White house maker Faire

On invitation from the White House, Shubham Banerjee , the creator of Braigo, was among the more than 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and researchers from 25 states — all of whom love to “Make” stuff to attend the first ever White House Maker Faire and witnessed President Obama declare June 18th as a National Day of Making through a proclamation. I would like to thank the following individuals /organizations publicly:

1) Danielle Carpenter, Senior Policy Advisor, White House OSTP

2) Kelly Hickmann , Flashpoint PR for diligently working with the White House to organize my participation. And of-course to the Lego Company for taking me for a ride since Braigo became public.

3) I can’t thank enough Caleb Kraft from Make, who has provided the encouragement and support since I participated at Maker Faire in San Mateo in 2014.

“Our parents and our grandparents created the world’s largest economy and strongest middle class not by buying stuff, but by building stuff — by making stuff, by tinkering and inventing and building; by making and selling things first in a growing national market and then in an international market — stuff “Made in America.” — President Barack Obama at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, June 18, 2014

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