Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the awesome folks who are building our makerspace. John is a dynamic member of the YuKonstruct Core Team who is keeping us on track towards our goal of opening a fully operational makerspace by the fall. Read on to find out more about why he joined YuKonstruct.
John, what’s your role on the YuKonstruct Core Team?
I help Chair meetings. I always wanted to be a Judge and love saying ‘Objection!’. Or wait, I mean ‘Over-ruled!’ Never mind.
Why did you join YuKonstruct?
I am passionate about community development and see YuKonstruct as a great way to connect and build community. Oh, and I want to build a bike snow-shovel.
What are you most looking forward to about YuKonstruct being up and running?
I think the buzz of being part of a ‘tribe’ of great people who are creative and willing to collaborate. The possibilities are endless!
What do you think will be YuKonstruct’s biggest challenge?
YuKonstruct is an organization like any other. To be successful we need the community to want, own and drive it. This takes coordination and communication. Those will be our biggest challenges.
What advice do you have for other makers in the Yukon?
By joining the community you get access to tools, but more importantly people. Which means creativity, different skill sets, capital, and ultimately success.
What are you working on now?
Governance, which basically speaks to roles and responsibilities and how decision are to be made. Not really sexy but vital.
If you’d like to join the YuKonstruct team, and help build Canada’s first makerspace North of 60, then please get in touch with us. Email: [email protected]