We are THRILLED to be showcasing the amazing creativity in San Diego’s binational region! It’ll be one of the highlights at this year’s event.
You may have seen them with us the past couple of years. Well for 2018, they really stepped up their game and have been an invaluable community partner! They took the reigns and curated the Mexicali Pavilion. Located inside the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), this area will feature some of the fascinating projects taking place just across the border.
“Our third year participating at Maker Faire San Diego is very special for us,” said Barbara Yarza, creative director for El Garage, “because we are in charge of promoting and curating a Mexicali Pavilion, which will host a wide variety of Mexican makers. It is a great opportunity to create a link between the two countries by making and sharing experiences.”
Located inside The Nat, this area will include:
El Garage will also host a fantastic panel discussion titled:
Developing Baja through STEAM and Maker Education. Join El Garage’s team as they explore being part of the maker movement and STEAM education development in Mexico through our social program Science Against Violence. Stay tuned to find out more about our schedule of speakers…
Be sure to check them out!
This year, we’re honored to have Ana Karen Ramirez, Founder and Director of Epic Queen, as a speaker during Maker Faire San Diego.
Epic Queen is a nonprofit active throughout Latin America (based mainly in Mexico), that seeks to close the gender gap by getting young women excited and involved in STEM through the maker movement. Ramirez is passionate about technology and gender equality. She is also Ambassador of Singularity University in Mexico and former student of the same, which is a program of NASA and Google. She has an MBA from EGADE Business School of Tec de Monterrey, is a member of the World Economic Forum community: “Global Shapers.” In 2017 was named in “10 Women who walk strong” by Entrepreneur magazine, and, in 2014, was named by Alta Ventures as one of the 100 best entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Her presentation will be located in The Fleet Science Center. You’ll want to check the schedule for specific times.
Are you excited? We are SO EXCITED!
Maker Faire San Diego returns to Balboa Park on October 6-7, 10 am – 6pm. Prices go up at the gate.