Hello everyone! My name is Chris and I am one of the research team working on the SEEDS project. In this post I want to share my thought with you all on the very first SEEDS Makeathon that was ran in Exeter in the United Kingdom on the 10th of November 2021. Not only was this the very first SEEDS Makeathon, it was the first time many of the people working on the SEEDS project got to meet one another for the very first time in person!
It was really nice to meet everyone! Although we had seen each other on computer screens for almost a year, it was so much fun to actually be in the same room together. Going from ‘virtual’ meetings to ‘actual’ ones felt very natural and we had to work together in a new way very quickly after meeting….
As soon as we met the SEEDS team from Spain, we all walked from campus into the centre of Exeter to set up the location for the Makeathon itself. In several respects, this was one of the most important thing I will take away from this event. We had less than one hour to transform the room into a space for the Makeathon to take place and we all got to work moving the room around, clearing tables and getting things ready….and we did it! The room looked amazing and it was so much fun working with the SEEDS teams in such a different capacity.
However, the most important thing was the Makeathon itself!
The day was a success! I can only speak from my perspective, but it was so much fun seeing everyone engage and get involved with the day! We took lots of pictures and I am going to share a few of them with you here. They show happy engaged people all working together.
It was a wonderful day, one I will remember forever and I am pleased there are these photos to share with you all.
A student explaining his ideas to Dimitris – one of the SEEDS team from Exeter.
A look inside the Makeathon!
SEEDS Ambassadors discussing their ideas!
SEEDS Ambassadors testing out their intervention ideas on the Cathedral Green.
A group photo from the end of the day!