Snapshot of Maker Party 2014
This week we celebrate the record-breaking 2,513 events in 86 countries that made up Maker Party 2014.
All told, our more than 300 organizational partners and hundreds of individual event hosts shared valuable digital literacy skills with nearly 130,000 adults and children during the two-month campaign.
Whether hacking on mobile apps with Appmaker, discussing the nuances of net neutrality during our global teach-in, or turning libraries into full-fledged maker spaces, this year’s crop of Maker Parties unleashed the creativity of our incredible community of web makers.
Maker Party 2014 was truly a global celebration, with events in Argentina, Canada, Jordan, Uganda, Spain, and Japan, among dozens of other countries. We celebrated places like India that blew us away with more than 250 events, and were thrilled to see countries such as New Zealand, Iran, and Sweden hold their first ever Maker Party events.
Maker Party 2014 Blog Posts
Train the Trainer: Paraguay
September 15, 2014
One of the most exciting things about Maker Party is guiding people learn, and then have them immediately use that learning to guide someone else...
Maker Party: make your own music video
September 10, 2014
In this Maker Party, you’ll walk people through how to make their own music video on the web. It’s fun, easy, and can take as little as two minutes! Here’s how....
Q&A with Geek Girls Carrots
September 5, 2014
We had so much fun working with Geek Girls Carrots this Maker Party season as they planned and hosted their first Maker Party...
New Firefox start page invites millions to learn a little code
August 25, 2014
For the first time ever, Firefox users will be able to play around with the code that makes up the familiar Firefox start page...
Share Your Maker Party Events with the Event Reporter
August 12, 2014
We know a lot of time is put into organizing, planning and running a Maker Party event. Which is why we want to make sure that once your event is completed it is documented and sharable so we can celebrate your success with you...
Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces
July 21, 2014
At the heart of the Maker Party campaign, Webmaker tools/resources, and Hive Learning Network is the Web Literacy Map which outlines what we think are the important skills and competencies needed to be literate on the web...