Camp 2014: Who Came?

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      • Mark Achler
      • Aashish Adhikari – Researcher in computational biology at The University of Chicago – developed algorithms for protein folding and protein engineering as well as web tools to tinker with biomolecules. I’m generally interested in designing methods that integrate statistical and physics-based approaches to solve biological problems.
    • Charles AdlerKickstarter co-founder, newly re-minted Chicagoan, designer, cyclist, runner, outdoors guy. @cadler
    • Mitch Altman – inventor of TV-B-Gone universal remote controls, creator of the Brain Machine, contributor to MAKE Magazine, Chief Scientist & CEO of Cornfield Electronics, travels all over the world giving talks, teaching soldering and how to make cool things with electronics, and helping hackerspaces everywhere.
    • Pallavi Anderson
    • Robin Anil
    • Janet Attarian
    • Sara Aye – cofounder of Greater Good Studio (@greatergood_) where we use design methods to solve social problems. I’ll be the pregnant lady.
    • George Aye—Co-founder of Greater Good Studio (@greatergood_) and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    • Mojgone Azemun
    • John Bacus
    • Brian Bannon – librarian and commissioner of chicago public library
    • Michael Barrett anything to improve schools founder of Altruistic apps
    • Kristin Barrett – (@kristinbarrett) Wants people to learn stuff at 1871.
    • Jeff Bates – co-founder of Slashdot.org, ran SourceForge.net, ThinkGeek.com.  Chief of Staff to Google’s Corporate Engineering group.  Reader, history enthusiast.
    • David Beazley – Author (Python Cookbook), educator, ex-academic.  
    • Manyu Belani – Recent MIT graduate, industrial automation engineer, dancer.
    • Craighton Berman — industrial designer, drawer, coffee obsessive.
    • Jim Blandy – Free/libre software hacker, Firefox developer, learning Japanese and the easy Chopin waltzes.
    • Jeremy Bloyd-Peshkin
    • Andrew Boggeri
    • Sean Bonner
    • Joe Born@JoeBorn Consumer Electronics Inventor/Manufacturer (Android Peripherals, Open Source Hardware, and originally the SkipDr) I get invited to ORDcamp primarily as a proxy for my more famous middle school inventor daughter and her Kangaroo Cups
    • Dan Bornstein — @danfuzz, “virtual machinist.” Was on the Android team at Google for six years, where I designed the original virtual machine for Android (Dalvik). Then went on to help start Medium. Now working at a stealthy startup called Nextbit. Coffee enthusiast. Occasional ukulele player.
    • Blagica (blah-gee-tsa) Bottigliero  – Helping people understand the ways of moving things on the web via Zlato Digital. I gave birth to my son the night before last ORD Camp. And I named him Nikola Tesla. 
    • Brian Boyer (@brianboyer) – Visuals Editor, @nprviz
    • John Bracken
    • Doug Bradbury – (@dougbradbury) Teaching the world to code, one apprentice at a time. Software Craftsman at 8th Light. Member of Workshop 88. Student of Kinyarwanda. I like to make stuff.
    • Matt Braithwaite Google transparency report
    • Jennifer Brandel
    • Steve Brown – (@unklesteve) – Father, bow tie enthusiast, moustache wrangler, editor of YoYoNews.com, co-founder of Triple Crown of YoYo, pocket watch consultant
    • Jeffrey Brown – Cartoonist, father, working with Star Wars, kids, Neanderthals
    • Jon Bruner – Editor-at-Large at O’Reilly Media, co-chair of Solid, O’Reilly’s new conference about the intersection of software and the physical world, Chicago alumnus, generalist.
    • Jim Burke
    • Emile Cambry : Founder of BLUE1647, the 21st Century Youth Project, and the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
    • David Carhart :  I run the model shop at PDT.  Also like to make stuff out of wood, clay, electronics . . .
    • Bill Carrier
    • Christen Carter, Button Mogul at Busy Beaver Button Co., Button Museum Co-Curator, easy-going worrier.
    • Charlie Catlett
    • Darlene Cavalier
    • Jeannie Century
    • Ben Chandler
    • Jessie ‘Chuy’ Chavez – Google Engineer also helping with local edu and diversity initiatives. Dad of 2 girls. Passionate about social and economic justice activism, immigrant cause, international solidarity, and human rights.
    • David Chelimsky
    • Jen Chen – Chicago Google Engineer.  Ultimate frisbee enthusiast.  Functionally addicted video gamer.  Music lover.  Weighted companion cube fangirl.
    • Jacqui Cheng – Editor in Chief of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome. Formerly senior editor (and founding employee) at Ars Technica. Also published at The Guardian, Motherboard/Vice, Medium, CNN, Wired, and others. Back-end web developer in a former life. @ejacqui
    • Randy Ching
    • Leon Chism – @leonc software, systems, teams, businesses. always making something. dad of two using games to teach valuable lessons. former chief architect at orbitz, several time startup CTO.
    • Jeremiah Chiu – Runs Plural. Synthesist in Chandeliers, Deep Sleep, Axis:Sova, and Teachers Pet. Eater of food.
    • Kasia Chmielinski
    • Cathy Chouinard-Hasmonek – @chouinardphoto – Lifelong Chicagoan. Mother of 3. Mompreneur @ Chouinard Photography. Lover of Art & Music. Amateur Guitar player/singer. I’m a villager. I’m on Google+.
    • Dane Christianson – @dchristianson2 – Creator of the X-Cube. Owner of Moving Parts LLC. Mechanical engineering student at IIT. Maker and Inventor. 
    • Tamara Clammer – @MakerAdvocate. Doer: Maker Advocate at Brown Paper Tickets; Event Coordinator for Power Racing Series; Space Coordinator for Greater Seattle Linux Users Group (GSLUG); Organizer of Seattle Leatherworking Meetup and chronic self-directed learner, fueled by organic coffee and imported chocolates.
    • David Pablo Cohn (@cohn), a.k.a. pablo: traveler/aviator/writer/scientist – recovering engineer, now professional dilettante. Used to be the Computer Help Desk guy at the South Pole. Current interests: Antarctica, antique airplanes, appropriate technology in West Africa (and apparently, alliteration).
    • Ben Collins-Sussman
    • Anders Conbere
    • Abraham Conlon
    • Roy Cortes: Head Geek @ Panucatt Devices –  Designer of Azteeg 3D printer electronics and other cool stuff. Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Designer and all around “Lets make the awesome awesomer” guy.
    • Bill Couch
    • Heidi Coudal (@heidimcoudal) Owner of  Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm, a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant. Lesser known member of the family. Mom of 3 teenagers. No talent technically or musically.
    • Adam D’Augelli
    • Duncan Davidson
    • Sacha De’Angeli (@sachadeangeli)  Owner of Simple Switch Labs, designer of Photoboop photo booth electronics, high speed device prototyper, inventor-for-hire, founder of MakerBiz (a support group for entrepreneurs who make physical things), co-founder of Pumping Station: One (Chicago’s largest hackerspace / makerspace). I love making things with my hands.
    • Jacob DeHart: Founder of Picturelife and Threadless. Amateur apiarist, woodsmith and meat smoker.
    • Steve Delahoyde
    • Chris DiBona:  (@cdibona) Director of Open Source and Social Impact at Google. I look after incoming and outgoing code, open source infrasstructure like Git & Gerrit  as well as projects like Crisis Response, People Finder, Google for Giving, Elections and the Civics API. I <3 me some Chicago.
    • Renee DiResta: (@noUpside) I’m a VC at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Currently in SF, but not of it; New Yorker at heart. I’m interested in quant finance, cooking, and hardware startups. Right now I’m also interested in baby hacks; I had mine on Dec 18th, and am still getting the hang of getting things done while caring for an infant. 
    • Nick Disabato: I’m an interaction designer and writer from Chicago. Most people call me nickd.
    • Brannon Dorsey: New Media artist and open source creative coder. Creator of Zetamaze and other notable works.
    • Bart Dring: I am a totally obsessed maker.  I specialize in making things that make other things, sometimes with a little whimsy .  Ask me how many times my crowd has re-crowd funded my Kickstarter.  I am a digital fabrication evangelist and teacher.  (@buildlog @inventables buildlog.net Pumping Station One) 
    • Brett Elmendorf
    • Dirk Elmendorf
    • David Falck
    • Jennifer Farrington: President + CEO of Chicago Children’s Museum. Advocate for play, cultural participation, and making stuff. Worries a lot about children (her own and others) and technology (how much, what, when, how.) Knitter, parent.
    • Champika Fernando
    • Jessica Ferris: (@outwardfacing) I’m from California! I make theater. These days that mostly means writing and directing. For the past couple of years I have been directing immersive shows set in a tricked-out apartment, and I also work on Odyssey Works’s production team. 
    • Bill Fienup:                            Projects that have been keeping me busy
    • Eli Finkel: I’m a psychology professor at Northwestern. I study romantic relationships. And self-control. And sex.
    • Brandon Fischer
    • Brian Fitzpatrick (@therealfitz) –  Head of The Data Liberation Front and Transparency Engineering at Google Chicago. Opener of Source. Co-Founder of ORD Camp and resident Chicagophile. I’m on Google+. I love the Internet.
    • Karl Fogel (@kfogel) – Founder of Question Copyright; partner at Open Tech Strategies, LLC; author of Producing Open Source Software; long time programmer.  Love open source, not love artificial monopolies.  Will sing bass in polyphonic music unless forcibly prevented.
    • Edward Ford (@shapeoko) – Founder of Project Shapeoko. Ex-Inventabler. I love CNC, ninjas, poodles, manufacturing, and Open Hardware. Self proclaimed pretty cool guy.
    • Brady Forrest
    • Gavin Freyberg
    • Julie Friedman Steele
    • Conrad Fuhrmann
    • Alex Garcia – Visual storyteller and Chicago photojournalist/blogger/columnist. Political cartoonist before I became apolitical. Passionate about all things Cuba. Dad of two kids. Have Google Glass but dont worry I’m not recording you. Interested in how wearable technology changes photography and common good. @agarciaphoto
    • Ricardo Garcia (aka RAGO) (@ragomusic); Colombian (with “O”), with Boston roots. Now based in Chicago. Engineer/Audio Scientist. Founder/CTO Base 10 Labs. Passionate about music/sound/signal processing/synthesizers/photography.
    • Alex Gaynor
    • Matt Gee
    • Vanessa Gennerelli (@mozzadrella) Learning Lead @Peer 2 Peer University. Building learning communities on the web, including Play With Your Music, Badges for Lifelong Learning, and Data Explorer Mission. Qualitative researcher. Nomad. 
    • Joe Germuska (@JoeGermuska) Chief Nerd @ KnightLab; Project Lead @ Census Reporter; Founder of OpenGovChicago; Host, “Conference of the Birds,” WNUR-FM
    • Ari Gesher (@alephbass) – engineering ambassador at Palantir Technologies. I’m supposedly a ‘big data expert’ and talk a lot at conferences.  A software engineer, I’m very passionate about the ways that technology can be used to preserve privacy.  Also, improv and bullshitting. A returning prodigal sun who has decamped to the valley from my Chicago roots.
    • Jason Gessner (@plural) Chicago Googler, Milwaukee Makerspace founding member, father of 2 geek girls, married to an ultramarathoner, occasional bourbon baron.
    • Aziz Gilani
    • Melissa Gilliam
    • Michael Girdley, Founder @ Codeup, Former CEO Alamo Fireworks, I help run SAPitch.com, SANewTech.com, work at Geekdom in San Antonio.  I like holding hands and long walks on the beach.
    • Brett Goldstein
    • Harry Gottlieb: Founder of Jellyvision Lab, ALEX and Jackbox Games.  But now that I’ve looked at some of these bios, I’ve decided I actually want Eli Finkel’s job.
    • Gwendolyn Graff : Bubblegum expert, DIY’er and hobbyist – my basement would confirm that they are collecting.  Currently tackling a complicated upholstery project and it’s freaking me out to attempt leather.  Recently realized I fit the definition of a gamer – Matt, you need to explain Minecraft – I just don’t get it.  Oh….and music…and horses.
    • Emily Graslie is the Chief Curiosity Correspondent for The Field Museum, and the host and writer of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube series devoted to exploring the behind-the-scenes world of natural history museums. Warning: some videos are kinda gross, like, guts and pus oozing during specimen preparation. It’s awesome. (@ehmee)
    • Robert Grossman, passionate about data science and big data for biology, medicine and health care; trying to see what can be learn if we bring together and analyze 1,000,000 cancer genomes; Professor at the University of Chicago; Partner at Open Data; Director, Open Science Data Cloud
    • John Grout
    • Russ Hakimiyan: A transplant from the Nuclear Industry to the Consumer Electronics industry. I appreciate great products and strive to create them.
    • Naz Hamid — Founder and principal of Weightshift, a design and development studio in San Francisco and Chicago. Primal/paleo/cycling/boulderer, lover of the natural world. 
    • Bill Hammack  (@engineerguytwit) – engineerguy, maker of videos  engineerguy.com
    • Matt Handley (applmak@gmail.com and others) Googler working here in Chicago. Excited about computers, games, music, systems, and Minecraft. Minecraft, minecraft, minecraft. 
    • Steve Hannah
    • Eszter Hargittai (@eszter) prof at Northwestern researching people’s Web use, especially their Internet skills (mainly using surveys and in-person observations, yup, those methods are still relevant); writing book on managing your online reputation; giving career advice on Ph.Do at Inside Higher Ed; trading art on Etsy; Munzeeing and geocaching; winning photo contests (okay, one so far:); chocolate; turtles
    • Alaina Harkness (@harknessaMacArthur Foundation program officer, supporting & connecting people making cities better places to live. Outdoor enthusiast, aspiring prepper, novice fiddler, lapsed oboist. Stories and storytelling rock my world. CHICAGO.
    • Alden Hart – developer of the gShield and TinyG motion control systems used in the Shapeoko, Othermill and many other machines. Avid scotch whisky enthusiast. Will be bringing some underaged whisky (<10 years old) – please do not confuse this with underage drinking which is not happening. 
    • Paul Hatch -often seen loitering at TEAMS Design (ID, UX and stuff), sometimes at MakerBiz and disORDer meet-ups, or with the awesome folks at Design House  (support local!) . Was totally inspired by ORDcamp2013 and looking for more!
    • Mark Hayward – world yo-yo champion and professional comedy juggler, relentless skill-toy enthusiast, woodworker, maker of hand-crank machines, co-creator of 365cooltricks.com where we post a new cool trick every single day for a year.
    • Christie Hefner
    • Troy Henikoff – MD, Techstars Chicago – loves technology, startups and all forms of bicycles…
    • Jordan Ho
    • Matthew Hoffman
    • Judy Hoffman – Professor in Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago; member of Kartemquin Films; was part of the Guerrilla TV Movement in the 1970s… check out Media Burn Independent Video Archive, mediaburn.org
    • Darryl Holliday – Founder of The Illustrated Press @the_illus_press #comicsjournalsim, reporter (mostly crime and various mayhem) at DNAinfo Chicago,  Chief Gordon at @TheOpenKey
    • Adrian Holovaty – web developer and musician. Django, EveryBlock, Soundslice, YouTube guitar videos.
    • Dave Hoover
    • Max Howell, creator Homebrew, splendid chap
    • Jenny Hu
    • Andrew Huff – (@me3dia) editor & publisher of Gapers Block, co-host of Tuesday Funk, lover of whisk(e)y.
    • Jason Huggins
    • Ben Huh
    • Austen Ito
    • Evan Jacover (@evanjacover) VP of Engineering at Jellyvision and Jackbox Games, mediocre folk musician, large-scale-game-organizer, theater booster.
    • Clay Johnson
    • Shaun Johnson
    • Owen Johnson (@owenjohnson) Managing Partner of startup accelerator Betaspring, co-founder and chairman of Revival Brewing Company, newly minted Minecraft addict, and yoga enthusiast.
    • Chloe Johnston
    • Dan Jorisch
    • Fred Kahl – The Great Fredini (@fredini); Funny Garbage creative director, artist, Coney Island activist- former sideshow sword swallower & founder of Burlesque at the Beach, 3D printing and scanning geek, inventor of the open source Scan-O-Tron 3000 full body 3d scanning rig. 
    • Ryan Kanno
    • Paul Kaplan
    • Zach Kaplan
    • Sandee Kastrul
    • Andrew Kaye – @notandrewkaye | graduate student @ SAIC in Art & Technology Studies | Glass Explorer | OpenFrameworks | Raspberry Pi | waiting for the day we can all stop looking at pixels
    • Robert Kaye – @mayhemBCN, founder of MusicBrainz, co-founder of Party Robotics. Hacker of blinky lights, coffee snob and public shaming advocate. Don’t make me send you a cake invoice!
    • Bobby Kellman
    • James Kennedy
    • Sue Khim
    • Jim Kimball – R&D guy at S C Johnson (yeah, a family company). Facilitate technology strategies, ‘light/easy’ knowledge management practices. Interested in visual data searching, better web searching, rapid prototyping, new materials, new dispensing systems, and learning about how things work.  Inventor of Vecco
    • Jana Kinsman – I’m a beekeeper, illustrator and 1/5 of Quite Strong. @janakinsman on twitter, where I hang out and talk about trees.
    • James Koh – Proud to be a Googler. Proud father of two boys who love Darth Vader and Son, MSI, and Robot Turtles. Over the years, I’ve acquired a taste for overpriced donuts, always telling the truth, and parallel structure. Please follow me on G+.
    • Nick Kokonas – co-owner of Alinea / Next / The Aviary  restaurants, dynamic pricing advocate, occasional writer.
    • Nate Kontny
    • Joe Kottke
    • Jesse Kriss
    • Jason Kunesh – (@jdkunesh) co-founder of Public Good Software, roustabout, synthesist.
    • Cesar Kuriyama – @cesarkuriyama – Creative Human Person / Director / TED speaker / GEEK / 3D VFX artist / Educator.  Founder of @1SecondEveryday 
    • Logan LaHive
    • Jeffrey Lamm
    • Amanda Lannert
    • Michele Larimer
    • Gregg Latterman
    • Sasha Laundy (@SashaLaundy). I like starting things, like a HS neuroscience class and Women Who Code. Was early employee at Codecademy, now helping start a data strategy consultancy. Hacker School alum. Programming, physics. neuroscience, cities, design, persuasion, structural culture, moon shots, and making things with my hands. NYC.
    • Stacy Lindau (@sshvs), professor, gynecologist, founder of CommunityRx (www.healtherx.org), sex and aging expert, house mother to fraternity with 4 members ages 6, 12, 15, and 50, novice tambourine player
    • Laura Loge – (@LauraLoge), freelance operatic soprano, Norwegian song specialist, urban chicken farmer and gardener, mom. www.lauraloge.com
    • Mike Loukides
    • Heidi Lubin (@Heidi_Lubin), co-founder of HEVT (moonshot ideas about nextgen energy and mobility); alumna of Archeworks; avid skier, yogi (former instructor of both), and hiker; I split my time between Chicago and Northern California.
    • Eric Lunt (@elunt). CTO and co-founder of BrightTag. Previously CTO and co-founder of FeedBurner, Spyonit.com, and some other Chicago joynts. Father of 3, live in Barrington IL.
    • Gabrielle Lyon – education activist, cofounder of Project Exploration; champion for access to STEM and all that jazz; teacher of design principles for doing good; canner of jams; veteran paleontology expedition quartermaster; itinerant blogger; Director of Strategy at  Thirty Million Words.
    • PJ Macklin – Designer at Soundslice and gravitytank, formerly EveryBlock. I play upright bass. 
    • Brooke Magnanti (@bmagnanti) Scientist, writer, former sex worker. Better known as that lady Billie Piper once played. Whisky and statistics enthusiast. I live in NW Scotland.
    • Roger Magoulas
    • Rob Malda
    • Matt Maloney
    • Mercedes Mane
    • Katrina Markoff
    • Jen Masengarb (@jmasengarb) architectural educator + historian; Director of Interpretation + Research @ the Chicago Architecture Foundation.  Writing haikus in my attempt to tell Chicago how much I love her. This year, I have hair.
    • Hilary Mason (@hmason) – data & people & absurdity. Co-founder of DataGotham & HackNY, former Chief Scientist at bitly, proud New Yorker.
    • Nathan Mason – curator of exhibitions and public art, visual and ceramic artist
    • Justin Massa – founder & CEO of Food Genius (conceived at ORDcamp ’10) | food and booze data nerd | bitters enthusiast | father of a 3.5 year-old | NOLA born, Chicago based
    • Jacob Matthews – programmer at Google. I am interested in technology, and food, and technology and food.
    • Chris McAvoy – (@chmcavoy) tech lead for the Mozilla Open Badges project. Coffee roaster, way into computers, Chicago history, serial-hobbyist.
    • Q. McCallum (@qethanm) – Amateur reader/listener, professional writer/speaker.  Not always in the same language.  On my feet or at cruising altitude.  Man on a (consulting) mission: I help people put data to good use.
    • Patrick McCarthy – (+PatrickMcCarthyX) (@RothMobot) (www.RothMobot.com)
      Polymathic Educator, MSI Fab Lab Facilitator, Alternative Education Designer, Musician, Painter, Origamist
    • Kathleen McCarthy
    • Dennis McClendon          Designer of maps at Chicago CartoGraphics, Chicago historian and geographer.  Overly interested in public transit, Art Deco, and constitutional law.
    • Matt McCoy (@GOminiFab) Retail digital fabrication with lasers, CNC routers/mills, and 3-D printers. ( mini-Fab.com) Who knew wives, daughters, or huskies would be so awesome? I have one each at the moment.
    • Kate McGroarty – Lived in a Museum once. Makes stuff up. Don’t dance with her.
    • Andrew McLaughlin
    • James Megquier (@jmegq / +JamesMegquier) Google programmer (web server, etc.). Father of 1- and 3-year-olds. Enjoys elegance, simplicity, gin, and soldering irons. Reads hexdumps for fun.
    • Dan Melton
    • Atkins Meyer
    • Dan Meyer
    • Evan Miller – Software developer, occasional blogger. Currently Wizard, formerly Chicago Boss. Moved to Chicago for grad school, stayed for the pizza. Trying to get a local Julia Meetup off the ground
    • Fawzia Mirza
    • Lesa Mitchell
    • Rebeca Mojica (+RebecaMojica) Helping people make cool things out of pretty shiny metal rings at Blue Buddha Boutique, and making my own jewelry. Geeking out with fractals. Training my cat to play piano.
    • Nicole Montanye
    • Dawn Xiana Moon (@dawnxianamoon) – Singer-songwriter (folk, pop, jazz, traditional Chinese music). Director/producer of Raks Geek: Geek + Bellydance + Fire. Tribal bellydancer. Senior web developer for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Foodie. Serious case of wanderlust.
    • Jackie Moore
    • Erik Moore
    • Javaun Moradi (@javaun) Father of two. Hiker, biker, craft beer and hypermedia API enthusiast. Aspires to live in a mountain town. Product team at NPR.
    • Brit Morin
    • Bruce Mueller –  Researcher, inventor at Motorola Solutions; Built the biggest, ugliest, most complex wireless modems ever.  Passionate about inspiring and developing practical skills in youth.  Proud father of two makers.
    • Shelly Mujtaba
    • Justine Nagan – (@jlouktq) – By day I assist talented doc filmmakers in getting their stories told (@kartemquin), by night I partner to raise a sweetie-pie 2 year old with a platinum mullet. Helping lead the craft revolution one quilt at a time.
    • Dan O’Neil
    • Claire O’Neill
    • Tim O’Reilly
    • Jimmy Odom – (@JimmyOdom) A contagiously passionate entrepreneur. Fascinated with creating transformational customer experiences. 
    • Jeanne Marie Olson –  (@JMOChicago)  EducationData, Design, People + Tech + Systems, making stuff in my basement, and supporting cool/local/urban projects. Hooked on research and liberating data to empower communities. I have two kids under 9. I need coffee.
    • Wendy C. Ortiz – (@WendyCOrtiz) writer, mother, marriage & family therapist intern, co-founder, curator & host of Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, blogger, native Angeleno. Columnist for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
    • Christine Outram
    • Hunter Owens – (@Hunter_Owens) General Purpose Nerd. @UChicago undergrad. Most likely to die in search of a taco. 
    • Ali Pasha – Googler. Product Manager. Builds products that publisher use to make money on the internet (DoubleClick). Previously built products that encouraged open source (Google Code) and kids to build apps for their phone (App Inventor).
    • Neal Patel
    • Ameya Pawar
    • Coya Paz
    • Miguel Perez
    • Anne Petersen(@apetersen) – digital strategist, big on non-profits and open (source, data, government, fill in the blank), 2011 President of Pumping Station: Onephotographer (here too), maker, writer, speaker, geek, Chicago Nerd. Addicted to Kickstarter. Half-Danish and can speak Danish (rustily). Longest bio ever.
    • Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini / Google+): Former right wing extremist, current peace advocate and co-founder of Life After Hate. Author, Chicago entrepreneur, ex-Threadless, Emmy nominated exec producer of JBTV. Nutella addict. Dad. Hubby of a Googler.
    • Nick Piepmeier – (@piepspiepspieps?, +pieps) Privacy ninja and ex-Data Liberator at Google Chicago by day, generative media geek, gamer, electronic music dabbler, and closet sysadmin by night. Occasionally caffeinated or intoxicated, and usually a bit sketchy. Fascinated by tools. Proud dogfather.
    • Melissa Pierce (@melissapierce)  Runs CWDevs, COO Everpurse, Makes films: current project: Grace Hopper Documentary. 
    • Nichole Pinkard
    • Nick Pinkston (@nickpinkston) – Founder of Plethora – democratized / automated manufacturing, Hardware Startups organizer, and advocate for the future.
    • Emmanuel Pratt – aquapon, artist/architect/urban design-er + urban farm-er + tinker-er + make-er + do-er 
    • Jerry Pyle (@jkpyle) – Horror filmmaker and commercial editor in Los Angeles. 
    • Dan Ratner
    • Dylan Reed(@dylanreed)- Comedy, magic and juggling. Best worst juggler in Colorado. Fan of games, laughing, technology and adventures.  I love underwater creatures and reading
    • Harper Reed
    • Dale Reed (@TeachingCS) – CS evangelist in the Chicago area. Collector of cool pieces of tech that someday I will use to build something. 
    • Dylan Richard
    • Shawn Riegsecker
    • Scott Robbin (@srobbin) – coding with Weightshift, maker of belts, professional hot dog.
    • Iain Roberts
    • Adam Robinson
    • Will Robinson – site lead for Google Chicago engineering. Research interests include randomness, causality, and Starcraft 2. Proud+sleepy new dad.
    • Bo Rodda
    • Gillian Rode (@gillianrode) Product Development Manager at LUNATIK by MINIMAL.  Chicago chapter co-founder of LAWD, an organization for women working in design.  Cirque du Soleil alum.  
    • Jim Rodovich (@rodovich)—software engineer for Inventables, author of Lively Logic and short stories, wielder of construction paper.
    • Scott Roth
    • Andy Sabin – founder of Ear Machine. Hearing science researcher. Maker of software tools for hearing enhancement and music production. Interested in human/audio interaction. Data geek. 
    • Andrea Saenz
    • Peter Sagal
    • Neal Sales-Griffin
    • Aaron Salmon (@aaronsalmon) – I love you all.
    • Tim Saylor (@tsaylor) – Hackerspace maker, django web developer, human.
    • David Schalliol (@metroblossom) – PhD candidate in sociology at The University of Chicago. Managing Editor of Gapers Block, photographer, filmmaker.
    • Emily Schwartz -Hi there. I write plays. I also take photographs. Mostly of plays but sometimes of other things. strangetree.org
    • Don Schwarz
    • Dave Seal
    • Dan Shapiro (@danshapiro) – Kickstarted Robot Turtles, a board game that teaches programming to preschoolers (robotturtles.com). Writing a book about startup CEOs. Infatuated with my laser cutter.
    • Julie Shapiro  (@jatomic) –>  Career listener, thinker, innovator, encourager, champion of story. Keen on change and taking chances. Biggest Third Coast International Audio Festival fan out there.
    • Luke Shepard (@lukeshepard) – I’m CTO at eSpark Learning, a Chicago-based education company. We build personalized learning curriculum that significantly increases student learning in schools across America. I moved home to Chicago last summer, before which I was at Facebook for several years and Amazon before that. I’m really looking forward to the 3D printers at ORDCamp this year.
    • Matt Shobe
    • Aaron Silvers (@aaronesilvers) chicagoan. troublemaker. sherpa for a community focused on design, learning and  technology (and international standards), formerly with US Department of Defense. mohawk-wearing partner in our own advocacy. addicted to coffee, bourbon and barbecue (and product for my mustache and beard). business development/program manager for Funny Garbage in nyc (@funnygarbage). 
    • Ravi Singh (@code4ever) love to tinker with anything mobile and programmable like phones, Pebble Watches, Google Glasses, Tesla’s and recently smitten with wearable tech experiments. VP of Mobile Engineering for MarkITx.
    • Dan Sinker (@dansinker) – hello world.
    • Michael Slaby
    • Shawn Smith ( @shawnimal ) I love making things like Shawnimals, Resketch books, fun/dumb art and a lot more. Proud dad to a one-year-old! Worked as a game reviewer for EGM magazine many moons ago.
    • Janna Sobel – I use performance forms and spaces to help people create community across lines of identity, occupation and origin.  I run Here’s the Story Chicago and co-curate Real Talk Live. I teach at Second City and the University of Chicago Lab School.  I perform, write and direct.
    • Jeff Solin (@jeffsolin) – Owner @ Solin Systems Consulting, CS Teacher / Soon-to-be Maker Teacher / curriculum writer / hardware lover / FIRST FLLFTC, and FRC coach @ Lane Tech High School, Co-founder @ Chicago CSTA, musician / father / husband @ home, motorcycle rebuilder @ garage. I have a substantial beard…unless Dylan is standing next to me.
    • Borja Sotomayor – (@borjasotomayor+Borja Sotomayor) Academic Director of the Masters Program in Computer Science and Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Chicago. Director of the North American Invitational Programming Contest. Enabler of geeks and hackers at UChicago. Education enthusiast.
    • Benjamin Stanley – (@chefbtstanley) Former product innovation chef and flavor applications assistant, co-founder of Food Genius w/ Justin Massa. Looking to start new hobbies. Lover of board games, taking things apart, and general challenges of enormous size.
    • J. Stanton
    • Tommy Stephenson
    • Rick Stevens
    • Paul Stovall
    • Jas Strong
    • Bob Swartz
    • Jeff Talbot
    • Moshe Tamssot (@Tamssot) – Founder MakeItFor.Us (we get anything made), Founder Monks of Invention (a social experiment in new business creation), Founder The Makery (a shared retail space for Makers), Maker of Liquid Pig BBQ
    • Nell Taylor – (@nelltaylor) Founder Read/Write Library, partner in soon-to-be-new Humboldt Park informal education/making/doing/culture space. Roving digital strategist, ShopVac whisperer.
    • Max Temkin – Proprietor, beesbeesbees.com.
    • Ankur Thakkar – (@ankurthakkar), digital for the City, writer of fictions, editor at TriQuarterly Magazine. 
    • Kaitlin Thaney (@kaythaney) – director of the Mozilla Science Lab, working to pull scientific practice out of the 19th century. Data nerd, former Creative Commoner, believer in using data for good. Teaching scientists how to code through Software Carpentry. Interested in whisky and (human) systems design (separately, of course).
    • Lea Thau
    • John Tolva (@johntolva) City-making, music-messing, reef-keeping, written about here.
    • Schuyler Towne (@shoebox) – Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute studying the history of mechanical security. Used to work in in health care, theater, fasion, security and graphic design. For now, I’m a front-end web dev. I think Locks are beautiful.
    • Jon Trowbridge
    • Jake Trussell (@jtrus) – Father of a 2-year-old, Creative Director @ World Business ChicagoProducer & DJ of experimental party music, + photography | cycling | cooking & eating
    • Brian Turnbull – software and people hacker at Google Chicago.  Interested in food, whiskey, cooking, home brewing, electronics, home automation, aviation, hunting, camping, and living (or vacationing) off the grid. Proud father of 1 with another on the way, recent Chicago transplant.
    • Nnena Ukuku
    • Craig Ulliott
    • Steven Umbach
    • Michael Una (@michaeluna) I design electronic musical instruments and tell stories about digital fabrication for Inventables.
    • Stel Valavanis – Past years I’ve talked about embedded systems, future media, non-profit board challenges, and lots of cool audio fun. Since many of you have been interested in the more basic audio work, and we’re challenged on the sound system side, I’m bringing a PA and electronics to plug and let you all learn hands-on. Me, I’m involved in a few companies, mainly onShore Networks (founder) and Creative Coworking (founder) but I’m also an investor (Youtopia, Storymix, others), and have a civic life too (ACLU-IL mainly). I am an open source user, hacker, big proponent and geek out on audio.video tech art too.
    • Peter Vitale
    • Jesse von Doom – @jessevondoom, 5’8″
    • Nina Walia
    • Joe Walnes (@joewalnes) – Why hello there, you gorgeous ORDCampers. Thanks for reading this far. I’m a software and hardware hacker. Wannabe designer, maker and inventor.  Recently made a Kickstarter, some opensource and other bits.
    • Tate Watkins- 3rd generation jeweler, jewelry designer, engraver, and general maker at Watkins Jewelers in Blackstone, Virginia.  I enjoy 3d printing and making both for work and as a hobby.  I also enjoy wakesurfing, snowboarding, hunting, and cutting my own firewood.
    • Sandor Weisz – @santheo — Usually the werewolf. Frequently the spy. Never the Contessa.
    • Jack Welch – No, not *that* Jack Welch (…unless you were right to start with). I am head of GI and Thoracic cancer clinical trial trials at the National Cancer Institute. On a more upbeat note, I’ve been an NGO country director in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. I enjoy amateur radio, gratuitous knobs, and blinky lights. Occasionally, Ben Collins-Sussman (above) and I write stuff together, like interactive fiction stories.
    • Jack Westwood
    • Marcin Wichary – @mwicharydesigner at Medium, ex-Code for America fellow, aspiring urban explorerphotographerwriter
    • Bryan Wilcox – Founder and President of The Product Manufactory, a B2B R&D agency. I’m also a serious gearhead of the GrassrootsMotorsports variety. I like touring on motorcycles and messing around with early UJM’s. Ask me about mechanical (and some electrical) stuff and we’re going to have an awesome conversation.
    • Frank Wiles – (@fwiles) Founder of RevSys, CEO of Grove.io obsessed with performance/scalability. Recent father, occasional photographer, audiophile, constantly in the kitchen. 
    • Jon Wiley – (@jonwiley, +JonWiley) Design lead for Search and Maps at Google. AKA The Autocompleter.
    • Meghan Wilker – (@irishgirl) COO at Clockwork Active Media, co-author Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process, 1/2 of Geek Girls Guide. Mom of two, wife of one, nerd, ambivert, aspiring marathoner. Loves Bollywood, dancing, GTD, bourbon, and turning ideas into action.
    • Scott Wilson
    • Sara Winge
    • Eric Wolff – …….Chief Regulatory Officer at CME Group for 20 years, retired early in 2008 to further persue creative side: woodturning, sportkite design, and blogging for a highschool boys soccer team.  Yo-yo and spintop designer.  Captain of the 11 time National Champion Sportkite Team – The Chicago Fire Kite Team:  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/chicagofirekiteteam?fref=ts   
    • Alya Woods
    • Eric Xu (@mathena) Software engineer at Google. Aficionado of calligraphy, Zen and martial arts. Having no patience for things that can be automated.
    • Sam Yagan
    • Don Yanek
    • Jenn Yee (@yeefunk) Director of Startup Institute Chicago. Lover of written words, sandwiches, and helping people find jobs they love. Really impressed if you make it this far down the attendee list.
    • Dan Yocum
    • Hanna Zhong – Built vertical search engine products some months ago, now working on designing/manufacturing/distributing refrigerated equipments, developing an indie book reading platform, and producing a conference at Chicago to promote tech startups and diversity in tech.
    • Ed Zotti
    • Seth Zurer – (@baconfestchi) Co-founder of Baconfest Chicago.

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