Advisory Board Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Make Faire has something new this year, an Advisory Board of leaders in the Maker Movement. They are helping us make Maker Faire even better.

ill is the CEO and co-founder of FOO VR and the host of The FOO Show, where he interviews game developers inside their games using the magical power of virtual reality. Previously, he was the co-founder of and the editor-in-chief of Maximum PC Magazine. He lives at home with his wife, daughter, and an increasingly crotchety corgi.

Will Smith

CEO & co-founder of FOO VR Research

Anouk creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as ‘host’ systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, & react to the world around them.

Anouk Wipprecht


Kishore Hari is the director of the Bay Area Science Festival, which is based out of the University of California, San Francisco. Hari hosts Mother Jones’ weekly science podcast Inquiring Minds and is the science correspondent for Adam Savage’s

Kishore Hari


Having built and sold his first dotcom in the 1990’s, Ted has been building Internet relationships since 1994. With leading work at Knight Ridder Digital and global brand experience at digital agency Millions of Us, Ted brings a unique perspective to modern experiential learning through the implementation of science and engineering based on the Next Generation Science Standards.

Ted Tagami

CEO & Co-founder

Matt Stultz is Make’s Digital Fabrication Editor and organizes our yearly Digital Fabrication Shootout. Matt also helps run Ocean State Maker Mill a hackerspace in Pawtucket, Ri where he and his team spend their time testing new machines and creating their own projects.

Matt Stultz

Digital Fabrication Editor – Make:

Monica Martinez is a native of Mexico City, she is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and owner of Don Bugito, a San Francisco-based food company focused on planet-friendly protein snacks featuring tasty edible insects in sweet and savory flavors. She currently teaches at The California College of the Arts MFA Design Dept.
Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez

Founder & Owner of Don Bugito

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics and the founder of the Robot Launch global startup competition and a mentor, investor and advisor to startups, accelerators and think tanks, with a strong interest in commercializing socially positive robotics and AI, shared on “The Robot State” site.
Andra Keay

Andra Keay


Drew Fustini is an Open Source Hardware designer at @OSHPark. Board member @BeagleBoardOrg Foundation. Maintainer of @Adafruit BeagleBone Python library.
Drew Fustini

Drew Fustini


Dorothy Jones-DavisDorothy is co-founder and Executive Director of, co-producer of the National Maker Faire and the DC Mini Maker Faire. She aspires to enable solutions to the world’s challenges through the collective skills of the diverse maker community.
Dorothy Jones Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis

ED Nation of Maker

Rachel Sadd (aka Crafty) is an independent consultant in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. She has yet to choose one discipline and can be frequently found consulting on anything from unique wearables to front-end development to design and more. During the last four years she has also amused herself sewing, herding cats and hacking culture at AMT and several other Bay Area maker/artist spaces.
Rachel Sadd

Rachel Sadd

President, Ace Monster Toys