Vancouver Mini MakerFaire

Super fun weekend at Mini Makerfaire in Vancouver. I traveled over from Vancouver Island with my two oldest daughters Molly and Daisy. Awesome to meetup with Helen, Dethe, Rowan, Erik, Jeff and others from Vancouver’s Mozilla office to run a Webmaker booth. Helen and I also talked ‘Webmaker’ on the Speakers stage Sunday Afternoon. Some[…]


Open Data Day – Victoria Webmaker Recap

The Open Data  Day experience was awesome.  I am soooo grateful to the inspirational  Herb Lainchbury (Open Data Summit & Open Data Day organizer) and  Victoria Councilor Marianne Alto for including our Webmaker group in Victoria’s Open Data Day Hackathon. Also to fellow mentors Scott Leslie and Loren Mullane for volunteering their time and energy[…]

Gear Sticks

I’m participating in MIT Media Lab’s experimental MOOC: Learn Creative Learning  which is an exciting opportunity for more reasons than I can list ‘ .  Opportunity to ‘Learn by making’ changed my life; it’s why I  find Webmaker and the Maker movement so beautiful and worth championing. For whatever reason this week –  I  experienced[…]

Open Data Day – Hackathon (#yyj)

International Open Data Day is Saturday February 23rd! Victoria’s event will be held at Victoria City Hall Antechamber Room. Registration for volunteers, serious hackers, and younger Webmakers can all be done through our Eventbrite registration page! Lunch is provided. The full agenda is on the Open Data Day Wiki page, and our group’s portion will[…]

Webmaker BC (Victoria) Open Data Day, Wiki, Meeting Notes and Hackjam for the rest of us

Victoria Webmaker Announcements: Wiki is UP with loads of information on  Webmaker and our last Meetup January 28th.  ANYONE can register their name and edit this wiki – so please do (ie: add your organization to ‘Particpating Groups, or if you have space available for events add that under ‘available rooms/spaces, fix my edits[…]

Talk to kids about The Web and help #GenOpen

#GenOpen (‘Generation Open’!)  needs your help! This spring we’ll be gathering kids and youth from all over the world to collaborate on the first Open Source project created and directed entirely by youth.  They’ll learn how easy it can be to contribute to an Open Source project, while making something really cool in collaboration with[…]

Mozilla Reps Global Webmaker Project : Kids + Youth Open Source

      At least this is the proposal so far… Looking at the Mozparty Map, I see potential to build something big together, with kids, youth, parents and with the support of mentors running those events.  I see opportunity to touch on pretty much ALL of the Web Literacies , while  encouraging participation in[…]