A school bus carrying Westporters and guests left today for the World Maker Faire New York. Among them were about 20 students from Bridge Academy in Bridgeport as well as students and adults from Westport and surrounding areas, including two students from the Westport ABC program. The trip is a follow up to the Westport Mini Maker Faire that occurred earlier this year. The trip was sponsored by the Bridge Academy, Maker Faire, Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, Westport Library and CLASP Homes. The two-day event at the New York Hall of Science in Queens is described by organizers as a “family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.”
Be sure to plan on attending the World Maker Faire New York this weekend. All information is available at www.makerfaire.org.
Two Westport makers are part of the official program:
Mark Mathias, Westport Mini Maker Faire Founder and Co-Chair will be on a panel called “Mini Maker Faires: Building Local Maker Community Around the Globe” on Sunday from 11 am – Noon. See details at: http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/9385.
David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, Scientific American columnist, CNBC correspondent and PBS “Making Stuff” host will be speaking on Sunday from 12:30 – 1 pm in the Auditorium. See details at: http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/9342.
We hope to see many local makers this weekend in New York.