Hello Hive folk,
My name is Gerard Sychay. I'm a local PHP developer. I think it was foxydot who informed me about Hive13. I know PlayerTwo and Karl also from the local PHP group. I believe I met Dave M. once at a Tweetup or something. (Hi Dave!)
Your progress so far is impressive, and this concept as a whole is near to my heart. I'm currently attempting to open up a coworking space in Cincinnati. So far, I've manage to put up Wordpress. (http://cincycoworks.com - take the survey!). I'm taking it slow with small steps, but am committed. To me, a coworking space seems to be the same thing as a hackerspace, only with fewer power tools.
In any case, I thought I'd say hi. With a newborn at home, I don't think I'd have the time to justify a full membership, though I'd love to take a class or two on something like soldering or home automation, or find some other reason to hang out in the space. Electronics turn me on.
Digression: several years ago, I "decided" to take up robotics for a hobby. I bought a book, and a few hundred dollars worth of electronics. All I manage to do was build a breadboard circuit that turned on an LED when it got dark in the room. Nifty, eh? I haven't touched it since, and everything is still up in my attic.
Great job on the work so far, and I intend to make it to an upcoming meeting.