A visit from Marc Teusch

Marc Teusch

A few weeks ago we got an email from Luxembourg. Well, more specifically, from Marc Teusch, one of the founders of syn2cat. He said he’d be visiting Milwaukee and was wondering if he could stop by Milwaukee Makerspace… the answer was YES!

Visiting other spaces is awesome. It’s great to see the differences (and similarities) between different hackerspaces. I visited Baltimore Hackerspace and highly recommend you try to visit other spaces in your travels.

Anyway, Marc stopped by during our weekly meeting, then afterwards I gave him a tour of our space and we talked about making, hacking, Luxembourg, the US, and all sorts of other things.

If you didn’t get a chance to talk to Marc that night, check out his recent TEDx Talk: Makerspaces – The Future of Education

HackerSpace Status API


I haven’t been able to make it to the space recently, but I didn’t want that to stop me from working on space-related things. Luckily, my efforts matched up with this weekend’s Synchronous Hackathon.

Since Milwaukee Makerspace is really only open to guests during Tuesday and Thursday nights (though members have 24/7 access) I just coded up a simple PHP script to let people know all the other details, and mark us as “open” only during the open times we allow potential members to come check out the space.

Want more info on this? Check out the wiki page.