Walter Bender is the founder of Sugar Labs, a non-profit foundation that serves as a support base for the community of educators and software developers who are extending the Sugar user interface. He believes that at this age children have the choice: to program, or to be programmed, to become the player or the designer.
The founder of the maker movement do it yourself (DIY) and/or DIWO (Do It With Others) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics,metalworking, woodworking, proves that people can do complex projects with cheap materials, including household items.
Gever Tulley is the co-founder of the Tinkering School, a weeklong camp where lucky kids get to play with their very own power tools. He's interested in helping kids learn how to build, solve problems, use new materials and hack old ones for new purposes. He's also a certified paragliding instructor.
He has been involved with hands-on informal technology education for the past 6 years through his work running the Boston Fab Lab and the Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn technology education program. Molding and casting and cutting, to make nearly everything.
Hottest music producers of the east coast will teach the kids how to make a hit with a minimum on technology
Alyson Schafer is a psychotherapist and one of Canada's leading parenting experts. She is the best selling author of "Breaking the Good Mom Myth" (John Wiley and Sons 2006) and her recent release "Honey, I Wrecked The Kids" (John Wiley and Sons 2009) has grabbed the attention of parents and the media across North America.
Tan Le, a Vietnamese-Australian telecommunications entrepreneur, is president and co-founder of Emotiv Systems, a neuro-engineering company that developed a breakthrough interface technology for digital media, taking inputs directly from the brain. Tan Le’s vision is to revolutionize human-computer input in the same way the graphic user interface did 20 years ago.
Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur, author, highly rated public speaker and gamification thought leader. He is the chair of the Gamification Summit and Workshops, and is co-author of the book “Game-Based Marketing” (Wiley, 2010) where he makes a compelling case for the use of games and game mechanics in everyday life, the web and business. Gabe is also a board member of StartOut.org and facilitator for the NYC chapter of the Founder Institute.
Maarten Lens Fitzgerald is the founder of Layar, the world’s largest mobile augmented reality platform.
Noam Perski is the visionary founder and CEO of JamesList, now the world's largest online luxury marketplace, launched in 2008 in Stockholm, Sweden. The brilliantly-designed site works with a network of more than 400 professional dealers around the world, from Dallas to Dubai, to list more than 35,000 jets, yachts, luxury cars, motorcycles, helicopters and timepieces - including five prized watches priced at $1 million or more - for sale.
Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby is currently Chairman and CEO, for One Laptop per Child Association in Miami. He has worked with Nicholas Negroponte since 1982 on projects oriented towards bringing digital age technologies to educational systems in developing nations. He has been a BOD member of Save The Children Foundation and Give To Colombia Foundation and has worked extensively in diverse enterprises in Latin America and Spain.
Mark Surman is in the business of connecting things: people, ideas, everything. A community technology activist for almost 20 years, Mark is currently the executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, with a focus on inventing new ways to promote openness and opportunity on the Internet. On the side, Mark convenes conversations about ‘open everything‘ in his home town of Toronto and around the world.
Daniel Hirschmann is a South Africa born artist who uses technology, relationships and spontaneity to enable his artistic practice. He is a co-founder of Technology Will Save Us, a haberdashery for technology and alternative education space in London. TWSU are dedicated to enabling people, though hands-on workshops, to produce and not just consume technology.
Bethany Koby is a designer, art director, and artist creating brands, businesses, and experiences to help imagine a more positive and collaborative future. She is a co-founder of Technology Will Save Us, a haberdashery for technology and alternative education space in London. TWSU is dedicated to enabling people, though hands-on workshops, to produce and not just consume technology.
Evan Raskob is an educator and multimedia artist using primarily free software, hardware, and content, whose works span interactive art, image, sound, and performance. Recent exhibitions include Waving / Drowning, a study of movement crystallized into a series of digital prints, sculptures, and interactive software. Evan founded Openlab Workshops which aims to empower creative people in making art through learning open source and free software tools. He is also a facilitator at Technology Will Save Us.