Just when it feels like everyone knows about Maker Faire, I take a step back out of my geek circle and find that, to my surprise, very few of my non-geeks friends know about Maker Faire or even about the maker movement as a whole. Gasp! Impossible!
If you’re a GeekMom reader, I know I’m preaching to the choir when I remind you that Maker Faire Bay Area is this weekend, May 18th and 19th. Perhaps most importantly, I should remind you to talk about it with your friends. My goal isn’t to sell tickets for Maker Faire, but to spread the word about what a positive community a makerspace, hackerspace, or craft group can be. It’s not just for self-labeled geeks, it’s for anyone interested in finding an open source of knowledge and camaraderie with people who share a hobby or just a general interest in learning, creating, and innovating.
GeekMom/GeekDad will have a booth in the Expo Hall, so come say hi! I will be there as long as my tired pregnant body can cooperate, along with some of the GeekDad writers. GeekMom Ruth will have a booth with a Raspberry Pi musical project called Alcyone, and will also be giving a talk on The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source.