Hive Waterloo

Family Hack Jam!

Join us for Family Hack Jam 4 on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am-4pm @ THEMUSEUM! 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. Please visit THEMUSEUM website for tickets. Family Hack Jam is a Hive Waterloo Pop-Up event, and we generously receive support from Hive Toronto and their Trillian...

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Sponsors

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The Story So Far

Announcing Family Hack Jam 2! Ready for the next Family Hack Jam? Well get ready because it’s happening on October 26, 2013 at THEMUSEUM. Family Hack Jam 1 We are thrilled to  have run our very own Mozilla Hive Waterloo Popup event! Thanks to all our volunteers and participants that made FHJ1 a huge sold-out, success. We’ worked hard, and we put together a By-Waterloo, For-Waterloo event that brings together amazing tech organizations in our very own community and parters with THEMUSEUM to put on an awesome event on Family Day – Monday, February 18th, 2013. Family Hack Jam had fun and exciting activites with 3D printers, Code Shield electronics kits, making video games and web pages! Thanks to the amazing people, organizations and companies that supported  this exciting event. We hope to see you there. Our First Hive Pop-Up On October 27th, 2012. Mozilla and TVOKids sprung 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. At the first event the Waterloo Public Library had a presence and helped facilitate programming. The excitement and joy brought to all left people itching for more! Followup & Organizing for More A few weeks later, at the Communitech Hub where it all started, a debrief meeting was held. Sean Yo brought a small and determined group of individuals looking to build momentum towards long term sustainability.  Using the magic of video teleconferencing, Hive evangelists Mark Surman (Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation), Heather Payne (Hive Toronto) and Chris Lawrence (Hive NYC) lent their expertise in support. Our group left the meeting inspired to move forward with an action plan to garner local interest towards further pop-up events. Be Part of the Story Over the next few week we will be looking for opportunities to build the seeds of a sustainable Network. Thus far, we have brought the Makerspace http://www.kwartzlab.ca/ and social entrepreneurial...

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Hive Learning Networks

Hive Learning Network sites are locations in a city where learning can take place. The notion of “learning sites” challenges the traditional view that learning is limited to a classroom, delivered by teachers only and within a certain time of day. Learning sites take learning beyond the classroom, allowing for more robust learning environments, powered by mentors and extending learning opportunities to anytime and anywhere.   Youth moving through a Hive Network have a seamless learning experience. The Hive delivers programs based on a shared learning and engagement model. Learning opportunities are presented to youth in terms that reflect their interests.     This content was original published on the Hive Learning Network...

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  • Family Hack Jam!

    Join us for Family Hack Jam 4 on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10am-4pm @ THEMUSEUM! 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...

  • Sponsors

    Special thanks to our sponsors and partners:        Silver Sponsors:   Bronze Sponsor: Partners:      ...

  • The Story So Far

    Announcing Family Hack Jam 2! Ready for the next Family Hack Jam? Well get ready because it’s happening on October 26, 2013 at THEMUSEUM. Family Hack Jam 1 We are thrilled to  have run our very own Mozilla Hive Waterloo Popup event! Thanks to...

  • Hive Learning Networks...

    Hive Learning Network sites are locations in a city where learning can take place. The notion of “learning sites” challenges the traditional view that learning is limited to a classroom, delivered by teachers only and within a certain time of day. Learning sites take...