This year, I FINALLY made it to Maker Faire in San Mateo!! I’ve been wanting to go to this one (the original and largest) for years, so it was fantastic to be asked to come out and give a panel discussion with my podcast mates, Jimmy Diresta and David Picciuto, hosted by Mike Senese of Make Magazine!
The faire was actually really overwhelming, to be honest. I don’t mean that as a negative thing, but just in size and scale, it was A LOT to take in. The scope of the types of projects and makers was really wide, and around every corner, I always found something new. I also had no concept of where anything was in relation to anything else, so it was kind of an exploration. I just wandered around until something looked familiar.
One of the coolest parts of the entire trip was getting to meet some many people who watch my videos, or listen to one of my podcasts. I was so encouraged by their support, and it was really great to actually get to know a lot of them (you).
If you ever get the chance to go to Maker Faire, just do it. Even if it’s one of the smaller ones, there will still be some really cool stuff that will get your gears turning.
Speaking of smaller ones, I’ll be at the Atlanta Maker Faire in October (2015), so if you’re in the area, I’d love the chance to say hi and shake your hand. It’s a free event (at least it was last year) andtickets should be available soon.