We’re an informal association of independent makers and STEM, STEAM and Steam maker festival organizers. Developed as a community building project of Eureka! Factory, which annually produces Gulf Coast MakerCon in collaboration with community partners across Tampa Bay, IMN’s goal is to provide an open, collaborative gathering and communications space for all makers.
IMN’s collaborative community is intended to support DIY self-reliance and self-sufficiency, empowering people to develop the knowledge and skills they want and need to make whatever it is they want to make, to be creative and successful self-starters.Independent of brand, we can talk about all kinds of magazines and products, honestly assess things on their own merits, and freely celebrate in the truest DIY spirit of independent, self-reliant, unfettered creativity, curiosity , discovery and fun!
Here you’ll find a Calendar to list your independently produced community maker festivals, a blog where you can put out calls for makers and project collaborators, a Makers Library to find resources, a Maker Festival Directory featuring independent events from around the world, and a related social media network where you can connect and share your stories.We also welcome guest bloggers, shared resources and how-tos about events, programs and festivals, and generally anything related to the community of makers and maker and DIY festival events.
So welcome, have fun, and whatever you do and wherever you do it, Make it Great!