Thank you all for being part of the 4th Annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire! Saturday was an was a tremendous success, far more than we could have imagined! We are beyond thrilled that everyone could make it out – all 3,600 of you (a new record for us)!
We had over 125 makers and more than half of them provided hands-on activities. We had over 80 volunteers, and we could not have done this without your help. Our generous, wonderful sponsors help make this huge event happen. A special thank you to our parent organization, NYSCATE, for continuing to support us and encouraging us to think big.
We would also like to thank Dhanya Asher for creating the above video from the faire, and our photographer, Derrick Stanton, whose photos we can’t wait to share with everyone soon.
While we are still recovering, we have heavily enjoyed all the feedback, photos, and compliments you have shared with us. If you can spare a minute, we’d appreciate you filling out this short, anonymous survey, in order for us to improve next year’s event: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RochesterMMF2017_attendee.
Be sure to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the faire. We could not hold the event without all of their continuous support. Our sponsors include:
Make, Rochester Institute of Technology, WXXI Kids, Wegmans, Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, The RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity (MAGIC), home of the Empire State Development-designated Upstate Region Interactive Technologies Hub and partner organization ROC Game Dev, Rochester Broadway Theatre League, EMA Design Automation, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Makeway, Roc City Laser, Yelp, Mayday! Underground, MyDarndest, Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival, the Rochester Makerspace, and High Tech Rochester.
If you have any photos from the faire, feel free to share them with us! We have already started to post our photos up on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We’ll probably have all of our photos posted within the next few days. If all goes as planned, we should also have a special video with footage from the event. You can find us at: