Danielle is a cofounder of Other Machine Co., a San Francisco-based company bringing manufacturing tools to everyone. Danielle’s expertise integrates a strong background in science and technology, education, and entrepreneurship.
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Kipp Bradford is an educator, technology consultant, and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He is one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty Fifty. He is also the Demo Chair of the Open Hardware Summit... Read More.
Jon Bruner is a data journalist who approaches questions that interest him by writing and coding. He is co-chair of the O’Reilly Solid conference, focused on the intersection between software and the physical world, and he oversees O’Reilly’s publications on... Read More.
Robert Brunner founded San Francisco-based design studio Ammunition in 2007 to communicate ideas through products, brands, and their surrounding experiences. His work as an industrial designer has spawned numerous brand-defining designs over the past three decades for clients including Adobe,... Read More.
Mengmeng Chen is head of the US branch of Seeed Studio, an open hardware innovation platform that helps makers turn their cool ideas into reality. By providing open source hardware products and agile manufacturing services, Seeed pushes the boundaries... Read More.
Marcelo Coelho is an artist and designer whose work seeks to challenge our perception of the physical world by imbuing materials with computation. Spanning a wide range of media, processes, and scales, his work explores the boundaries between matter and... Read More.
Rob Coneybeer is a veteran venture capitalist who approaches start-up investing from a product perspective. At Shasta Ventures, the Sand Hill Road firm he co-founded in 2004, Rob focuses on hardware and mobile startups. Rob is particularly interested in startups... Read More.
David Cranor is associate chair of O’Reilly Solid. When he isn’t curating conferences, he can be found working as a design/technology consultant on a wide variety of projects ranging from bionic limbs to experiential theater installations. Previously, he cofounded desktop... Read More.
Kevin Czinger is the founder and CEO of Divergent Microfactories, Inc., a
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Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing, and a contributor to “The Guardian”, “The New York Times”, “Publishers Weekly”, “Wired”, and many other... Read More.
Gwendolyn Graff has worked for the Wrigley Company for 17 years; her first five years were spent at a subsidiary—where she primarily worked on R&D for kids’ bubblegum. Although always product-focused, she has spent a great deal of time in... Read More.
Mark is CEO and co-founder of TechShop and a recognized leader in the global maker movement. Under his leadership, TechShop revenue grew 20-fold in five years and multiple new locations have opened across the US. Mark has held executive... Read More.
Media Lab Director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and internet freedom,... Read More.
Joseph Jacobson is head of the MIT Media Lab Molecular Machines group. He received a PhD in physics from MIT and was a postdoctoral fellow in physics at Stanford. As a graduate student researching femtosecond lasers, he set... Read More.
David Sun Kong is a synthetic biologist, community organizer, musician, and photographer based in Lexington, Massachusetts. He conducted his graduate studies at MIT’s Media Laboratory, receiving a master’s degree for developing technology for printing nanostructures with energetic beams, and a... Read More.
Mickey McManus is a research fellow at Autodesk in the Office of the CTO and a principal and chairman of the board at MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab. In 2012, he coauthored the book Trillions:... Read More.
Born and raised on the tea estates just outside of Nairobi, Quentin Mitchell has become one of Kenya’s most successful and most competitive young rally drivers. Passionate about motorsport from a very young age, Mitchell displayed a particular sensitivity to... Read More.
Edwina Portocarrero is a PhD Candidate at MIT’s Media Lab. She designs hybrid physical/digital objects and systems for play, education and performance, blending the evocative and intimate qualities of objects and object interaction with the affordances of digital systems. She... Read More.
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. David is the CEO at Ditto Labs, an image-recognition software platform... Read More.
In September 2014, President Obama named Megan Smith the United States Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, she serves as an Assistant to the President. As U.S. CTO, Smith... Read More.
Rob Soderbery leads enterprise strategy, solutions, products, and go-to-market for Cisco’s Development organization. He and his team identify enterprise needs, define solutions to address them, and determine the best ways to make those solutions accessible to organizations. His team works... Read More.
Yancey Strickler is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter. Yancey served as Kickstarter’s head of community and head of communications before becoming CEO. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New... Read More.
We are a passionate team of designers and engineers. We created the Form 1 because we were frustrated in our own creative efforts at how expensive, cumbersome and out-of-reach truly high quality 3D printing has been. Formlabs spun off from... Read More.
Dennis has over 36 years worth of experience in the computer, academic, and aerospace industries. He has worked for many leading edge companies during the 80s such as Vector Graphic, Symbolics, and Alpharel, pioneers in the computer, artificial intelligence, and... Read More.
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