SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Maker Faire Bay Area 2017, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 19-21, at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. Maker Faire Bay Area will bring together approximately 150,000 makers, Maker Movement supporters, and making enthusiasts from the greater Bay Area as well as across the U.S. and from all corners of the globe.
- What: Maker Faire Bay Area 2017
- Where: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
- Friday, May 19, 1pm - 5pm—[email protected] special preview day; separate ticket required
- Saturday, May 20, 10am - 7pm
- Sunday, May 21, 10am - 6pm
With over 1,300 Makers on tap with whom to engage, including many performances and attractions to see, and over 180 presentations to take in, Faire organizers have a variety of great resources available for attendees to use to help them make a game plan around how to spend their time at the Faire. They include:
Attendees are also encouraged to bookmark the Maker Faire Bay Area website—http://makerfaire.com/bay-area/—on their mobile device to access all of the above resources while at the Faire. The website has been optimized for mobile use to upgrade the Faire the experience.
Attendees are advised to make a plan, in advance, about how they will get to the Faire so that their time at the Faire is maximized, and traffic and delays in the area are minimized. There is no parking at the San Mateo Event Center during Maker Faire. Public transportation, such as BART, Caltrain, and SamTrans, is the preferred method for getting to the Faire. Carpooling, Lyft, Uber, and rideshare services as well as biking to the Faire are also great options. Details for all options for getting to the Faire are:
- Getting to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 Main Page—watch the video explaining the options
- Public Transportation Options including BART, Caltrain, and SamTrans
- Biking to & Bike Parking at the Faire
- Off-site Parking Options + Free Shuttle & Directions—Sat & Sun Only: Expect delays and congestion around the area, including highways. Use off-site free parking and shuttle options. (There is no parking at the San Mateo Event Center during Maker Faire.)
- Transportation for Attendees with Mobility Disabilities
- Rideshare Drop-off & Pick-up
Traffic updates, including the use of optimal routes and exits, can be accessed by tuning into the following all weekend:
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/fairetraffic
- 511 traffic phone service and http://511.org
- Radio traffic reports on KCBS 740 AM and FM 106.9, and KGO AM 810
Secure storage will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for attendees to use for a nominal, daily fee and store their belongings on-site in a safe location.
Intel Returns as Presenting Sponsor for Maker Faire Bay Area
Intel has returned to Maker Faire Bay Area as a Presenting Sponsor, a clear demonstration of their commitment to the Maker Movement and support of makers around the world as well as to Maker Faire being the premier venue for makers to gather and collaborate.
At Maker Faire Bay Area, Intel will be showcasing how it's inventing the future by offering attendees an in-depth look at its diverse range of development modules that span the classroom to robotics labs. Attendees can get hands-on with the high performance Intel® Joule™—targeted at Internet of Things (IoT) developers and entrepreneurs—to the inventor module Intel ®Edison. The entry level Arduino 101 (powered by the Intel® Curie™ module)—perfect for beginners and classroom educators—will also be on display. Also available to explore will be over 12 interactive demo stations that showcase Intel's growing and diverse portfolio of maker and IoT developer platforms. Lastly, visitors can interact with a selection of Intel® Joule™-powered robots from Maker Collider and participate in hands-on activities using Arduino 101 from MakeCrate, teaching the principles of electronics, engineering and coding, suitable for inquisitive young minds to learn how to build and code circuits.
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. "At the Door" pricing takes effect Friday, May 19, and tickets can continue to be purchased online as well as at the Faire during May 19-21. In addition, Whole Foods Market at Park Place near the venue has Single Day Passes available for purchase while supplies last.
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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