Hackster Live: 15,000 Makers & Growing

We started Hackster Live in 2016 to educate Makers and developers all over the world — from China to Colombia, India to Indianapolis…

Hackster Staff
4 years agoInternet of Things

We started Hackster Live in 2016 to educate Makers and developers all over the world — from China to Colombia, India to Indianapolis, Seattle to Zimbabwe.

Today we’re reaching over 15,000 makers in their local communities with quality hardware education, workshops and community connection.

Hackster Live by the Numbers

Since February, we’ve grown from zero to 87 ambassadors spanning across 53 locations, running 60+ events each month. Our goal was simple: reach more people in more places with quality content, education and connection, by the community, for the community.

Hackster Live by the Numbers

Meetups We’ve been working with Amazon to conduct monthly Meetups for Makers, hackers, and engineers. Our goal is to have over 15,000 annual participants, which our ambassadors will help drive.

Case Study: Alexa Hackathons (and a Slackathon!) We’ve had six Amazon Hackathons, with 19 more to go. Our ambassadors will continue to run Amazon Hackathons to teach Alexa Skill Building 101 over the next few months. We also recently ran a Slackathon for those who could not attend a physical hackathon.

Alexa Skills Our Hacksters and ambassadors are making great progress towards helping us meet our goal of completing 1,200 Alexa skills and 200 user-generated projects by the Hackster community.

Highlights

Hacksters have been busy attending Meetups and creating some pretty awesome skills for Alexa… and tweeting about it.

Alexa, Generate a Hackster Project!

Alexa, How Many Hacksters Can We Fit in a Room?

Trick or Fire Breathing Watermelon?

Events

Alexa Hackathons and Slackathons and Skill Building, oh my! Check out some of our upcoming events here.

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