[Exi-bay-announce] ACM Talk (4/18) "Maker Faire: The Re-emergence of Maker Culture"- Cupertino

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Tue Apr 17 05:17:12 UTC 2007


  Maker Faire: The Re-emergence of Maker Culture

Presented by Dale Dougherty <http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/au/26>, 
editor and publisher of Make <http://www.makezine.com/> and Craft 
<http://www.craftzine.com/> magazines

*Date: *Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 6:30 PM
*Location: *Hewlett Packard (see directions 
<http://www.sfbayacm.org/logistics.html>), Pruneridge and Wolfe, 
Cupertino, Bldg. 48, Oak Room.
*Cost: *Free and open to all who wish to attend, but membership 
<http://www.sfbayacm.org/join.html> is only $10/year.


This year's Maker Faire <http://makerfaire.com/> will be a showcase of 
hundreds of amazing makers. Maker Faire is a newfangled science fair, 
art fair and craft faire. It's a family-friendly event that attracted 
over 20,000 attendees last year. This year's event will be held May 
19-20 once again at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. In this talk, Dale will 
preview Maker Faire, talk about the development of Make and Craft 
magazines, and offer insights into a range of re-emerging technologies 
represented by Make and Craft magazines.

/Please note: you are encouraged to bring items you have made to this 
meeting. You will have an opportunity to briefly present your items at 
the end of the talk. /

Attendees will have a chance to win copies of Make magazine, Craft 
magazine, and tickets to the Maker Faire..

    About the Speaker

Dale Dougherty is the founder, editor, and publisher of Make and Craft 
magazines, both of which focus on DIY technology projects. He also 
organized Maker Faire, which will be held May 19-20 in the Bay Area at 
the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Maker Faire is a new kind of fair, combining 
elements of science fair, arts and crafts fair, and county fair. Last 
year's event attracted more than 200 makers and 20,000 attendees.

Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, 
working closely with Tim O'Reilly to establish O'Reilly as a leading 
technical publisher. An early Web pioneer, Dale was the developer and 
publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web 
site launched in 1993 and sold to America Online in 1995. Dale was 
developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web 
designers from 1995-1999, which was sold to CMP in 1999. He developed 
the Hacks Series of books in 2003, which includes the bestselling Google 
Hacks and Excel Hacks.

Dale is General Manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media. 
He lives and works in Sebastopol, California.

Make: http://www.makezine.com <http://www.makezine.com/>
Craft: http://www.craftzine.com <http://www.craftzine.com%20/>
Maker Faire: http://www.makerfaire.com <http://www.makerfaire.com/>

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