Boston-Area Meetup for Makers


Since I will be in Boston/Cambridge for meetings this week, I’ve organized a Maker meetup for Wednesday night, starting at 6:30pm at the Publick House in Brookline. This is a completely informal drop-in and chat event, made all the easier by some hand-crafted Belgian-style beers. Jake Von Slatt, who is on the cover of the current issue of MAKE, said he’d stop by along with other Boston-area makers.

March 18th @ 6:30-8:30pm

Publick House
1648 Beacon St
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 277-2880

Link to Google Maps.

I look forward to meeting Make subscribers as well as Boston-area makers. I’ll bring some of our new T-shirts (President Obama’s quote: “The risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things”). If you have any questions, contact me, dale at oreilly dot com.

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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