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Tara Tiger Brown
Works at The Connected Learning Alliance
Attended British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
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This is one of my favorite communities on G+. 
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I'm excited to be a guest on Kickstarter's Creator Hangout next week!
 
We're excited to host social entrepreneur and all-around community enthusiast Tara Tiger Brown for our next Creator Hangout. Brown is the co-founder of KitHub (a resource of creative electronics kits for kids) and co-founder and Board Chairperson of LA Makerspace (a community space for DIY enthusiasts). Brown has served as an entrepreneur, executive director, technical director, and lead product manager for many companies; she’s also a strong supporter for community and an advocate for making sure kids gain the opportunities to gain technology-related skills. 

Brown’s areas of expertise include:
• Starting a community-focused space for learning new skills like coding, 3D printing and electronics
• Collaborating with local libraries
• Interest-driven youth education

Find her on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tara
And on Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/tara
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Kickstarter. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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How to make STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning fun brought together two education technology entr…
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There are a lot of terms being bandied around in relation to electronics that you can wear and attach to textiles. I found myself a bit confused between the different terms as they get used interchangeably. Out of frustration I did some digging into how experts are defining these different terms. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. Let ... Read More
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It's not heart breaking, it's disgusting. 
 
Creatures across the world are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats. In the last 40 years we lost half of our wildlife! 
Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats
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In early May of this year, I had the chance to join a conversation at the White House to discuss next steps as part of a Maker Cities Roundtable. I joined twenty communities from around the country in an exciting half-day conversation, where we talked about each other’s successes and challenges, and came away with lots of ideas we should bring back to our communities. We’ve kept the momentum since, and I’m excited by everything going in our community and around the country. #weekofmaking   #nationofmakers   #makerspaces   #STEM   #STEAM  
Back in 2012 when the seeds were planted for LA Makerspace, it was still a fairly novel idea. We were the first family f…
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19.4 million children have unmet demand for after-school programs, many in the STEM fields. And the results are clear: These delays and half-met measures are hurting students’ engagement with their education. #weekofmaking   #nationofmakers   #STEM   #STEAM  
Have you heard it, the great call for the future? Across the United States, people are calling for a new wave of scientists and engineers. The advocates range from physicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson to the president himself, who says … Continue reading →
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Designed in collaboration with Eric Rosenbaum of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at MIT, this very cool kit lets kids record their own sounds and make electrical switches out of simple things from around the house to bring their toys to life.
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https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015/05/22/national-museum-and-library-medal-winners-inspire-makers-across-america

Los Angeles Public Library (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Public Library teams up with LA Makerspace to offer multigenerational literacy programs with a science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) twist in many of the library system’s 73 locations. The library’s “Full STEAM Ahead” program presents STEAM programs for preschoolers and school-aged children to help compensate for the scarcity of free and low-cost afterschool programs in those subjects in the LA Community.  The library also organizes fun, hands-on learning opportunities in community workshops that incorporate robotics, coding circuitry, stop-motion animation, citizen science and 3D printing.
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Hey Thomas - Mom's Day is coming up. If we make a card template do you think you would make a card for your Mom?
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When furries escape.
In some zoos in Japan and China, staff members perform regular security drills to practice their response to a large animal escape by using costumed zookeepers as the fugitive animals. Individuals in furry costumes or pairs in full-size mockups of larger animals run through zoo property, sometimes inflicting mock injuries, as fellow zookeepers work to surround, subdue, and recapture them.
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  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  • Post University
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Birthday
November 23
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Tara Bonner, Tara Brown
Story
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Technologist striving for equal opportunity. Vegan fighting to save the planet.
Introduction

Hi and thanks for being here!

I'm a Tech Director at the Connected Learning Alliance & DML Research Hub. I co-founded the LA Makerspace and serve as Chairwoman. I also co-created the LA tech stratup map, Represent.LA.

This is general list of things I tend to post:

  • Technology
  • Conservation
  • MAKE / DIY 
  • Women in Tech 
  • Los Angeles, 
  • Digital Media Learning,  
  • Mentoring & Coaching, 
  • Traveling, 
  • Kid Stuff, 
  • Animal Advocacy
  • and things that make me laugh.

Hearts and Hugs,

Tara

=^.^=

Bragging rights
The White House interviewed me. I'm a meme (lookup No One Is Born Racist). I was featured on CNN Health because I was working out with my cat. I wrote a piece on Forbes and it was #1 on the popular charts.
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur / Technical Product Manager / Writer
Skills
Product Management, Strategy, Startups, Social Media, User Experience, Community Building
Employment
  • The Connected Learning Alliance
    Technical Director, 2014 - present
  • Los Angeles Makerspace
    Co-founder/Exec Director, 2012 - present
  • UC Irvine Digital Media Learning Research Hub
    Technology Director, 2012 - present
  • Born This Way Foundation
    Tech Advisor / Wrangler, 2012 - 2013
  • Tiger Productions
    Owner/ Technical Product Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • Noot
    Co-founder/VP of Product, 2010 - 2010
  • Topspin Media
    Sr. Program Manager / Account Manager, 2008 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Sr. Lead Program Manager, 2000 - 2008
  • BCAA
    Developer / Project Manager, 1997 - 2000
  • Yaletown Technology
    Developer / Project Manager, 1995 - 1997
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Previously
Venice, CA 90291 - San Francisco, CA - Seattle, WA - Carnation, WA - San Francisco, CA - Sunnyvale, CA - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Paris, France - Vienna, Austria - Singapore, Singapore
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