We’ve been crazy busy trying to get everyone on point for the 16th, but came up for air just long enough last night to notice we have been featured in several media channels over the past few days! Here’s a quick take on the action:
Nancy Dahlberg is a business and tech writer over at the Miami Herald and writes a blog which covers the South Florida tech scene called “The Starting Gate“. She’s been busy getting into the maker community which has been gaining incredible momentum here in South Florida. Last Thursday, she published this beautiful piece of coverage about our community and what we’ve been brewing.
[...] to showcase all the activity, a Miami Mini Maker Faire, a one-day extravaganza for all things handmade, is coming to three locations in Wynwood next month. There, about 60 makers will exhibit their creations — including a school bus converted into a micro-theater, a high-tech, high-def pinball machine and, possibly, [Brian] Weiner’s 16-foot biplane made from bamboo. There also will be presentations, workshops and activities for all ages at the Mini Maker Faire, which is expected to draw about 1,000. “It’s a great place to bring your kids,” said organizer Rick Herrero.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/23/v-fullstory/3707942/maker-movement-grows-in-south.html
The rest of the article describes new makerspaces which are popping up all over South Florida and includes a gallery of photos from various events in the community. This, alone, was great! Little did we know that the story would be appearing in print on the FRONT PAGE of the Miami Herald.
We shared the HELL out of that story and got some incredible attention! The next day, we were covered in the South Florida Business Journal.
DIY experts and fanatics are getting together in Wynwood Nov. 16 to share their work and their enthusiasm for things like robotics and 3D printing.
Read more here: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition/2013/10/robotics-3d-printing-and-diy-creation.html
Oscar Pedro Musibay reporting.
And the coup de grâce was discovering that we had been featured on the front page of the Make Blog.
“The Miami Mini Maker Faire is one part of a plan to build a sense of community among these local makers and connect them with a larger global movement.” said Matt Haggman, Knight Foundation program director in Miami.
Read more here: http://makezine.com/2013/10/25/feel-the-heat-maker-faire-coming-to-miami/
Thank you for sharing, Stett Holbrook
As a community organizer and advocate of the maker movement, it is incredibly gratifying to be able to produce an event like the Miami Mini Maker Faire which has the ability to attract so many creatives across such a diverse set of disciplines; not to mention the reception this event has received from the community. We greatly look forward to seeing you on November 16th.
If you don’t already know, Miami Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Get tickets to join us on November 16th in Wynwood!
Written by Mike Greenberg, producer for the Miami Mini Maker Faire and a director for Hacklab North Boynton, a non-profit makerspace in Palm Beach County.