Groups often complain that events happen far from their doorsteps. For folk in the U.S. and Canada, there is probably a Maker Faire within driving distance. What’s a Maker Faire? It’s an opportunity to network, create, showcase and offer hands-on interaction with the ideas and creativity of users in a region.  As O’Reilly’s site says, “Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers: we are productive; we are creative. Everyone is a maker and our world is what we make it.” Find a Maker Faire in North Carolina on the 18th. Find one in Vancouver and Kansas City on June 25 – 26th. Detroit, New York, Fort Wayne and more will have Maker Faires in the months to come. No Faire in your area? O’Reilly’s site shows you how to become a host.

Meet folk like yourself for a great experience:

(Thanks as always to long-time user group supporter Marsee Henon of O’Reilly for this wonderful tip!)