[Noisebridge-discuss] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.
maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 3 01:47:49 PDT 2012
I first heard about this when Dale announced it at the thank you dinner after the NY Maker Faire in September. And it has been ripping me up ever since. I've also always totally loved working with Maker Faire. It has been a huge wonderful part of my life. It has helped so many people in so many ways. And I've enjoyed helping in all the ways I could.
It was odd to me that it was not public information until this announcement:
I spoke with Dale to explore ways that I might be able to contribute to the Maker Faire without being associated with DARPA money. We couldn't find a way. After struggling with this for months, I finally emailed Dale and told him I couldn't help out this year, but would help again in a heartbeat if they stop receiving DARPA funding.
> Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:35:47 -0700
> From: rachelyra at gmail.com
> To: maltman23 at hotmail.com
> CC: noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net
> Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Sigh -- I'm not helping with Maker Faires this year.
> how did you find out? i don't see it anywhere in a cursory perusal of
> their site. Oreilly donated a bunch of materials to Occupy and I have
> always really liked working with them :( but i might have to join you in
> this protest.
> On 4/2/2012 7:15 PM, Mitch Altman wrote:
> > It's official. I'm greatly saddened that I won't be able to help at this
> > year's Maker Faires after they applied for and accepted a grant from DARPA.
> > I look forward to working and playing at Maker Faire again, after they
> > are no longer associated with DARPA.
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