Building Maker Communities
Co-creater of the Maker Faire, Founding Editor and Publisher of MAKE Magazine, and Co-founder of O'Reilly Media
Editor in Chief of Wired
September 27, 2012
Co-creator, Maker Faire, Founding Editor and Publisher, MAKE Magazine, Co-founder of O'Reilly Media
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DALE DOUGHERTY is the co-founder of O’Reilly Media based in Sebastopol, CA. He is the founding editor and publisher of MAKE magazine and the co-creator of Maker Faire.
Make magazine started in 2005 followed by the first Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006. In 2011, Maker Faire was held in the Bay Area to over 100,000 guests, and also at a smaller scale in Detroit and New York City. Dale was a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information from 1997-2002. Prior to MAKE, he was the developer of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial website, launched in 1993 and sold to America Online in 1995. He was also developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers from 1995-1999. Dale was publisher of the O’Reilly Network and he developed the Hacks series of books.
He is passionate about fostering a new generation of ‘makers’ who are creative, innovative, and curious. On February 19, 2012, he was featured on CNN’s “The Next List”and interviewed by Sanjay Gupta at Make headquarters in Sebastopol, CA. On November 3, 2011, the White House recognized Dale as one of the “Champions of Change: Make It In America,” for his work in helping to create high-quality jobs in the United States. In May, 2012 Dale led the launch of Maker Education Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to make.
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CHRIS ANDERSON took the helm of Wired in 2001 and has led the magazine to more than two dozen National Magazine Award nominations since, winning the prestigious top prize for general excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Long Tail and FREE: The Future of a Radical Price, both of which are based on influential articles published in Wired.
He is also founder of 3D Robotics, an open source robotics company. He was named in April 2007 to the "Time 100," the news magazine's list of the 100 most influential men and women in the world. He previously was at The Economist, where he served as U.S. business editor, Asia business editor and technology editor. Anderson's media career began at the two premier science journals, Nature and Science, where he served in several editorial capacities.
Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from George Washington University and studied Quantum Mechanics and Science Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.