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Job: Operations Manager

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Job: Operations Manager

Operations Manager, MakerBay Location: Tsuen Wan and PMQ, Hong Kong Full-time or Part-time. Start Date: Immediately - open ended May 2018 About MakerBayMakerBay is the first large-scale independent makerspace tailored for the creative community in Hong Kong. We believe that innovative technology should contribute to the benefit of our society and our environment. We provide a large co-working space, diverse range of tools, value-added services and a vibrant community. We are home to some of the most promising hardware startups in the region. We provide comprehensive Maker Education to both children and adults. Find out more about us at www.makerbay.org. Overview of the Role MakerBay is a...

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MakerBay Tsuen Wan construction - Progress Report

Construction MakerBay Tsuen Wan

MakerBay Tsuen Wan construction - Progress Report

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/761e6158-cbcb-4cf8-b161-30b90455d3ac/MakerBay-Tsuen-Wan-building-in-3D-Inaccurate Niles Mak made some great renders of how the space will eventually look like.  The Reception (ground floor)The goal is to make a very comfortable space, that will feel more like a clubhouse. A social place to relax, with tea, coffee, snacks, sofas, music... The workshop  (ground floor)You will find a bigger workshop than in Yau Tong, with a more functional layout, with a clear separation between wood and metal work. We are also dedicating a larger area for recycling. A big portion of the workshop will be dedicated to air treatment so that the amount of dust in the...

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Maker Education in Finland - Sisu!

Maker Education in Finland - Sisu!

This is a sharing from our instructor Maria after her trip in Finland visiting local schools. Throughout the 9 days tour leaded by the Learning By Doing Academy team and accompanied by 20 teachers and school administrators from The Mission Covenant Church Holm Glad No. 2 Primary School, we discovered, reflected and came up with cool ideas that can bring back to implement at our primary school. Question: In this Finland trip, what surprises you? Maria: I was amazed by the strong autonomy from students. For example, the first class I observed is a grade 2 Finnish language class. The teacher spend around...

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Building boats with Stamford American International School

Building boats with Stamford American International School

We have been lucky to work with the Stamford American International School and get quite some media coverage for it.  The making of our 4 rowing boats is well documented on instructables here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stitch-and-Glue-Rowing-Boat/  You can see documentation about it on facebook, Linkedin, but also in newspapers such as SingTao and more.  We look forward for further collaborations with Stamford American International School. 

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MakerBay long term goals

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MakerBay long term goals

Sometimes it is good to take a big step back and re-examine one organisation goals, and how it can deliver on these. Some people call this "theory of change". We did this exercise, and this is where we are now. Here is a summary according to this sequence from innovationforsocialchange.org We will start from the endpoint, and walk backwards, towards where we are now.  ImpactWe build a global civilisation, a sustainable human society. Counter the effect of the 6th great extinction and global warming.  OutcomesOur focus is on social justice environmental justice OutputsWe provide and support Maker Education Maker Entrepreneurship Activities...

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