How might we inspire and engage our community at the intersection of Making and civic good? On the heels of the first National Maker Faire, join us to discuss how individuals, organizations, and governments can collaborate!
Meredith is an electrical engineer, human-centered designer, and public-private partnerships enthusiast on the data analytics team at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She co-founded NationOfMakers.org and can't live without neon post-its.
Stephanie leads efforts to develop Maker Movement initiatives, activities, and programs. This has included the first-ever White House Maker Faire and National Week of Making to encourage opportunities for individuals to make the world a better place.
Andrea Ippolito is a Presidential Innovation Fellow based at the VA Center for Innovation. She previously was an Innovation Specialist at the Brigham Innovation Hub, Product Innovation Manager at athenahealth, and co-leader of MIT's Hacking Medicine.
Brian Jepson is Book Publisher for Make: and co-organizer of Providence Geeks and the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He's also been involved in various ways over the years with AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, RI.
Kipp Bradford is an engineer, entrepreneur, consultant, educator, and passionate “Maker”. He has founded start-ups in the fields of transportation, consumer products, HVAC, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects become kippkitts.