventory and critical mass. In fact, most Americans don’t view makerspace development as a necessity like rural electrification. Instead, they view it as an amenity much like a […]

  • MD062: Makerspace Development flips the script on upward mobility.

    Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo one can argue with the benefits of upward mobility. On the other hand, what a lot of very serious people do argue about is the best path for young people. As makerspace developers, you could make the case that self-direction and self-determination are the only ways to prevail […]