On September 1st, 2016 Noelle Hoffman joined IBM with 60 new friends, most of them straight out of college like herself. The world of software design was new and exciting but one that lacked tactile exploration.

Spare Time started as a Tumblr blog in January dedicated to inspiring people, like her new friends at IBM, to make. There was a monthly theme and dedicated spot for submissions. The response was overwhelming with projects being submitted from IBMers all over the world. 

Now, a year later, Spare Time has grown to a fully operating making machine. Internal to IBM, Spare Time has now launched chapters around the world holding monthly Spare Time Shares all with the same goal to bring people together to make. 

Reach out on Slack #spare-time-general if you have any questions.