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The Return of Fridge Poster Friday!

Okay, it’s still Thursday, but that just means you have time to get the poster up for Friday morning. Do us a favour and print our poster and stick it up on the fridge at your work/dorm/school/whatever? Everybody should know how awesome Maker Expo is going to be this year and you can help us […]

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Please register for free Maker Expo tickets

Do us a huge favour and register for free Maker Expo tickets here. Why? Because: We want to be able to reach you quickly and very infrequently with late-breaking and helpful updates. So things like: construction changes, parking issues, venue at capacity, etc. We need to collect data on attendance numbers which helps attract sponsors […]

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Sam will get you to Maker Expo

Sam and I were at a Geek Week organizers’ meetup last week and she said “Man, I’m helping you guys with Maker Expo next year.” Says I: “No need to wait, Sam. I need help bustin’ through the Region’s construction fatigue.” DW here. You know: that pesky social inertia that can start to creep in […]

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Mayor Berry’s bot garage

Hey DW here, just 3 short days away from Maker Expo! Last night, Ravi and I checked in on Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic’s makeshift robot garage at Kitchener City Hall. It is right in this very place that the Expo is happening, Saturday September 19 from 10am to 6pm. Free-no-pay. We’ve got the mayors of […]

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SELFIES FOR SHIRTS on Twitter and Instagram!

We’re working hard on spreading the word for the expo this coming Saturday and we need your help! If you spot a Maker Expo flyer, poster or sign around in a shop, on the street, wherever – Tweet or Instagram a selfie with it using the #wrmakes hashtag and we’ll enter you into a draw […]

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My best carnival barker invite to Maker Expo

In only 5 days, Maker Expo is coming to Kitchener City Hall. DW here (again), and I want to highlight what a fantastic venue this building is. For a variety of reasons, I seem to be in and around this place on a weekly basis. It really is a hub of the community. And it […]

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Rumble on Maker Expo

Eric Rumble, creator of Kitchener’s Night\Shift event interviewed me a week ago for a City of Kitchener newsletter. I did an installation of lit bicycle photos at night for Night\Shift a couple years back. Asked for a few thoughts on Maker Expo and event-making in general, here’s what Rumble said. We are all makers. This […]

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A message from Maker Expo boss Ben Brown

Yesterday was Maker Expo boss Ben Brown’s birthday. All he wants for his birthday this year is for all of Waterloo Region to join us at Maker Expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10am to 6pm at Kitchener City Hall. Let’s all help make Ben’s birthday wish come true. Join us. We are all […]

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BotBrawling Mayor of Waterloo: Dave Jaworsky

Hey Waterloo Region! DW here again. Only 9(!) days to go until Maker Expo on Saturday, September 19, 10am-6pm at Kitchener City Hall. Put it in your calendar right now. I’ll wait… Ok, a popular component of Maker Expo is BotBrawl, brought to you by ME organizer Ravi Baboolal and co-creator Dalton O’Connor. Sumo robots […]

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3 Mayors square off at Maker Expo for BotBrawl

Hey DW here, as regular readers already know, a really cool component of Maker Expo on Sept 19 is going to be BotBrawl, organized by mega-makers Ravi Baboolal and Dalton O’Connor. You’re going to see an awesome competition of sumo bots in two weight classes: 30lbs and 150lbs. The name of the game is to […]

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