Live at
Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

Long-time Make: contributor and journalist of all things DIY, Gareth Branwyn, sits down for a fun and lively sharing of stories about making (and breaking) with some of today's most well-known makers, including Mark Frauenfelder and Donald Bell.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn has been a contributor to Make: since its inception and is the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He has written or edited over a dozen books, including writing the first book about the Web (Mosaic Quick Tour), Happy Mutant Handbook (with the editors of Boing Boing), and editing Best of Make:. He is currently writing "Top Tips and Shop Tales" for Maker Media.

John Park

John Edgar Park is a professional maker. He loves to make things and tell people about it. He creates projects and videos for Adafruit Industries. He also writes for Make: magazine and Boing Boing, and he hosted the Emmy-nominated Make: Television show on American Public Television. Prior to jointing Adafruit, John worked in computer graphics, including twelve years in animation at Disney.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder was MAKE's editor-in-chief from 2004 to 2015. He is the founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools, and a research directory at Institute for the Future. He has written 8 books, including Made by Hand, and Maker Dad.

April Wilkerson

April is an obsessed DIYer and Woodworker. She was not professional and didn't have any formal training, but she picked up her first tool in 2013 and started to figure it out step-by-step. She's been hooked since then and continues to make videos and tutorials to help others learn step-by-step how to do it themselves.

Donald Bell

Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor from Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make, he spent 8 years as a Senior Editor at CNET, reviewing tech products, producing podcasts, and starring in a DIY online video series called The Fix. Today he spends much of his time working on Maker Project Lab but also works as a freelance writer and constructs commissioned projects. You can also find him playing guitar for the band Aloha Screwdriver.