What fun! Boise’s first annual Mini Maker Faire – a Do-It-Yourself Festival - is scheduled for May 25 and May 26, over the Memorial Day Weekend. See local artisans, foodies, performers, technicians, programmers, coders, crafters and other imaginative and inventive folks, all sharing their ideas and passion for Making!
On Saturday, May 25, you can catch a variety of TED-style talks and presentations, including a special workshop on Developing Design Thinking according to Stanford’s D-School Model, presented by Chris Latta. Boise Public Library will be hosting Saturday’s programs in the Main Library Hayes Auditorium at 715 S. Capitol Boulevard, from noon to 4:00 p.m.
On Sunday, May 26, you’ll find more hands-on demonstrations and exhibits, and a special feature, the return of Bot Comp—an epic battle of robotic proportions. Check them out at the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 W. Myrtle Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Regular entrance fees apply)
The Boise Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc. For more information call DCI at 343-9895.
ABOUT MAKER FAIRE:
Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds show what they are making, and share what they are learning. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow communities.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, growing to 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance in 2012, its seventh year. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world. Learn more at http://makerfaire.com