Sarah (an elementary school teacher) and Julian (a software developer) both love to create, and now with three kids, this family can often be found in the middle of creations, wires and chaos. Tristan, 11, loves all things that shoot: potato cannons, marshmallow shooters, and especially Nerf. Liam, 9, loves mixing things together, especially if they catch fire or explode. And Xavier, 4, likes to build things, especially if he can knock them down. Together as Make.Family.Fun, they want to inspire other families to start making.
What inspired you to start making with your family? Julian grew up as a computer and electronics fanatic on an orchard in New Zealand, with a father who was a carpenter, and a mother who was an avid sewer and cook. Sarah grew up with do it yourself parents who sewed, canned, fixed, built and more. Sarah made kites, go karts and stop motion animations with her father, and puppets, stuffed animals, gardens and her own recipes with her mother. It was just second nature for us to start offering our own sons chances to create. Continue reading →
Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to photograph or make short films? We are looking for volunteers for our Documentation Team to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the documentation team is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through photo essays and short films about individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit. Another function of the Documentation Team is to record this year’s event by creating visual content for use in our social media, newsletters and other promotional content for future faires, with full credit to you, of course!
Are you passionate about the maker movement and love to write? We are looking for volunteer bloggers to help make the 5th annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a success. Our goal for the blog is to highlight Vancouver’s growing maker community through interviews with and profiles of individual makers, community organizations and companies that encourage the do-it-yourself spirit in our city.
What we require:
A curious nature and a desire to find out more about Vancouver’s maker community.
A commitment to write two or more 500-word blog posts per month in the lead-up to the faire
A comfort in conducting interviews, connecting with the public and researching topics.
An interest in social media and an initiative to help promote your work through a variety of channels.
An ability to write short, compelling posts that are fun to read.
A great photographic eye is a bonus!
What you will receive:
Full credit for your work in all social media posts and promotions.
Writing samples to add to your portfolio.
A free weekend pass to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
Attendance at our annual volunteer appreciation party.
A fabulous Vancouver Mini Maker Faire T-shirt.
A reference letter upon completion and by request.
Not sure about being a Maker and want some encouragement or more information? Thinking about volunteering? Want to find out what exactly Maker Faire is all about? We’ve got just the thing for you!
Maker Faire 101 is an evening of meeting and greeting, asking and answering, showing-and-telling. Come out and meet some Makers and see their projects (a mini-mini Maker Faire, if you will). Find out from the organizers what it takes to participate as a Maker or volunteer. Have some snacks and beverages. Stay for a free screening of Maker: The Movie.
Date: Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 Time: 6:30-10pm Location: MakerLabs, 196 Kingsway, Vancouver RSVP: This is a free event, but capacity is limited. Please RSVP.