The Fabacademy is coming to an end and I think it transformed us. From a social perspective, it pushed us really far to use all the resources we had and catalyzed the formation of a network of reliable and helpful persons all with their speciality. This is what I'm the most happy about. From the skills perspective, Neil Gershenfeld classes are so high level that anyone can learn something from it whatever his level. I really enjoyed them. Working a full time job in parallel to the Fabacademy is not an easy thing. Managing time was the hardest part. One of the best outcome is that we feel that some techniques start to become part of our genes. We are sometime impressed by the speed at which we are making things especially when we start mastering our tools. Another notable outcome, we feel that we have increased our learning capacity to learn to make anything by demystifying the technique. Finally, we learned a common language in between the team mates we worked with and we are in a making dynamics which I hope will continue for a long time.
Here I would like to thank just a few person (there are so many) that really helped me all along these 20 weeks of Fabacademy. I'm really sorry if I have missed someone.
Victor Levy for embarking us on this crazy Fabacademy adventure and who's always there for the team when help is needed. David Erkan for his kindness and calmness when stress is at his highest level. Michele Moscatelli for his help and his good mood when we spent nights on our assignments. Our instructors in Paris and Barcelona for their help and availability : Thomas Feminier, Marco Sanalitro and Aldo Sollazzo. A really special thank to Axel Cornu, the electronic technician from our lab, who acted as a back stage instructor all along the (electronic) assignments and was there when the team needed him the most. I'm most happy to have started to develop a common language with him and hope to continue learning from him. Another special thanks to Xavier Willot, the fabmanager of YourLab in Andenne, for his availability and help. We really spent magic moments with Xavier ! I must not forgot my family Stéphanie, Basile and Robinson who supported me during this crazy adventure.
Thanks to you all !