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Media Alert: Intel Powers Maker Faire Bay Area

Mike Bell to Keynote MakerCon, Intel to Host Maker Education Workshop

Sponsor of Maker Faire* Bay Area and founding sponsor of the Maker Education Initiative*, Intel delivers technology to empower makers of all ages. A longtime supporter of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and hands-on learning, Intel will introduce the maker community to the creative possibilities of making with Intel® Edison and Intel® Galileo at Maker Faire, MakerCon* and the Maker Education Initiative’s “Making Possibilities” Workshop.


WHAT: Maker Faire Bay Area

The Intel booth will feature hands-on learning activities and demonstrations of projects made with Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison including a smart shirt, an interactive 1000-LED matrix and a pick-and-place machine for making pebble mosaics. Attendees will have the chance to create their own magic wands using simple circuits and bring them to life with the Intel® Galileo development board.

WHEN: May 17 – 18, 2014

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m.

WHERE: San Mateo Event Center

1346 Saratoga Dr., San Mateo, CA 94403

Intel booth, located in the midway directly across from the MAKE booth

WHAT ELSE: MakerCon:

Presented by Intel, the first MakerCon event will feature maker workshops, sessions and keynotes, including a keynote presentation by Mike Bell, Intel vice president and general manager of the New Devices Group. The event will bring together a variety of individuals at the forefront of the maker movement, spanning experts in digital manufacturing, technology and tools providers.

  • WHAT: Intel Keynote
  • WHEN: May 14, 2014 from 9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Oracle Conference Center; 350 Oracle Parkway, Redwood City, California


Making Possibilities Workshop:

Intel will host the first “Making Possibilities” Workshop for educators at the company’s headquarters. Presented in collaboration with the Maker Education Initiative, this day-long workshop will provide the opportunity for educators to explore various approaches to implementing making as a strategy to engage youth in science, technology, engineering, math, arts and learning as a whole.

  • WHEN: May 15, 2014; 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Intel, 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California

Alison Wesley, Intel




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