Every week, people in the community are throwing events all over the world to celebrate Maker Party. We’ve been showcasing many of those events and the cool things people are making on this blog, but there’s still more to share!
Here’s what happened this past week:
This week there was a Hack Jam in Durgapur, West Bengal, India. After being introduced to Mozilla, attendees were shown a demo on FirefoxOS. Next they were introduced to paper prototyping and told to illustrate their ideas for a web/app/popcorn make. They were then taken through a hands-on session with Webmaker tools, taught to remix websites with X-Ray Goggles and hack the web with Thimble. You can view all the fantastic makes here but this comic strip make, which illustrates the day, caught our eye. You can also see the full event recap in this blog post.
A family friendly Maker Party happened in London earlier this week at the Hack the Barbican event. You can see a picture of the individuals learning here. Throughout August, Hack the Barbican is taking over the Barbican’s cavernous foyer spaces and filling them with 100 discipline-bending installations, performances, workshops and discussions. Learn more about this cool party here.
Maker Party in the news!
A fun post on the maker movement from an attendee of a Maker Party last week in Brooklyn.
- Strut your stuff and get featured on the Webmaker homepage in our new Battle of the Mixes challenge.
- Here’s a recap of the Kent International Jamboree Maker Party that happened in London earlier this month.
- The U.S. Department of Education describes many Maker Parties and partners in this article on Reimagining Education through Summer Learning Partnerships.