Maker Quote: Creating a hackerspace and learning from other really smart members there…

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 I started a hackerspace  with some soon-to-be friends about 5 years ago. We went on to run a video game company together, which led to us creating the largest non-profit representing game companies in Chicago, and personally, my teaching game development at DePaul University. …I now teach classes on programming and, soon, creating custom game controllers and consoles. All from …

Maker Quote: Skills in my professional life come from my personal life…

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 My personal life makes my work life. There is a constant overlap in my interests, skills, abilities, and passions. At work, I’m simply a focused version of myself, and that focus moves to what our customers bring to the table. These could be napkin sketches of products, or hundred page binders of market research and ID renderings, but I have …

Maker Quote: Personal experiences help me to develop skills and confidence…

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 Ultimately my personal experiences help me to develop skills and confidence that can be applied to my professional work. I work for a museum and run a program the helps students build skills and confidence through making and inventing. Most of our workshop time is spent supporting the students think, make, improve, and show their own inventions and projects. Most …

Maker Quote: Previous successes and failures have honed my creative process

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 The ability to assess the scope of a situation, develop an initial concept to solve the problem, and execute a flexible and dynamic process to produce a viable solution demands constant innovation, evaluation, expedition, and commitment. Previous successes and failures have honed my creative process into a science based methodology that explore the range from chaos to complete control.