Dale and AnnMarie will announce a new initiative that seeks to create more opportunities in the community for every child to make. By making, young makers can build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want more young people to join the growing Maker Movement."
Dale Dougherty is the founder, President & CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. MAKE has been the catalyst for a worldwide Maker Movement that is transforming innovation in industry, hands-on learning in education and the personal lives of makers of all ages. MAKE invites everyone to become a maker, and integrate creative goals with technical skills. Dougherty was a co-founder of O’Reilly Media, where he was the first editor of their computing trade books, and developed GNN in 1993, the first commercial website. He coined Web 2.0 in 1993. MAKE started at O’Reilly Media and spun out as its own company in January 2013. He grew up in Louisville, KY.
AnnMarie Polsenberg Thomas
AnnMarie is an engineering professor who spends a lot of her time trying
to figure out how to encourage the next generation of makers and
Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of Make Magazine, and Maker Education Initiative executive director AnnMarie Thomas talk about their goal to bring making into the everyday lives of all kids.