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Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I'm founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I'm Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

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POC21 at Millemont Castle

A five-week Innovation Camp focusing on open source hardware and sustainability will take place in August at Millemont Castle, just ahead of this year’s UN climate summit in Paris. Proof-of-Concept 21 organizers are looking for makers to apply to participate in the camp. They want to identify 12 of the best open... Read more »

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We’re happy that the White House has announced the US National Maker Faire as part of a National Week of Making from June 12-18. The National Maker Faire will take place June 12-13 at the University of the District of Columbia. The team behind the DC Mini Maker Faire has partnered... Read more »

Happy Birthday

The remarkable story that is Raspberry PI completed its third year with a celebration at Cambridge University’s William Gates Computer Science Laboratory in the UK. The two-day 3rd Birthday of Raspberry Pi drew about 1400 people, many of them families with children moving among workshops, talks, demos and a marketplace... Read more »


In addition to Maker Faire Bay Area and Maker Faire New York, I visited perhaps a dozen other Faires, from Oslo to Tokyo. Read more »


Girl and women makers are more likely (than men) to discover making through various paths Read more »

Skeletonics at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014

There was so much to see at the Maker Faire Tokyo.   Over 300 Maker exhibits filled a hall at the Tokyo Big Sight event center and nearly 13,000 people came to meet makers and participate in the second annual Maker Faire in Tokyo, organized by O’Reilly Japan, which produces... Read more »

In the impromptu Makey Makey Photo Booth, a high-five completes the circuit and triggers the camera.

Blindfolded, the child sat at a table before a set of toy bricks and another set of cubes. The child was asked to pick them up and sort them, putting bricks on one side and cubes on the other. It’s a simple but useful task for a 3-year-old, one of... Read more »