World Maker Faire 2012 a Resounding Success

World Maker Faire 2012 a Resounding Success

The World Maker Faire is over! Official numbers are in and the Faire was a great success, even in the midst of a rainy weekend. Thanks to all of you who made it happen! We had over 650 Makers and 55,000 attendees. Mayor Bloomberg declared it “Maker Week” and The New York State Assembly Legislative Commission on Science and Technology issued a citation in support of World Maker Faire, praising the Faire’s mission of unlocking the potential of science and technology and putting it in the hands of anyone with curiosity, creativity, and a desire to make something. This was an amazing event and we’re very proud of how it turned out. Thank you, New York. We love you!

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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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