In November of 2020, Meetup announced a change that prevented Nova Labs from collecting payments for events. This accelerated our plans to switch to a more modern events and member management tool – in this case, Wild Apricot (henceforth known as The Portal).
If you already had a nova-labs.org account (to handle membership payments, track your equipment sign-offs, etc), we migrated your email address into the system. Just hit the “Forgot password” link to get a reset email sent to your address on file.
The event search, calendar view, and basically everything is an improvement over using Meetup!
We expect that we shouldn’t see this error in the near future.
What’s happening to Space Man?
“Space Man” is the membership system developed in-house by early Nova Labs members. All of its features (including payments for key members and associate members, and tool sign-offs) will eventually be migrated into Wild Apricot/the portal.
What’s happening to meetup.com/nova-makers?
We have a significant number of guests who follow us on Meetup, and it is still a good way for people to find classes and events. We will continue to cross-post events to both the Portal and Meetup for the time being.