2018 School Maker Faire


Piedmont Makers hosted the 5th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire on Sunday, April 22, 2018 11-3pm at Piedmont High School in collaboration with PAINTS and CHIME. We featured over 100 S.T.E.A.M. projects from Beach, Havens, Wildwood, Piedmont Middle School, Millennium High School, and Piedmont High School students along with hands-on projects from community makers, live music from student musicians & bands, student films, and food trucks!

Meet the MakersLearn more about the makers and their projects!

1pm Keynote: Makers and the future of learning, earning and living

A conversation, sponsored by Piedmont Scouting, with Dale Dougherty, CEO and Founder of Make: / Maker Faire, and Jeff Bleich, California Lieutenant Governor candidate.

Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and which has spread to nearly 200 events in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees. Both Make: and Maker Faire were catalysts of the Maker Movement. He is CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in San Francisco, CA.

Jeff Bleich

Jeff Bleich is a former top aide to President Obama, having served in his administration as special counsel to the President, U.S. Ambassador to Australia, and senior advisor. He’s led the board of California’s state universities, as well as leading the State Bar. For three decades, he has been devoted to meeting the needs of every Californian—especially those in the neglected middle-class—as a lawyer, teacher, and community leader. Now he’s back serving Californians again as candidate for Lt. Governor.