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Maker Faire

Maker Faire



It's Maker Faire! Brought to you by Make Magazine! It's DIY!
Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World's Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone - a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.

It's the kind of thing that makes me wish I had a talent for building things, especially things that shoot fire. Oh yeah, go to their site, there's things on fire. You've got a Maker Faire coming up in the Bay Area May 21st and 22nd, one in Detroit on July 30th and 31st, and one in New York at the site of the 1939 and 1961 World's Fairs on September 17th and 18th. Enjoy and maybe make something that I can read about on the Internet.

WordCamp Phoenix

Well, I've said before that you can't stop StickerGiant from sponsoring great events, and what did the home office do but to sponsor WordCamp Phoenix when I wasn't looking! It was a big event, spread out over the days from Wednesday, Jan. 26th to Sunday, Jan. 30th. You can see the tweetstream from the event at #wcphx or just the StickerGiant-related tweets if you want. By all accounts it was a big success. Congratulations to all involved.

Boulder Ignite 13

StickerGiant again sponsored Boulder Ignite, number 13 this time. It was a sold-out event December 8th at the Boulder Theater.

I'll let the Ignite volunteers describe the thing.

From their website:
Ignite Boulder is a night of presentations with a twist. Presenting on a subject of their choice, speakers have exactly 5 minutes to teach something, enlighten us, or simply inspire — backed by 20 slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. Quick, fun, and smart: we sell out the largest venues in Boulder.

Check out all of the presentations in this YouTube playlist.