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Maker Week 2015

Calling all Makers! Join us for Maker Week—the week leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015. Here you’ll find a full run-down of all the activities in which Makers can participate during Maker Week. Check back often to see what other exciting events and activities have been added to the schedule.

New! Added to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 is special, early access for Maker Movement supporters and corporate groups, educators and school groups, and media. Join us for “FRIDAY@MakerFaire”— Special Industry Day on Friday, May 15, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. See details below.

Have an event, meetup, activity, party, launch, or other exciting offering for Maker Week? Let us know at makerweek@makermedia.com. We’d love to add it here!

 

Monday, May 11

Innovation Week — Kick Off Party!

Presented by: The EDGE: Economic Development Growth Enterprise & City of San Mateo

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Hero City, 55 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event

 

Tuesday, May 12 & Wednesday, May 13

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MakerCon—The Conference for Makers by Makers

Time: Tuesday—8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Wednesday—8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

More Information: http://makercon.com

Registration: http://makercon.com

 

Tuesday, May 12

The Yard at Mission Rock

The Yard at Mission Rock is a gathering spot created out of re-purposed shipping containers. Join The Yard’s designer, Martha Trela from Urban Bloc, on a tour of this unique neighborhood village.

Hosted by: The EDGE and Urban Bloc

Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: 3rd Street & Ferry A Francois Blvd., San Francisco (parking is limited; please consider carpooling)

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event—RSVP Required

 

Wednesday, May 13

Community Gathering Spaces

Participate in the Downtown Future Forum on Urban Spaces and explore community gathering spaces options for downtown San Mateo.

Hosted by: The EDGE and City of San Mateo

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm; doors open at 5:45 pm

Location: San Mateo Masonic Lodge, 303 Tilton Avenue, San Mateo

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event—Registration Required

 

STEM Faire

See local schools present STEM projects and showcase their innovative students and curriculum.

Hosted by: The iZone, a partnership between the San Mateo County Office of Education and the Full Circle Fund, and The EDGE

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: San Mateo Main Library, Biotech Center

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event

 

Thursday, May 14

Burning Man

Hear from Burning Man co-founder and former Black Rock City Manager, Harley Dubois, and assistant director of the Davenport Institute, Ashely Trim, in this illuminating panel discussion and Q&A on Maker Cities.

Hosted by: The City of San Mateo

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Kingfish Restaurant, 201 South B Street, San Mateo

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event—Space is limited.

 

Women Who Make—Meetup & Cocktails 

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A opportunity for women engaged in the Maker Movement, authoring projects or products, to meet their peers in making / building / fabricating / designing / engineering.

Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location: The Interval Lounge, Fort Mason, San Francisco

By invitation only. To request an invitation, please email womenwhomake@gmail.com.

 

Friday, May 15

Maker Faire Producers’ Workshop

A workshop for current and future Maker Faire Producers.

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2015—San Mateo County Events Center, Meeting Pavilion

More Information: makerfaire.com/global

RegistrationRequired

 

ADRx (Alternate Dispute Rx)

Hear from experts about the innovations in reducing violence in our communities.

Hosted by: Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC)

Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Location: Franklin Templeton Investments, Building 920

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Registration: Purchase tickets here

 

FRIDAY-MakerFaire

 

FRIDAY@MakerFaire—Industry Day

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2015—San Mateo Event Center

More Information: FRIDAY@MakerFaire

Tickets:

 

Prosthetics + Assistive Technology Challenge Series—Launch Event

Presented by: Veterans Affairs

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Palo Alto VA Medical Center

More Information: Veterans Affairs is launching a Prosthetics + Assistive Technology Challenge to accelerate development of personalized technologies to improve care and quality of life for Veterans. This Series will be launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center during Maker Week. More information about the VA Innovation Creation Series can be found here: http://www.innovation.va.gov/challenge/.

Free EventRegistration Required

 

San Mateo Innovation Week Wrap Up

Celebrate the success of the second annual San Mateo Innovation Week!

Hosted by: The EDGE & City of San Mateo

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Three Restaurant, 50 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo

More Information: City of San Mateo Innovation Week

Free Event—RSVP Required

 

Saturday, May 16 & Sunday, May 17

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Maker Faire Bay Area 2015—The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

Time: Saturday—10:00 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday—10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: San Mateo Event Center

More Information: makerfaire.com

Tickets: http://mfba2015.eventbrite.com