Wenatchee, WA ­­ The Mini Maker Faire is coming to North Central Washington! The Second Annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th, 2016 at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Washington. This event will be free and open to the public from 10:00am to­ 4:00pm. The call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters is open now through October 15th. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance in this event should sign up herehttp://makerfairewenatchee.com/maker/call/ or email: info@makerfairewenatchee.com The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is presented by Yahoo! and supported by Pacific Aerospace & Electronics, Inc. The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire actively seeking business and community members who are interested in sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships allow this event to remain free for all members of the community. To learn more about sponsorships, please email info@makerfairewenatchee.com or info@gwata.orgMaker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth ­­ a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. “Make, create, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.” 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 Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire was started in 2015 under the organization of three local students from Wenatchee High School ­ Ethan Toth, Silas Abbott, Storrie Skalisky. These three young men, along with more than 20+ students volunteered to organize and run the entire process. This was the first Mini Maker Faire in the world produced by students and has paved a way for students in other cities to follow. In 2016, a new group of students are continuing to lead the local Maker Faire. Under the mentorship of GWATA, students will lead all organizational aspects of the event. The following students volunteered to lead: Ashley Turner, Grant Carroll, Matt Springer, Ryan Thompson, Karli Kuntz, Sabrina Zhu, Tammy Doan, Moses Lurbur, and Theo Marshall. The Mini Maker Faire is actively looking for more students in K­12 and post secondary who are interested in joining the planning team. Please email info@makerfairewenatchee.com for more information.ABOUT GWATA:GWATA, the NCW Tech Alliance is the 501(c)3 non­profit providing the backbone support for this event. GWATA was founded in 2000 to promote a vibrant technology ­based economy benefiting the citizens and communities of North Central Washington. GWATA’s mission is to support technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education. Email info@gwata.org for more information. ABOUT MAKER FAIRES:The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community driven, independently organized Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Wenatchee. ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do It Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Contact: info@makerfairewenatchee.comWebsite: http://makerfairewenatchee.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/MakerFaireWenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/wenatcheemakerfaireInstagram: https://instagram.com/makerfairewenatchee/ The Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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