Nice Post dear Goli Mohammadi
Originally posted on MAKE:
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 the Mini Maker Faire program to empower folks to organize their own Minis, independently produced celebrations of local maker culture. This year there were close to 100 Faires across the globe, everywhere from Rome, Italy, to Anchorage, Alaska. You can organize your own!