About

Maker Faire is an event celebrating ingenuity, creativity, and the maker movement. Maker Faire is dedicated to creativity in a broad sense – it combines science, technology, business, art, crafts, and DIY initiatives. What inspires and helps create something surprising, unseen and useful.

The goal of Maker Faire is to share creativity, ideas, and knowledge between creators and anyone interested in the tech maker movement, and to promote collaborative initiatives. Maker Faire is a place where scientific and technological inventions (from 3D printers to wearable technologies, from drones to robots), various forms of arts and crafts, and creative and entertaining activities are found.

Through various lectures, workshops, and demonstrations, Maker Faire engages children and adults in a variety of educational and creative activities that teach them how to design a smartphone, print 3D shoes, or… how to create an automated home.
Maker Faire was first organized in 2006 in San Mateo, California, less than a year after the first tech creator magazine. Since then, more than 1.5 million people have visited Maker Faire events in different cities around the world. In 2015 alone, 150 Maker Faire events were organized, and the tenth anniversary Maker Faire Bay Area attracted more than 1,200 creators and 145,000 exhibitors.