MGMWerx recently opened their doors to the community for a Facebook event hosted in the collaborative space. The Facebook event was hosted by the Facebook Developers Circle of Montgomery, a local chapter of the Facebook Developer Circle which works to connect individuals with information, tips, resources, and local developers specializing in Facebook products and tactics.
Attendees of the event were given the opportunity to receive free training by Facebook as well as networking opportunities with other attendees. And, MGMWerx was just the place for this occasion. While the space is mainly utilized by the Air University, in times of unuse MGMWerx likes to partner with the community by making the space available.
“We are always looking for locations where we think the most innovation is happening,” explained Krystyn Gatewood, event organizer. “MGMWERX provides all of that and more with the setup they have.”
When asked if the group would consider using the collaborative space again, Gatewood stated, “We would definitely like to host some future events there again. I think it would also be interesting to see if our members can participate in any hackathons or projects that happen there once we get an established member base.”
MGMWerx continues to work with the local community to make its space accessible for outside use while also maintaining availability to the Air University and facilitating connections to the best the non-military experts have to offer. “I think MGMWERX is really trying to bridge the gap between connecting local software developers to relevant projects pertaining to what the Air Force is working on,” Gatewood expressed. “I think it is an amazing concept, and I can’t wait to see what comes out of it.”
MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.