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MAKE: Timeline

2005:

  • MAKE founded by Dale Dougherty
  • MAKE Magazine launched
  • makezine.com launched
  • Dougherty coins the terms: “Makers” and “Maker Movement”

2006:

  • Maker Faire Bay Area Launched

2009:

  • Young Makers Launched

2010:

  • World Maker Faire New York Launched

2012:

  • Maker Education Initiative Launched Hardware Innovation Workshop debuted Mentor Makerspaces Launched
  • Maker Camp on Google+ Launched

MAKE magazine: Readers

  • Total Readership: 300,000
  • 81% Male, 19% Female
  • Median Age is 44
  • Median Household Income is $106,000 73% own their home
  • 97% attended college
  • 80% have post-graduate education
  • 83% Employed

*Source: Maker Market Study, May 2012

Maker Faire: Attendees

  • Maker Faire Bay Area 2012: 110,000 Attendees, 900 Makers
  • World Maker Faire, New York 2012: 55,000 attendees, 650 Makers
  • 66% Male, 34% Female
  • Median Age 46.5
  • Median Household Income $117,000
  • 98% Attended/Graduated from College
  • 87% Graduated College + post-grad work
  • 43% with Post-Graduate Degrees
  • 67% Married
  • 45% have children under 18 living at home
  • 6 in 10 participate in demos and hands-on craft projects
  • 87% of attend Maker Faire with family or friends
  • 80% gave Maker Faire high praise – saying it was either “the best event I’ve been to all year” or it was “pretty darn great”

*Source: Maker Faire Bay Area Attendee Survey, Aug 2012

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