The Maker Movement is a vibrant extension of the DIY culture, driven by technology-based invention, creativity and entrepreneurship—it is rapidly putting the power of innovation into the hands of the tech-savvy.
Kipp Bradford has been one of the movement’s most passionate proponents. He serves on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine and is co-founder and co-organizer of the Mini Maker Faire DC and the Mini Maker Faire RI.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
Come join us at the DC Mini Maker Faire on June 8, 2014!