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There’s no better way to see the maker stripes of a community than at their Maker Faire. This weekend, June 1 and 2, I’ve had a chance to check out the third annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire in Canada. Creativity and good vibes were all around. Artists, engineers, hackerspaces, crafters, speakers, young and old all came out to show their Vancouver maker pride. There were about 130 makers, and the first day of the Faire saw around 2,000 attendees. Everyone was super enthusiastic and welcoming, and a good time was had by all.

For folks who don’t know, Mini Maker Faires are community-organized DIY festivals that brilliantly showcase the local flavor and offer networking opportunities. To learn how to make a Maker Faire in your community or to see the calendar of Faires, head to the MakerFaire.com.

Click below to check out pictures from Saturday of the Faire for a glimpse:
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2013 Photo Essay

And here’s video coverage of the first day by Vancouver’s The Province:

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. Larry says:

    Reblogged this on larrymade.

  2. hypnoticdan says:

    “The Providence” should read “the Province”.

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Thanks hypnoticdan — fixed! Did you go to the Faire?