Maker Faire: another winner

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).

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Comments

  1. I see that Andrew Keen is on the panel at CyberSalon. He is the ultimate nemesis of Web 2.0 so I hope you put him in his place!

  2. I see that Andrew Keen is on the panel at CyberSalon. He is the ultimate nemesis of Web 2.0 so I hope you put him in his place!

  3. Hey Robert, This is Kiruba from India. Been a long time MakeZine reader (atleast the blog) and found the photos of yesterday’s Maker Faire cool.

    It’s nice to know that they’d like to bring it to India. Can you connect me with Philip Torrone?

    I’m part of an enthusiastic bunch who helped organize BarCamps, BlogCamp, http://www.Proto.in (India’s equivalent of DEMO or TC20 if you will), http://www.WikiCamp (Jimbo was here) and http://www.PodWorks.in (India’s biggest podcasting event).

    Events like Maker Faire would be a hit in India. And we’d be interested in getting it on in India. Atleast we can talk and discuss ideas.

    Can you connect us up?

  4. Hey Robert, This is Kiruba from India. Been a long time MakeZine reader (atleast the blog) and found the photos of yesterday’s Maker Faire cool.

    It’s nice to know that they’d like to bring it to India. Can you connect me with Philip Torrone?

    I’m part of an enthusiastic bunch who helped organize BarCamps, BlogCamp, http://www.Proto.in (India’s equivalent of DEMO or TC20 if you will), http://www.WikiCamp (Jimbo was here) and http://www.PodWorks.in (India’s biggest podcasting event).

    Events like Maker Faire would be a hit in India. And we’d be interested in getting it on in India. Atleast we can talk and discuss ideas.

    Can you connect us up?