Protester at Dorkbot DC

Protester at Dorkbot DC

Quite a commotion was caused at Tuesday’s Dorkbot DC when a protester disrupted the proceedings to air her grievances over perceived geographical prejudice in Maker Faire locations. Actually, it was Dorkbot DC stalwartly member Katie Bechtold and it was all in good fun. Maker Media’s Brian Jepson, who recently moved to DC and was attending his first meeting, explained what we *are* doing to get more Maker Faire-type experiences to other cities (mini Maker Faires/Maker Squares, Make: City groups, American Maker, etc.).

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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