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The Quackenbush construction crews continue to work through our punch-list of stuff that still needs to be finished, but the good news is that we have alot of our former capabilities back online, and a whole bunch of new ones as well! We have new CAD workstations set up, and the THINQubator had it’s first session today its new home. EXCITING! We’re still waiting on the security fixtures to be installed on the front vestibule, but we hope they will be in place soon. In the meantime, we have volunteers staffing the space during open hours, and for super-users, Phillip Demick is co-working in the space and can let you in if the doors are closed. THANK YOU PHILLIP!

As many of you know, our community uses Facebook pretty extensively to share information and ideas. But there are several drawbacks to this, including (but not limited to):

  1. Less than 10% of our members use Facebook on a regular basis to share with other members
  2. The lifetime of informational items is measured in days before they’re buried under the constant deluge of other traffic

We had a forum system on the old web site, but it was MURDER to use because it was so slow. So we’re going to try it again, but this time with an independent package called “Discourse” which was created by the same folks who build Stack Exchange. If you’re curious about the features of Discourse, please check out the site at www.discourse.org, but if you just want to join in the TVCOG discussion, go to:

          http://discourse.tvcog.net/

To sign in, you can use your Google ID, so there is no separate sign-in process! SUPER EASY. Please join us and give comments on how we can use this tool to share information and facilitate a continuous discussion about the life and growth of our community. As an incentive, there are already two topics on the site: one about our new Formlabs Form1+ 3D printer, and the other on our problem sourcing a CNC router for woodworking. JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

Speaking of community, ours has really stepped up to provide a fantastic slate of events over the next several weeks. In the next week, we have:

Please help us fill our calendar with the exciting variety that will attract a diverse membership to the TVCOG. We’ve got a shiny new community room that is perfect for classes and workshops (available NOW)! If you’ve taught a class in the past, or would like to now, please contact Kathy Ceceri (events-coordinator@techvalleycenterofgravity.com) or fill out an event submission at 

     http://systems.techvalleycenterofgravity.com/events/

–Tom