Prototype and Iterate Core Workshop

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Adohi Hall

187 S. Stadium Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701

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Prototype and Iterate Workshop

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This workshop is also held on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH from 11AM-12PM @ The MCMILLON INNOVATION STUDIO.

The link to this workshop date & time is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prototype-and-iterate-core-workshop-tickets-70967205823

Speaker: Joel Gordon, Making and Tinkering Manager, Scott Family AMAZEUM

Joel has been a technician, an artist, designer, and fabricator. As an Air Force NCO, he received advanced training in electronics and coding. After leaving the military, he studied art, design, and mechanics and was Scenic Lead and Production engineer at the world renowned Chicago Scenic Studios. While there, he created special effects and properties for theatre, television, and film and designed and created exhibits for world class museums of art and science. As a scenic artist, he developed proficiency in advanced manufacturing, and he used his first 3D printer in 1991. It was love at first sight.

Joel was Co-founder and Executive Director of Arkansas's First Marketplace, The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. While at the Hub, he received an invitation to attend a Maker focused reception at the White House. Joel was later chosen to participate on the White House Science and Technology Cabinet's efforts to create the “Nation of Makers”, a 501c3 that supports the Maker Movement in the U.S. Joel has worked with the Nation of Makers for the last 4 years and is currently the delegate to NoM for the State of Arkansas. After leaving the Innovation Hub, he founded Steam Rocket Engine LLC, an innovation and makerspace consulting firm. Joel consulted and assisted in product development and prototyping with entrepreneurs. He worked with cities, universities and private industries around the nation on makerspace design and development as well as issues of placemaking, talent retention and innovative economic development.

A teacher at heart, Joel is currently the Making and Tinkering Manager at The Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Amazeum’s efforts in creative skills development, through the 3M Tinkering Hub and broader community outreach affords an opportunity for inspiration and education for the next generation of makers. Joel’s passion for the Maker Movement has grown into a keen interest in education and workforce development. Recently, Joel has been invited to speak and present workshops around the country. He has presented twice in Washington D.C at the Capitol Hill Maker Faire and Congressional Maker Caucus concerning the new “Maker Economy” and the concept of distributed and micromanufacturing. His combined experiences have shaped his unique approach to economic development, his passion for micromanufacturing, and maker-business start up opportunities. Joel has always worked with three essential tools; his heart, his mind, and his hands.

Learn how to create, release, and test minimum delightful experiences. Participants will gain hands-on experience rapid prototyping in a safe environment.

Key Objectives:

Understand the importance of failure

Utilize feedback loops to inform iterations

Key Competencies:

Navigate ambiguity

Resilience

Ability to fail fast

Entrepreneurial mindset

Multiple dates offered, but content will remain the same.

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Adohi Hall

187 S. Stadium Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701

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