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WE COULD USE YOUR HELP BRINGING THE SECOND ANNUAL PLEASANT PRAIRIE MINI MAKER FAIRE TO LIFE ON NOVEMBER 25
A Maker Faire is a community based learning event that brings tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and entrepreneurs together to “show their projects and talk about what they’ve learned.” It’s an exhibition with hands on and do-it-yourself interactions.
Members of the planning committee for the Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire include instructors and staff from KUSD and Gateway Technical College, hobbyists, artists, local business people, and municipal employees. Team members offer whatever time and talents they have available. The team could use extra help to bring the second annual Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire to the community on November 25, 2017.
The team will begin meeting approximately once per month during late spring or early summer. If you’re interested in being a part of the Mini Maker Faire team, we would love to meet you. Send an email to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the event at our new website (still under construction) at PleasantPrairie.MakerFaire.com. If you have further questions, please contact Chris at 262.925.6745.
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1,300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Thirty-two larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world.