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Dale Dougherty, Founder and Publisher

Dale Dougherty is the co-founder of O’Reilly Media based in Sebastopol, CA. He is the founding editor and publisher of MAKE magazine and the co-creator of Maker Faire. Make magazine started in 2005 followed by the first Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006. In 2011, Maker Faire was held in the Bay Area to over 100,000 guests, and also at a smaller scale in Detroit and New York City. Dale was a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information from 1997-2002. Prior to MAKE, he was the developer of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial website, launched in 1993 and sold to America Online in 1995. He was also developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers from 1995-1999. Dale was publisher of the O’Reilly Network and he developed the Hacks series of books. He is passionate about fostering a new generation of ‘makers’ who are creative, innovative, and curious. On February 19, 2012, he was featured on CNN’s “The Next List” and interviewed by Sanjay Gupta at Make headquarters in Sebastopol, CA. On November 3, 2011, the White House recognized Dale as one of the “Champions of Change: Make It In America,” for his work in helping to create high-quality jobs in the United States. In May, 2012 Dale led the launch of Maker Education Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to make.


Sherry Huss, Maker-in-Chief

Sherry Huss is maker-in-chief and runs Publishing, eCommerce, Online, and Events for MAKE. She has been instrumental in driving the strategy, management, marketing, and production of Maker Faire since its launch in 2006 and is focused on growing the MAKE brand throughout the Maker ecosystem., She has over 20 years of technology marketing, publishing, and event experience and has held senior management positions at MediaLive International, Key3Media, Ziff-Davis, and Softbank. Product marketing and live event experi- ences have been a focus for Sherry, and throughout her career, she has been instrumental in launching and managing several successful technology and consumer events such as Sun’s JavaOne, Oracle’s iDevelop, O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 Summit and Dwell on Design Conference and Expo. She is passionate about making and the Maker community.


Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-Chief of MAKE magazine

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, and the founder of Boing Boing ( He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998, the founding editor of, and is the author of six books. His latest book is Made By Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do It Yourself ( hands).


Gareth Branwyn, Editorial Director

Gareth Branwyn is MAKE’s editorial director. For 12 years, he was a contributing editor at Wired, co-creating and authoring the “Jargon Watch” column and writing numerous feature pieces. Gareth has authored half a dozen books, including the first book about the Web (Mosaic Quick Tour: Accessing and Navigating the World Wide Web), The Happy Mutant Handbook (with the editors of Boing Boing), and Jamming the Media: A Citizen’s Guide. He has also served as an editor for a number of MAKE’s popular book titles, including Make: Electronics, Maker’s Notebook, and The Best of MAKE.

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