It’s official: MyzharBot will be present at European Maker Faire in Rome since 3rd to 5th October.
From Maker Faire website:
The Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition is a project organized and promoted by Asset-Camera in collaboration with Arduino and Make, along with curators Massimo Banzi and Riccardo Luna. Maker Faire Rome’s second edition will take place in Renzo Piano’s Auditorium Parco della Musica, a makers village for showcasing innovation and foster creativity.
This year’s program has grown huge: Rome will host the Innovation Week, a week of debates, meetings and forums dedicated to the new frontiers in the digital revolution. During a whole week (September 29 – October 5), visitors will take part in Personal Democracy Forum, Open Hardware Summit, Social Innovation Cities and Maker Faire Rome.
Maker Faire Rome’s Opening Conference features a list of international speakers ranging from science fiction writer Cory Doctorow, cyborg artist Neil Harbisson, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, 3D-printing scientists and many others.
Maker Faire Rome in numbers
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire performance is not a competition, it makes visible projects and ideas that are often born in a garage or in a kitchen table.
The sharing of ideas among creative people. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Maker Faire Rome’s Call4Makers received 444 projects, 74 talk and 42 workshop proposals in 2014. Ideas were submitted from Italy, France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Belgium, Japan, China, Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Canada, Taiwan, Colombia, United States, Ireland, Spain, Serbia, Brazil, Belarus, Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Egypt, Mexico, Singapore Turkey, Morocco, Guatemala, Czech Republic, Australia and Greece.
Besides Call4Makers, Maker Faire Rome has promoted a Call4School for projects created and developed in high schools, because young makers will make a difference. Thus, the best 25 selected projects will participate in Maker Faire Rome.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.