The first annual Waterloo Mini Maker Faire was a huge success! Without the help of so many groups and people, none of this would have been possible!
First off, we’d like our Sponsors, who provided us with the money, supplies, and time to ensure our event would be free, educational, and open to everyone. We want to thank Kwartzlab, Diyode, the City of Kitchener, the Manufacturing Innovation Network, Priority Circuits, Princess Auto, and CCj/Clearline.
Secondly, we want to thank all of our Volunteers. Everyone who helped out with the planning, organizing, lifting and running around madly on the event day. You were the glue that helped to keep the event together.
Thirdly, we want to thank all of our Makers. If you ran a table, sold goods, gave a talk, demonstration, ran a workshop, or played music at the end of the day: from the bottom of our hearts, thank-you! You guys were the heart and soul of the operation. Without you, there would be no Maker Faire.
And finally, a huge thank you to the #kwawesome community. We did this for you guys, and boy, did you ever come through! We did not expect to receive as warm, positive and large a response as we had on Saturday.
We look forward to seeing everyone in about a year for the Second Waterloo Mini Maker Faire!