ABOUT THE HATCH

For those of you that are new to us, The Hatch will be a Makerspace--essentially a shared studio. We will have a wood shop and metal shop, along with countless other “traditional” building and making resources with a major focus on combining those with the latest technology--such as microcontrollers and 3D printers. With a growing focus on design thinking, need for rapid prototyping, and STE(A)M education, we recognize the need for our diverse community to have the opportunity to come together, educate one another and collaborate, in order to create life changing innovations. Our members have already made some amazing creations as well as moves to advance the maker community here, even without a physical space. Athens has so many resources-- a top research university funneling talent into our town year after year, multi-million dollar tech companies, a rich start-up culture, a booming arts industry, and YOU. Please join us in making Athens a hub of innovation.

WHO WE ARE

The Hatch is a collection of professionals, artists, software and hardware developers, creators, teachers, thinkers, and doers that strive to educate, collaborate, and innovate. We have been working hard all year to build the Athens maker community with monthly hackathons, weekly happy hours, classes, exhibitions, and collaboration with many businesses and organizations in town. We are ready. It’s time to open our permanent space, and we need your help! Please get involved, volunteer, or donate.

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ERICA PARSON

Founder and Executive Director of Hatch Athens. Continuing the maker family tradition with wood, metal, and music.

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STEVE NOVAK

Board Member of Hatch Athens. Manager of Allgood Lounge. Passionate about making cocktails, making spaces, making money.

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KATE COOK

President Athens Area Arts Council. Owner of ARTini’s Lounge. Board member of Hatch Athens.  Loves latex, oil, AND acrylic.

JENA MARKLEY

Strategic Communications for The Hatch. Writer, Student, Musings, Music.

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WHATEVER YOUR MEDIUM

Wood. Metal. Fabric. Hardware. Software. Glass. Jewelry. Code. Biology. Paint. Paper. Ceramic. Robots. Animation. Music.
We’ve got you covered.

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The lastest in news, upcoming events, mentions in the media, and our personal narration of the daily hazards and high jinks of building a Makerspace!


7 May 2015

May First Friday Hackathon RECAP

MAY FIRST FRIDAY HACKATHON Thank you to everyone who came out to our May First Friday Hackathon last Friday. As always, the quality of projects went above and beyond. Much thanks to Allgood Lounge for generously providing the free food and booze and to Black Box Operations for providing a space for us to host a hackathon. The spirit of the National Day of Civic Hacking coming up in June was in the air as

9 Apr 2015

April Hackathon Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to our April First Friday Hackathon last Friday. As always, the quality of projects went above and beyond. Much thanks to Allgood Lounge for generously providing the free food and booze and to Black Box Operations for providing a space for us to host a hackathon. The spirit of SLINGSHOT was in the air as contestants from around the state brought the latest in art, tech, and tech

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Interested in taking classes, teaching classes, finding equipment, or meeting other makers in Athens? Join the maker movement today! Drop us a line. We are always looking for a reason meet up and get coffee!


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