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March 14, 2013 16:28 ET

MAKE Wins FAME Award for Hardware Innovation Workshop Premiere Event

New Maker Media Starts 2013 With Slew of Awards From FOLIO, min, and KAPi

SEBASTOPOL, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Maker Media, Inc., the newly formed company spun out from O'Reilly Media on January 1, started out the new year -- and its new life as an independent company -- with a profusion of awards and nominations. Most recently, MAKE garnered honorable mentions in two categories and was named a winner for Best First Time Event in the Folio and min FAME Awards which recognizes "the best of the best" in magazine media events. MAKE's Maker Camp on Google+, a virtual summer camp for teens hosted on the Google social media platform received a finalist nod from min for the Best of the Web awards which recognize excellence in digital initiatives. At the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, and founder and publisher of MAKE magazine received a KAPi "pioneer" award for innovation in children's technology.

"It's very gratifying to receive industry recognition on important initiatives that define our brand in terms of the community, content and collaboration we're committed to delivering for our maker audience. From our newer efforts like the Hardware Innovation Workshop and Maker Camp to our legacy Maker Faire, this acknowledgement lets us know that we're getting it right and our peers recognize that," said Sherry Huss, vice president of Maker Media.

Winner, FOLIO FAME Awards for Best First Time Event
Honorable Mention, FOLIO FAME Awards for Best Overall Single Event (B-to-B)

MAKE Magazine - Hardware Innovation Workshop
MAKE magazine presented its premiere Make: Hardware Innovation Workshop, May 15-16, 2012, hosting over 200 members of the maker community, venture investors, technology leaders and academicians at the historic PARC facility in Palo Alto. The program featured over 30 speakers, a veritable who's who at the forefront of the maker movement, and hosted 25 startups in its Innovation Showcase of new open source hardware product and project demonstrations.

Honorable Mention, FOLIO FAME Awards for Best Overall Single Event (B-to-C)

MAKE Magazine - 2012 World Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science

MAKE magazine hosted its 4th annual Maker Faire in New York to a record number of attendees with over 55,000 people congregating at the New York Hall of Science September 29 and 30. The Faire featured over 650 makers offering attendees a sampling of everything from cupcake cars and a giant, remote-controlled thumb war game, to the perennial and popular Coke and Mentos display, to over 70 different 3D printers. One of two flagship Faires produced by MAKE, the Maker Faire franchise operated in over 60 U.S. and international cities in 2012 since its inception in the Bay Area in 2006.

Finalist, min's Best of the Web Awards for Marketing Campaign

MAKE Magazine - Maker Camp on Google+

Maker Camp on Google+, a virtual summer camp for teens that featured 30 projects in 30 days and was hosted on the Google social media platform received a nomination in the category of "Marketing Campaign." The program included guest camp counselors Rick Shertle, Adam Savage and Jimmy DiResta among others, as well as Field Trip Fridays that took campers behind the scenes to innovation and design labs at Disney Imagineering, Ford, The Smithsonian, CERN and National Geographic.

2013 KAPi Pioneer Award

Dale Dougherty

Produced by Living in Digital Times and Children's Technology Review, the fourth annual KAPi Kids at Play Awards honors standout achievement in children's technology. 2013 KAPi Award winners were selected from a pool of 712 apps, video games, toys, and other commercial digital products designed for children, as well as individuals who have make their mark in the world of children's technology.

Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.

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