It's been a helluva year since you gave $12,564 to Mothership HackerMoms to kickstart the first women’s hackerspace ever - with childcare, for mothers. Our triple challenge was to construct a tool workshop, business incubator, and a kids program. We’ve done that and more because you believed in us. We'd like to thank you with a photo album of our 2013 year in review - and a preview of 2014.
The Tinkering Studio
HackerMoms Business Incubator
Our business incubator offers workshops and programs to support moms in career transition. Sessions like Hacking Self-publishing, Social Media Hand-holding, Moms in Transition: Career & Money, Designing Your Writing Life as a Mom are among our most well-attended by the local community.
Hacker Sprouts Kids Program
We added to our mission statement “Our Hacker Sprouts program teaches children the creative process through educational childcare and STEAM-based workshops. HackerMoms creates families that build together.”
HackerMoms turns 2 years old in 2014! We plan to expand our business incubator for moms and our childcare. That's where we see the greatest struggle for meaningful work, family and identity. We'll change consciousness through Charm School by redesigning the world around us. We'll disrupt the auto industry with a HeartCar design revolution lead by moms and kids. We'll develop our volunteer and internship program to include you, our community, in our growth. If you'd like to continue to support Mothership HackerMoms, please donate here, Paypal a donation to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and check out membership if you're local. We'd love to hear from you, too. Don't hesitate to send words of encouragement to our all-volunteer organization at email@example.com. POWER TO THE MOTHERS!
WIth much love and gratitude,
Sho Sho Smith, Founder
- hackerspace: 3288 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
- web: http://mothership.hackermoms.org
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- social: www.facebook.com/MothershipHackerMoms & twitter.com/hackermoms
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever." ~Neil Gaiman