The Maker & Hacker Culture: Who are they, and why you need to know
All too often in higher education the idea of Makers & Hackers has a negative connotation. This couldn’t be further from the truth. We are all makers, and many of us are hackers. The Maker movement grew out of the DIY culture, specifically from the halls of MAKE magazine and other thriving communities. Innovation is happening in Maker & Hacker spaces across America. The business model is based on open-source hardware and software. It’s not a typical plan to say the least, but that’s exactly why it works. We are redefining the financing and banking industry by crowdfunding our projects on Kickstarter. We are creating the third industrial revolution, and it’s not always happening at corporate headquarters–it’s happening in your neighbor’s garage.