Monthly Archives: June 2015

From designing to making with Salah Masad

The Maker Expo Extraordinary Planners (MEEPs) introduced the ME event at the ever-awesome kwartzlab during Tuesday Open Night last week. Fourth-year UW Mech Eng student Salah Masad trucked all the way down to the corner of Charles and Kent to see what was up. Salah is the founding President of the UW chapter of The […]

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Self-identifying as a maker with Cathy Brothers

“Are you going to make me wear cardboard jewelry again?” asked my friend Cathy Brothers, CEO of Capacity Canada when I met with her on Wednesday for coffee at The Accelerator Centre. Now to even partially understand that question I would have to take you back to a 2011 post I did on Cathy as […]

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Talking meta-music-making with CJ Allen

On Friday, I sat down with meta-music-maker CJ Allen to catch up on what’s happening with his event THE SHOT and to talk about Maker Expo. I first heard about THE SHOT when our mutual friend and awesome artist Lauren Judge introduced us. That led to a coffee meetup with CJ, Lauren and Heather Riemersma […]

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Talking Maker Expo at Mel’s Diner

DW here.  Last week I stopped in for breakfast at Mel’s Diner to help a meta-making friend who I worked with at a large local tech company. My pal Jasmin Mulaosmanovic wanted some input for a thing he’s working on and I wanted to tell him about Maker Expo, so we were a match made […]

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Putting the maker in filmmaker

DW here. Yesterday, I caught up with my super-talented friend, filmmaker, and actor Duncan Finnigan. As a creator himself, I knew he would want to know about Maker Expo. I told him what we’re telling everyone: the #1 thing we need is all you creative players to apply for an exhibiting maker spot. Right now. […]

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Ideas of the Brave in action: Maker Expo

DW in da house: On Tuesday, I contributed to one of the best community figuring-stuff-out session of the past six years. Janette MacDonald, an analyst with Rod Regier’s Economic Development Group at City of Kitchener, rounded up a whack of people to inform the city’s ec dev 4-year strategic plan. It had the delightful side […]

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Talking Maker Expo with Weird Canada

DW here. This is my friend Marie LeBlanc Flanagan. She is the Executive Director and Editor in Chief of Weird Canada, which you’ve hopefully heard about and certainly should follow and support because: “Weird Canada exists to encourage, connect, and document creative expression across Canada.” Cribbed from Marie’s personal About page: “As the executive director […]

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Building Maker Expo

Hey, DW here on the ME Blog again. On Wednesday, we MEEPs brought a whack of people from the community together in DTK to introduce Maker Expo. One of our goals with ME is to connect people across groups in our community. To that end, we invited a mash up of makers, municipal government, schools, […]

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CALLING ALL MAKERS!

The call for Exhibitors for Maker Expo 2015 is ON! We’re looking for Makers, Artists and Organizations to showcase their amazing creations at our inaugural event in September! Whether you’re an individual, group or team, if you have something to show off, demonstrate , WE WANT YOU! We’re currently accepting applications for the following: Exhibitors – Show off […]

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