Maker Faire Industry Career and College Day

Maker Faire Industry Career and College Day


Maker Faire coming to the San Mateo Event Center on Friday, May 18th through Sunday, May 20th is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

The Maker Faire made it’s Bay Area debut in 2006 with participants learning new skills with hands-on participation. Makers interact with the public in showing their amazing work and share what they have learned in the process.

Maker Faire Week of Learning gives makers and enthusiasts the opportunity to attend workshops to improve their skills with maker tools at learning spaces all over the Bay Area from Saturday, May 12th thru Friday, May 18th.

Industry, Career and College Day hosted in partnership with Cornell University College of Engineering is geared towards upper 11-12th grade high school and college students, makers and enthusiasts an opportunity to explore career paths and education related to Making happening on Friday, May 18th from 9am to 1pm.

There will be great speakers sharing their journey on the future of Making. A select number of students will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas on stage for a chance to win a special advantage in the Cornell Cup, Cornell’s college-level design competition.

You can purchase tickets for the Maker Faire HERE!


2018 Monster Jam at Levi Stadium

Monster Jam at Levi Stadium

Monster Jam® is adrenaline-charged family entertainment providing jaw-dropping displays and gravity-defying feats that promises to always leave fans entertained.

Monster Jam events feature some of the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-D, El Toro Loco® and many more.  Our world-class drivers push these perfectly engineered Monster Jam trucks to their limits in Freestyle, “2-Wheel Skills” and Racing competitions that will put families on the edge of their seats and leave them craving more of this unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable event!

New in 2018, the Pit Party Early Access Pass is available to fans who purchase a ticket to the event and provides early entry into the Pit Party from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This pass also serves as the regular Pit Party pass from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Monster Jam drivers will depart from the Pit Party at 5 p.m.

The Pit Party Early Access Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket and quantities are limited.  Add the Pit Party Early Access Pass at the end of your ticket order.

Coming to Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on April 28th at 7pm.

Purchase tickets through Ticketmaster and save $5 when you use the Promo Code MOM1

Pit Party

Saturday April 28, 2:30PM-5:30PM
The Monster Jam Pit Party provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers. This unique experience in the world of motorsports gives you access to see the trucks up close, take pictures, meet the drivers and get their autographs.

Arrive early as drivers will depart the Pit Party 30 minutes prior to end time and autographs are not guaranteed. The Pit Party Pass must be accompanied by a same-day event ticket.

Add the Pit Party Pass OR the Pit Party Early Access Pass at the end of your ticket order. A valid event ticket and pit party ticket is required to gain access to pit party. Driver autographs are not guaranteed.


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Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Breasts Recipe

Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken Breasts

I received an Instant Pot for my birthday so I decided to give a recipe a try and see how it worked out. Thank goodness I had everything in the house already so I didn’t have to go shopping.

This recipe was so easy and using the Instant Pot was fast and efficient. I’m so glad that we have one now. Cooking will be a lot less painful.

  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)

I marinated my chicken in the liquid for a few hours before cooking but it is not necessary to do so.


  • In the base of a 6 quart Instant Pot, mix together the chicken stock, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil and red pepper flakes.
  • Add chicken breasts.
  • Set the valve to seal and cook on manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of pressure (turn to venting as soon as the timer rings)
  • Open Instant Pot and remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board to allow them to rest for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Mix cornstarch and water and stir into the sauce in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to saute and heat until it bubbles and is thickened. Use oven mitts to remove the base to prevent the sauce from burning.
  • Slice the chicken breast and spoon the sauce over top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Serve with your favorite sides. I served it over rice and had sauteed yellow squash.