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Hive Waterloo

Sean Yo
January 22, 2015

Hive Waterloo

Introduction to Hive Waterloo and our story so far as up January 2015

Sean Yo

January 22, 2015

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  1. • Our First Hive Pop-Up • On October 27th, 2012.

    Mozilla and TVOKids ran a “Hive Pop- up” event at Waterloo’s Communitech Hub as part of the TVO On The Road | Learning 2030 series. Parents and their kids teamed up with volunteers for an afternoon of digital discovery. • See the whole story on Storify! • Watch the video: TVOKids-Mozilla Hive Pop Up in Kitchener-Waterloo • Growing Hive Waterloo • A few weeks later, at the Communitech Hub where it all started, a debrief meeting was held. • Hive evangelists Mark Surman (Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation), Heather Payne (Hive Toronto) andChris Lawrence (Hive NYC) lent their expertise • Family Hack Jam • We are thrilled to have run our very own Mozilla Hive Waterloo Popup events • fun and exciting activities with 3D printers, Code Shield electronics kits, making video games and web pages! • National Science Week
  2. • All Kids Have The Opportunity to Learn about Digital

    Media & Technology • We live our values of inclusion across gender, culture, race and prosperity. • It is cheap, simple and easy for youth technology organizations to start, grow and thrive. • Waterloo Region has a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem of youth technology organizations • Startups, Growing and Mature organizations • Sustained development of leadership • Beginners, Mentors and Coaches.
  3. • Connect kids with the opportunity to learn about digital

    media and technology outside of the classroom. • We value experiential learning that is inclusive and inspires a sense of fun and excitement for learning that compliments learning at school. Hive Waterloo works towards these goals by helping local Waterloo Region youth organizations start, grow and thrive. • Build the technology community for local youth in the Waterloo Region • by supporting organizations that provide opportunities for kids to learn about digital media and technology. We also run Family Hack Jam, a community event for parents and kids to learn and explore together with activities like making video games, building websites, learning about electronics or playing with 3D printers.
  4. • Build the capacity for digital learning opportunities for kids

    • Help community buildings cross-pollinate and be more awesome • Live the values of • Inclusion & Accessibility • Experiential Learning • Focus local investment in digital learning for kids • Create a funnel for regional economic development • Investment in technology skills • Investment in attractive community for technology professionals • Focus local development of digital learning for kids
  5. • Professionalize Skills • Provide credentials • Open to badging

    • Explicitly communicate values of accessibility and inclusion in our program offerings • Have a strategic plan to directly run programming or events
  6. • Family Hack Jam is a day for parents and

    kids, ages 8+, to learn about digital media and technology where you can explore, create and share! This is a parent and child event – children are not allowed to participate unattended. • There will be activities and drop-in labs including learning Scratch, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Minecraft Scavenger Hunt and many more! Please Bring Your Own Computer – we will have some computers available, but this is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event. • These activities are brought to you by our friends from Maker Club, Hackademy, Brew Over Design, CAGIS, EA, Nerd Nite KW, Brick Works Academy and Game Asylum. • We also invite you to bring a donation for the Waterloo Region Food Bank to Family Hack Jam for us to share with the rest of the community.