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Maker Faire Press Lunch and Briefing

Make: Magazine and Maker Media

Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

Maker Faire Press Lunch and Briefing

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Hosted by Dale Dougherty, Founder, CEO and President of Maker Media, this Press Briefing will explain why over 120,000 people will be at Maker Faire Bay Area this year.  

New tools and technologies, crowd funding, and collaboration are enabling makers to transform entire industries, change educators' approach to hands-on learning, and inspiring makers of all ages, all around the world.  

Join us for an inside look at the Maker Movement, from the maker business ecosystem, to the witty and inspired designs and devices on display throughout Maker Faire.   



Dale Dougherty, Founder, CEO and President of Maker Media

Co-Founder of O'Reilly Media, developer of the first commercial website, GNN, and catalyst behind the maker movement.


Massimo Banzi,Co-Founder of Arduino

Arduino is making it financially and technically possible for people to learn about the art of programming.


Ted Hall, Founder of ShopBot

ShopBot Tools are increasingly used in lean manufacturing processes, in community-based hackerspaces and TechShop workshops, and in educational institutions eager to provide students with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills that are marketable and needed in today's work world.

Zack Hoeken Smith, Program Director of HAXLR8R

HAXL R8R is a new kind of accelerator program for people who hake and make things.


Ken Denmead, New Editorial Director of Maker Media

Previously Ken was editor and publisher of Wired’s GeekDad and GeekMom blogs.

There will be announcements as well as a preview of “must see” makers for 
Maker Faire Bay Area 2013.  

Please RSVP as this is a press only event.  


Have questions about Maker Faire Press Lunch and Briefing? Contact Make: Magazine and Maker Media

When & Where

San Mateo Event Center - Meeting Pavillion
Saratoga Dr
San Mateo, CA 94403

Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

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Make: Magazine and Maker Media

Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Make: is published bi-monthly by Maker Media, Inc. that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online ( and the world's biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire (                                                                            

"The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age."The New York Times



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