World Maker Faire New York 2013
|Day||Start Time||End Time||Locations||Video Coverage|
|Saturday||12:00 PM||12:30 PM||Maker Shed Stage|
|Sunday||12:30 PM||12:45 PM||Make: Live Stage||No Video Available|
|Sunday||3:30 PM||4:00 PM||Maker Shed Stage||No Video Available|
We'd like to tell the story behind Roominate, what inspired us and got us started. As two female engineers, we saw a lack of women around us so we set out to build a toy that would get little girls engineering and creating. We'll talk about how we took the idea and built it into a product and then into a company, as well as the highs, lows, and numerous challenges along the way. We'll also give tips to other Makers looking to get their idea/product out to a mass market and build a sustainable company. We'll also reinforce our mission: empowering the next generation of STEM women by changing the way girls play.
Alice and Bettina
Alice and Bettina are two female engineers out of Caltech, MIT, and Stanford who have seen firsthand the low number of women involved in STEM. They were inspired by the toys that let them build.