A Maker can be any age. Lauren Egts is a Young Maker who can’t wait for the Akron Mini Maker Faire. She’s demonstrated Scratch at the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire and for the Akron Linux User Group. Next up: the Akron Mini Maker Faire.
Name: Lauren Egts
What do you do? I code using Scratch on the Raspberry Pi. Scratch is a visual programming language developed by MIT and is an easy way to get kids interested in computer coding because it is easy to learn. Kids can share their projects on the website (scratch.mit.edu) and interact with other members of the Scratch community.
What does it mean to be a Maker? To me, being a Maker means doing something cool or fun that other people can use or appreciate.
What will you bring to the Akron Mini Maker Faire? I am going to bring a few programs that I wrote as well as a few Raspberry Pis for people to see. I also have a presentation I gave about Scratch and the Rasberry Pi to the Akron Linux User Group and I will be running that on a separate computer for anyone visiting the Faire who wants more information.
Why are you excited to be a part of the Akron Mini Maker Faire? I love showing Scratch to kids and inspiring them to program. It is amazing to watch them figure out how to code.
You can read more about Lauren, how she got her start and why she really loves Scratch and her Raspberry Pi here.