All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • MD095: Centering Creative Enterprise Zones around Makerspaces

    In this episode, let’s talk about how Creative Enterprise Zones in London could lead to a 21st Century land rush here in the United States. You could easily make the case that workforce-scale makerspace development should be doing the same thing as Creative Enterprise Zones. Most Economic Developers will find it difficult to make the […]

  • MD094: How work on Makerspace Peering led to MongoDB

    In this episode, we talk about the excitement of applying new technologies to makerspace development. You can see this process in motion on the Makerspace Development Pinterest Page. If you happen to be on Pinterest, checkout the Creative Equipment board. Workforce50/50 is coming. And as it gets closer, the potential increases that some natural disaster […]

  • MD093: Comparing the Pioneering Cadre to Rangers

    In this episode, we talk about who we should be as makerspace developers. In Game of Thrones, John Snow wants to be a Ranger. He’s trained his entire life to master the skills necessary to survive north of the wall. He wants to be a Superman. Unexpectedly, he is forced by necessity to be a […]

  • MD092: Extending the range for Makerspace Development

    In this episode, we will talk about what to do if some local disaster forces the balance to tip overnight in favor of contingent workers. Also, what do you do if a major employer decides that the grass is greener somewhere else or maybe just the next county over? Do you simply ignore those members […]

  • MD091: Identifying the need for Makerspace Peering?

    We have been talking about the turmoil that a sudden influx of contingent workers could have on your makerspace development efforts. In this scenario, the trigger could be the machine learning boom or a natural disaster like a hurricane or a tornado. Either way, you are faced with a sudden influx of contingent workers and […]