This week we mark the one year anniversary of launching Do Space, and I’m reminded of the days leading up to our Grand Opening in November, 2015. As we prepared equipment and designed programs, staff and volunteers were so eager to open to the public to see how our community would use the space.
A year later, we’ve welcomed over 170,000 visits to our building and developed a membership of almost 40,000 members. Hundreds of Do Space members have submitted their projects, accomplishments, and work to the I Heart Do Space website, which serves to showcase the incredible talent and creativity right here in our community.
Do Space is ultimately about creating opportunity for everyone in Omaha – whether that’s the opportunity to use the internet for the first time, or to take their 3D modelling skills to the next level in our 3D Lab. One way we can visualize how our community has used the space is to consider the average day at Do Space. Below we’ve put together averages based on use during our first year.
I’d like to thank the Omaha community for embracing the Do Space project, and helping to build it as it grows and evolves over time. Together we will continue to lead the community technology movement right here in Omaha.
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Rebecca Stavick, Executive Director