Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization

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Saturday3:30 PM4:00 PM

The Tech, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Exploratorium share on hosting Open Makes. They'll focus on hosting Makes leading up to Maker Faire, the benefits to your organization, your guests, local Makers, and the world!

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Bridget Rigby — Learning Director

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Bridget develops design-based learning programs for The Tech. She previously worked at Galileo, where she led The Tech Summer Camps, Sally Ride Science Camp, and Camp Galileo in the South Bay.

Rick Schertle

Rick Schertle is a middle school teacher and South Bay Region Coordinator for Young Makers. As a kid, he and his dad tinkered at many things. Rick writes for MAKE Magazine and several projects he designed for the magazine include the Compressed Air Rocket and Folding Wing Glider. Last summer, Rick kicked off Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science. Rick brings high flying rocket fun to Maker Faire every year and loves all things that fly.

Jay Silver

Jay Silver is a Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs and Founder/Director of JoyLabz. He made many creative platforms such as Drawdio (Time's Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses) and MaKey MaKey (Kickstarted for $568,106). Jay has been a speaker at TED events and PopTech. He has exhibited internationally at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Ars Electronica, etc. CNN has called Jay a "leading proponent of the maker movement" and Jay's son has called him a "Jumpy Bunny." His thesis at MIT Media lab is "The World is a Construction Kit."

Luigi Anzivino

Luigi Anzivino is a Scientific Content Developer at the Exploratorium, where he helps design, document, and facilitate hands-on interactive activities in the Tinkering Studio, where people get to "make meaning" of the world by using their hands to ask and answer questions.

Matt Chilbert

Matt Chilbert is New Media Educator at the Lawrence Hall of Science TechHive where teens work side by side with professional "Makers" to develop engineering design and art-based projects integrating technology

Monika Mayer

Monika Mayer is the director of Ingenuity Programs at the Lawrence Hall of Science where she oversees the development and implementation of design-based programs and exhibits for visitors of all ages. She manages the Ingenuity Lab, an engineering design tinkering studio that seeks to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Ryan Jenkins

Ryan Jenkins works on a team of educators, designers, and artists at the Exploratorium to create a space called The Tinkering Studio where people of all ages can mess about, think with their hands, learn how to use tools, and create personally meaningful objects.


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