Join top engineers and industry leaders in small groups to discuss ideas and best practices. The ideal place for inspiration to strike!
Engineer & Domestic US COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Field Ready
Catherine Hebson is an engineer and maker. Most recently, she spent several years in early-stage product development at a medical device company. Her expertise lies in rapid prototyping and product ideation. Prior to that, she worked in a makerspace, designing workshop curriculum and teaching courses.
Adaptive Design Manager
A native of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Aragna Ker was born in 1974. He received his BFA in
Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1999, and his MFA in Sculpture at Claremont Graduate University in 2004. He is currently the Adaptive Design Manager for United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles.
Rapid Prototyping Technician, Supplyframe DesignLab
Bruce is the Rapid Prototyping Technician at Supplyframe DesignLab. Prior to this, he managed the fabrications shops at Art Center and worked at CalTech’s Mechanical Engineering Lab, where he has advised on and helped to develop numerous engineering, research, and creative projects.
Product Development Engineer, Supplyframe DesignLab
Giovanni is the Product Development Engineer at Supplyframe DesignLab. He has designed and developed hundreds of products, including consumer electronics, kitchenware, and urban furniture for a number of global markets. Through his experience he has honed his expertise in rapid prototyping and DFM in a variety of materials.
Director of Product, Hackaday
Sophi Kravitz is an electrical engineer and artist. She works as Director of Product at Hackaday where she brings the hardware community closer together by building partnerships, creating experiences, and public speaking. Past projects include a wedding badge, a mini-blimp game, and playground rides.
Product Engineer & Conservation Technology Program Manager at Conservation X Labs
Sam is an engineer dedicated to developing technological solutions to issues that have been underserved by the technical community. At Conservation X Labs, Sam helped establish the internal Innovation Foundry, aiming to create ventures that are both beneficial for nature and economically viable, from idea to market.
Audio Engineer, Hardware Developer, Evil Tech, inc & XR CREATIVE, inc.
Erika is an Audio Engineer and Hardware Developer who is working on spatial, immersive, and interactive ambisonic audio in the VR/XR space. Erika co-founded Earl Virtual Innovation Lab (EVIL Tech), and XR Creative. She is currently supporting the NASA JPL VITAL ventilator project with parts procurement, design for manufacture, and material requirement planning.
Founder & CEO, Cornfield Electronics
Mitch is the President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics, and co-founder of the Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco. He also invented TV-B-Gone, co-founded a Silicon Valley startup, pioneered VR technology, is an author and teacher, and gives talks and workshops around the world. Mitch promotes hackerspaces, open source hardware, and mentors wherever he goes.
Lab Manager, Astranis
Eric is a Mechanical Engineer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Eric leverages his vast experience in product design, mass manufacturing, and rapid prototyping to help companies ship hardware.
Technical Director, CalEarth Institute
Marco Cervantes is an environmental engineer based out of the San Diego area. Since 2010, he has been teaching and building SuperAdobe structures. He has led workshops at CalEarth Institute in California, as well as in Spain, Italy, and Mexico. As CalEarth’s Technical Director, he works to design and implement SuperAdobe training.
Developer Engagement, Twilio
Christine has worked in technology, media, medicine, and art. During her residency at Supplyframe DesignLab, Christine developed her HaRoCo robots, which are designed to help people achieve personal goals, become healthier, and feel more emotionally grounded. Her work meshes the advantages of modern, Internet connected, and "smart" technology with our everyday, tactile, emotive world.
Co-founder & Principal, ThingM
Tod is the creator of the blink(1) notification light and the BlinkM Smart LED. He co-founded CRASH Space, author of “Hacking Roomba”, contributes to MAKE mag, and has a few patents.
Ecosystem Manager, Arm
Alessandro is the ecosystem manager in the automotive and IoT division at Arm. Alessandro is part of a global team that focuses on driving innovation by supporting a diverse range of developers building solutions in IoT, embedded robotics, drones, machine learning and security. Before moving to this role, Alessandro has worked as a design and validation engineer for Arm IP, some of which are in a variety of products you use every day.