Athens Mini Maker Faire 2016
Maker Faire is being organised for the first time in Greece, on October 1-2 2016, at Peristeri Exhibition Center.
Athens Mini Maker Faire is bringing together all the people involved in the making process in one place. Participants will exhibit their projects and visitors will have the opportunity to experience all the innovations and learn how each exhibit was made. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities for the whole family and get involved in innovative technological achievements.
Maker Faire is the biggest show for the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1200 makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Twenty-three other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
Organizers of Athens Mini Maker Faire are Stavros Messinis, Founder of The Cube and Kostas Fontalis, Founder of Xeirotexnika.
I’m joining Athens Mini Maker Faire to coordinate a discussion panel on STEM education featuring:
- Pandora Sifnioti (STEM Coordinator at Costeas-Geitonas School, a private primary, elementary and high school in Athens)
- Dr. Dimitris Alimisis (Scientific Leader at EDUMOTIVA-The European Lab for Educational Technology, not for profit educational organization based in Sparta, Greece that brings together professionals active in the area of Educational Sciences and Learning Technologies and external collaborators)
- Peter Dalmaris (Director at Tech Explorations, a company that creates educational products for electronics hobbyists, and for primary education students and teachers)
- Panagiotis Angelopoulos (Head of Information Society Office at the Ministry of Education)
The panel takes place on October 1st, 2016 and starts at 11:00 am.