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I'm the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 I was the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Before Wired I was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York in various positions, ranging from Technology Editor to US Business Editor.
I'm the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. In 2007 I was named to "Time 100," the newsmagazine's list of the 100 most influential men and women in the world.
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I founded GeekDad, BookTour, a few other companies now lost in the mists of time.
My background is in science, starting with studying physics and doing research at Los Alamos and culminating in six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature (where I met my wife) and Science.
I live in Berkeley, California with my wife and five children.
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project He has worked as a consultant for clients such as: Prada, Artemide, Persol, Whirlpool, V&A Museum and Adidas.He spent 4 years at the Interaction Design Institue Ivrea as Associate Professor. Massimo has taught workshops and has been a guest speaker at institutions like: Architectural Association - London, Hochschule fr Gestaltung und Kunst Basel, Hochschule fur Gestaltung Schwabisch Gmund, FH Potsdam, Domus Academy, Medialab Madrid, Escola Superior de Disseny Barcelona, ARS Electronica Linz, Mediamatic Amsterdam, Doors of Perception Amsterdam. Before joining IDII he was CTO for the Seat Ventures incubator. He spent many years working as a software architect, both in Milan and London, on projects for clients like Italia Online, Sapient, Labour Party, BT, MCI WorldCom, SmithKlineBeecham, Storagetek, BSkyB and boo.com.
Carl Bass is president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software.Previously he held several executive positions at Autodesk, including CTO and COO. Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. He serves on the Board of Directors of Autodesk, E2open, the Art Center College of Design, and the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science and the UC Berkeley School of Information.He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell University.
Rob Coneybeer is a veteran venture capitalist who approaches start-up investing from a product perspective. At Shasta Ventures, the Sand Hill Road firm he co-founded in 2004, Rob focuses on mobile and wireless startups. Rob is particularly interested in startups that have discovered creative new approaches to connecting the “real world” to the Internet, whether via smart phones, low-cost sensors or other innovative, new devices. Rob started his career working in the Astro Space division of Martin Marietta, where he helped build the first EchoStar spacecraft. Some of Rob’s recent, notable investments include smart-thermostat company Nest; Relay Rides, the leading peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace; and Mocana, which provides security for smart devices. Rob earned a master of science in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.
Jeremy Conrad is a co founder and managing partner at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator based in San Francisco. Previously he was an officer in the Air Force, working on the Airborne Laser Program. While there his roles included being the Lead Engineer for the Battle Management Integrated Product Team and the Branch Chief for the Adjunct Missions Test and Targets group. This may have been the coolest job a young engineer could ask for (lasers and missiles!) He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Tim is most often referred to in his current role as 'OUYA's Marketing Guy.'
OUYA (oooo-yah) is a new kind of video game console built and supported by gamers for gamers with the mission of opening up the last closed gaming platform - the television. One of the most successful Kickstarter projects ever during its campaign debut in Summer 2012, the OUYA is currently in full-production and on track for a June 2013 launch in retail locations worldwide.
In his current role, Tim is responsible for building awareness and helping to establish relationships with OUYA's key audiences: the gamer and the game creator. Prior to OUYA, Tim served as general manager at Keas, Inc., a corporate wellness startup founded by Adam Bosworth, and before Keas, held senior executive positions at YouSendIt, GameFly, IGN Entertainment and Six Degrees Games, among others. Tim was presented the AEIM (American Entertainment & Interactive Marketing) award for Best Marketing Campaign of the Year for his work on Midway Game's Blitz: The League.
When time permits, Tim enjoys teaching design thinking and digital marketing programs at his alma mater, Northwestern University and spending time with his kids, Stella and Tyler. In addition to playing games and changing diapers, Tim also enjoys beer and all things Chicago sports (except the White Sox).
Indiegogo's marketing head works with small businesses and community leaders to help them create successful crowdfunding campaigns. She is also the eco-founder of The Can Van, a mobile beer canning company that services craft breweries, which was funded through Indiegogo.
