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March 10, 2014 | 9:20 am

Johnson College to Host the First Ever “Scranton Mini Maker Faire”


Makers, Crafters, and Performers to attend the inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 10 am to 7 pm.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

“This event is something positive for the entire region,” says Katie Leonard, Johnson College’s Senior VP of College Advancement. “We want to bring the community together to be inspired by celebrating technology, arts, crafts, engineering, and science.”

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow the community. “This is one more way Johnson College is connecting with its community in a fuller way,” adds Katie Leonard. “Opening our campus will help give Makers a place to showcase their works.”

In 2013 more than 200 Mini Maker Faires were hosted around the globe and this year Make Magazine, which created the original faire, plans to host even more. One of two flagship events, The World Maker Faire in New York City is sponsored by Disney and is held over three days.

Follow the development of the Scranton Mini Maker Faire on Twitter, on the website, Tweet @ScranMakerFaire and on Facebook (

The Scranton Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

ABOUT JOHNSON COLLEGE: Johnson College delivers industry-focused learning in a caring environment designed to develop graduates prepared to enter into and advance in their careers. Johnson College was founded in 1912, and is the region’s premier technical college, offering associate degrees in 13 programs.  An emphasis on hands-on instruction is supported by a low student-to-teacher ratio. Located in Scranton on a 44-acre campus, Johnson is an accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational institution with a strong tradition of working with regional business and industry to ensure a skilled and qualified workforce.

ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE:  MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.




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