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Friday, July 13 • 16:00 - 18:00
Meetup - Oakland is a Fab City! LIMITED

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The City of Oakland, California has taken the Fab City pledge in 2018. We bring with us unique assets which will be offered to the Fab City community. We also bring challenges that we believe must be addressed by our collaboration. - Jose Corona, Director of Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, will lead this conversation - Cynthia Correia of Laney Community College will represent Laney College Fab Lab. This lab is a key partner in the formation of Oakland Fab City working group, and a regional Fab Lab hub. - Sal Bednarz of Elevator Works will discuss entrepreneurship and small business as relates to Fab Labs and Fab City - Other delegation members TBD Oakland includes several Fab Labs, most of which are in education. Outside this Fab Lab membership, there are several affiliated or related facilities which, though not Fab Labs, are part of our local and regional community. These facilities span R&D,  hacker communities, artist collectives, and more. Our delegation represents City government, local education, entrepreneurship, and other sectors (members will be finalized by end of June). We will share our excitement to be part of this commitment and network, and ask for resources and partnerships which create mutual benefit within the Fab City community.

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Director, Strategic Partnerships in the office of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

avatar for Sal BEDNARZ


CEO & co-founder, Elevator Works
Industrial coworking and incubator space, in a formerly heavy industrial neighborhood surrounded by a longtime African-American community with concentrated poverty. We will be a working site for Fab City initiatives here in Oakland, and are applying to join the Fab Lab network. Elevator... Read More →
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Laney Community College
Cynthia Correia graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. in Art. She is an accomplished furniture and lighting designer.  After graduation she intended to become an art professor but her path was diverted by an interest in home design and building.  Cynthia worked as... Read More →

Friday July 13, 2018 16:00 - 18:00 CEST
Cité des Sciences Library - TERRASSE