This is the blog of Ant Miller, senior research manager and dilettante geek at large at the BBC.
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Monday, March 16, 2009

We went, we saw, we made

Our team is making it back into work today a little fragile, but thoroughly elated that we were able to be a part of the spectacular inaugural Maker Faire UK. The new BBCWeatherbot (not to be confused with the IRC bot one ) made a couple of very well recieved appearances at the end of Sunday's show- exploring a Tony Hart style hand drawn giant map of the UK, and diplaying the weather at various locations. Video is being furiously logged and sorted for editing now, and I hope to have a few little bits online in the next few days.

I'd like to thank everyone who put their heart and soul into what was a fabulous event, for exhibitors and I hope the public. For us at the BBC R&D it was a rare opportunity to engage with a terrifically broad range of our audiences- if you were one of those who came and said hi, thanks! We hope to be able to come to more such events (we hope there are more such events) in future.

In the meantime, feast your eyes on the flickr pool for the event, and see the videos that are already popping up on Youtube.

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