SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Maker Week" is back to help celebrate the Maker community as it prepares for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. During May 15-21, local Makers, Makers in town for the Faire, and Maker Movement supporters will have the chance to participate in meetups, networking events, workshops, parties, and more to share the Maker spirit, create new opportunities for themselves and their organizations, and advance their skills and knowledge. Maker Week finishes off with Maker Faire Bay Area on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 19, 20, and 21, 2017. Makers can find a list of Maker Week happenings at http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/maker-week/ and organizations looking to invite Makers to their events can submit the events via that page as well.
"Maker Faire is celebrating its 12th year in the Bay Area, which is where it all started," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "We'll have over 1,300 Makers from all over the world ready to share their projects with attendees from almost all 50 states and many countries across the globe. It's exciting to bring all of these Makers together during Maker Week when we have the largest gathering of Makers in the world coming together for the Faire. Maker Week is a natural extension of Maker Faire and it gives the Maker community an occasion to salute the core values of the Maker Movement—ingenuity, creativity, open source culture, and a DIY spirit."
Avnet Extends Maker Faire Participation to Become Presenting Sponsor
Maker Faire is pleased to announce that after a fantastic World Maker Faire New York 2016 experience, Avnet has joined as a Presenting Sponsor at the flagship Bay Area Faire. Avnet designs, supplies, makes, and delivers solutions that enable its customers to get their products to market anywhere in the world—a natural fit for Maker Faire.
At its booth in Zone 2, Avnet will demonstrate how they help individual Makers and small start-ups move swiftly and seamlessly from idea to design and from prototype to production. With the acquisition last year of Premier Farnell, Avnet now helps its customers navigate every phase of the product innovation and technology lifecycle. Attendees will be able to learn first-hand about Avnet's Hackster.io online community and how they can design, create, and program Internet-connected hardware. In addition, Avnet will be highlighting their MakerSource.io online resource directory, which provides individuals and startups with access to a comprehensive ecosystem of resources needed to turn a pioneering new product vision into a marketable reality. All of Avnet's resources that help Makers bring their ideas to market will be on hand for attendees to learn about.
Tickets for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 are on sale now and available at online only, advance pricing through Thursday, May 18, at https://mfba2017.eventbrite.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Faire during May 19-21.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire has celebrated 191 Faires in 2016 alone and has engaged more than 1.4 million attendees globally in 38 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in seven years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.
Located in San Francisco, California, Make: has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which is a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. The Maker Faire global events brand, Make: magazine, including Make: books, are all part of Make:.
A celebration of DIY culture, Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 runs Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017, at the San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA. Friday, 1 pm to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 7 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets range from $20.00-80.00 (ages 3 and under are free) and can be purchased at https://mfba2017.eventbrite.com. World Maker Faire New York 2017 is slated for Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.
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Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 Sponsors
Presenting Sponsors: Intel, Avnet; Goldsmith: Google, Microsoft; Silversmith: Air France, BOSEbuild, Cognizant, Digi-Key, Mimaki, Kickstarter.
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