Spare Time

Spare Time is a monthly hour session that brings my colleagues together, to take a break from tech to create and mingle face to face.

Started by teammate Noelle Hoffman back in 2016 as an inspiration-to-make-things Tumblr blog, . Noelle’s monthly theme to guides were a hit and the response was overwhelming with projects being submitted from IBMers all over the world. Now, years later, Spare Time has grown into a fully operating making machine. Internal to IBM, Spare Time has spread to several IBM Studios in the US spanning from San Francisco to Poughkeepsie and even one global studio in Dublin! Each unique studio holds a monthly Spare Time workshop bringing in up to 30 participants. Workshops range from Embroidery, Indigo Dyeing, Post-It Collaging, Circuitry, and Sketching tutorials. Most recently, Noelle has designed and built Spare Time kits and shares them with a host at each site to spread the mission. Find Spare Time on Instagram to keep up with updates and news.