DIY Conference & Workshop
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DIY Conference & Workshop

Digital Manufacturing: Fab Lab Network 

Organizer: Fab Lab Panama/ America Expo Group

September 20th, 2018

 ATLAPA Convention Center

 

Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools, that will take place from 20 to 22 September at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama, has organized a DIY workshop and the conference "Digital Manufacturing: Fab Lab Network ", which will be delivered by the heads of Fab Lab Panama, Matthew Hotsko (founder) and Montserrat Ciges (instructor).

Within the framework of Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools (20 - 22 September, Panama), Expo F and EcoStudio have formed a strategic partnership to organize a series of DIY activities.)


Matthew Hotsko  

FOUNDER OF FAB LAB PANAMA


He is a graduated from the International School of Panama, the United World College in Wales and University of Pennsylvania, who has worked as an architect and designer of efficient buildings in India and Panama. Hotsko organized a node in Panama to connect to the international network of resource centers such as Maker Spaces, Fab Labs and Hacker Spaces and in 2011 founded EcoStudio Association  to promote education and development of human resources by offering experiences in emerging technology, design thinking and science to the public. In 2016, they moved to the City of Knowledge in Panama, offering access to workshops and tools to make prototypes in wood, metal, fabrics, ceramics, jewelry and digital media.

"This is an inclusive project, which invites the participation of any institution that wishes to have the benefits of these technologies," Mr Hotsko says.


 Vaneza Caycho

Founder and CEO of iFurniture. 

She is is an architect and digital carpenter specialized in innovative furniture. Fab Academy Alumni and  graduated in Digital Manufacturing in MIT. She founded iFurniture, a digital carpentry in Lima that won the StartUp Peru 2ndGeneration. She aims to revitalize the carpentry industry by applying new technologies and innovating in design engineering.

This activity will be possible thanks the cooperation between:

Expo F 2018, the International Trade Fair for Hardware & Tools, organized by America Exopo Group, that will take place from 20 to 22 September at ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama

Fab Lab Panama at EcoStudio, an NGO that offers experiences in emerging technology, design thinking and science. Since 2017, EcoStudio takes part of the global network of manufacturing laboratories, established by the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), to give access to quality tools to everybody in Panama.