We have finally found our new home for i3 Detroit. We have agreed upon moving into the Russell Industrial Center. The Russell Industrial Center space is a very unique space in regards to low costs, the local community and the growth opportunities. We are collecting dues from all members next Tuesday July 7th to help raise the funds for the initial costs of getting into our new space. We are also holding our first fundraiser on Saturday July 11th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m in the Go Comedy parking lot in downtown Ferndale.
If you have been following i3 Detroit and would like to help i3 Detroit get into our new space as soon as possible please donate what you can. If you have been waiting for us to get a space before becoming a member now is the time. The monthly membership dues are $50 per month and can be paid in cash at our weekly meetings on Tuesday. If you would like to pay via credit card we have a paypal donation link at the bottom of our membership page on the main www.i3detroit.com website. If you would like to donate a larger amount we also have an open amount paypal link on our sponsorship page.
i3 Detroit will be renting a 600 square foot loft space which we are allowed to finish the space as we wish. The ceilings are 14 ft high and our monthly rent includes our electricity as well. Once we have signed the lease and have our $1400 we will immediatly begin the build out of our new space. Once the space has been built out we will be holding a Grand Opening party for both members and non members to come and see the new space.
We will begin weekly classes as well once our space has been completed.
Please Join us during this new and exciting time for i3 Detroit!
Just a Reminder that we will be holding our tenth group meeting Tuesday June 23rd @ 7:00 P.M. We will be meeting at The Coffee Beanery in Berkley off of Woodward Ave. Our meeting is open to anyone that would like to come. If you are interested in finding out more about our group and would like to be apart of it please join us!
Also a reminder that if you are looking to be a founding member of i3Detroit we are still collecting $5 contributions that will go towards i3Detroit’s filling for it’s incorporated status and our 501(c) (3) non profit until our first meeting in July. We appreciate everyone that can help and contribute as we continue to move forward with the building of i3Detroit.
Next in our occasional series of local groups: The Metro Detroit Linux Users Group. From their website: “MDLUG is an informal community group organized to advocate the GNU/Linux operating system by educating the public and socializing among peers.”
What else is there to say, really? MDLUG meets in Inkster on the second Saturday of each month.
Today’s spotlight is on the Michigan!/usr/group, which focuses on Linux/Unix topics. MUG meetings seem fairly structured, with presentations on defined topics, and an actual schedule. They take place on the second Tuesday of each month, in Farmington Hills.
Do you know of another local group that should be featured in this series of posts? Leave a comment!
i3 Detroit aims to create a collaborative environment for people to explore the balance between technology, art and culture. We feel the best way to create this environment is to bring like mind people together that share a common passion for technology, art and culture.
The community will be run by it’s members through voting. All founding members will work together to create a set of by-laws that all members and non-members will be required to follow. The goal is to provide a safe and fun community environment.
We hope to become a community resource by hosting various classes including but not limited to electronics, programming, crafts, Photography, cooking and all other skills that members or others are willing to share. We want to create an environment that promotes learning in a fun non-traditional format.
As the collective grows we hope to build relationships with other Hacker Spaces that are willing to collaborate on projects and classes.
What does i3 stand for: Imagine, Innovate & Inspire
So what do you think? Does this sound like something you may be interested in? If so contact me email@example.com
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