Report Hannover Maker Faire: Euro I'bles!
August 3rd 2013, Hannover, Germany. This is First German Maker Faire Day! Beautiful weather, a wonderful park and an extremely hot conference hall. Thousands of visitors and a great Maker atmosphere. The pics tell more than I can write, but:
Meeting I'blers in real life is really a wonderful thing. Just for that, a visit to any Maker Faire is worth the trip (ask janw, he took a 7 hour drive to get to Hannover!) During events like a Maker Faire, it becomes very clear to me that being a Maker is much more than just posting projects. It's about sharing and being genuinely interested in what people do and their drive to do it. It was really a joy to get to know the people behind all the great projects I'm so familiar with.
If you live in Northern Europe (or willing to take a plane to get there :-), write down these dates:
September 7 and 8: Maker Faire Kerkrade, NL
October 12th: Maker Faire Groningen, NL (Call for Makers is still open!)