A Fabricator's Life
I've been pretty fortunate in life to stumble upon a hobby that has turned career this early. I've been even more fortunate to work with such amazing people, groups, organizations, projects and so on. It really is one of those things that you can only connect when looking back, each of these opportunities have been absolutely formative of who I am today.
MIT FabLab Network
This is where it all started for me. After becoming unemployed in the world of finance, I decided to scratch a long time itch. It just happened to be 3D printing and I just happened to be in it early enough. Who knew it would be the gateway to so much more.
Startup living without a base of operation. Starting the hardware party in Houston, TX in an old pinata store. What happens when you bring together a collective of hardware focused startups?
Stuck in a rut in terms of life direction, a friend decided to take a gamble and have me help him start a digital fabrication studio at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Steve Jobs was right, a lot of interesting things do happen at the intersection of the arts and technology.
One of the largest hackerspace/makerspace in the US. 50,000 square foot of awesomeness, my home away from home. It's where I work to stay sharp and work on the future of manufacturing.
Miller Lab, Rice University
While wondering what's next, opportunity rears its head and I find myself calling Houston, TX home. 3D printing opens new doors for me at the cutting edge of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
There is so much no one can tell you about when relocating to another country for work. There is so much you forget when joining forces with a rapidly growing/large company. And visa paper work is as hard as it seems and then some.