Brook Drumm is the founder and CEO of Printrbot, Inc. Brook is an American maker who set out to start a side business in his garage. After a wildly successful kickstarter in 2011, Brook was catapulted to the white-hot intersection of crowd funding, 3d printing and the exploding maker-culture. Printrbot is an example of what blood, sweat and tears can produce if you set your mind and heart on what you are passionate about.
Robert Faludi is a professor in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and in the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU. He specializes in behavioral interactions through physical computing and networked objects. Rob is the author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino and Processing published by O'Reilly Media, 2011. He frequently consults on interactive projects including recent work in entertainment, architecture and toys. Faludi is currently the Collaborative Strategy Leader in R&D for Digi International, with a mandate to forge stronger connections with the maker community, discover outstanding new work, contribute to outside projects, and support innovators. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Wired Magazine, Good Morning America, BBC World, the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry and MoMA among others. He is a co-creator of LilyPad XBee wearable radios, and Botanicalls, a system that allows thirsty plants to place phone calls for human help.
Brady is the Head of the PCH Accelerator and is on the lookout for the next great piece of hardware. He co-started and "shepherd" Ignite; he's part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He's a Venture Advisor to 500 Startups and spent some time on the Investment Staff at Khosla Ventures. Formerly he was at O'Reilly and worked on a number of things including: the radar blog, Web 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, ETech, and Foo Camp.
Ted Hall, founder and CEO of ShopBot Tools, first got excited about digital fabrication 20 years ago. Ted wanted a digitally controlled tool that would cut plywood parts for backyard boatbuilding projects. Ted's quest, which would become ShopBot® (www.ShopBotTools.com), was to create a digital fabrication tool that was oriented to use by individuals rather than the for industrial production work of then current CNC machines - a tool that took advantage of the technology's capability to cut, drill, and machine, with high precision - but that made sense for a small shop. Since starting ShopBot, Ted has not had a chance to build many boats, but today there are thousands of ShopBots fabricating away in garage shops, hacker spaces, schools, FabLabs, and manufacturing operations around the world. A open networked community of digital fabricators, www.100kGarages.com started by Bill Young and Ted, has emerged as a singular resource for anyone wanting to get something made, emphasizing digital models, digital fabrication tools, and their potential to return local manufacturing to our communities. ShopBot's HandibotTM Smart Digital Power Tool (introduced at this year's HIW and Maker Faire) will make it even easier for anyone to put task-oriented digital control to work on the jobsite or in the workshop, using a tool that is itself an “open” project.
Alden is a founder of the TinyG, grblShield and Kinen projects that offer affordable, industrial grade motion control with advanced features.
Rob is a founder of the Motate and Kinen projects. Motate is a cross-architecture embedded framework that offers professional-level performance with an interface usable by student programmers. Kinen is a hardware extension of Motate.
At Upverter, Zak has overseen product development and design from the beginning, including the design toolchain, collaborative community and on-demand simulators. Improving the rate of innovation in hardware engineering, including introducing collaboration and sharing, has been one of his central interests for almost a decade, stemming from his time as an engineering student working on telecommunication hardware.
Prior to Upverter, Zak founded an electronics manufacturing service, and served as the company's CEO. Before that, Mr. Homuth founded ZHC, a provider of computer software and hardware services to local consumers as well as the agriculture industry.
He attended the University of Waterloo where he studied Computer Engineering before taking a leave of absence.
Bunnie takes a push-and-pull approach to open hardware: he contributes original open designs, and also liberates closed designs. He wrote a book on reverse engineering, "Hacking the Xbox", and released an open implementation of a man-in-the-middle attack on HDCP -- enabling overlays on encrypted video without circumventing copyright controls. His design contributions include a line of open hardware internet appliances for chumby industries, and a geiger counter reference design aimed at improving radiation monitoring by civilians in Japan. bunnie is also an educator; he serves as a Research Affiliate for the MIT Media Lab, technical advisor for several hardware startups and MAKE magazine, and shares his experiences manufacturing hardware in China through his blog. He currently lives in Singapore.
