I started a hackerspace with some soon-to-be friends about 5 years ago. We went on to run a video game company together, which led to us creating the largest non-profit representing game companies in Chicago, and personally, my teaching game development at DePaul University. …I now teach classes on programming and, soon, creating custom game controllers and consoles. All from creating a hackerspace and learning from other really smart members there. Quite the leap!