I'm Eric Boyd, founder of maker festival, and serial entrepreneur. I grew up on a small farm in Ontario, and I've lived and worked in Silicon Valley. I co-founded StumbleUpon.com with friends in 2000, and in Toronto I've been president of Hacklab.TO, organizer of lots of different meetups (including Toronto Quantified Self). My interests span everything from technology to economics to leadership to gardening to cooking to travel.
I'll talk about Maker Festival, why we do it, how we do, and what the impacts have been.
Maker Festival brings together Toronto’s most creative people and projects, in order to inspire openness to possibilities, a sense of active participation in shaping our world, and a yearning for a more wonder-filled tomorrow. Makers of all types (electronics, robotics, sewing, paper crafting, glowy things, etc.etc) exhibit their DIY work and share their enthusiasm with the public. I'm happy to talk more broadly about technology and people.