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February 17, 2015 AT 5:00 am

Why Makers Need Mentors #makereducation

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Dale Dougherty has a great piece in MAKE on the importance of mentors in the maker community.

As a maker, Tenaya Hurst is all in. She’s got her own website with a store that sells electronic kits. Her personality shines in a rap video she produced and starred in called “I’m So Maker.” She goes by @arduinowoman on Twitter. She teaches a wide range of workshops for adults and children at summer camps and makerspaces. She calls her business Rogue Making, and she is an evangelist for the company that produces Linino, a gig she got through a connection made at her first Maker Faire. Tenaya says that she’s always been a maker, yet she recalls the specific day when she discovered electronics. It was March 16, 2013. She was at the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose where she worked as a lab instructor and was asked to participate as a facilitator in an Open Make session.

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