Tuesday marked the 1 year anniversary of the Omaha Maker Group, known internally as Founding Day. It signifies the first [large] meeting of Makers at Upstream Brewery where the Omaha Maker Group name was chosen. It wasn’t until later that we were legally organized, but that’s not the point.
In honor of the somewhat momentous occasion, we had a gathering at the Makery including cake and grilling, for around 20 people. A good time was had by all, and it was a pretty good excuse to clean the place up a bit.
It occurs to me that the most valuable thing that the Omaha Maker Group has given us in the last year isn’t the physical workspace down at the Makery, nor any of the growing collection equipment there, but rather all of the people we’ve met. We have really great bunch of Makers, techies, artists and doers of all kinds; People willing to help when you get stuck on a project or to mock you into starting the project in the first place. For my part, I’ve made more than a few friends along the way. Here’s to many more years of Making in Omaha.