this is for the 'Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest'
My name is Meghan Cryan, aka. domestic_engineer.
I live in the small town of Maynard, Massachusetts, and I want to open a HackHERspace.
The idea is to have a hackerspace geared towards crafting and cooking. It will have a certified kitchen, an industrial sewing machine/ long arm quilter machine. It will also have a children's area with childcare. The idea is that a stay at home mother can start her own business without having huge startup costs. Here in MA, if you want to sell food, baked goods, cake, canned food, etc. it has to be prepared in a certified kitchen.
This would be a great space for people to start their own business by making something they love. Or just for people to learn, and practice their skills.
There will be a resources library, we will stock supplies, we will hold educational seminars. We can teach home economics to people of all ages.
Of course men will be welcome too, and so will women who aren't mothers.
We can also expand to include other projects that require specific tools, like a kiln, glass blowing, etc.