Maker Speed Dater is an event where designers, makers and manufacturers get together to make new relationships quickly. Its a meet-up to make contacts in the fabrication industry and begin new pieces of work.
Making Stuff is Hard.
Maker Speed Dater was born out of a desire to break down barriers by getting face-to-face – bringing designers, makers and manufacturers together in a room, taking time to learn about each other's practices and hopefully finding some opportunities to work together.
Maker Speed Dater 1.0 –
Glasgow, Jan 2015
The inaugural Maker Speed Dater was held in Glasgow in January 2015 — taking place fittingly in a local brewery converted from an old carpet factory. Twenty designers met twenty manufacturers/makers by beer and candlelight.