Eric's background is in software, but he has a soft spot for open source hardware. He is a TechStars alum, has worked for tech startups in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from UNR. He's in love with the connection between software, hardware, people, and the environment in which they live, but has a crush on Erlang, analog synthesizers, and permaculture.
Sally’s a User Experience Designer who’s been in the Tech industry since they were partying like it was 1999. She’s worked with Yahoo, Findery, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Singly, and more. She seriously won’t shut up about bikes, and has a comic book series about her experiences as a NYC bike messenger called “The Skids”.
Rachel is a data scientist at Misfit Wearables, where she wrangles noisy data and tries to quantify anything and everything she can. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she's spent over a decade using data to explain, predict and influence behavior. She is active in the Bay Area hardware community and runs Sensored, a 700+ person meetup group for people working on sensor devices and applications (meetup.com/Sensored). Rachel is an alum of the d.school, Singularity University, and Rock Health, and her favorite hashtag is #geekparadise.
Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of InventablesTM, the hardware store for designers. The company is attempting to bring manufacturing from the factory to the desktop making it as accessible as desktop publishing. Inventables sells machines and supplies for custom manufactures to make products ranging from jewelry and signs to furniture.
Kaplan has spoken on product development and innovation to audiences at conferences across the country, including the Technology Entertainment and Design Conference (TED), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) National Conference, National Plastics Exposition, Sensors Expo & Conference and the International Housewares Show. His work has been covered by Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, CNN, NPR and other leading media outlets. In 2006 he was honored by Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as a Modern Leonardo da Vinci and currently sits on the advisory committee for the Fast Forward exhibit and a board member at the Tinkering Lab of the Children's Museum.
Prior to Inventables he created Lever Works, a custom web application and hosting company that sold to Leo Media, a multimedia firm, in 2001. He holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Ben is the 26-year-old founder and CEO of Quirky. His entrepreneurial journey started during his senior year of high school with a second mortgage on his parent’s house and the founding of an iPod accessory company called mophie. Shortly after mophie won “Best in Show” at MacWorld 2006, Ben discovered his passion for involving people around the world in the development of new consumer products. The rapid growth of the mophie brand led to its acquisition in August of 2007, which allowed Ben to focus his efforts on bringing his idea of ‘social product development’ to the next level. After two years of research and development on the unique technology platform that became the foundation of his future work, Ben publicly launched Quirky in June of 2009. A passionate and opinionated speaker, Ben talks Quirky, products, and design to audiences around the world. His work has landed him in hundreds of newspapers (New York Times, USA Today, New York Observer), magazines (Business Week, Entrepreneur, WIRED), and TV networks (CNBC, FOX Business News, The Today Show). In 2007, Inc Magazine named Ben the top entrepreneur in the country under the age of 30. He was 20 at the time. Other than participating in the development of awesome new products, Ben’s favorite things include his niece Lily, Jay-Z, cool kicks, and black t-shirts.
Eric's passion is imagining and building delightful products. His experience includes founding startups, managing large teams in highly successful corporations, and angel investing. Eric is a Partner at Lemnos Labs, the San Francisco hardware accelerator. Eric previously enjoyed product roles at Nokia, Sun, Real Networks, Palm, and Apple. He founded or played an early role in a number of successful startups including Bungie, developers of the Halo game franchise, and Dash Navigation, creators of the world's first connected GPS device. He is also an active angel investor, focused on consumer, media, and entertainment startups. He has three kids and winters at the HP Pavilion cheering on his San Jose Sharks.
Ryan is driven by technology that enables people to do things better and faster. He has worked on a wide spectrum of projects including: enabling vehicle electrification and renewable energy on the grid through novel energy storage, improving the lap times of Formula 1 racecars with innovative heat exchangers and reducing operator workload with autonomous robotics.
Prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Ryan was one of the first team members at Amprius, a venture-backed company developing next generation lithium ion batteries based on groundbreaking material science from Stanford University. At Amprius, his responsibilities included business development, strategic partnerships, and government relations. Ryan also handled Amprius’ venture fundraising and intellectual property portfolio management.
Prior to Amprius, Ryan was an emerging technologies research engineer at BMW Group, where his projects ranged from energy conversion and storage to location-aware data applications. Ryan spent considerable time working on energy technologies including thermoelectrics for cooling and waste heat recovery, exhaust gas treatment, and vehicle electrification. He also conducted research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focused on structural analysis of wind turbines and grid energy storage.
Ryan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara University, several patents related to thermal management and smart materials, and several peer-reviewed journal articles related to fatigue and materials failure in wind turbines and pressure vessels.
In his spare time Ryan enjoys flying, rebuilding & riding motorcycles, and the outdoors. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Manu is an entrepreneur turned investor. He is the founder and Chief Firestarter at K9 Ventures, a technology-focused micro-VC fund based in Palo Alto, California. K9 invests in teams of technical founders Silicon Valley, who are creating new technology or opening new markets, with a direct revenue model. Manu was the founder of SneakerLabs (acquired by Octane/E.piphany), iMeet (merged with Netspoke, acquired by Premiere Conferencing), CardMunch (acquired by LinkedIn), a founding advisor to Lytro, and is the co-founder of eShares. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with University Honors and a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford with a distinction in teaching. Manu is an investor in CrowdFlower, Twilio, DNAnexus, HighlightCam, CardMunch, Lytro, Zimride, IndexTank (acquired by LinkedIn), BackType (acquired by Twitter), EasyESI, card.io (acquired by PayPal), Baydin, LucidChart, Torbit, Occipital, TapCanvas, 3Gear Systems, eShares, LocoMotive Labs, Coin, MobileSpan and Tangible Play.
Toy maker, cross-media designer, tinker- Part of the independent comics movement in the 80's, 20 years as a professional toy designer and creative director for mega-scale toy brands like Star wars, GI Joe, Jurassic Park, and Pokemon. Co-founder of Dynamo Development Labs - a design firm exploring the nexus of user-centered play systems, our connection to stories, and the boutique future of toys.
Dave Merrill is an expert in human-computer interaction and has developed multiple award-winning interfaces and technologies. A frequent speaker in the domains of user interface innovation, the future of play, and entrepreneurship, Dave and his work have been featured at TED, MoMA, the New York Times, Discovery Channel, and Wired.
Dave holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a PhD from the MIT Media Lab. He is co-founder and president of Sifteo (sifteo.com), a start-up named as a "Top 10 Most Innovative Consumer Electronics" company by Fast Company. Sifteo makes the tangible interactive game system Sifteo Cubes, and exclusive game titles for the platform.
Scott N. Miller is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dragon Innovation. Scott has extensive experience in all aspects of Far East manufacturing development, engineering, production, system quality assurance, operations, contract negotiations, costing and sourcing, hiring and team building.
Prior to founding Dragon Innovation, Scott spent ten years at iRobot. As the Vice President of Asia Pacific, Scott was based in Hong Kong and China and responsible for founding, scaling and leading the Hong Kong, China and India teams as integrated parts of iRobot’s global product development engine. Products include the Roomba and Scooba Robots (over 3,000,000 units sold worldwide), as well as Looj and ConnectR. Upon his return to the States, Scott served as iRobot’s Vice President of New Product Development leading a 60-person global product development team that was responsible for developing and delivering the next generation products for the Home Robots Division.
Other notable projects spanning Scott’s twenty-year career include multiple toys for Hasbro (robotic dinosaurs and the robotic baby doll My Real Baby, and a full-sized robotic Triceratops dinosaur powered by a Corvette engine for Disney Theme Parks. In addition to running Dragon Innovation, Scott serves as an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Olin College and teaches the Mechanical Design and Design for Manufacture courses.
