Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

Makerspaces and the Maker City

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Saturday3:30 PM4:00 PM

When key institutions embrace making and when the silos separating them get bridged then the result can transform a city. We'll discuss who these players are, describe a vision for maker cities and cite a few examples that are emerging across the United States.

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Travis Good — Contributing Editor


Travis Good is currently focusing on the transformative potential of the maker movement in libraries, science museums, schools, and civic government. In his quest to understand trends, he has visited 28 incubators, 95 makerspaces, and four fab labs while also chairing a start-up incubator and co-founding a makerspace in Virginia. Recently, to learn the new ways of making he spent six weeks working hands-on at TechShop. To share his learnings and catalyze change he collaborates with Maker Media, is a Contributing Editor for MAKE Magazine, writes for the ALA, MAKEzine and others, and Travis regularly presents at conferences. His broader agenda is available at In a prior life, Travis served as VP of Technology and Operations for AOL Latin America, where he led the development of Latin America-specific content and technology capabilities while launching and scaling operations in four countries. Before that, he held a variety of management positions at AOL including VP of International, Director of Product Marketing, and General Manager of GNN. Prior to this he server in sales and management at GE Information Services, including being founding General Manager of operations in Mexico. Lastly, he specialized in international finance at Citibank. Travis earned an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a BS in Industrial Engineering and a BS in Finance from Oregon State University.