Kickstarter has become a hub of creativity for makers. During this session the Kickstarter community team will partner with a successful Kickstarter creator to answer the most common questions submitted by the maker community at the Maker Faire. Questions can be submitted during the Maker Faire via a question box at the Maker Pro tent and twitter. n
This panel will explore what it means to create community projects in public. Participatory and collaborative approaches to project funding enable makers to effectively engage and activate communities in support of their projects. We will discuss the many opportunities and challenges offered by this new funding paradigm with three successful Kickstarter creators: Emily Pilloton from Project H Design, Sho Sho Smith from Hackermoms, and Tito Jankowski from Biocurious.
Chris Nicholson, a former New York Times reporter and and head of communications at Celery, explains how entrepreneurs, inventors and online merchants can create strong, mutually beneficial relationships with reporters, and tell effective stories.
Celery helps thousands of small, early-stage companies take pre-orders, and we've learned that after crowdfunding, the difference between success and failure is PR and marketing.
This presentation will cover the basics of making beef jerky from prepping the meat, various methods of marination/seasoning, and dehydration. We will talk a little about what Oaktown Jerk has done over the past year, followed by Q&A.
I teach a maker after school program at Science World, in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by that work, I've spent the past two years researching the common habits, attitudes, and skills of the maker community, so that I can teach them in my class. I will share the results of my research and talk about my experience putting them into practice.
In the past year OSHWA, the Open Source Hardware Association, has worked with the community to develop a modern list of best practices for designing, releasing and building upon existing open source hardware projects. Windell Oskay, Vice President of OSHWA, will discuss recommended approaches, touching upon open source design tools, documentation, hosting, licenses, and other current issues. Time permitting, we will also take questions from the audience.
Record your maker story in our fun, interactive video booth as part of the 1000 Maker Stories project. Hear inspiring stories from other makers, and learn about tools that can help you improve your community and your career!
Cupertinker Space is a new 2014 hacker and maker community located within the heart of Silicon Valley, Cupertino. We are united for the singular purpose of creating a shared public location for local makers/hackers to join.
Join the metropolis of reuse and cooperation! We're starting with an empty exhibit space and a bunch of cardboard. Over the course of the weekend, we'll build a 10x10' miniature city. Add your own building, large or small.rn
Strikers coffee cart is an expression of values I see in makers past & present: authenticity, humility, a willingness to learn and not giving up. My apprenticeship continues, coffee grinder replacing the metal grinder.