The East Bay Mini Maker Faire kickoff party and homebrew and homestead cheese tasting is planned for Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm.   We’ve got great DIY beer from Ben Smith and Alameda County Brewers Club, as well as delicious cheeses from North Bay Curds and Whey and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company.

You’ll not only eat and drink very well, you’ll earn a chance to win a full family package of tickets to our sponsor and inspiration, Maker Faire Bay Area (May 21 & 22).

We’ll share our plans for the second annual celebration of East Bay do-it-yourself technology/science/art/music/homesteading culture, and introduce the extra talented, inspired and fun folks who are leading the various teams.  Everyone is invited!

Come to the kickoff party to see what team you might enjoy being a part of.  Some of the team members we’re looking for:

  • Maker finders
  • Reporters (write for our Meet the Maker series!)
  • Stage managers
  • Marketing figure-ers and PR talkers
  • Sponsorship getters
  • Operations & load-in leaders
  • Riggers and handypeople
  • Sewing machine maestros
  • Photo editors and librarians
  • Rocket fabricators
  • Craft materials foragers
  • Homesteader scenesters
  • Silk screen enthusiasts
  • Videographers & photographers
  • Visual designers
  • Map makers


>>If you want to lead a booth for your grade, come to the meeting!
>>If you want to understand what the heck a Maker Faire is, come to the meeting!  (But also don’t miss Maker Faire Bay Area.)
>>If you want to help curate performances, come to the meeting!
>>If you have ideas on how the event can work better, come to the meeting!
>>If you want to help other schools participate, come to the meeting!

Opportunity is knocking!  This is a chance to engage with a creative crowd, and actually get something back from your volunteer hours.  Our team is smart, fast, agile, and friendly.  We leverage technology and we do not have long meetings.  We have a great time, and we make an amazingly gratifying event. We hope you’ll come out for a few hours on the evening of May 18th to find out more.

Questions?  Write

See you May 18th, 7 p.m., in the Matilda Brown room at Park Day School.