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Plan C Live: “Do Something” Bay Area’s Something Labs

 

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Meet Sam, Matt, Eda and others from Something Labs, a ​distributed volunteer coalition ​based in the Bay Area ​​​that protects frontline medical workers by quickly innovating and bridging gaps between supply chains and medical systems. ​Their motto is: “​After all, we all have to do something.​”  They are working to produce face shields, intubation enclosures, ventilator components, impermeable gowns and Powered Air-Purifying Respirator units (PAPRs). They are not just doing something — they’re doing it all!

 

 Panelists: 

  • Eda Altiok, Operations
  • Lily Muldoon, Medical
  • Yuki Tanimoto, Distribution
  • Angela Chu, Engineering
  • Peter Taylor, Engineering
  • Brian Shire, Fabrication
  • Sam Haynor, Cheerleader
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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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