Maker Faire Rome '13

We went to the first Maker Faire Rome in October!

Here I am at "The Business of Making" conference, sharing the stage with Gianluca Dettori of TechGarage and Riccardo Luna, co-curator of Maker Faire Rome. My talk was "Lessons Learned from a 12 year old CEO."

It starts in Italian and changes to English after the first few minutes. Thanks to Doug and Rachel for the translation!

I also had some time to see the ancient sites of Rome!

The Colosseo

The Pantheon

Piazza Navona, with many street performers

We took the Metro all over Rome

We even got to see the Pope, along with 50,000 others

Here's the setup day for my talk at the conference's 1,000 seat auditorium. Thanks to Ciara and Riccardo!

The cool kids table; me with Cesare Cacitti, Joey Hudy, and Josef Prusa

Here's Joey, onstage with Riccardo Luna, starting out the "How to Remake the World" conference. He was awesome!

(video from Maker Faire Rome/youtube)

I had a table to demo my FuzzBot and other projects in the Atmel booth. Thanks, Atmel!

There were so many people (more than twice expected) that they had to shut the doors! They had 35,000 by the end of the weekend.

Jack Andraka, Joey, Cesare and I got to meet the mayor of Rome, Ignazio Marino.

The founders of the OS Vehicle - it's all open source and you can assemble in less than an hour. It was amazing!

Dale Dougherty, the founder of Make.

Atmel chalkboard at the Qtechknow table - with a Maker Faire Maker of Merit ribbon!

I was awarded by Bobby and David Cuartielles from Arduino!

My best memories include eating sorbetto at Della Palma, Gelato di Roma - 150 flavors . . .

Hanging out with my friends, Joey and Cesare - the three amigos!

A big thank you to the Atmel team, the Make team, Riccardo, and the Hudy and Caccitti families for making this the greatest trip ever!

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