Why Emily Organized a Mini Maker Faire (and How You Can Too)

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I’d love to have one of these Maker Faire’s here in our area! It would be so awesome!

Originally posted on MAKE:

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Vancouver-based artist, maker, and educator Emily Smith is a woman on a mission to unite the makers in her community. Four years ago, she took it upon herself to get folks together to create the first Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. This past June, they held their third Faire, and every year it gets bigger and better. Emily invited me to come check it out, and I was really impressed with both the Faire and the vibrant community.

Here at MAKE, we organized the first Maker Faire ever in the Bay Area in 2006 with the intent of uniting the local maker community and celebrating all things maker-made. After the first couple of years, we started hearing from folks near and far, telling us about how they too had great maker communities and how we should bring the Faire to their town. In the true spirit of MAKE, we created…

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