We’ve teamed up with Hackspace Manchester (HACMan) to hold a Maker Warm-up session. It’s next Wednesday evening (17th) which, like most Wednesday evenings, is HACMan’s open evening welcoming everyone.
A few of us organisers will be around so you can discuss your projects and ask any questions you may have. Why not bring something to hack/make/show-off and discover all the great facilities HACMan have.
Volunteers help make a Maker Faire! Without the fantastic teams of volunteers that power Maker Faire’s around the world they simply wouldn’t be the amazing event they are.
Manchester is no different and needs you! We have a range of roles that we’d like to fill, these include:
General volunteers (this could be anything from helping setup and minding makers stands to helping visitors navigate around the faire )
Entrance volunteers The first people visitors see [and receive a nice sticker off] when they arrive at Maker Faire. It can get rather busy so mustn’t mind a bit of hustle and bustle while keeping a big smile on your face
Soldering Volunteer Soldering is a Maker Faire staple, every one who visits a Faire should leave having learnt how to solder [with a cool badge!] If you can solder please do think about helping us out.
Photo/video Volunteer With so much amazing going we need some help capturing all the memories. To register for this role we ask that you are happy to upload your work to one of our accounts and for us to use it for any Maker Faire related things [ideally release it under a CC license]). Of course we will always attribute you.
Maker FaireCrier - Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Not sure what a [town] crier is, take a look at this video. We think this could be a fantastic way to let visitors know what’s happen throughout the day.
As you can see we’ve got a good range of roles to choose from. Volunteering at Maker Faire is not only a great experience but also offer a few perks too like a free a T-Shirt, free food, and the equivalent of a backstage pass (access to the faire outside of public hours) a wonderful chance to socialise and see exhibits up-close.
Machester Mini Maker Faire is back for 2013 and it’s going to be bigger and better! To do this we need plenty of Makers so click below and find out more.
You can find out more and apply to be a Maker here.
We are already planning some big outdoor making activities and a wider range of hands-on workshops. One thing we have added this year is a small programme of brief, exciting talks and presentations; so please do consider whether you have anything to offer!
We will be building on our highly successful first Maker Faire held at MOSI in the summer of this year and expect to bring you even more amazing things to see and to do.
If you would like to take part in the Faire as a Maker then please join our Manchester Mini Maker Faire Google group where you can join in discussions with other makers, as well as the organisers, and be among the first to hear the announcement of the Call for Makers which will be posted next year.
Whether you want to exhibit at the Faire or not; put the dates in your diary and remember to bring along the whole family for two days of inspiration and fun.