12 – 6PM
November 6th and 7th, 2010
Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2 (MAP)
"Considering that some of the greatest leaps forward in American technological history have been scrappy homebrews (Apple Computer was a literal garage startup), it's really kind of exciting to think that, given its explosive growth, the Maker Faire might well help along an invention or two that's truly important." – Advertising Age
The innovation laced through the capital region is impressive, and this first ever Mini-Maker Faire is a chance to connect creative people from all over our region in a celebration of the DIY spirit. A Mini-Maker Faire brings together families and individuals who celebrate Arts, Crafts, Engineering, Food, Music, Sustainability, and Science and those who embrace the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit. At Maker Faire, the focus is on the process of making – not just the finished product.
The real story here is the curiosity, vibrancy, and passion of the Makers themselves, the people who comprise the rapidly emerging DIY category. Scientists, homemakers, students, automotive enthusiasts, software developers, musicians, crafters of all stripes: individuals and communities of people drawn together by a common delight in the magic of tinkering, hacking, creating, and reusing materials and technologies.