The maker movement has grown out of Make Magazine and Maker Faire. It is a grassroots movement that invites participation of amateurs of all ages and takes advantage of new technologies for personal fabrication and physical/digital interaction. It offers new tools and a new community for creative people to work with technology. As a result, makers are developing new hardware products and starting new businesses, using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. Helping more people become makers is the goal of DIY workshops and makerspace that have grown up in parallel to provide training and workspace for makers. There’s also a national effort to find a variety of ways to see making as a way of transforming education, providing hands-on experiences and open-ended projects that engage students.
Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Dale has been instrumental in many of O’Reilly’s most important efforts, including founding O’Reilly Media, Inc. with Tim O’Reilly. He was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site which launched in 1993 and was sold to AOL in 1995. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers, and he was O’Reilly’s first editor. Prior to developing MAKE, Dale was publisher of the O’Reilly Network and he developed the Hacks series of books. Dougherty was a Lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2000.
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