Supported by Birmingham City University’s STEAMhouse, Maker Monday has pioneered a platform to champion the very best talent in the creative, digital and technology sectors, locally, nationally and internationally.
Maker Monday began in 2015 with a monthly evening event at independent venues around Birmingham including Cherry Reds and 1000 Trades. The Maker Monday team rose to the challenge of the pandemic by creating a twice-monthly online session, which have continued to be as popular as the face-to-face events. Maker Monday is a must-see fixture for creatives in Birmingham and beyond with over 2000 people attending sessions over six years.
Its legacy is being celebrated next month through two special events with two of the leading lights in the tech sector, Professor Lucy Rogers and Marija Butkovic.
Professor Lucy Rogers is an inventor and academic and one of the global superstars of the Maker Movement who will talk on 5th July about how tinkering and playing can lead to commercial benefits.
Marija Butkovic, speaking on 12th July, is founder and CEO of Women of Wearables is one of the leading lights of championing Women in Tech,and will be talking about growing rise of femtech, an industry that is focused on women's health and brings together wearable tech, AI, software, and hardware companies under the same umbrella term.
The event continues to go from strength to strength and you can join the events online through the STEAMhouse website - https://steamhouse.org.uk/events/.
Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Creative Innovation at BCU and co-founder of Maker Monday and leads the monthly events:
“In the course of six years we have showcased leading makers and creatives, bringing ideas and inspiration to thousands of people in the West Midlands and beyond. As a result, we’ve built a strong network of like-minded people who want to use their creativity in interesting and exciting ways.”
Tim Wilson, co- leader and organiser of Maker Monday:
“We have been able to give a platform to some of the most exciting and diverse talent out there from Foka Wolf to Leon Trimble, from Dan Hett to Marc Silk, as well as key players in the industry including Irini Papadimitriou from Future Everything and Hannah Redler Hawes from the Open Data Institute.”