Without hesitation we can say that Sunday was a full-hearted blowout of East Bay making and creativity! Anyone who attended no doubt can attest to the wonderful range of projects, people and talents available for examining, chatting up and investigating.

We are accumulating a great set of pictures and videos growing here.  If you were shooting and are willing to share what you captured, please reach out to info@ebmakerfaire.com.  We can always use more images and video!

Thanks first and foremost to our many Makers that contributed 22 Presentations, 13 Performances, and 169 Exhibits.  Just excellent.  Thank you for sharing your work, for your openness, your playfulness, and your exemplary spirit!

Volunteers!  Park Day School parents and students and faculty! (You do know this is a show produced mainly by parent volunteers at Park Day School, right?) 246 shifts staffed — from Maker check-in to Seed Bombs to Learn to Solder to cleaning up.  You people are The Jam.

Sponsors!!  The business model of celebrating passion projects (Makers don’t pay a booth fee) is that Sponsors are what makes the show go round.  Thanks to ALL our 2016 Sponsors:  Google, Make:, Blue Shield of California, Bank of Marin, Project Ember, UC Berkeley, TechShop, Trackers Earth, Modarri, Cubit, 510Families, AE Machines, Brushstrokes, Flax Art & Design, PlayWell TEKnologies, Connections Academy, Tinkering Labs, Boot & Shoe Service, Whole Foods, Hog’s Apothecary, Beauty’s Bagels, Revolution Foods & Semifreddis.

Also we need to thank our fabulous venue partner, Studio One Art Center, who is so generous with their space and community.  And our food truck wrangler, Karen Hester.  We love working with you all!

Big thanks to Dale Dougherty, Sherry Huss, Louise Glasgow, Mike Senese and the whole team at Make: magazine and Maker Faire.  Also Calgary Mini Maker Faire Producer Jason Bedard, who came in for the weekend and volunteered—he made sense of our radio communications!!  These people make the Maker world go-round, and we appreciate your astute and passionate leadership.

Finally, hats off to the 2016 Core Organizing Team!!  Special thanks to Catherine Shields and her sidekick Linda Miller at Park Day School.  These two make the rest of us look like slackers 😉

See you in 2017!  Until then, check out our list of Local Maker Resources and keep making.

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