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Calling all Makers!

Join us for Maker Week—the week leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2017. 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.

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Have an event, meetup, activity, party, launch, or other exciting offering for Maker Week?

Let us know, we’d love to add it here! (Events should be local to the Bay Area during May 15-21, 2017.)





Circuit Hacking Mondays "Kids Edition"

Hosted by Noisebridge Hackerspace

Learn basic electronics, use a breadboard, see how components work and make blinky lights work. Kids under 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Noisebridge Hackerspace

Registration: Required — Register here; space is limited to sign up early

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Circuit Hacking Mondays

Hosted by Noisebridge Hackerspace

Learn to solder and some basics in electronics. Learn by doing and have lots of fun putting circuits together.

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Noisebridge Hackerspace

Registration: Required — Register here; space is limited to sign up early

Fees: Electronic Kits to take home are $8-$25 and are optional.

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Free Tour of Noisebridge

Hoste by Noisebridge Hackerspace

Visit one of the first hackerspaces in the country. See some of our cool projects, get to know our tools, and see all the shops we have available at the space. All for free!

Time: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm

Location: Noisebridge Hackerspace

Registration: Required — Register here; space is limited to sign up early

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Tuesday & Wednesday


16 - 17

Maker Educator Convening

3rd Annual Event hosted by Maker Ed

Maker Ed is hosting the 3rd Annual Maker Educator Convening: Impact & Outcomes of Maker Education—Empowering Youth and Educators.

Time: May 16—6pm-9pm; May 17—8:45am-5pm

Location: San Francisco, CA (see More Information below for link with details)

Registration: Required — Register here (scroll to end of page); limited attendance.

Fees: $275.00

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Tuesday - Friday



TechShop Makerspace Academy

The TechShop Makerspace Academy is a step-by-step learning experience designed to walk educational institutions, libraries and other innovative organizations through the critical steps of designing, equipping and operating safe and inspirational makerspaces based on the TechShop model.

Location: TechShop San Francisco

Registration: Required — Register here; open to the public.

Fees: $3,000

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Special Preview Day

Come to the Faire on Friday, May 19, for a sneak preview of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Perfect for school field trips, corporate group outings (think: business development opportunities!), Maker Movement partners, industry innovators, and the media.” target=”_blank”>More Information


Maker Faire Global Producers' Meetup & Workshop

A meetup for current and prospective Maker Faire Producers.
Introductions, sessions on best practices, program news, networking, and “backstage” tour.

Time: 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2017, San Mateo Event Center, San Mateo, CA

Registration: Required — Register here; Fee: $45.00 – 75.00 per person

Makers for Global Good Summit

Hosted by Makers for Global Good

This event will bring makers developing innovative solutions together with social, humanitarian, non-profit, and other organizations and companies who could both support and benefit from this work.

Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA

Registration: Required — Register by email by May 8, 2017

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MakerHealth Tour

Join a curated MakerHealth Tour of must-see health making projects and prototyping tools exhibited at Maker Faire Bay Area! The MakerHealth Tour is open to clinicians, patients, caregivers and health makers. You’ll learn how to start prototyping health devices and meet other health makers!

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Maker Faire Bay Area 2017/FRIDAY@MakerFaire, San Mateo Event Center, CA

Registration: Required — RSVP Required; in addition to an RSVP, attendees must have a valid ticket to the Faire to enter and gain access to this tour (Faire tickets available here)

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Saturday & Sunday


20 - 21

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Join us for a weekend of amazing Makers, inspiring projects, and something for everyone!

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Hackaday x Tindie Maker Faire Bay Area Meetup

End Day 1 of Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 with Hackaday and Tindie at their fourth annual meetup! Bring your finest blinky, flashy, IoT, hacks, wearables, or other techy items for us to paw. Bonus points if you bring your #HackadayPrize project for us to get super excited about.

Space is limited; 21 or over only; ID required.

Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Location: O’Neill’s Irish Pub, San Mateo, CA

Registration: Free — RSVP required here





Join us for #BringAHack at BJ’s after Maker Faire on May 21!

Time: 6:00 pm

Location: BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, San Mateo, CA

Registration: Open to the public; no RSVP required

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