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State of the Maker Nation & Makertrail

Annual review of the no.8 wire community

Welcome to the 2018
Aotearoa Makertrail and
State of the Maker Nation

Brought to you by Meshed for TechWeek

Short updates focused on MakerSpaces in schools, libraries and the community. Experts in each field will give a summary of what is happening now and in the foreseeable future in their respective areas, followed by a round of lightning pitches by groups in the Maker community.

@KiwiMrDee
Andrew Dixon will be speaking on makerspaces in the community. He has been a founding member of two Auckland based makerspaces, and is currently a trustee of the Gribblehirst Community Hub in Auckland. Through Meshed, Andrew also consults countrywide on maker related issues.

@mosborne01
Mark Osborne is an expert in future-focused education; innovative and inclusive learning environments. His mission is to help all schools become awesomeness incubators. (This will be a video presentaion)

Following these will be a lightning round of 3 minute talks from many of the local maker groups that add to the Maker ecosystem in New Zealand.

Feel free to drop Andrew a mail should you have any questions - especially if you would like to participate in the lightning rounds.

Dunedin
Monday, May 21, 7-9 PM
address TBD

Christchurch
Tuesday, May 22, 7-9 PM
address TBD

Wellington
Wednesday, May 23, 7-9 PM
Victoria University of Wellington, Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2, 33 Bunny St, Pipitea

Auckland
Thursday, May 24, 7-9 PM
Auckland University of Technology, Room WG126, 55 Wellesley Street East

RSVP tickets are available here

If you would get in touch, need more info or otherwise participate, please feel free to contact us