What’s a MakerJam?

If you’re new to the MakerJam, you probably have some questions…


Why make? ▾

Human beings make cool things
like videos and sweaters and books and pencil carvings.

It’s one of the coolest parts of being human.

But making things takes time and resources,
and we get so caught up making time,
to make more resources,
to make more time,
to make more resources,
Until a whole lot of time has gone by,
And you’re staring at the book you never finished, and the pencil you never carved!

Maybe it’s about time we stop asking, “Why make?”

And start asking, “Why aren’t I making?”

Why MakerJam? ▾

MakerJam is a little idea:
that with limited time,
and limited resources,
you can make something AWESOME.

MakerJam is also a big idea:
that a whole lot of humans making a whole lot of cool things all over the world is a really, really awesome thing to make happen.


 

Where do I MakerJam? ▾

Anywhere!

All that you need to participate in MakerJam is an internet connection, to see the secret theme and submit your thing to the MakerJam website.
Schools, friends, clubs, and other kinds of organizations near you may be interested in holding a gathering for the jam – which is totally cool! Go there and make, or stay in your room and make!
Makerjam can happen anywhere because making happens everywhere. (within legal boundaries)


 

When is the MakerJam? ▾

 

The annual MakerJam takes place during a weekend in June.

This year’s MakerJam took place the weekend of June 16th, 2017.

MakerJam starts when the theme is released. Using the theme as a starting point, participants have until Sunday night to make something, anything


 

What IS MakerJam? ▾

MakerJam is an event where all kinds of makers are encouraged to make all kinds of Things during a weekend in June.

The MakerJam website is a collection of as many of those Things as we can gather in one place as a testament to how much AWESOME can be made in the span of one weekend.


Who can make? ▾

Anyone can make, so anyone can participate in the MakerJam!

Did you really mean to ask: Who is the MakerJam team? ▾
Oh, wait, you didn't actually care? ▾

Well, that’s okay.
Nevertheless…

We hope that we’ll get to see you make something, anything, next MakerJam!

Love and Sparkles,
The MakerJam Team

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