May 30th and 31st officially proclaimed “Maker’s Weekend”

Here ye, here ye, read all about it: San Mateo County Board of Supervisors declares last weekend in May as “Maker’s Weekend.”

Sayeth the press release:

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At the center of Silicon Valley and the birthplace of the original garage start-up, San Mateo continues to be the hub of innovation, creativity, and fun. Representing this tradition is the geek-loving, gadget-happy, do it yourself (DIY) festival known as Maker Faire, happening on May 30th & 31st. Tickets for the event are selling fast, with geeks and makers from across the country (and even overseas) planning to attend. To welcome them, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has officially declared the weekend Maker’s Weekend.

“I’m delighted that Maker Faire has chosen to return to San Mateo County and the Event Center. This will be a great weekend for all the creative folks of Northern California and those who visit,” said San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom. “America has such a thirst right now for creative self-expression and there’s an incredible need for out-of-the-box innovation. Maker Faire embodies the best of both these worlds in a way that’s smart and fun. We couldn’t be happier to welcome Maker Faire to San Mateo and to declare May 30th & 31st, Maker’s Weekend.”

At Maker Faire, technology meets art, science meets fashion, engineering meets crafting and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s the world’s largest DIY festival featuring cool robots, clever gadgets, backyard inventions, knitted wonders, renegade fashions, cars and bikes like you’ve never seen before, the occasional fireball, honey-making, a care repair center, clothes-swapping, music-making and much, much more!

Read ye the official Proclamation.

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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 man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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