Make: Announces Virtually Maker Faire is Here

SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --AAroundAthe world, makers have been rallying, rising up to solve shortages in medical supplies and equipment, turningAmakerspacesAinto micro-factories, creating self-organized community networks, and developing clever distribution strategies. At the first Virtually MakerAFaireAon May 23, makers representing 25 countries will share over 350 presentations, demonstrations, andAonlineAproject exhibits. Programming is curated into five tracks: Community Organizing, Learning & Teaching, Re-Thinking the Future, Design & Production, and Making.Virtually MakerAFaireAis a stage for makers to connect, share, and learn with each other and a broader public, especially since MakerAFairesAhave been canceled since the onset of COVID-19.ANonetheless, the community fostered by MakerAFaireAhas sprung into action, using their skills and talents to solve for human needs."Our greater goal is that more and more people acquire the skills and the mindset of makers to be capable and productive, which makes us more resilient as a society," said Dale Dougherty, Founder and President of Make Community, which produces MakerAFaireAandAMake:Amagazine. "By doing MakerAFaireAonline, we can connect more makers and reach more people through our event."Program Highlights:GuiACavalcanti, founder and co-CEO of Open Source Medical Supplies, will talk about the role of Open Source in the pandemic and how their group documented the global fabrication of over 7 million units of personal protective equipment, medical and community supplies.ASession information.
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