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MAKE Announces MakerCon, New Conference for Makers, May 13-14, at the Oracle Conference Center

Two-Day Event Focuses on the Impact of the Maker Movement on Community, Business and Technology

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/14 -- Over fifty leaders of the maker movement will join MAKE in hosting a conversation about the impact that trends like the rapid prototyping, lean startup models, citizen science, and emerging technology and tools are bringing to bear on communities, education and business. The first MakerCon, presented by Intel, will be held at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City on May 13-14, the week leading up to Maker Faire in the Bay Area, May 17-18 in San Mateo. A conference by and for makers, the new event acknowledges the disruptive effects, practical insights, and impact the maker movement is having across a broad spectrum, from local and global manufacturing, to design, workforce development, and education, as well as creative culture.

"Today we have a number of hardware startups combining physical and digital computing, as well as new technologies that did not exist several years ago that provide us with new ways of making things. But the impact of the maker movement is not measured just by new business and new technologies," said Dale Dougherty, CEO and founder of Maker Media, and publisher of MAKE magazine. "There is so much more going on and we felt the need to create the 'big tent' with MakerCon in order to bring makers together to meet and learn from each other."

Over the two days, individuals at the forefront of the maker movement, from experts in digital manufacturing, to technology and tools providers, to accelerators that facilitate taking a prototype to market, and a broad swath of makers, will convene and connect with each other. The event will kick off with a number of three-hour workshops Tuesday morning on:

  • Advanced Manufacturing: Partnering to Get it Made, presented by bunnie Huang, founder of Chumby, maker technical advisor
  • Design for Manufacturing, presented by Scott Miller, CEO and founder of Dragon Innovation
  • Making a Maker City, presented by Travis Good, MakerCon co-chair, and contributing editor, MAKE

Themed sessions begin following lunch in a multi-track format giving attendees options based on their specific interests and information needs. The popular Innovation Showcase and reception, featuring over 20 early stage startups and new products, as well as prototypes, caps off Tuesday evening. Wednesday's packed agenda includes over 20 sessions across multiple themes, including panels and workshops.

Among the featured speakers at MakerCon are: Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk; Eric Klein, partner, Lemnos Labs; Massimo Banzi, co-founder Arduino; Peter Hirshberg, CEO, The Re:imagine Group; Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired and founder of Cool Tools; Eric Pan, founder and CEO, Seeed Studios; Jose Gomez-Marquez, principal medical device designer, Little Devices Lab at MIT; Brian David Johnson, futurist, Intel; and Mickey McManus, CEO of MAYA Design. A complete list of speakers is on the website.

Technology Leaders Sponsor MakerCon
"The MAKE brand caters to a universe of more than 25 million makers collectively across its MAKE magazine, makezine.com, Maker Faires, and Maker Shed properties," added Dougherty. "Technology leaders and national consumer brands recognize the intrinsic value of Make's high profile in the maker community."

As presenting sponsor for MakerCon, Intel brings its expertise in STEM education and in delivering accessible and open development platforms to the event to further empower makers young and old.

"Intel wants to celebrate and encourage the maker in all of us," said Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel's New Devices Group. "A critical ingredient of the maker experience is the creation of opportunities to exchange ideas and insights. Intel is proud to be a part of making this year's MakerCon gathering happen and enabling others in the community to learn from our experience."

The MakerCon host sponsor is Oracle and Edward Screven, chief corporate architect, will be a MakerCon featured keynote speaker.

"The Internet of Things will inevitably drive changes to business and customer relationships. It's now the most important technology trend," said Screven. "Everything Oracle offers has been engineered to work together, so customers can focus on innovation. Oracle is the Internet of Things platform."

Other MakerCon sponsors include: Autodesk Fusion 360, ShopBot, HAXLR8R, and MarketWired, media sponsor.

For more details about the event and to register for MakerCon, go to makercon.com.

About MAKER MEDIA
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

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