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Today, on the Center Stage at Maker Faire, Phil McKinney, CTO of HP’s Personal Systems Group, announced Hacking Autism, a social initiative for advancing and making accessible technologies to tackle the challenges that people with autism face every day. At the Faire, Phil will be encouraging software developers to join their team. This announcement ties in nicely with our new Health 2.0 Pavilion at the Faire and with O’Reilly’s growing interest in the health space.

Hacking Autism

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.