We write a lot on this blog about the "Maker Movement": the idea that access to information, tools, and resources "puts power in the hands of the people to fund, design, prototype, produce, manufacture, distribute, market, and sell their own goods." To truly be called a movement, it takes a community working towards the same goal - and we've definitely seen that this is the case with makers. Almost every single maker we've gotten to know says that they need a network of like-minded people who understand what they're going through to support them. Makers, in our experience, are much more successful when they have connections to bounce ideas off of and to ask for help.
But how do makers network in order to create these valuable connections? Of course, there are thousands of circumstances under which people can meet and exchange ideas, but we're going to discuss the three most common ways makers meet and share information. Additionally, we'll share our best advice for how your brand can become part of those conversations makers are having with their network. Keep reading to find out how.