Continuing my work with maker communities that started with the creation of The MakerBus Collaborative (now MakerBus Consulting), I am currently researching methods of diversifying the users of public makerspaces, which are consistently frequented by white men aged 20-50. In December 2018 I was awarded a SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant to work with Diyode, a community makerspace in Guelph, Ontario. This year-long outreach project will include a series of workshops and open-houses for women-identifying people and the LGBTQ+ community. You can follow along with this project as I blog about it [[here]] where I’ll post a list of upcoming events and community outreach projects.