OpenEd Jam 2014

Event Details
July 25, 2014 (All day) - July 27, 2014 (All day)
United States

Exploring the world of free and open education possibilities

OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields. We will provide a hands-on environment where participants can collaborate on innovative creations and uses of free and open education resources.

Software: Attend workshops and demonstrations on free and open software.

Hardware: Attend workshops and demonstrations on freedom respecting hardware.

Curriculum: Attend workshops and demonstrations on free and open curriculum resources (e.g. textbooks, worksheets, etc.).

Hackathon: On Day 2 and Day 3, there will be a hardware and software hackathon to develop and support free and open education resources. Beginner and seasoned hackers are welcome! We will have multiple hardware and software platforms and tools for your hacking needs.

OpenEd Jam is a non-profit event, entirely run by volunteers. The idea to organize this event sparked out of a meeting of friends at a local hackerspace in San Antonio called 10BitWorks. After discussing the use of free software and hardware in education, a realization was made that no hands-on event has been coordinated for the larger Open Education community. We wanted to get our hands dirty and minds engaged with the tools being created by this growing community.

Thus, OpenEd Jam was born.

Keynote Speakers

  • Beatriz Busaniche
  • Josef Prusa
  • Walter Bender


  • Adam Blum
  • Anna Keune
  • Biraj Karmakar
  • Chistopher Derndorfer
  • Joey Lopez
  • Karen Smith
  • Lindsay Balfour
  • Mark Barnett
  • Naomi Barrettara
  • Renee Scott
  • Ruben Rodríguez
  • Sarah Stierch