Today marks the first day of the National Week of Making so it’s seems appropriate to share how the first Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire went from an idea to a reality.

It all began when Dale Dougherty , the man who started Make magazine in 2005, came to a local meetup in Philadelphia. “He visited NextFab, spoke to the City Council and gave a wonderful presentation to the Maker Meetup at the Franklin Institute. Dale’s visit was hugely inspiring and prompted a conversation that lead to the Mini Maker Faire in Philly.”

Click through to the article to read the entire story and stay tuned while we celebrate makers everywhere.