Master Class Workshop

2013 Bay Area Event- Maker Pro Master Class

Maker Pro Master Class with Bunnie Huang


A Special Workshop on Advanced Manufacturing

Aimed at makers making the jump to pro and needing guidance about manufacturing options from small scale to large, this new session is a deep dive into the new manufacturing arena, both domestically and abroad.

A prelude to the broader topics of the Hardware Innovation Workshop which cover all aspects of the maker business ecosystem, the workshop is presented and hosted by Bunnie Huang, a maker’s maker. Bunnie is co-founder of Chumby and an authority on manufacturing and getting your product to market. He will lead a panel discussion that will focus on the mindset and documentation you need to enter the world of professional contract manufacturing. Bunnie’s talk will distill a wealth of information on the business side of making he first presented on his blog.

Following Bunnie’s presentation will be an impressive line-up of maker pro heavyweights who will also present later that day at the Hardware Innovation Workshop:

  • Zack “Hoeken” Smith, program director, HAXLR8R
  • John Park, COO, AQS
  • James “Laen” Neal, OSH Park PCB
  • Zack Kaplan, founder and CEO of Inventables

Four concurrent sessions will follow their presentations where attendees can join the discussion that’s more relevant to them. The workshop wraps up with lunch where the conversation can continue.

Tuesday, May 14: 10:00am to 1:00pm, College of San Mateo, Bldg #10, Room 468


10:00-10:30 Bunnie Huang: Get Ready To Manufacture: Avoiding Common Mistakes
10:30-10:50 Zach Smith: Fabricating in China
10:50-11:10 John Park: A Tour of My Factory
11:10-11:20 Zach Kaplan: A Partner that Complements
11:20-11:30 James Neal: Domestic Board Production
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:30 Break-out Sessions:
– Zach Smith: The Maker who Went to China
– John Park: Meet a Real Factory
– Zach Kaplan and James Laen Neal: Emerging Options
– Bunnie: Learn from My Failures

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