A Message from our Executive Director
December 14th, 2015 | Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director
As you may know, Do Space – this one of kind community tech space built just for Omaha – launched on November 7th. Since then, we’ve seen over 15,000 visitors, and over 800 people have attended Do Space programs and events. Our Grand Opening weekend alone, we saw over 3,700 people visiting the space to check out this unique project!
In the short time we’ve been open, we’ve seen such a strong level of community support, it’s clear that Omaha needs Do Space as a resource – whether it’s accessing our hardware, software, or 3D printing lab. But more importantly, Omahans have expressed their desire to take an active role in building this community tech movement we’re launching right here in Omaha – people who believe in knocking down barriers in accessing and learning tech together.
On Grand Opening, I had a little girl walk up to me to tug on my dress to get my attention, and then she told me me with incredible enthusiasm how much she loved 3D printing. I wonder, will she become a scientist some day? I believe Do Space will spark a passion in our community for tech learning and innovation, and as a result, Omahans will be empowered to lead the nation in innovation.
In fact I am so convinced of this, that we wrote it directly into our Vision Statement: Do Space, as the heart of a community technology movement, inspires Omaha to lead the nation in innovation.
Every day, I meet extraordinary people here at Do Space, and I’m so honored to share this city – and this incredible community – with each and every one of you.