Featured Speakers

Here’s a selection of some of the Maker Movement leaders that will be presenting at World Maker Faire New York. Stay tuned for the full schedule of performances, presentations, and workshops.

Eben Upton is CEO of Raspberry Pi. He founded two successful mobile games and middleware companies and wrote the Oxford Rhyming Dictionary with his father, Professor Clive Upton.

Eben Upton

Rasberry Pi – CEO
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

F. Delaroziere and P. Orefice are the co-authors of Les Machines de L’île de Nantes. The workshop of the Co La Machine conducted by F. Delaroziere is the heart of Les Machines. The Co exports its shows across the world.

Pierre Orefice & François Delaroziere

Les Machines de L’île de Nantes
Bethany Koby is a mom, CEO, designer and educator interested in creating brands, businesses and experiences that help imaging a more positive and collaborative future. In 2012 she co-founded Technology Will Save Us.

Bethany Koby

CEO & Co-Founder – Technology Will Save Us
Maxim is co-founder of Formlabs & a graduate of the MIT Media Lab and Center for Bits and Atoms. He co-founded Formlabs in 2011 to bring high-performance fabrication technologies to the desktop.

Max Lobovsky

CEO – Formlabs
Ayah Bdeir is the founder & CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, a TED Senior Fellow and an alumna of the MIT Media Lab.

Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO – littleBits Electronics, Inc.
A biological psychologist, inventor, human-computer interaction researcher, and digital community organizer, Dr. Jon Schull is the creator of e-NABLE, an online philanthropic community that creates open-sourced affordable 3D-printed prosthetics.

Jon Schull

Founder – e-NABLE
Dale is the founding editor & publisher of Make Magazine, instigator of Maker Faire and Founder and Executive Chairman of Maker Media. He is increasingly focused on bringing the benefits of making to more & more young people.

Dale Dougherty

Founder and Executive Chairman – Maker Media
Fred Kahl a.k.a. the Great Fredini is a sideshow performer and the visionary artist/inventor behind the Coney Island Scan-A-Rama 3D Portrait Studio.

Fred Kahl

CEO – Fredini Enterprises, Inc.
Becky Stern is the Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit. Each week she publishes a new do-it-yourself craft+tech project tutorial and video and also hosts the YouTube Live show “Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern.”

Becky Stern

Director of Wearable Electronics – Adafruit
Amanda Parkes is a biomedia designer & technologist interested in how digital technologies and smart materials can expand our relationship with world around us.

Amanda Parkes

Chief of Technology & Research, Manufacture NY
Jose directs the Little Devices Lab at MIT’s International Design Centre and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT. The group aims to lower barriers to medical prototyping by bringing the worlds of health & making together.

Jose Gomez-Marquez

MIT Little Devices Lab
Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

Mike Senese

Executive Editor – Make Magazine
Vincent Lai has been running the Fixers Collective since 2011, which started as part of the 2008-9 “Mend” exhibit at Proteus Gowanus. The Fixers Collective still holds Fixing Sessions throughout the 5 boroughs at least once a month.

Vincent Lai

Program Director – Fixers Collective