New York Maker Week 2014 Wraps Up with Maker Faire

| Matt Stempeck

mf14ny-makerweek-ribbonWe had a great turnout Monday night to kick off Maker Week NYC (#MakerWeek). A wide range of folks came by our offices for a screening of Maker: the Movie, including MIT Media Lab’s Kate Darling, Shapeways designer evangelist Duann Scott, and multiple families traveling around the globe to attend Maker Week. If you missed the event, you can still get some friends together and watch the film on-demand at

That was just day one. In Brooklyn Tuesday night, John helped award the BigApps Grand Prize to New York maker startup Heatseek. And yesterday, we headed out to Queens for the Next Top Makers Popup.

Finally, we head into the big weekend of Maker Faire itself, billed as “the world’s largest show & tell”, and hosted on the grounds of the 1964 World Fair. We’re excited to walk around and take in the ingenuity.

Join us this week in celebrating the world’s tinkerers, builders, hackers, and thingsmiths.

the garage

Fun fact: Microsoft has a maker space of its own, known as The Garage. This “after-hours idea factory” gives Microsoft employees a place to work on hobby projects, like a gym for creative muscles.

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