2013 – Present
While living in California, I attended the earliest Bay Area Maker Faires in 2006-10. They were a blast, partially inspiring me to seek out the local hackerspaces and exposing me to many wonderful things. Much later, after I had settled into Toronto, FITC reached out to me about taking over the Toronto Mini Maker Faire. Together with my friend Jen Dodd, we made it happen! Later we rebranded our efforts to Maker Festival. We’ve brought together hundreds of makers and thousands of attendees every year to celebrate the quiet glory of making and bring more artifacts of the future into existence.