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Vocademy hosting Raspberry Jam event in Riverside

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd 2018 for the Riverside Raspberry Jam! Celebrate Raspberry Pi and the art of Making at Vocademy from 1pm – 5pm. There will be project showcases, RetroPi gaming tournaments, coding, vendors, Fun with Sense Hat sessions, Let’s Get Physical with Raspberry Pi workshops, robots, and more! Tickets are FREE! Get yours today.   Submissions for projects featuring Raspberry Pi are still open for the showcase. Apply now!

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Announcing the winners of the Vocademy Membership Giveaway!

  Thank you to all who entered the Vocademy Membership Giveaway, which commemorated our third year of providing a place for anyone in the community to come learn hands-on skills and get access to the tools, machines, & technology needed to turn dreams and ideas into reality. For those who entered but did not win one of the 3 prizes – keep your eye on your email! You will be receiving special opportunities that are only being offered to people who entered the contest. And now, the winners of the Vocademy Membership Giveaway…   First place winner, Betsabeth Palma, receives a …

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Founder’s Message on Vocademy’s 3rd Anniversary

Dear friends, On October 6th, we will be crossing a milestone at Vocademy; I’m proud to say that it will be our three year anniversary.  My goal has always been to bring hands-on skills learning to everyone, but I had no idea how challenging it would be to create something so new and unique.  When we started, nobody really knew about makerspaces, much less one with an educational focus.  But we knew the value of making makers and the good that would come from people learning hands-on skills. It’s been a heck of a journey, one with many pitfalls, lessons, and celebrations.  NONE …

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National Week of Making 2016

  June 17th – 23rd, 2016 marks the second annual National Week of Making! The White House invites “people of all ages to hold events around the country celebrating ingenuity, inspiring creative problem-solving, and supporting opportunities for those from all backgrounds to tinker and make.” At VOCADEMY we foster the sentiments of the National Week of Making all year round by providing access to the tools and technology of making. This past year in particular has been one of growth for our maker community as our partnership with Learn4Life, as well as a number of public and charter schools, has …

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The Eagle Has Landed

After closing out 2015 on the high note of winning the Spirit of the Entrepreneur Award, Gene Sherman and his venture Vocademy – The Makerspace, is being recognized again a mere few months later!  The Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce has made Sherman the proud recipient of the Small Business Eagle Award of 2015 – surely a sign that the City of Riverside is heralding the maker movement’s presence in the Inland Empire area. This award goes to show that Vocademy’s efforts are standing out in the City of Riverside – a place of great opportunity – where many come …

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