Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, recalls the launch of Make Magazine and Maker Faire, and says that hobbyists playing with new technologies have often led the way into hotbeds of a new industry.
“I think that self-motivated spirit is what drives entrepreneurs, and we need to have it drive everyone,” O’Reilly says. “Because if you do something useful, if you do something for love, some good percentage of those things will actually turn into a business. That’s really the heart of entrepreneurship; wanting to make something happen.”
Even if you’re not on the edge of technology and innovation, or looking to turn your hobby into a full-time job, there is still so much to be gained from being around other creative people. Gardeners look at the world much differently than programmers however, together they are unlocking our future. So, no matter what you love to create, you should come show it off at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.
There are only 3 days left in the early bird call for Makers. So, take a minute and sign up.