By Ben Brown
For the past few months, there’s been some behind-the-scenes planning to bring a Mini Maker Faire to Waterloo Region. For this to happen, O’Reilly needs to know there’s lots of interest in the area.
(From O’Reilly) Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.
To us, Maker Faire has been an awesome experience that takes place in many cities around the world. Kwartzlab has participated in the Detroit Maker Faire in 2010 and 2012, as well as taking the Toronto Mini Maker Faire by storm in 2011.
We’re looking for makers, hackers, tinkerers, artists, friends, parents, former roommates, and pretty much everyone else interested in seeing a Mini Maker Faire happen in Waterloo Region to fill out our Letter of Support form with a little information about yourself, and why you think it would be awesome to see a local Maker Faire happen in 2013. These messages will go to O’Reilly to be included as part of our application.
If you have a few minutes, please send a letter of support to help us get the ball rolling on what will be an epic addition to great local events in 2013. When do you, make sure to let @kwartzlab know on Twitter!