I don’t know any of y’all so I am not going to say anything politically about the candidates.
From my own PR perspective, I (and I think some other people in PR like @anonymous_bosh ) believe that calling this committee “Hackerspace” is a great way to attract members to get dual memberships with DMS in addition to any coworking spaces they’ve joined for the simple reason that we can prototype here.
Think about what we can offer to inventors of IoT (Internet of Things) apps and devices.
Need electronics? We have it. Need a 3D printer? We have it. Need to build something out of wood? We can do that. Need a science lab? We’ve got that, too. There was even a guy in a sewing 101 class for an idea for sportswear that he wanted to keep secret by sewing it himself. I think this is an opportunity for DMS to be known as the place where we make more than computer image mockups.
The Hackerspace concept can let us open a bigger tent for people in the startup and entrepreneurship communities, and give us a place at the table for Startup Weekend and Tech Week and Hackathons (again, hacking tech together, not doing anything illegal). Tech Week is know for having events all over the metroplex, and would give enormous marketing opportunities, especially if we can get food sponsors to pay for refreshments.
We could invite people in to speak in the lecture hall and put them up as free events on Eventbrite to attract more people.
Like I said, I don’t have a political agenda, just a desire to help build membership and serve the entrepreneurs and startups who can do mockups all they like, but have to piecemeal their prototypes.
Thanks for reading.