Calendar of Events

October 24, 2012

Homeschool Class 2

Here’s your hands-on opportunity to experience the fundamentals of graphic design, architecture, product development, and biological processes using a variety of open-source software applications, including Sketchup, Inkscape and Blender. We’ll spend 11 weeks using the MakersFactory machinery to 3-D print and laser-cut lamps, cards, toys, and stickers plus use the laptop computers onsite to create animations and models. Join us for this educational, fun-filled weekly class.

Homeschool Class 2-Wednesday Class:
Date: September 26 – December 12th, 2012.
Time: 12:30pm-2pm
Age: 8-12
Price: $500 PROMO PRICE! Just $330 for 11 week session. Payments made in installments of $110 every four weeks.

Register for Wednesday Class

Start: October 24, 2012 12:30 pm
End: October 24, 2012 2:00 pm
Venue: MakersFactory
Phone: 818-212-3458
Address:
877 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States

Kids Club: Animation

Animation Club:

There’s a lot of roles involved in making an animated short — story artist, set designer, and character animator to name a few.  Here’s your chance to learn what it takes to truly animate a movie.  Working in a supportive team environment, you’ll create models, landscapes, rigging and animated movements for a final group project.  The course runs 11 weeks and uses the open-source software application Blender to create the project.  Join us for an adventure of creativity.

Time: Wednesdays, September 26th – December 12th, 2012,

Kids Session from 2:45-4:15 pm, Teens Session from 4:30 – 6pm

Price: $500 PROMO PRICE! Just $330 for 11 week session. Payments made in installments of $110 every four weeks.

Kids Register Here!  Ages 8-12

Teens Register Here! Ages 13-17

Start: October 24, 2012 2:45 pm
End: October 24, 2012 6:00 pm
Venue: MakersFactory
Phone: 818-212-3458
Address:
877 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States

Entrepreneurial Trends – Starting Your Own Job or Business

Entrepreneurship Trends–Starting Your Own Job or Business 
Make informed decisions about your future career and company needs based on technological trends and business forecasting.  This interactive lecture and discussion forum focuses on your specific questions and individualized topics (see list below for a sampling of subjects) and allows you to become an entrepreneur in a clear and thoughtful manner.

Please email your areas of interest to dave@makersfactory.com when you sign up. Time 2 Hrs.

Dave Britton & Chris Yonge

Date: October 24th, 6:30-8:30pm

Price: $30

 Register Now!

Suggested topics:

1. “Learning is the new form of labor”              (Zuboff, 1988)

2. Reskilling Trends                                                 (ROP County Education))

3. The Technology Learning Cycle                         (NspireD2: Learning Technology in Education)

4. You are your Future “Presencing”                        (Communicating with the Future, Thomas Frey)

5. Fractal idea attractors                                     (Futurist Thomas Frey Da Vinci Institute)

6. Creative thinking                                                 (Sherlock Holmes)

7. Project based learning–Action Based Learning and the Startup (Babson College)

8. Experience Marketing                                     (The Experience Economy: Gilmore & Kline)

9. Brand based journalism/story telling & marketing (Larry Light, The Rise of Non-Fiction Advertising)

10. Industry Convergence changing Job skills (Things You Need to Know about the Future, Chris Barnatt)

11. Augmented Reality trends                         (Infinite Possibility, Pine)

12. New Jobs in 2030                                                 (Thomas Frey)

13. 3D Design & Printing jobs today                         (MakersFactory)

14. Makers defined                                                 (Make Magazine)

15. 3D technology Trends                                    (Wohlers Report)

16. Agile Startups                                                 (The Lean Startup, Eric Ries)

17. The 9 Business Model “Canvas” business requirements (Business Model Generation, Osterwalder)

18. Sustainable Internet and Additive Technology (Reinventing Fire, Amory Lovins)

19. 3D Printing Jobs in industry                         (MakersFactory)

20. Code for America and Santa Cruz             (Cruzio & Santa Cruz Government)

21. Startup Money is not the problem             (Y Combinator)

22. Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing (NSF)

23. Manufacturing Ecosystem in Santa Cruz             (The wide Lens, Ron Adner)

24. Social Entrepreneurship and Business/Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (Babson College, Daniel Isenberg)

25 Digital Technology Changes the Game            (Infinite Possibility, Pine)

26. Social Media                                                 (Likeabel Social Media, Dave Kerpen)

Start: October 24, 2012 6:30 pm
End: October 24, 2012 8:30 pm
Venue: MakersFactory
Phone: 818-212-3458
Address:
877 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States
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