Carter and I attended the Maker Faire again this year. This was my 6th or 7th, for Carter his 3rd or 4th. As always, it was a blast. The strangest creations pop up at this faire. Truly inspirational.
The best thing about this faire this year over the others was that I volunteered for two days with the Arduino.cc folks. I helped out explaining their education initiatives, CTC and Pelars, to all who were interested. I met a lot of nice people who work for or had ties to Arduino. I met and talked with the authors of Make: Bluetooth, Don Coleman and Sandeep Mistry. Sandeep even helped me fix my MKR1000 issue I had been having for a while. It was also great hearing stories from Valentina Chinnici, who had been to Maker Faire's all around the world, and Quinn, a transplant from Oregon. I also talked with Michael Shiloh, less about Arduino and more about SRL. I unfortunately didn't get to meet the founders themselves since the entire event was very busy. Thanks Arduino for the opportunity.