From Hive13 Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
First meeting at the original 2929 Spring Grove location. That is me in the white shirt in the bottom right corner.

My history with the Hive

In the summer of 2009 I was attending the University of Cincinnati and read an article online about 'Hackerspaces'. I did some searching for a space in Cincinnati and found that there was a group looking to start a hackerspace. The first meeting I attended was for starting the 'Cincinnati Hackerspace Project' at the now defunct Taza coffee house near UC on June 16, 2009

I joined the group under the student membership rate and spent most of my spare time at Hive13. I was the COO in 2010 and spent a couple years after that as Secretary.

I stopped coming to weekly meetings after completing my time as Secretary and continued to come in during odd hours up through 2015. Since then, I have remained an active participant in the Hive13 chat, first in IRC where I wrote our Hive13 IRC Bot, and now in the Hive13 Slack instance.

I had a lot of fun helping organize and maintain the Hive as it was moving into the original workspace at 2929 Spring Grove, and I want to continue that work now that we have moved into the new 2701 location.

About me

Paul & Emily

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Computer Science and I now work for a software company in Mason.

I met Emily, my wife, at the hackerspace and we went on our first date after a day of working on projects at the Hive. We were married in 2015 and now have two children.

My hobbies & interests are varied (Emily would say too varied):

  • Board games
    • I enjoy going to board game conventions like Gen Con & Origins. Goals are to go to SHUX and PAX Unplugged when the kiddos are bigger.
  • Wood working
  • Photography
  • 3D designs & printing
  • Machining
    • The Enco RF-30 Mill mill is technically mine, but it is on permanent loan to the Hive. I purchased it at an auction and have been pretty much entirely self taught when it comes to machining.

The thread that ties these hobbies together is that I love learning new things. I am still very much a beginner at most of these and each project is an opportunity to learn more.

Why the gap in participation?

I had been incredibly active in the day to day management of the space from 2009 through to 2013. After stepping down as Secretary I still remained active and was at the Hive at least once a month up through mid 2015 when two major life events happened:

  1. I got married in March
  2. We bought a house in September

Once we had a house, my focus shifted from improving the Hive to fixing the myriad of issues that come with home ownership. Just as the house was becoming less of a source of stress, we decided it was time to have kids. At this point the house is in a good state, the kids are more independent, and I am ready to get back to working on Hive projects.

Projects I have worked on

Wiki reference pages