Fwd: Techshop Seattle Update
- FYI, I received this today. Not a whole lot new if you were at the SRS
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From: TechShop < techshop@...>
Date: Oct 31, 2007 11:58 AM
Subject: Welcome To The TechShop Seattle Mailing List
As promised, we now have a mailing list set up to keep you updated on the
progress of TechShop Seattle.
We've met many of you at the pizza party hosted by Jim Newton in Seattle
several weeks ago, but for those of you who we haven't met a brief
introduction is in order. Mark Ramberg and John Messec are the local
TechShop partners who are working on bringing a TechShop to Seattle. Mark
currently works as the Director of IP Strategy at Microsoft, and John is a
former Microsoft Development Manager.
It has been an exciting couple of weeks. We had a meeting in Menlo Park with
the rest of the group of partners that are opening the first 10 TechShop
stores over the coming year. Several decisions came out of that meeting that
we'd like to share:
- The TechShop at Menlo Park was opened with used equipment. All new
stores, including the Seattle location, will be opened with brand new
- We now have an official target date for the store opening in
Seattle: July 4, 2008. 250 days and counting!
- TechShop will be offering a vastly increased set of classes. Look
for everything from classes on in-depth machining to 'How to Build a Hot
- The store size we will be looking at is about 25,000 sq ft. This is
in contrast to the Menlo Park location which is about 15,000 sq ft. This
will give us much more room for private storage and work spaces as well as
more flexibility for a great layout.
We have also set up a web site at http://www.TechShopSeattle.com There is
not much on the site at this point other than list management functions, but
keep an eye out in the coming months for more information regarding our
local TechShop. For those of you who may be interested in investing in
TechShop Seattle, there is a separate mailing list on the site which you can
sign up for.
Between now and July we will be looking for volunteers to help build out the
TechShop site, people who may be interested in working at TechShop, and
people who may be interested in teaching classes at TechShop. If you or
someone you know is interested, please let us know.
Mark and John can be reached directly at the e-mail addresses listed below.
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