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Bequi & James Founders of the OC Mini Maker Faire | The Year of 100 Maker Faires 2013

Bequi & James Founders of the OC Mini Maker Faire | The Year of 100 Maker Faires 2013

Jan 22, 2014

2013 was a banner year for Maker Faire hitting its stride, ending up with a magic number at the end of 2013 exactly 100 Maker Faires across the globe! More than 530,000 people experienced a Maker Faire in 2013. But the rise in “Mini” Maker Faires smaller scale, independently produced, local events is where the story is. A total of 93 Mini Maker Faires graced the globe in 2013, compared to just 56 in 2012. “Communities are getting involved in charting their own future and celebrating making in so many ways that make sense in their own unique regions,” said Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media and co-founder of Maker Faire. Local Maker Faires are creating a new center to showcase local startups and maker businesses and are influencing local education initiatives, encouraging hands-on learning in Science, Technology, Math, Science (STEM) and Art (STEAM) curricula.

See video interview of Founders Bequi & James of local OC Mini Maker Faire their 2nd year organizing the event at the University of Irvine talking with Andrea Kuipers from QGITS and Anil Pattni from OCHackerz & QGITS.

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