Thinking about producing a Maker Faire in your community?
Experience Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, and then stay over for the very first "How to Make a Maker Faire" workshop!
This learning session is hosted and led by the leadership team of Make and Maker Fair, Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss, as well as the Mini Maker Faire Playbook author (and East Bay MIni Maker Faire producer) Sabrina Merlo.
This short but to the point workshop will focus equally on the "yin/yang" making an authentic community-based Mini Maker Faire: building the culture and producing an event.
Workshop content and rough schedule:
- 9 a.m. - Coffee and light breakfast
- 9:30 a.m. - Welcome by Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss & Group Introductions
- 10 a.m. - Building Your Maker Community
- 11 a.m. - Planning Your Faire
- 11:45 a.m. - WrapUp
There's nothing like coming to Maker Faire to get inspired and understand the real magic of Maker Faire! We look forward to meeting and working with you!
Pre workshop homework: please visit and read "So You Want to Make a Maker Faire?" on makerfaire.com. It's a Mini Maker Faire primer—good preparation for the workshop.
Need tickets to Maker Faire? Visit the official Maker Faire ticket site.
Questions? More info on parking and directions, will come as the workshop nears—but if you have immediate questions, please write firstname.lastname@example.org.
When & Where
Make: Magazine and Maker Media
Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.
"The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age." — The New York Times