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    Highlights from Apple’s Annual Conference

    June 9th, 2017  |  Brie Alsbury, Community Technologist

    The keynote for WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, was recently held in San Jose, California. During the keynote Apple featured major changes coming to their computer lines, iPad Pros, and operating systems. Some of the highlights included: Amazon Prime on the Apple TV--out sometime this year. macOS High Sierra out this fall.Features include: A faster Safari that’s...
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    Creating Stamps for the Summer Passport

    May 18th, 2017  |  Brian Sarnacki, Community Projects Specialist

    This summer, Do Space created its own passport for children to track their activities and potentially win one of three grand prizes! A passport, though, need stamps to mark where it has been. Thankfully, Fruitful Design was working on designing the passport and they made matching stamps.     Once the designs were finished, I could use the laser cutter to create rubber stamps. To...
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    Learning the Laser Cutter

    March 2nd, 2017  |  Ruth Williams, Membership Clerk

    As a staff member of Do Space I’m usually trying to find various ways to help patrons on their projects. One subject that many would ask about is how to fix various issues with the laser cutter. Unfortunately, I knew nothing about the laser cutter and could not help anyone with it. I decided to solve this problem by educating myself. I started this project by going to instructables to learn...
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    Tech Bits from Social Media Week Chicago

    November 18th, 2016  |  Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    Believe it or not, Social Media Week struggled with a poor wifi connection throughout the conference. It is likely the tremendous strain that professional social media users place on the system with streaming and device count, but that seems ironic nonetheless. Otherwise the conference has been a very informative. Some of the information being shared is more relevant to large agencies, but I have...
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    Insights on Social Media Advertising from Social Media Week

    November 15th, 2016  |  Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager

    As part of my responsibilities as Operations Manager at Do Space, I assist with social media management. Though I rely heavily on the assistance of the staff on the floor to bring the best stories and images to me, I schedule and craft our social media and blog strategy. It is one of the aspects of my job that I enjoy the most, but I fell into this social media marketing role. I am not sure that...
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    Technology at the NLA 2016 Conference

    October 28th, 2016  |  Caitlin Lombardo, Community Learning Specialist

    The Nebraska Library Association (NLA) held its joint conference with the Nebraska School Library Association this past week. The NLA Conference is a chance for librarians across the state to come together and share ideas about library programs and services, including technology-based programs. Because Do Space is a public space and a technology library, it seems appropriate to share some one the...
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    Attending the Heartland Developers Conference

    September 22nd, 2016  |  Josh Bowen, Community Technologist

    As with most days, the first morning at the Heartland Developers Conference started out with a large amount of coffee and the desire to crawl back in bed. What was I thinking, taking a Leadership workshop first thing in the morning… We started off with a game, say your first name + the name of an animal that starts with the first letter of your name. This actually did help me remember their...
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    On game-programming: An evolution from text-based imaginariums to simulated universes

    September 14th, 2016  |  Sean Kelly, Community Technologist at Do Space

    As a part-time technologist at Do Space I see video games capturing the attention of our patrons every day. I’m not surprised, video games are smart and so are their developers. They always have been. For video gaming development carries a mission: to outsmart a challenger or at least to nurture their intelligence to a point that they can outsmart the game. But what I have witnessed very...
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    Writing a Web Application to Handle Digital Forms

    August 26th, 2016  |  Josh Bowen, Community Technologist

    It all started a few months ago when we went back to using paper forms because the vendor that provided digital document services changed their prices. I was assigned to take the paper forms and digitize them so my coworkers can upload them to storage. The tediousness of digitizing those forms drove me to search for an alternative. There are a few open source alternatives but none that were...
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    Do Space Builds A Server

    August 23rd, 2016  |  Josh Bowen, Community Technologist

    What is a server? The definition is: a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network. Some may say this isn’t really a server but I disagree. We have decided to build a dedicated machine to host various projects in-house. One great example of a project it will host is the web page we created so that members can sign forms digitally. Here are...
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