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Mike Senese

Make: Executive Editor, Mike Senese, is leaving after almost nine years. He sat down with Dale Dougherty to talk about what he enjoyed about his job. The first issue he worked on was Volume 36, which was quickly followed by an issue on Drones. He talks about his favorite issue of Make:, which is tied to his own passion for wood-fired pizza, as well as the next issue of Make:, which he just wrapped up. All of us at Make: Community wish Mike the best in his new endeavors.

Below you can find a video on YouTube or an audio version on the Make:cast podcast.

Mike on stage with Lisa Winter at Maker Faire Bay Area

See Ya Soon, Mike Senese!

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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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