Do we really need more gatherings for people to talk about innovation? Yes. Yes we do.
Make Magazine is hosting a bunch of people to talk about, “shaping the future of manufacturing and the global economy.” Sounds good to me. A bit of hyperbole never hurt anyone.
Personally I think it would be more accurate to put “business” or “profit” somewhere in the name of the convention. As you can tell from the lineup of presenters, this is primarily a for-profit networking event.
- Kai Backman, Co-Founder & CEO of Tinkercad
- Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Arduino
- Carl Bass, President & CEO of Autodesk
- Ayah Bdeir, Founder of littleBits
- Greg Borenstein, author of Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot
- Liam Casey, Founder & CEO PCH International
- Allan Chochinov, Partner & Editor-in-Chief of Core77
- Jeremy Conrad, Co-Founder of Lemnos Lab
- Ben Einstein, Principal of Bolt Accelerator Program
- Brad Feld, Co-Founder of Foundry Group
- Travis Good, Co-Chair of Hardware Innovation Workshop
- Ted Hall, Founder & CEO of ShopBot
- Mark Hatch, Co-Founder & CEO of TechShop
- Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, Founder of Chumby
- Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables
- Tod Kurt, Co-Founder of ThingM
- Catarina Mota, Co-Founder of openMaterials
- Tim O’Reilly, Founder & CEO of O’Reilly Media
- Bre Pettis, Co-Founder of MakerBot Industries
- Bryce Roberts, Co-Founder of OATV
- Jay Rogers, Founder & CEO of Local Motors
- Nathan Seidle, Owner & CEO of SparkFun Electronics
What I wanna know is who let that guy in? Apparently, “Greg Borenstein is an artist and researcher in New York.” He seems a bit out of place in a list of CEOs, partners and founders. Oh, wait, “He recently finished writing a book for O’Reilly about the Microsoft Kinect, titled: Making Things See: 3D vision with Kinect, Processing, Arduino, and MakerBot.” O’Reilly Media publishes Make Magazine, and is hosting the event. I wonder if he’s going to wear a shirt without a collar just to mess with everyone else.