The Maker Media is a leading and prestigious organization offering a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. The magazine is marketed to people who enjoy making things and features complex projects which can often be completed with cheap materials, including household items. Make magazine is considered a central organ of the maker movement. Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology through media, events and ecommerce.
The entire experience was quite beneficial to/for myself, and my 9-year-old-Son! I would only recommend that the event be longer in duration; it was difficult to truly experience and enjoy all of the activities, and displays, in the alloted time-span. Otherwise, it was an exceptional event! My son was disappointed that Rosie, from Rochester,did not bring any of her Robots, to display. Rosie is a very talented, and interesting, young lady. She is inspiring to other kids, of her age-group.
The even should no longer be called a Maker Faire - it has lost all of that ethic and there was no 'buzz', no teaching, virtually nothing for children and nothing inspiring...The location was a a rabbit warren of poorly connected, difficult to navigate, inefficient spaces.I have been every year since it began in Carrer Baillen, but I won't attend again.
This year was better than the last two years, more interactive booths and clubs to get new makers engaged in membership. Not as good as a few years ago, when Make was there, which provided more project kits for new makers.
It was nice and gave good knowledge to kids and elders.Organizers would have attracted more exhibitors to display more innovative ideas. I feel startup companies from engineering college should be attracted to display their models and displays.
We enjoyed this event it had a variety of workshops and exhibitors with good interactive technology. The exhibitors and the staff of the science center all were very friendly, knowledgeable and often passionate about what they were sharing.