Values are important.  So here are a few things that matter to me and what they mean:

#learning seeking out new ideas, skills, tools, and experiences, and incorporating them into who you are and what you do

#mashup to take elements of two or more pre-existing things and combine them to make a new thing

#diy being able to make things yourself, which empowers you to be able to make your ideas a reality

#community a group of people that share common values and interests, and work together to better the community and its members

#maker a person who combines learning, mashups, diy, and community to change the world for the better