Scott is an avid sailor and captains a J/80 sailboat during racing season. He has sailed from Boston to Portugal through two hurricanes and also from Boston through the Panama Canal to Tahiti. Scott holds a Bachelor degree from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science from MIT.
James Neal ("Laen") is a UNIX geek by trade and amateur hardware hacker. He runs the OSH Park purple PCB prototyping service.
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He is COO/GM of AQS, a medical device and electronic product contract manufacturer. Previously, John was with K&L Gages. He attended the Columbia University Law School, Boston University and is a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Nick is the founder of Plethora - a rapid manufacturing service that empowers engineers by directly integrating design tools with flexible manufacturing.
Previously, Nick started CloudFab: the world's first manufacturing-as-a-service API for 3D printing, and also HackPittsburgh: a collective workshop for the makers of Pittsburgh.
Nick's mission is to make developing hardware as easy software by making better tools for design and manufacturing. He also organizes the San Francisco Hardware Startup Meetup, Hardware Startup Unconference and is a mentor for the Thiel "20 Under 20" Fellowship.
Peter is a high-energy physicist who passionately believes that everyone should have access to space. Originally from Austria, he trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Germany, Singapore, and Thailand. Peter started a quantitative investment management firm out of Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and has spent the past decade on Wall Street, including with Deutsche Bank and The Rohatyn Group.
After attending Singularity University's inaugural Executive Program in 2009 and realizing the potential for commercial space exploration, Peter decided to leave finance to pursue his true passions - space and education. He went on to graduate from the masters program at the International Space University, interned at NASA Ames' Space Portal, and started NanoSatisfi in 2012 to make space exploration available to everyone. Peter also continues to serve as a Career Coach at HBS.
Brent Polishak is a molecular engineer, avid materials enthusiast, and maker at heart. He previously worked on cross-functional material science R&D projects and teams for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, and Intel Corporation. After gaining entrepreneurship experience from the Founder Institute and the University of Washington Center for Commercialization, he founded NXRXN Inc. where he leads the development and commercialization of innovative optoelectronic materials and devices for consumer electronics. With degrees in Biochemistry (B.S.) and Materials Chemistry (Ph.D), he has designed and developed molecules and composite systems for organic light emitting diodes, organic thin film transistors, electro-chromic displays, transparent electrode materials, high speed chip-to-chip optical interconnects, beam deflection systems, and biodegradable circuit board composites.
Andreas Raptopoulos is the founder and CEO of Matternet, launching a new paradigm for transportation using a network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Matternet uses lightweight, electric UAVs capable of transporting 2kg packages between landing stations in automated micro-transportation networks.
Matternet networks will be set up in places with poor road infrastructure in the developing world to enable the delivery of vaccines, medicine and diagnostics; in congested cities in the emerging and developed world for courier and small goods transportation; and in places affected by natural disasters for first response.
Lisa Qiu Fetterman is the co-founder and CEO of Nomiku. She first learned to solder from Mitch Altman in 2011 and has been an unstoppable hacker ever since. Nomiku started production coming off the heels of the most successful campaign on Kickstarter in the food category last year that rallied nearly 2,000 backers and over $586K in 30 days.
Dan Roberts is the co-founder of Scout, a wireless home security startup based in Chicago, IL. He is a founder-in-residence at Sandbox industries, where Scout originated, and has been a founder or co-founder of multiple startups in the past. Dan's background spans both business and design. He and his team recently raised over $240,000 through their independent crowdfunding site to bring Scout to market.
Jay Silver is a Maker Research Scientist at Intel Labs and the Founder/Director of JoyLabz. He has put hardware creative platforms on the market such as Drawdio (Time's Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses) and MaKey MaKey (Kickstarted for $568,106). Jay has been a speaker at TED and PopTech, exhibited internationally at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Ars Electronica, etc. CNN has called Jay a "leading proponent of the maker movement" and Jay's 2-year-old son has called him a "Jumpy Bunny." His thesis at MIT Media lab is titled: "The World is a Construction Kit."
