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KC Maker Nick Ward-Bopp Built His Own Career Outside the 9-to-5 Box

Nick Ward-Bopp graduated during the worst of the 2009 financial crisis, but he forged a new career with Maker Village KC, a makerspace in the heart of Kansas City.
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