Maker Faire

Maker Faire Austin is the local, home-grown embodiment of Maker Faire in Austin, TX and the greater Central Texas region. 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. Maker Faire brings together families and individuals to celebrate the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset and showcase all kinds of incredible projects. At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water but what makes this event special is that all these interesting projects and smart, creative people belong together. They are actively and openly creating a maker culture. In its simplest form, Maker Faire creates conversations with Makers. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the “kid” in all of us. Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” which should be fun and engaging. Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.
Company Growth (employees)
Austin, US
Size (employees)
3 (est)
Maker Faire was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Austin, US

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Maker Faire has an office in Austin
Austin, US (HQ)
a 1122 Airport Blvd

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