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Melinda Elser is keeping the inquisitive nature of her family going strong. She has initiated a class for girls interested in coding beginning January 3rd at

How did you come to be a member of

My father is a founding member and I’m just ridin’ the coattails

Describe the moment you decided what you wanted to do when you grew up, or what you may do until then?

About three days ago, I decided I wanted to be a wildlife veterinarian. I change my mind quite often, but it usually has to do with animals.

What do you do in your current school work? 

My classes? I take US Gov/Econ, Chemistry, Algebra 2, English 3, Art, and SAT Prep.

What is an expertise you have that you would like to share with others? 

Working with horses. I taught horseback riding and horse-care to kids and tourists in St. Croix.

What are you tinkering with at the moment?

I’ve recently been working with blacksmithing and making metal leaves.

What are you interested in learning?

I want to learn more about coding and I hope some others join me in the Arduino class this month.

What is your favorite sci-fi movie?

Escape to Witch Mountain.

If you have not lived all of your life in Augusta, where else have you lived?

I lived in St.Croix, Virgin Islands for three years.

If you could see one thing happen in Augusta in the next 5 – 10 years, what would it be?’

The revitalization of the Augusta golf and gardens park! Core Values are: Risk Boldly, Honor Your Commitments, Be Worthy of Trust, Give More Than You Take, and Share Solutions. Which core value do you best exemplify and why?

Probably sharing solutions because I have a lot of opinions.

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Located in a historic 1802 Schoolhouse, our space is divided into two wings. One for learning and prototyping, and one for coworking and business incubation. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds that all consider themselves some measure of hacker, maker, and doer. I am an architect. We have entrepreneurs, business people, teachers, engineers, designers, artists, and Jacks and Jill’s of all trades, and of course many software and hardware developers.

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