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Gadgets, Makerspaces & Innovation @ Internet Librarian 2015

Guest post from Brian Pichman, Director, Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

There is still time to register at Internet Librarian 2015 in lovely Monterey, California; October 25th – 28th.  If you haven’t registered yet, be sure you do to check out some of these Internet Librarian exclusive events:

This year join Nate Hill, Tod Colegrove, and Brian Pichman as they launch an entire interactive workshop on Makerspaces, Idea Labs, and Hackerspaces.  Joining them are individuals from littleBits, Hopscotch, LightUp, Twenty One Toys, Brown Dog Gadgets, and more. Get a chance to not only talk about makerspaces, build strategies for success, but also get a chance to play with some leading edge technology that is featured in makerspaces around the world.  Learn about code writing, engineering, learning by failure all in this full day jam packed workshop.  This workshop offers an opportunity to collaborate with other start-ups and help build your library into an incubation space for start-up culture.

Looking for something to do Sunday night? Join in on the first ever Games and Gadget night hosted in part with Monday Morning’s Opening Keynote Panelists.  Get an opportunity to talk to Ilana Ben-Ari, founder of the innovative way to learn empathy and failure from her company called Twenty One Toys.  Have a chance to meet Erin Mulcahy who manages the strategic initiatives of littleBits education. Talk to her about prototyping and creating using circuits to help foster innovation in your library space.  Explore programming with Liza Conrad, head of community and partnerships at Hopscotch; a company that creates a free app that teaches people how to code.   This year’s Games and Gadget’s night features a round robin of other fascinating start-ups allowing you to network and explore.  Join Brian Pichman and Tod Colegrove for an evening of laughs, insights, and chances to play with some of the hottest maker technology on the market.   Morph into your inner geek and explore the new roles and directions for the information service business. From building your first ever game in minutes, to designing complex circuits in seconds, to driving around robots, the Games and Gadgets night is the place to be!

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