Welcome!

News Feed Item

c't Hacks Goes Make:

After the Great Success of Maker Faire: Heise and Maker Media Sign Cooperation Agreement

HANNOVER, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/14 -- About 9,000 visitors came to the Maker Faire in Hannover at the beginning of July -- more than twice the number that came in the previous year. Spurred on by this good reception, the Hannover Heise Zeitschriften Verlag and Maker Media, Inc. from California have agreed on intensive cooperation. The aim is to strengthen the Maker movement in Germany and provide the Makers and all those interested with an information and networking platform.

Under the imprint of the newly-founded subsidiary Maker Media GmbH, the Heise Zeitschriften Verlag has combined the Maker Faire event with the magazine c't Hacks (online and in print) under a uniform marketing strategy. The magazine c't Hacks (online and in print) reports on the Maker scene and provides instructions for building exciting do-it-yourself projects as well as fundamentals for fledgling Makers. It is to be renamed Make: in three stages by January 2015. The German and the American Make: will be cooperating very closely in the future.

"However, Make: Germany is to remain independent and continue to produce content and articles of its own. We will even be expanding today's c't Hacks editing team for the purpose," stressed Dr. Alfons Schräder, manager of the Heise Zeitschriften Verlag. The publication frequency of the new German Make: is to be increased from four to six issues per year.

Here's some background information on the subject of Makers: the Maker scene is growing and is in full drive. In the US in the last year alone, a total of more than 200,000 visitors came to the two Maker Faire events held in the New York metro and San Francisco Bay Area. 2013 saw a total of more than 100 Maker Faires held around the world.

Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival with a focus on learning, building, inventing and experimenting -- and providing a lot of fun in the process. In addition to fantastic and creative exhibitions, visitors will find a large number of hands-on workshops covering the spectrum of technology, science and the arts as well as handicrafts. One of the most popular activities is the "Learn to Solder" area as well as the 3D printing pavilion. Robots and quadcopters (drones) and many other technical toys and tools inspire people to build the projects themselves, either at the Faire or when they get home.

The Maker Faire event as well as c't Hacks want to spark enthusiasm for technology, science, math and the arts and introduce the thrill and confidence that making inspires in young people in particular. This is important for Germany, where it is necessary to promote new generations of experts in these fields.

"We're delighted to welcome c't Hacks to the Maker Media family and look forward to supporting its transition to the Make: brand over the next 6 months. The growth of the Hannover Maker Faire is testimony to the emerging maker culture and movement in Germany. We are ardent admirers of the long tradition of craftsmanship, design and engineering that was inspired by Bauhaus, an early maker movement. It's entirely fitting that Germany should join our global network of makers and our strong branded content platforms," said Dale Dougherty, CEO and founder of Maker Media, Inc., publisher and founder of Make: magazine and co-founder of Maker Faire.

About MAKER MEDIA

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of Make: magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of Make: magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

Contact:
Vickie Welch
(415) 806-0999
Email Contact


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that DivvyCloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DivvyCloud software enables organizations to achieve their cloud computing goals by simplifying and automating security, compliance and cost optimization of public and private cloud infrastructure. Using DivvyCloud, customers can leverage programmatic Bots to identify and remediate common cloud problems in rea...
Amazon started as an online bookseller 20 years ago. Since then, it has evolved into a technology juggernaut that has disrupted multiple markets and industries and touches many aspects of our lives. It is a relentless technology and business model innovator driving disruption throughout numerous ecosystems. Amazon’s AWS revenues alone are approaching $16B a year making it one of the largest IT companies in the world. With dominant offerings in Cloud, IoT, eCommerce, Big Data, AI, Digital Assis...
Interested in leveling up on your Cloud Foundry skills? Join IBM for Cloud Foundry Days on June 7 at Cloud Expo New York at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Foundry Days is a free half day educational conference and networking event. Come find out why Cloud Foundry is the industry's fastest-growing and most adopted cloud application platform.
While some vendors scramble to create and sell you a fancy solution for monitoring your spanking new Amazon Lambdas, hear how you can do it on the cheap using just built-in Java APIs yourself. By exploiting a little-known fact that Lambdas aren’t exactly single threaded, you can effectively identify hot spots in your serverless code. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, David Martin, Principal Product Owner at CA Technologies, will give a live demonstration and code walkthrough, showing how to ov...
SYS-CON Events announced today that delaPlex will exhibit at SYS-CON's @CloudExpo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. delaPlex pioneered Software Development as a Service (SDaaS), which provides scalable resources to build, test, and deploy software. It’s a fast and more reliable way to develop a new product or expand your in-house team.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value...
In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling sm...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
New competitors, disruptive technologies, and growing expectations are pushing every business to both adopt and deliver new digital services. This ‘Digital Transformation’ demands rapid delivery and continuous iteration of new competitive services via multiple channels, which in turn demands new service delivery techniques – including DevOps. In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Co-Chair Andi Mann, panelists will examine how DevOps helps to meet th...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory?
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
SYS-CON Events announced today that A&I Solutions has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 1999, A&I Solutions is a leading information technology (IT) software and services provider focusing on best-in-class enterprise solutions. By partnering with industry leaders in technology, A&I assures customers high performance levels across all IT environments including: mai...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tappest will exhibit MooseFS at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MooseFS is a breakthrough concept in the storage industry. It allows you to secure stored data with either duplication or erasure coding using any server. The newest – 4.0 version of the software enables users to maintain the redundancy level with even 50% less hard drive space required. The software func...
Most technology leaders, contemporary and from the hardware era, are reshaping their businesses to do software in the hope of capturing value in IoT. Although IoT is relatively new in the market, it has already gone through many promotional terms such as IoE, IoX, SDX, Edge/Fog, Mist Compute, etc. Ultimately, irrespective of the name, it is about deriving value from independent software assets participating in an ecosystem as one comprehensive solution.