Anecdotally, you hear it all of the time. That Portland is a town of Makers. With great spaces like ADX and the PSU LID. It’s a town of people who love the intersection of creativity and technology. Of making physical objects. And connecting devices in weird, strange, and delightful ways. So it only stands to reason that we should take the opportunity to celebrate that. Meet PDX Maker Week, September 10-17, 2016.
PDX Maker Week is a celebration of Portland’s active and diverse Maker community. “What is a Maker?”, you might ask. Well, Makers (though it’s likely not all would agree) orbit somewhere around the intersection of craft, technology, hacking, DIY, enterprise and curiosity. If you’re curious yourself, take a look at Maker Culture on Wikipedia.
That said, and returning to PDX Maker Week … PDX Maker Week consists of independently organized events and activities from the world of Maker craft, knowledge, and practice. Our mission is to highlight the cornucopia of local Makers, and encourage personal connection to Making as a foundation for learning, growth, social change, and entrepreneurship.
Kicking off with the ever popular annual Portland Mini Maker Faire, the even continues throughout the week with a variety of talks and gatherings. All designed to help the Portland Maker community make something else valuable: connections.
Heck, even the founder of Maker Faire and Make Magazine will be speaking.
Looking forward to seeing you next week. For more information, visit PDX Maker Week.