From Marvin Weinberger (marvin At innovationfactory.com
As many of you know, we are privileged to have Dale Dougherty (founder of the modern Maker Movement) at the Makers Meetup on Sept 19th. https://www.meetup.com/Makers-Meetup/events/240739675/
We are technically sold out, but will continue to take RSVP’s for a few days more (assuming some folks won’t show since the tickets are free). That same day, Dale is testifying before City Council about how to transform Philly into a Maker City (he’s literally written the book about this). https://makercitybook.com/
Of course, MAKE is best known for their Maker Faires; more than 2 million people have attended these events globally (including 100,00 at the Faire in NYC).
I am proposing that we organize a Mid-Atlantic Maker Faire, mini-sized to start, sometime next June - venue and other details TBD. If you are interested to volunteer (or be a financial sponsor) to help make this happen please get back to me at your earliest. If there’s enough interest, I’ll share these prospective plans with Dale during his visit.