Yesterday I took Patrick to Maker Faire. I continue to love this experience. It’s the unconference done right. Yeah, Woz was on stage giving a speech. But that was not what this is about. It’s about making stuff. Gadgets. Felt monkeys. Punk rock hats. Electric skateboards. Art cars. Lego trains. T-shirts. Lazer’d wood logos. And much much much more.
What’s great is if you’re in India and can’t get to the faire there’s a ton of video and pictures coming your way. I talked with Phillip Torrone yesterday (one of the head guys at the Faire) and he told me they are working on bringing the Faire other places. Austin in October. But it’s clear that they want to take it to India and China and Japan and Europe.
I’ve put a few of the first reports on my link blog but the Maker Faire blog is linking to a lot of good stuff too. Thomas Hawk hasn’t put up his photos yet, but he took a bunch. He’s not alone, though. I saw probably 500 digital cameras and a ton of professional video equipment. A good place to start is on Flickr with a search for “Maker Faire 2007.”
In other news from my life: I’ve gotta go and participate in a discussion at the Berkeley CyberSalon. Then tonight I’m flying to Seattle for the Market to the Max conference (I’ll only be there for a few hours tomorrow, so probably can’t do impromptu meetups, sorry).