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.

Less than two weeks away!

This is just a quick note to say how excited we are about meeting yall at OpenEd Jam in less than two weeks!

Five important things to note:

1. We have a few spots left –please share the registration link!

Please tweet, post, and share this link with people you think might want to join us at OpenEd Jam:

2. What should I bring?.

Announcing Turtle Art Day

We're excited to announce Turtle Art Day happening July 25th! We thought it would be a good idea to invite students to OpenEd Jam to learn a creative and fun free/open source software. Do you know a young person who would be interested in this opportunity?

Sign up here:

Turtle Art is a graphical programming language designed to allow kids to explore geometry and programming by creating art. For more information on Turtle Art, visit

Open to kids ages 8 - 12. Parents, guardians, teachers welcome :)

Meet the Community: Walter Bender

We are launching a blog series to introduce members of the OpenEd Jam community. As a kickoff to this series, we have interviewed Walter Bender, one of our Keynote Speakers. We hope you enjoy this series!

Interview with Walter Bender on April 8th, 2014

Mariah Noelle: What motivates you to promote free and open education software around the world?

Walter Bender: I want children everywhere to have opportunities to resolve rather than accept the problems that they encounter in life.