We make a Minecraft computer to teach kids programming and electronics. We created Piper to bring back the tinkering and building that inspired so many generations of inventors and creators throughout history. We want to give kids a way to start their journey into making and engineering, and we want it to be fun.
Ken Willers, Principal of School of the Madeleine in Berkeley, CA. A native of San Francisco, Ken offers over 30 years of service in Catholic Education. Ken served 9 years as principal of St. John School in the inner city of SF, the School received the 2003 Innovation in Technology Award (12 schools in the nation).
Sue Khim is the CEO of Brilliant (brilliant.org). Brilliant is math and science done right. Through its website and apps, Brilliant develops STEM talent through an interactive learning experience that cultivates problem solving skills, builds intuition, and prioritizes mastery over memorization. Brilliant's courses are written by leading instructors and researchers to guide members throu
Avidan is the Founding Partner of Root Ventures. Before Root, he designed industrial robotics for Food Network's kitchens. Prior to that, Avidan was CTO of CIM Group, where he focused on industrial investing, and worked as an embedded application developer at Excite@Home. Away from work, Avidan spends time cooking, glassblowing, and writing about coffee around the world. Avidan has a
Kiran Guleria is the Education Program Manager for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center. She has been extremely active in creating educational opportunities for Tri Valley students (Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton) and neighboring students by establishing many successful STEAM programs like the annual STEAMFest, the annual Livermore Innovation Fair, and has developed summer STEM enrichment p
Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of Inventables, the leader in 3D carving. A maker his whole life, he is on a mission to ignite digital manufacturing world wide and provide everyone with ambition a way to get started. Inventables flagship products Easel, Carvey, and X-Carve are used by a new wave of makers carving everything from circuit boards to skate boards. Named a “modern Leona
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