A Day Made For Makers

When:  July 29, 2010, 10am - 7pm, 

Where:  Eastern Market,
            2934 Russell Street, Detroit, MI

Has Detroit lost its can-do spirit?  Has it gone missing in the Midwest?   Not if you begin looking at what makers are doing. 

Makers are enthusiasts who combine technology know-how in new and creative ways to solve old problems or discover new opportunities.   

As part of Maker Faire Detroit, we've dedicated a special day for makers to explore the DIY mindset and its ability to re-invent the way we do things.   This mindset is a powerful and positive force for building hands-on communities as well as fostering innovation and developing a diverse, creative culture.  

At Detroit Can Do Camp, makers have a chance to connect with each other and learn more about their own tech and creative communities.   We'll have information sessions on local business resources, entrepreneurship, social media and more.  We'll have speakers such as Jules Pieri talking about Citizen Commerce and Tim O'Reilly talking about open innovation.   In advance of Maker Faire Detroit, this is a day to re-charge and prepare for the great weekend ahead.  

Join us on Thursday July 29, 2010 from 10 am to 7 pm for a fun, informative and inspiring day of conversation and explore how makers are bringing a can-do attitude back to a place that was born from it.  If you'd like to attend, please send email to candocamp@oreilly.com for an invitation. 

Detroit Can Do Camp is brought to you by the organizers of Maker Faire Detroit, Make Magazine at O'Reilly Media and The Henry Ford.  

If you have questions, contact Dale Dougherty (dale at oreilly.com).


"If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do ... How would I be? What would I do?" 

-- Buckminster Fuller

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