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MakerCon Bay Area 2015 – May 12 & 13

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The Maker Movement is profoundly changing manufacturing, design, education and creative culture. Come to MakerCon for insights about the impact of Making on education, the economy and emerging markets as well as practical advice from leading Makers. To learn more, check out our video library of last year’s presentations.

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MakerCon is the epicenter of the maker movement

This year MakerCon happens in San Francisco at the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, the only remaining structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. As then, the MakerCon Showcase brings the world's attention to innovative and exciting technologies.

MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the maker movement and taps into the best thinking on how to make things and get them to market, from new technologies to manufacturing models to funding methods. MakerCon is a meeting place for passionate, entrepreneurs who want to test the commercial waters for their prototypes; cultural and civic leaders driving maker initiatives; and product developers inspired by the maker movement.

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Makers in the News

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    MakerBot Lays Off 100 Employees, Closes All Retail Stores

    April 17 2015

    The company announces plans to re-organize it business through staff and expense reductions and closure of its three brick-and-mortar stores. Read more on MAKE The post MakerBot Lays Off 100 Employees…

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    MakerCon Launch Pad Announces Finalists

    April 17 2015

    A startup competition aimed at shining a bright light on the creative work of hardware startups, Launch Pad offers a $5,000 prize and all of the exposure that Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and MakerCon…

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    How Hard Can You Punch the PunchBot?

    April 17 2015

    One question had always bothered Russell Munro. “I have been practicing various Martial Arts styles for over 15 years and have always been curious about one particularly primitive part of my pug…

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    Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like?

    April 17 2015

    Last year, Swedish Makers convened at the first ever Maker Faire in Sweden, hosted in Stockholm at Tekniska Museet (the National Museum of Science). This year, not only are the organizers excitedly pu…

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    Intel Capital President Says Hardware Is Hot

    April 16 2015

    Intel Capital President Arvind Sodhani said Monday that he believes the venture-backed tech may be overvalued —but that among current ventures, hardware startups are some of the most accurately pric…

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    Former Pot Farm Now a Hardware Prototyping Factory

    April 15 2015

    Highway1, the two year old accelerator from Ireland-based manufacturing solutions company PCH International, has expanded its operations at a new San Francisco California location, upping its startu…

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Makercon 2014 at Oracle

Maker Movement Fuels Apps, Robots, And Internet Of Things

By Timothy Beneke | Forbes

The newer MakerCon event aims to “celebrate makers and making,” highlight innovation and ingenuity, explore the potential of tools and technology, and “visualize the future.”