What? A Maker Faire in my own backyard? I had missed out on the north side Faire earlier this year and thought I was destined to always miss these events.
That really tipped the scale in favor of me staying home. Plus, I was able to take an Arduino class in the time I might have otherwise been partying it up in NYC. Bonus!
I volunteered to spend some time at the MAKE booth at the Faire and then I blinked my eyes and was suddenly in charge of finding other volunteers to staff the booth. At this point, I spend a lot of time explaining the maker movement and the Maker Faire to others, how was I going to convince my clueless peeps to volunteer?
It turned out I found a couple of good people who helped me find a couple of other good people and 8 volunteers later my job is done. Well, it will be after I send everyone a reminder note.
I'm excited to see and touch and learn this weekend. And with the money I'm saving by not going to BlogHer, I'm more than halfway to a MakerBot* purchase.
|image via MakerBot.com|
*Note to my husband, in case he's reading: just kidding on that MakerBot thing. I know that the money will likely go toward paying COBRA. Sigh.