53 years ago, 100,000 people gathered in San Francisco for what was later called the Summer of Love.
Welcome to the Hack Club Summer of Making. It’s not an event, or a program with a start/end date. It’s a theme for the summer and a challenge to everyone reading this: this summer, what will you make? What will you learn? What will you build?
We’re doing a few big things to support you, including giving out $50,000 in free electronics (thanks GitHub!) and building a Snapchat streaks-like system for learning, but really the Summer of Making is about you.
We don't want to descend from above with a "program" for you to do. If this is going to be the best summer ever, it'll be because of what you all choose to hack on & learn from.
Will you choose to push yourself outside your comfort zone, whether it's building your first website or a model rocket? What about using React.js for the first time or constructing a smart mirror?
At Hack Club, we're going to do everything we can to support you. There are four ways to get started:
- Get a Summer of Making sticker in the mail: Request one here. We are printing thousands and will be shipping to everyone who requests.
- Have GitHub buy you electronics for your hardware project. We are giving $50,000 in hardware grants from GitHub to fund electronics projects. Applications are open today. Learn more and apply with an idea. Priority is given to existing Hack Club members.
- Show up every day in #scrapbook, sharing photo and video updates from your learning and getting a beautiful portfolio. See the in-progress projects at scrapbook.hackclub.com (see Zach's). You can even customize your CSS and set up a custom domain.
- Weekly Zoom events shared in #announcements: All summer, Melody & others from the Hack Club team are running weekly live events, including coding workshops, show & tells, office hours, how to customize your scrapbook with custom CSS, and more. Log on to the Hack Club Slack to participate.
It's a strange time. So why not make something? (Thu, Jun 18, 2020)