This time it really is the final whistle: the Call for Makers, which we extended for a month up to the 30th of June, has just reached its conclusion. We are happy to report that it really was a great success. You sent us 320 projects from all over Europe, and we want to thank you for this response on behalf of the organisers – Asset-Camera and Tecnopolo – and the curators: Massimo Banzi, Riccardo Luna and all the staff at Maker Faire Rome.
Makers, fabbers, craftsmen and creative digital types from all over the continent presented us with their amazing projects and ideas. At the moment, we are reappraising them one by one to select those who will take part as exhibitors in the first big European Maker Faire, due to take place at the Convention Centre in Rome from October 3rd to 6th.
We received projects not just from Europe but from all over the world: Albania; Austria; Belgium; the Czech Republic, Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Ireland; Italy; Luxemburg; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Russia; Serbia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Tunisia; Ukraine; the USA; and the United Kingdom. It added up to a total of 200 Italian projects and 120 from other nations.
Some additional news about schedules: the project representatives will be informed of the results of the selection process by July 15th. In addition to congratulating you and thanking you again for your enthusiastic response, we will explain how you can proceed to the next stage. For further information, you can consult the Arduino dedicated forum, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
What will happen next? Once the makers who took part in the Call receive confirmation of their selection, we will advise them how best to prepare for the event taking place October 3rd – 6th. You will soon find that all the information you need to organise a display of your ideas at the Maker Faire Rome will be up on this site.
While you’re waiting for July 15th, we invite you to stay in contact with Maker Faire Rome via the website (www.makerfairerome.com) and accounts on Facebook, Twitter and GooglePlus. We’ll be giving you more news very soon. Many thanks again to everyone who took part in the Call for Makers. See you in Rome.