See how Maker Faire prepares behind the scenes to host 145,000+ attendees.

Maker Faire Bay Area is not your typical event. It’s part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new. But even that doesn’t fully explain the event. And it’s that original quality that has inspired a rapidly growing following.

However, while extremely entertaining, creating something completely new also has its challenges. Maker Faire’s organizers know this all too well. As attendance approached 100,000 people, they found themselves coordinating a unique and complicated mix of staff, vendors, exhibitions, and sponsors.

As you can guess, managing everything behind the scenes became pretty chaotic. It was clear they needed to find a way to keep pace with the demands of their exploding popularity. So Maker Faire began looking for an online scheduling and staff management solution.

The result?

Well, now they welcome more than 145,000 attendees annually. Which means coordinating 300+ people to work the event, plus 1,300+ exhibitions and sponsors.

And yet, managers no longer face overwhelming event complexity.

So how did Maker Faire do it? Check out the video below to see how Shiftboard helped them improve operations and overcome the challenges of managing their event.

See how Maker Faire prepares behind the scenes to host 145,000+ attendees.

Maker Faire Bay Area is not your typical event. It’s part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new. But even that doesn’t fully explain the event.

And it’s that original quality that has inspired a rapidly growing following.

However, while extremely entertaining, creating something completely new also has its challenges. Maker Faire’s organizers know this all too well.

As attendance approached 100,000 people, they found themselves coordinating a unique and complicated mix of staff, vendors, exhibitions, and sponsors.

As you can guess, managing everything behind the scenes became pretty chaotic. It was clear they needed to find a way to keep pace with the demands of their exploding popularity.

So Maker Faire began looking for an online scheduling and staff management solution.

The result?

Well, now they welcome more than 145,000 attendees annually. Which means coordinating 300+ people to work the event, plus 1,300+ exhibitions and sponsors.

And yet, managers no longer face overwhelming event complexity.

So how did Maker Faire do it?

Check out the video below to see how Shiftboard helped them improve operations and overcome the challenges of managing their event.

 

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