Visiting Bay Area MakerFaire this weekend?
We recommend attending the sessions below that highlight great work by the Making for Global Good community.
Are we missing anything? Let us know in the comments below!
Building Community Around Inspiring Science Projects – Clarissa Redwine, Kickstarter
Kickstarter offers science enthusiasts, explorers, and innovators a unique opportunity to connect with an audience and gather the resources needed to bring ideas to life. This talk walks through how to build an inspiring narrative around your science project.
Saturday, 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Hacking Extinction – Alex Dehgan, ConservationX
We are in a sixth great mass extinction, which is increasing in speed & scale as billions emerge into middle class. Conservation needs new solvers. Open innovation & mass collaboration are transforming how we develop, and scale new technologies, and allows us to bring in new solvers and solutions.
Saturday, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
K-12 Students Design 3D Prints… For Space! – Deanne Bell, FutureEngineers.org
FutureEngineers.org is home to the ASME Foundation and NASA’s student innovation challenge series, where K-12 students are asked to design useful tools, containers, and objects for astronauts to 3D print in space. Come learn why 3D printing is so important to the future of space travel!
Saturday, 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Maker City Heroes – Peter Hirshberg, Eric Rodenbeck, Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Simon Wachira, Kate Sofis
For a Maker culture to thrive in our cities we need heroes advocating and rallying behind important issues: affordable workspaces, tools and supplies, job training and entrepreneurship services, art, and celebrations. Join Peter Hirshberg and meet some of our Maker City Heros.
Sunday, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Humanitarian Makers – Naiomi Lundman, Field Ready
We are makers – designers, engineers, technicians, logistics experts, supply chain gurus, and other professionals from around the world – who desire to create additional social impact with our expertise.
We enjoy problem-solving and pushing the frontier on what’s possible. We are local and remote.
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM
Make: Impact – Dorothy Jones-Davis (Nation of Makers), Stephanie Santoso, Kate Gage, Sam Bloch (Communitere) – Co-organizers, Make:Impact and Makers for Global Good Summit
An interactive discussion about makers successfully tackling global and local challenges and a conversation about the need to bring more traditional funders and partners into the maker community to explore how to support and sustain these groups as they grow and disseminate solutions.
Sunday, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Gearbox is the first impact-oriented makerspace for hardware entrepreneurs in Africa, giving Kenya’s makers the tools they need to design and build sustainable solutions to local problems.
LOCATION: Zone 4 in West Green: Grass A
Manylabs — Science for Good; Collaborative Coworking Community
Manylabs in SF supports independent researchers, educators, and makers working on science for good. Learn about our residency program for collaborative coworking space, and try our hands-on activities: paper circuitry, microbe science, Raspberry Pi photo booth, aquaponics and more!
LOCATION: Zone 2 in Expo: Southwest