Where Are Makers Coming From for World Maker Faire?

We created a map to show where makers who are coming to World Maker Faire in NYC are coming from.

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You can also find this map on the Maker Faire site.

Makers might find it useful to locating other makers who live near them. Maker Faire attendees might also want to identify exhibits from makers who live near them.

A few things about the map:

  1. Locations identify maker projects. The title of the project is linked to the maker exhibit entry on the Maker Faire site for more information. The distance to the NY Hall of Science is given for each project.
  2. Note that this map is current for the data we had as of last Saturday. We are missing some of the crafters in the Bust Craftacular area and some presenters. Not all makers provided location data.
  3. Makers are located by zipcode, not by street address.

The map was produced using the website “BatchGeo.”

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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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