At the end of 2005, after publishing the first four issues of MAKE, on a late evening in the office, Dale Dougherty—one of the founders of the magazine—asked: “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get all these makers together in one place to share what they make?” It was a brilliant idea, and in 2006 the first Maker Faire took place in San Mateo. There, over 100 makers exhibited their creations. Since then, the Faire has grown every year (with over 1,100 makers and 130,000 attendees) and mini Maker Faires have popped up all over the world. In 2013, the first European Maker Faire landed in Rome, and worldwide, there were 100 Maker Faires that year.
How do you keep the Maker Faire conversation going? Here’s the answer!
MakerSpace was designed and built for you. We want your feedback, your ideas and thoughts about what we can do to make it your MakerSpace. MakerSpace will be accepting invite requests, allowing access to a limited number of users.