Here's a selection of some of the Maker Movement leaders that will be presenting at the 13th annual Maker Faire Bay Area. Stay tuned for the full schedule of performances, presentations, and workshops.


Adam Savage is an industrial design and special effects fabricator, actor, educator, and television personality. Best known for his role as co-host of MythBusters.

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Adam Savage

Tested.com, Mythbusters

Join Money Mark as he hacks and demonstrates simple classic music hacking techniques including the stories behind them. All this will Culminate in a final 3 1/2 minute performance of a 100-year-old piano roll played thru the Echolodeon interface.

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Money Mark

Money Mark

Sharing Stories & Music Hacking

Chibitronics' new book and toolkit: Love to Code lets program with sound, build circuits on paper and tell stories with your tech. Learn the story behind this interactive book and toolkit with author Jie Qi and illustrator K-Fai Steele. Presentation will be followed by a book-signing!

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Jie Qie

Jie Qie

Code meets Craft with Chibitronics Love to Code

Physicist Clifford V. Johnson wrote and drew a new kind of science book: a non-fiction graphic novel featuring conversations about the nature of the universe, with many fascinating aspects of physics like black holes, time, the big bang, even cooking. He'll talk about why he made it, and how.

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Clifford V Johnson

Clifford V Johnson

Conversations about the Nature of the Universe

Making my way through life's adversities. Leaving home with a 7 grade education, facing the challenges that come with being young, broke, uneducated, a person of color, and a mother of 6 on welfare. Hacking away at life to create opportunities for a future for myself, my children, and my community.

Gina Lujan W, D

Gina Lujan W, D

Making My Way Through Life – One Hack At A Time

Unusual opportunities, unexpected twists and a complete inability to ignore her passions led Danielle Feinberg from her first taste of programming to a career at Pixar Animation Studios. Come hear about some of Feinberg's adventures and the fascinating ways that STEM is behind your favorite films.

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Danielle Feinberg

Danielle Feinberg

From Logo Turtles to Movie Magic:

The office of today is a harbinger of the buildings of tomorrow, which will usher in new spaces for housing and inspiring the next generation of makers and creatives. With the gig economy projected to comprise 43% of the US workforce by 2020, startup culture has a deep impact on how and where we innovate, and a new generation of creatives is dictating how physical spaces can stir the imagination.

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Amol Sarva

Amol Sarva

The Future of Building Buildings

Dad & Daughter Super Maker duo Jane and Mark will describe how to make a 3D printed self-contained portable computer that plays the classic 1982 RPG computer game Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord.

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Mark Frauenfelder & daughter

Mark Frauenfelder & daughter

Wizardry Box

David Pescovitz of Boing Boing and Institute for the Future presents the Voyager Golden Record, the iconic time capsule launched by NASA in 1977. Pescovitz, Tim Daly, and Lawrence Azerrad won a 2018 Grammy for their first-ever vinyl release of this stunning message for extraterrestrials.

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David Pescovitz

David Pescovitz

The Voyager Golden Record:

Activism often conjures up quick transactional signing of petitions, clicktivism, loud and aggressive ways to demand justice. UK award-winning activist Sarah Corbett will explain how her creative 'gentle protest' approach to activism can be even more world-changing both personally and politically.

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Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett

How To Be A Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest

Sound Designer Kyrsten Mate joins us to talk about her extensive and diverse background in sound design working on projects ranging from animated Pixar films and superhero sci-fi extravaganzas to hard-hitting David Fincher tales. Her most recent project is Sound Design for Ready Player One.

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Kyrsten Mate

Kyrsten Mate

Making Sound: the Art of Sound Design

Mitch Resnick, founder of the Scratch programming language and online community, will discuss the goals and motivations underlying Scratch, the reasons for its success, and its plans for the future — including a sneak peek at the next generation of Scratch.

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Mitch Resnick

Mitch Resnick

Scratch: Kids, Coding, and Creativity

In this talk, Dintersmith describes the four key characteristics of PEAK learning experiences (purpose, essential skillsets and mindsets, agency, and deep knowledge), as well as policies that enable schools to develop these principles at scale.

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Ted Dintersmith

Ted Dintersmith

Insights and Inspiration from Teachers across America

Join Ted Tagami in conversation with Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson as they discuss Artificial Intelligence, New Space, Edge Intelligence, Synthetic Biology, New Engineering Processes, and the Future and Meaning of Work.

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Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

The “Making” Careers of Tomorrow

Learn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino Project.

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Massimo Banzi

Massimo Banzi

The State of Arduino