Protester at Dorkbot DC

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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Quite a commotion was caused at Tuesday’s Dorkbot DC when a protester disrupted the proceedings to air her grievances over perceived geographical prejudice in Maker Faire locations. Actually, it was Dorkbot DC stalwartly member Katie Bechtold and it was all in good fun. Maker Media’s Brian Jepson, who recently moved to DC and was attending his first meeting, explained what we *are* doing to get more Maker Faire-type experiences to other cities (mini Maker Faires/Maker Squares, Make: City groups, American Maker, etc.).

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