Maker Faire drowning in success

May 3, 2008 4:07 pm

I’m happy that Maker Faire in San Mateo is having great success, judging from today’s experience. Our family attempted to go today to take part in the clothing swap, mostly. But when we got there, all the parking lots were overflowing/closed and they had people walking around with bullhorns asking cars to turn around and park elsewhere.

It would have been nice if they had updated the website with this information. That could have saved us burning all that gas, just to turn around and go back home.

If you’re going, my guess is you should arrive right when the doors open in order to get a spot.

Or even better: take public transportation.

One side benefit for the local economy from this somewhat “wasted” trip: we spent some money at a local German butcher on the way home. Mmm. Delicious German sausages!

2 Responses to “Maker Faire drowning in success”

Kathy wrote a comment on May 6, 2008

Wow. Sorry to hear that you didn’t get into the Maker Faire. I was eagerly looking forward to hearing from you how it was. So would you say it’s gotten increasingly crowded from past years?

P. S. Hope you’re surviving TechCon, Charlie mentioned that he ran into you.

GeekTieGuy wrote a comment on May 7, 2008

I only went once before, two years ago. Compared to that it was a zoo, basically.
Yes. TechCon was exhausting, but so far I’m still alive. It was nice to see Charlie.

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