Press Release: March 22, 2006
Makezine.com Wins SXSW Web Award And Bloggie!
"...a growing movement of people eager to tinker with high-tech gadgets" --NEWSWEEK
Sebastopol, CA-- www.Makezine.com, web site for the highly acclaimed Make magazine is making headlines of its own. At the 9th annual South By Southwest Festival Web Awards, Makezine.com took home the award for “Best Educational Resource.” The next day, at the 6th annual Weblog Awards, Makezine.com took home a “bloggie” for “Best Craft Weblog.”
In less than a year, the companion site to Make magazine has become one of the top technology destinations on the web. Bringing together the Do-It-Yourself community (aka Makers), Makezine.com not only includes forums to discuss projects from Make, but also serves as a platform where these Makers can discuss and digest projects of their own. “Our team worked really hard to be relentlessly consistent in our pursuit of bringing the world of Makers to the internet --we’re thrilled that Makezine.com has become a resource for so many people,” said Phillip Torrone, Associate Editor, Make.
For the Ben Franklin in all of us, Make is devoted to fun, DIY inspiration, and discovery. Selling for $14.99 and loaded with exciting projects that help you make the most of your technology at home and away from home, Make celebrates your ability to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your own will. The quarterly magazine (www.Makezine.com) is published by O’Reilly Media, the premier information resource for technology innovation.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.