Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE magazine and Maker Faire, was our keynote speaker. An enlightening panel on Inclusivity and Diversity in Creative Tech Culture followed. Both were totally awesome! Thanks to our presenters and everyone who attended!
PDX Maker Week is a celebration of Portland's active and diverse Maker community. "What is a Maker?", you might ask. Well, Makers (though it's likely not all would agree) orbit somewhere around the intersection of craft, technology, hacking, DIY, enterprise and curiosity. If you're curious yourself, take a look at Maker Culture on Wikipedia
That said, and returning to PDX Maker Week ... PDX Maker Week consists of independently organized events and activities from the world of Maker craft, knowledge, and practice. Our mission is to highlight the cornucopia of local Makers, and encourage personal connection to Making as a foundation for learning, growth, social change, and entrepreneurship.