Featured Presenters Maker Faire Bay Area 2019
Makers on the frontiers of thinking and doing. Award-winning 3D printed space habitat design; what’s important to work on for climate protection; immersive entertainment design; underwater research in community submersibles; AI and machine learning for makers; robotics and food; spontaneous and DIY architecture… All this and more on Center Stage.
Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+)
Melodie Yashar is co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+). In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded top prize in NASA’s Phase 1 Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for "Mars Ice House," and maintains an ongoing collaboration with NASA Langley.Learn More
Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, an LA-based experiential entertainment company that operates a network of micro-amusement parks. He’s chairman of the non-profit Two Bit Circus Foundation which deploys STEAM-based programs to inspire students about invention and facilitates STEAM Carnivals around the world.Learn More
Designer & Maker
Sophy Wong is a designer and maker whose projects range from period costumes to Arduino-driven wearable tech. Her work has been featured in Make: Magazine, and she writes articles and tutorials for HackSpace Magazine and Adafruit.Learn More
Kyle Cornforth is the Executive Director of Maker Ed. Over the last 20 years, Cornforth has trained teachers from all over the world on how non-traditional education experiences are essential to truly prepare students for their lives on this planet.Learn More
Alex Glo & Odd Jayy
Alex creates IoT projects, tutorials, and video interviews as the lead Hardware Nerd for the Hackster.io community. She grew into electronics as a FIRST Robotics kid, and then through hackerspaces including AHA and Noisebridge.Learn More
Saul Griffith is the Founder/Principal Scientist at Otherlab, where he focuses his work on engineering solutions for clean energy, zero carbon economy. He has multiple degrees in materials science and mechanical engineering and completed his PhD in Programmable Assembly and Self Replicating machines at MIT.Learn More
Adam Savage is the founder of Tested.com and Mythbusters.Learn More
Chris Anderson is the CEO and Founder of 3D Robotics. Prior to 3DR, Anderson was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, a writer and editor for The Economist, Science and Nature in London, Hong Kong and New York.
Evan & Katelyn
Makers & Content Creators
Evan and Katelyn are a husband & wife maker-team sharing projects on YouTube. These projects are sometimes practical, sometimes totally goofy, and you can often find them cracking dad-jokes and talking to their “Supurrvisor” (aka their cat).Learn More
Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based product evangelist for Raspberry Pi. He's the co-author of "Getting Started with Raspberry Pi" and was a contributing editor at Make: Magazine.Learn More
Daughters of Rosie
Danielle Applestone is CEO of Daughters of Rosie, a company that finds hands-on jobs for women who want to grow and provides a pipeline of entry-level talent to hardware and manufacturing companies.Learn More
Jules Pieri is Co-founder & CEO of The Grommet, a product discovery platform that has launched more than 3,000 innovative consumer products since 2008. Pieri is the author of the new McGraw-Hill Education book, "How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses."Learn More
Norman Chan is the co-founder and Editor of Tested.com. Formerly of Maximum PC, PC Gamer. I like technology, science, design, music, movies & comics. I love pocky.
HAWX Open Ocean
Graham Hawkes ocean engineer/inventor designed and built more than 60 manned submersibles from atmospheric dive suits to flying subs. He held the record for the deepest solo ocean dive for over 20 years. Currently, he runs HAWX Open Ocean.Learn More
Maker & Content Creator
Mark Rober is a former NASA engineer turned YouTuber. He is a friend of science and of building ridiculous things and explaining the physics that make them work.Learn More
Shelter Publications, Inc.
Lloyd Kahn is the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc., and is the former Shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He is also an author, photographer, and pioneer of the green building and green architecture movements.Learn More
Cosplay & Costume Designer
Cosplayer and costume designer Jackie Craft has taken her passion for costume and prop making and turned it into a career. You may have seen her costumes and props in Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Mulligans series, on the Syfy Series Cosplay Melee, and on display at Nintendo’s booth for SDCC and NYCC store featuring Splatoon 2 weapons.
The Modern Home Project
Ben Uyeda is the founder of The Modern Home Project. He built a house in Joshua Tree, California out of shipping containers and documented the entire process: from buying land, getting building permits, selecting materials, building, hooking up utilities, and furnishing the finished home.Learn More
Designer + Seamstress
Christine Knobel works as a freelance Designer and Seamstress in the Northern California Bay Area. & has worked with such companies as Cari Borja Clothesmaker, ink+Ivy, & with private clients for Cosplay design & construction.Learn More