Zach Hoeken Smith likes to dream big, fail big, and win big. His true passion in life is acting as a catalyst to help others do amazing things. To this end, he has worked tirelessly creating low cost tools for digital fabrication. He is a co-founder of MakerBot Industries, built the object sharing website Thingiverse.com, as well as the web-based digital manufacturing hub BotQueue.com. Lately he is living in hardware paradise also known as Shenzhen, China. He is currently the Technical Director at HAXLR8R. He believes strongly in Open Hardware hopes that someday we can create a world that surpasses even the wildest futures portrayed in science fiction. Do you want to help?
A native of Chicago, Robert left a scholarship at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990 to pursue a degree in computer science at the University of Minnesota. In April 1994, he formed The Geek Squad with $200. In 2002, The Geek Squad acquired Best Buy and opened Geek Squad precincts in all Best Buy properties worldwide. With over 24,000 Agents, The Geek Squad is now the world's largest technology support company. Robert served as CTO for Best Buy until 2012 when he relocated to San Francisco with his family to pursue his next startup.
MakieLab is a London-based startup, making game-connected 3D printed toys.
In May 2012, MakieLab launched MAKIES: the world's first create-your-own unique doll at www.makie.me. The Makies Doll Factory launched on iPad this year in March, and went straight to #1 in the UK's Kids chart.
Martha Lane Fox is chair of MakieLab, and Tech City Insider calls MakieLab “one of London’s most admired tech startups”. Breaking new ground in virtual-to-physical goods, MakieLab plans further toys-and-games around new and existing IP.
Previous to MakieLab, Alice was Commissioning Editor for Education at Channel 4, where she commissioned multiple award-winning games and media for kids & teens, including two BAFTAs for Bow Street Runner and Privates, and the Prix Jeunesse for Routes. Alice was also Develop magazine's Game Publishing Hero, 2010.
Before Channel 4, Alice was VP Digital Media at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles. Alice was recently voted onto the board of UKIE, and lives in London.
Trae Vassallo is a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she invests in a broad array of consumer, software, and digital energy ventures. A "design thinker" and engineer at heart, Trae thrives at the intersection of great products and big markets.
Trae led KPCB's investments in Aggregate Knowledge, Enlighted, OPOWER, and Recyclebank and was responsible for originating the firm's investments in Enphase and Silver Spring Networks. She also works closely with the management team of Nest.
Before joining KPCB in 2003, Trae was a co-founder of Good Technology, a KPCB portfolio company (acquired by Motorola) that provides end-to-end wireless e-mail services to the enterprise. Trae began her career at IDEO, where she developed ground breaking products for companies including Palm and Dell. Trae holds 13 patents across a broad array of technologies and disciplines.
Trae earned a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in mechanical engineering with honors from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to working with the world's best entrepreneurs, Trae is passionate about empowering girls in technology and adventuring with her husband and three children.
Eric Weddington is the Marketing Manager for Open Source & Community at Atmel and works on promoting usage of open source software with Atmel's processors. He has been a software engineer for 20+ years, most of which has been in embedded systems, using a variety of microcontrollers. He has been a developer on several open source projects for 10+ years, mainly on development tools for the AVR, including creating the WinAVR toolchain package which is used in the Arduino software. He lives in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs, CO at 9,000 feet in altitude with his family and their many animals.
Peter Weijmarshausen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Shapeways, the world’s leading 3D printing marketplace and community. Prior to Shapeways, Peter was the CTO of Sangine, where he and his team designed and developed satellite broadband modems and Director of Engineering at Aramiska, where he was responsible for delivering a business broadband service via satellite. Earlier in his career, Peter worked as ICT manager for Not a Number where he facilitated the adoption of the widely successful open source 3D software Blender. Peter was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to New York in 2010.