Pictured from left to right: Nina Barbuto, Tara Tiger Brown, Jean Kaneko, Erica Compton and Jess Gold.

We’re so excited to be chatting with five dynamic leaders of community-based makerspaces about the ins-and-outs and ups-and-down of starting a makerspace in their communities. Joining us are Nina Barbuto & Jess Gold (Assemble),  Jean Kaneko (The Exploratory/Maker Guilds), Tara Tiger Brown (LA Makerspace) and Erica Compton (Idaho Commission for Libraries). The Google Hangout will be broadcast live on Wed, July 9, Noon PST / 3pm EST. Tune in here, and if you have any questions for our guests, use the Q&A option during the hangout, or submit them in advance to hello@imagination.is (with the subject line: ‘I have a wonderful question’). Thanks!

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Learn more:

• Assemble (Pittsburgh, PA)  – The Storybook: ‘Making’ It in Pittsburgh  | Website | @assemblepgh
• The Exploratory (Culver City, CA) – Website | @theexploratory
• LA Makerspace (Los Angeles, CA) – Website | @lamakerspace
• Idaho Commission for Libraries (Boise, ID) – Website

Miss the live broadcast?

(Updated 7/9/14) If you missed the Hangout, not to worry, we recorded it for you! We had a few technical difficulties, but stick around for some great insights from our five wonderful guests: