Camp 2015: Who Came?

> Camp 2015: Who Came?
  • Aaron McKay
  • Abril Vela (@abril_vela)- founder of Chicago Girls in Computing (soon to include Detroit Girls in Computing), FIRST fanatic, aspiring entrepreneur through Shift Creator Space, hackNY ’15 fellow and current University of Michigan student
  • Adam D’Augelli –  early stage investor, lover of punk rock, and burritos
  • Adrian Holovaty – web developer (Soundslice, EveryBlock, Django), poster of YouTube guitar videos
  • Ajay Goel (@PartTimeSnob) – founder of JangoMail and Wordzen. Didgeridoo and tennis player. Writer, public speaker, aspiring stand-up comedian.
  • Alaina Harkness @harknessa – cities program at the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago.  21 National Parks and counting.
  • Alex Berger
  • Alison Gianotto
  • Ally Brisbin – People gatherer, Community Glue Workshop co-founder, Edgewater Workbench co-owner, Marketing & Events lady for the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. I’m interested in local economies and bringing people together in the name of the greater good.
  • Analisa Russo – Co-founder of Electroninks Writeables in Somerville, MA. .We work on paper electronics for education and prototyping.
  • Andrew Huff – (@me3dia) Editor & publisher of Gapers Block, content guy for various projects, currently taking over the nonprofit administration/PR firm my father founded.
  • Andria Winters
  • Andy Sabin – (@Andy_Sabin) Research/Technology that helps people hear better. Also making a game with Sandy.
  • Anne Petersen – UXer, photographer (here too), Chicago Nerd. Addicted to Kickstarter. Likes making things easier and simpler for others, but has a hard time self-applying.
  • Annie Mohaupt – (@mohopshoes) Shoe designer, local factory owner, founder of Mohop. Early Feb, launching the first mass-custom footwear collection 3D digitally fabricated from photos/scans of your foot (fingers crossed, inshallah, etc.)
  • AnnMarie Thomas  (@amptMN) engineering (and engineering education) professor,  author: “Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation,” squishy circuits, engineering of circus 
  • Ari Gesher
  • Asher Vollmer
  • Aziz Gilani
  • Barry Kudrowitz
  • Bart Dring
  • Ben Chandler – (@thebenchandler) Lives in Chicago. Photographer/filmmaker/amateur cook/professional eater.
  • Ben Collins-Sussman – (@sussman) programmer, theater composer, Googler, banjo player, radio ham, interactive fiction author, photographer, sketcher, dad
  • Ben Huh
  • Bill Carrier
  • Bill Fienup – is the president of Catalyze Chicago, a co-working space and manufacturing network built to accelerate the growth of hardware startups.  He earned his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. After seven years of product design consulting for IDEO and Insight Product Development, he is now a full time entrepreneur working on three start-up companies.
  • Bill Hammack (@engineerguytwit) – engineer, co-author of the book Albert Michelson’s Harmonic Anaylzer and co-creator the book’s companion video series . Creator of engineerguy videos (bundle watch ’em all); interested in communicating engineering to the public.
  • Bitsy Bentley
  • Bo (Warner) Rodda
  • Bob Lee (@crazybob) – former CTO of Square, former Android platform core library lead
  • 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.
  • Bob Claggett – Producer of I Like To Make Stuff, programmer and Maker ( @iliketomakestuf )
  • Brandon Fischer
  • Brett Goldstein (@bjgol) – Senior Fellow in Urban Science at University of Chicago — Former CIO/CDO City of Chicago, Ex OpenTable
  • Brian Fitzpatrick (@therealfitz) – Founder: Tock. Xoogler. Co-Founder of ORD Camp and resident Chicagophile. Chaotic Good.
  • Brian Jepson (@bjepson) – Publisher, Make: Books. Co-producer of RI Mini Maker Faire and DC Mini Maker Faire. Providence Geeks Co-Host.
  • Brian Lanier
  • Brian Turnbull
  • Britton Picciolini – (@brittonp) Googler, photographer, geek, empty nester, teacher/board member @ Citizen Schools, ice cream addict
  • Bruce Mueller – Engineer, maker, librarian, baker, Boy Scout, curator of fine tools and lightweight camping gear.
  • Bryan Wilcox
  • Burton J. (Burt) Schultz
  • Carol Marin
  • Casey Shea – Project Make teacher, working in K-12 settings to introduce and pump up high and low tech making opportunities, currently fixated on digital manufacturing and entrepreneurship.   
  • Cat Allman – @catallman  Google Open Source and Making Science teams, co-organizer of Science Foo Camp, closet luddite and serial crafter, ask me about petting whales
  • Cathy Chouinard-Hasmonek – When I  see what I want I capture it; for workfun, & play! Can be stalked @chouinardphoto
  • Char Genevier
  • Charles Adler
  • Charlie Catlett – @cec, @urbanCCD, @ArrayOfThings.  
  • Chris Agerton
  • Chris Balin
  • Chris DiBona
  • Christen Carter @busychristen, Button Mogul at Busy Beaver, co-curator at the Button Museum, Wanna know what you’re up to; why and how.
  • Christian Picciolini (@cpicciolini) – Author, Romantic Violence: Memoirs of an American Skinhead and Founder/Chairman, Life After Hate. ex-Threadless, IBM, and Emmy nominated Exec Producer of JBTV. Nutella addict.
  • Christopher Baker
  • Cinnamon Cooper (@cinnachick) purse-maker, textbook production artist, InDesign guru, crafter of things fiber-political-feminist-historical-you have it, founder of the DIY Trunk Show, founder of the Chicago Craft Mafia, author Everything Cast Iron Cookbook, daydreaming food anthropologist, cat lover, Chicago lover whose heart got left in New Orleans
  • Conrad Fuhrman (@conradfuhrman) – Designer & developer, Co-Founder MakeItFor.Us. Brewer, BJCP Provisional Judge, CHAOS Brew Club, I love old vinyl, currently building a 6v6 tube amp and a keezer… bringing some breakfast bacon bourbon as well!
  • Craig
  • Craighton Berman (@craightonberman) – Designer & illustrator. Founder of Manual—a brand at the intersection of slow food and design. Adjunct professor at UIC teaching Entrepreneurial Product Development. I care a lot about food, coffee, music, and ideas.
  • Dale Dougherty
  • Dale Stephens – 5th grade dropout and founder of uncollege.org. Author or Hacking Your Education (Penguin 2013). Queer.
  • Damir Ara – Lane Tech College Prep vice principal. Fortunate and thankful to be working with the most creative and good spirited CS teachers.  Founder of reelteachers.com and bigideateachers.com. Creative artist. Few guitar chords and drum beats  – enough to fool people into thinking I can actually play. Current research: debunking theories and practices for ensuring your first born is a son. 
  • Dan Bornstein —  @danfuzz, “virtual machinist.” Early Android tech lead at Google, but have mostly worked for small startups. Currently working at Nextbit. Coffee enthusiast. Occasional ukulele player. Ask me about Samizdat!
  • Dan Jorisch
  • Dan Law – “I <3 teaching”. I’m a Chicago Public School Computer Science teacher and the dept chair at Lane Tech HS. Been doing it for 12 years. I’m also a new father. The human larva is 7 weeks old now and still alive. Yay! Also, one of ten “Dan’s” that will be at ORD Camp.
  • Dan Nelson – @danimalnelson | Head of Design, User Experience at Tock | Co-Owner of The Ruby Tap
  • Dan O’Neil
  • Dan Ratner
  • Dan Shapiro: Robot Turtles and a new thing. Talk to me about my laser cutter.
  • Dan Sinker – died tragically rescuing his family from the wreckage of a destroyed sinking battleship
  • Dan Wagner – Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Civis Analytics, a data science technology and advisory firm in Chicago, IL, where he manages company strategy and product development. Before founding Civis, Dan served as the Chief Analytics Officer on the 2012 Obama campaign.
  • Dan Yocum – I am Dan^10.  Currently a Principal OpenStack Systems Engineer at Red Hat, formerly at Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Argonne Nat’l Lab, and Kitt Peak Nat’l Observatory.  I’m a geek of many things: Physics, Linux, dad, music.  The magnet… I got that for Fitz.  The SDSS spectro plate, too.  Come see Muon tracks in the cloud chamber.  They’re cool!
  • Dana Wagner
  • Daphne Keller: Soon-to-be-Xoogler, works on Internet speech rights and frets about content takedowns by private companies (DMCA, Right to be Forgotten, etc.), makes a mean cocktail
  • Darius Kazemi – Internet artist. Lots of Twitter bots. Recently: Content, Forever
  • Darren Green
  • Darryl Holliday
  • Dave Seal
  • David Beazley: @dabeaz Author, teacher, recovering academic.  You’ll find me out biking at 4:20am in the middle of January. 
  • David Casem
  • David Falck – brewer, coder, crowdsourcing and start-up loving dude.
  • David Hernandez – Proprietor of Camp Wandawega, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Chicago, Founder of The Royal Order of Experience Design, Board Member of The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust.
  • David Pablo Cohn
  • David Picciuto ( @drunkenwood ) A drunken woodworker who still has all his fingers.
  • David Schalliol (@metroblossom) – PhD candidate in sociology, Managing Editor of Gapers Block, maker of photographs and films.
  • Deb Chachra (@debcha ): Materials scientist, engineering professor, writer. Interested in revolutionizing engineering education, gender and STEM, collagen, solitary bees and Osedax.
  • Dennis McClendon
  • Don Schwarz
  • Doug Bradbury (@dougbradbury) — Director of Software Services at 8th Light.  Congolese Wooden Scooter (Chukudu) builder.
  • Duncan Davidson (@duncan) — Currently: Developer at Wunderlist, Photographer at TED; Previously: Apache Software Foundation, Sun, Java, Mac, blah blah blah.
  • Dylan Richard
  • Ed Zotti
  • Edward Ford
  • Eileen Donovan – jack of all trades and Chief Minion at Tock. Itinerant pilot of (almost) all things aerodynamic. 
  • Elan Lee – Recently resigned Chief Design Officer at XBOX Entertainment Studios.  Professional Storyteller.  Makes movies, tv shows, games, and Alternate Reality Games.  His mother says he’s a very nice boy.
  • Eli Finkel — professor at Northwestern (psychology and Kellogg); op-ed contributor (e.g., this); erratic facial hair
  • Elizabeth Gerber –(@elizgerberDesign for America Founder; Northwestern Design Prof; passionate about  rethinking higher education  and civic innovation through crowdsourcing and peer production.
  • Emile Cambry –Founder of BLUE1647 and the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival
  • Emily Graslie – (@ehmee) Chief Curiosity Correspondent at The Field Museum in Chicago, host/writer/creator/producer of The Brain Scoop on the YouTubes. 
  • Eric Lunt
  • Eric Peyton – long time software engineer. That’s my only skill. Really. Dad and lego builder.
  • Eric Wolff – Retired Chief Regulatory Officer at CME.  Sportkite, yo-yo and spintop designer; woodturner and drone pilot/photographer.  Captain of the 11 time National Champion Sportkite Team – The Chicago Fire Kite Team:  http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/chicagofirekiteteam?fref=ts
  • Erik Moore
  • Erin McKean — (@emckean) founder of Wordnik, maker of dresses, tweeter of Great Band Names
  • Eszter Hargittai (@eszter) – figuring out how to improve people’s Web-use skills (and dispel myth that all young people are digitally savvy), get more women to contribute to Wikipedia; acrylic & watercolor painting; nature photography; Nov ’14 Player of the Week on Munzee <– we need more Chicagoland players! Prof at Northwestern eszter.com
  • Eva Galperin – @evacide EFF activist, security geek, circus aerialist.
  • Eva Robert
  • Evan Jacover – @evanjacover Developer at Jackbox Games, mediocre folk singer, trying to figure out how babies work  
  • Ficus Kirkpatrick – @ficus high school dropout, serial hobbyist, helped start Android, still work on it. Excited about software, adventure, learning, eating, drinking…
  • Frank Heidt – International man of mystery
  • Gabrielle Lyon – @lyongabrielle; canner of produce; builder of ill-repute; itinerant educator & blogger; VP of Education at Chicago Architecture Foundation; founder of Project Exploration; fan of more open, less closed.
  • George Aye—@georgeaye Principal at Greater Good Studio and Assistant Professor in Designed Objects at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Believes in designing tools that help us act differently not just think differently.
  • Gillian Rode – @gillianrode  human GPS for integrated hardware and software programs at fuseproject.  Cirque du Soleil alum.
  • Gregg Latterman
  • Gwendolyn Graff – Hobbyist; Scientist; Baker; Super-taster; Hobby Farmer; Bubble-blower; DIY’er….oh, and 2 for 2 on Tip-a-canoe this year – time to take up kayaking
  • Harlo Holmes
  • Harper Reed
  • Heather Akers-Healy
  • Heidi Coudal @heidimcoudal Owner of Big Delicious Planet Catering, Canteen & Urban Farm
  • Heidi Lubin
  • @HunterWalk – Believer in creative tools & communities via SecondLife, Google, YouTube; now seed invest via Homebrew
  • Ian Reither
  • Ilan Moyer – Machine designer and co-founder of the power tool company Taktia.
  • Jackie Moore
  • Jacob DeHart
  • Jacob Matthews
  • Jacqui Cheng – @ejacqui – Editor-in-Chief of The Wirecutter and The Sweethome; Editor-at-Large at Ars Technica; writer
  • Jake Trussell – Creative Director @WorldBizChicago | producer & DJ of experimental party music | Booster of ChicagoMade | tweeter @jtrus
  • James Kennedy
  • Jana Kinsman
  • Janna Sobel
  • Jas Strong
  • Jason Coleman
  • Jason Gessner (@plural) – Father of 2 great geek girls, husband to an ultrarunner, Googler, founder of Milwaukee Makerspace, art school dropout. i buy my bourbon by the barrel. I want to ask you questions and hear what you have to say.
  • Jason Huggins
  • Jason Kunesh (@jdkunesh) Someday rodeo clown, current CEO at Public Good. Comics, guitars, poetry, & pop culture. Eugene Hasenfus was my neighbor.
  • Jean Whitmore – Google engineer, formerly in finance, formerly a Ph.D. candidate in sociology, who helped psychologists explain irrational decision-making with evolutionary psychology and the magic of biased statistical estimators, although she lost her work ethic in the beer gardens of Munich, formerly a physics major, and whose passion is true novelty, beyond information theory.
  • Jeanne Marie Olson -(@JMOChicago)  EducationData, DesignPeople + Tech + Systems, making stuff in my basement. Hooked on research and liberating data to empower communities. I would like more than 24 hours in a day please.
  • Jeff Bates
  • Jeff Solin (@jeffsolin) – Main Gig: CS Teacher / Maker Teacher / curriculum writer / hardware lover / FIRST FTC and FRC coach / built and run the Innovation and Creation Lab at Lane Tech High School. Side-Hustles: Co-founder of Chicago CSTA, Owner of Solin Systems Consulting, CS work with CPS and Code.org.  More Importantly: musician / father / husband / crappy beer, great tea and great Scotch enthusiast. Wanting to talk to Dan about his laser cutter. Longest Bio.
  • Jeffreen Hayes – curator, community organizer, writer of arts and culture, founder of Bridge/Arts, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Brown – cartoonist, dad, Star Wars, Neanderthals, Chicago, coffee, space exploration, art
  • Jen Masengarb – (@jmasengarb) architectural educator + historian @chiarchitecture; writer of Chicago haikus; met @JnnBrndl at ORD Camp 2013, and now I occasionally get to help the cool kids at WBEZ’s Curious City solve architectural history mysteries
  • Jenna Bilotta
  • Jennifer Brandel – (@JnnBrndl) Founder Curious Nation / WBEZ’s Curious City. Looking for a Ruby on Rails developer. Sadly won’t be in town for ORD15. #inconsolable
  • Jennifer Farrington – champion of play, public participation, and making stuff. CEO at Chicago Children’s Museum, CFNo/mom to two teenagers.  Baker of pies, knitter of stuff. Still getting invited to this crazy thing despite my failure to do twitter right @jennsitalian
  • Jerry Belich – (@j3rrytron) Creator of the @Choosatron & other hardware / software game design, plays theremin, storyteller, interactive fiction writer, comedy performer, lover of excellent scotch and cocktails
  • Jerry Berg – Producer of Barnacules Nerdgasm on YouTube & full time Nerd ( @barnacules
  • Jesse Kriss – (@jkriss) Software design and development for artists, citizens, science, space. Senior Design Lead at JPL’s Human Interfaces Group. Into prototyping, effective design strategies, information visualization, web tech, music, etc.
  • Jesse von Doom ( @jessevondoom )–The inventor of the slow-motion jumping high-five, Jesse’s interests include pizza, e-mail, goats, his two adorable daughters (Violet and Clementine) and did I mention e-mail? Also CASH Music, a free open-source set of tools to support working artists. He does not yet have an honorary doctorate, sadly. [bio by Deb Chachra]
  • Jessica Droste Yagan
  • Jessie Chavez
  • Jessy Kate Schingler (San Francisco) – The Embassy Network is creating a new type of housing commons. The Red Victorian Coliving Hotel is a 20-room community-managed hotel providing short- and long-term accommodations in a collaborative environment. They both run on a software platform called modernomad. District Commons is a new initiative that will explore new models for human settlement, democratizing place and growing the commons. I’d consider myself a builder and student of decentralized and self-governing systems– both human and software.
  • Jim Blandy
  • Jim Coudal – @coudal | Coudal Partners | Field Notes Brand | The Deck | Layer Tennis
  • Jim Kimball
  • Jim Lecinski – @jimlecinski | Aficionado of Vintage Jazz, Old Cars and Hockey | Author of “Winning the Zero Moment of Truth” | VP Customer Solutions at Google | bio
  • Jim Rodovich
  • JJ Lueck
  • Joanne Manaster  All around science advocate and accidental new media expert. Love to promote STEM topics and reading popular science books through book reviews and my Read Science! Google Hangouts on Air where I’ve managed to talk to some really cool folks.
  • Joe Born@joeborn Mostly I’m known as the father of my more famous inventor daughter.  Also we’re bringing back the Aiwa brand (for consumer electronics), please come talk to me if you have feelings about that!
  • Joe Germuska@JoeGermuska – Chief nerd, Knight Lab; project lead, Census Reporter; host, Conference of the Birds, WNUR-FM
  • Joe Kottke
  • Joe Walnes@joewalnes Inventor, designer, developer, wantrepreneur and general procrastinator. Software and hardware thingies. Sometimes open-source. Ex-Google, Ex-Thoughtworks. Last year took an idea to Kickstarter and then to Apple Store. Still haven’t got a clue what I’m doing, but getting real good at pretending. Brother o’ Tilly.
  • Joel Yarmon – Alaskan, Pilot, Ski Racer, Builder of Computers, Torrenter of North Korean #1 Movies! Oh, VC too.
  • Johanna Zorn
  • John Bracken
  • John Grout
  • John Tolva (@johntolva) I lead PositivEnergy Practice, an urban design, engineering and software development shop. Former CTO City of Chicago, former IBM. I like reefs, beats, and screams.
  • Jon Bruner (@JonBruner) I co-chair O’Reilly Solid, a conference about the intersection between software and the physical world. You should come! I also run O’Reilly’s hardware vertical, so if you’re dying to write a book/host a video/otherwise communicate your commanding knowledge of electrical engineering, mechanical design, manufacturing, etc., let’s talk!
  • Jon Trowbridge
  • Jon Wiley (@jonwiley) – chief designer for Google Search for last 5 years, now on Google Cardboard and all things VR; instigator of Google’s material design.
  • Jordan Ho
  • Josh Billions
  • Josh Bloch – Effective Java, Java Libraries, Fixing and building stuff, Xoogler, ex-Sunni. Last time I brought my bluesharps (harmonicas) through ORD, TSA thought they were ammo clips.
  • Josh DeBonis (@joshdebonis) – I design digital and non-digital games, including Meriwether and Killer Queen. Co-founder of BumbleBear Games, nyc-playtest and Brooklyn Game Ensemble.
  • Joshua Schachter (@joshu) – formerly: del.icio.us, yahoo, google, tasty labs. currently: angel investor.
  • Julie Halpern – Author of six funny novels. Mom of two perfectly willing cosplayers. Once a librarian, always a librarian.
  • Justin Massa (@justinmassa) – founded Food Genius (conceived @ ORDcamp 2010). maker of ORDBitters. dad. spouse. born and raised in NOLA. according to @harper, “health goth”.
  • Justine Nagan – Filmmaker/Quilter/Arts Org CEO/Mama/Estate Sale junkie/avid reader. Co-Founder of I Heart Crafting modern women’s sewing circle, Executive Director of Kartemquin Films, @jlouktq
  • Kaitlin Thaney (@kaythaney) – head up Mozilla’s science program, working to make research more open and reproducible. formerly: datakind uk, digital science, science at creative commons. hates mansplaining. loves flying trapeze and shuffleboard.
  • Kara Oehler (@karaoehler) CoFounder of UnionDocs Collaborative (a documentary arts school in Brooklyn), radio producer, filmmaker,  app maker. Currently obsessed with herbs on roof gardens , dioramas and making a new podcast
  • Kasia Chmielinski (@kaschm) – Scratcher at the MIT Media Lab; tinkerer; feminist; cyclist.
  • Kathleen McCarthy
  • Kelly O’Brien, Founder, Ideaction Corps, @ideactioncorps 
  • Kevin Pang – @pang – Chicago Tribune food writer, documentary filmmaker, former magic shop demonstrator
  • Kim Moldofsky @KimMoldofsky I connect people and resources. Also known as The Maker Mom. Ask me about the Skokie teen app-a-thon. 
  • Kristina Felix – Artist | Fulbright Scholar | Have questions 
  • Laura Kreidberg – I search for aliens, more or less.
  • Leon Chism
  • Linda Stone
  • Lior Ron
  • Lœfty Wałkowiak – mild-mannered software engineer by day, aspiring horseback archer all the rest of the time
  • Logan LaHive
  • Loran Nordgren – Professor of Psychology at Northwestern (Kellogg). I think about how people can work more effectively and creatively.  Coined the term “Thorgasm”
  • Louisa Chu
  • Lucianne Walkowicz – @shaka_lulu Astrophysicist and artist, based at the Adler Planetarium. I study how stars influence planetary habitability with NASA’s Kepler Mission, I use machine learning to search for aliens, and sometimes I ride the train and answer questions about space.  
  • Mallory Bradford – @mpbradfo. Sales Googler by day. Chicago comedian by night. Stand-up, improv, and sketch. Interests include yoga, bridges, and bacon.
  • Manyu Belani
  • Marcin Wichary
  • Mark Hayward – I have the mouth of a celebrity. You may have heard of her. (apparently I also don’t write my own bios.)
  • Mark Krawczuk – Creative Instigator – founder of Lost Horizon Night Markets. In August, I’m leading a convoy across the country (starting in both NYC & SF), to visit Market’s across the country. Once, I put a wifi intranet on NYC’s subway.
  • Mark Lawrence
  • Matt Dennewitz – VP of Product at Pitchfork. Made BeerGraphs.com, ballsandstrikes.co. Baseball, synthesizers, and beer, too. @mattdennewitz / ~mdtz.
  • Matt Gee
  • Matt Handley – Googler working on Google.com’s Web Server. Into Minecraft, Music, Communities, Code, and temporary bonus children. Uncomfortably excited to see you all.
  • Matt Hellige
  • Matt McCoy (@GOminiFab) Retail digital fabrication with lasers, CNC routers/mills, and 3-D printers. (mini-Fab.com) I am very lucky to have a beautiful and supportive wife, two beautiful daughters, and a husky who is also beautiful.
  • Matt Melchiori.  Xoogler.  Currently PM’ing at Trunk Club (in case you need jeans).  Former Data liberator, Transparency Reporter, webspam fighter.  Enjoy data visualization but not updating blogs with new posts.  Hockey nut.  Enjoy going toe-to-toe with Nick Piepmeier in a good argument about….anything.    
  • Matt Shobe – Co-Founder of Spare5.com, model rocket builder, drone enthusiast, HCDE Shobe Prize sponsor. Resident of the far northwest suburb of Seattle.
  • Max Temkin – Director of brand engagement for Pwnmeal Extreme Gaming Oatmeal 
  • Megan Stielstra (@meganstielstra) writing stories, teaching stories, teaching teachers. Once I Was Cool2nd StoryCreative Writing at Northwestern, Center For Innovation in Teaching Excellence at Columbia College.
  • Melissa Gilliam (@melissagilliam1) doctor, researcher, youth advocate, diversity expert, designing games with youth for youth to improve health at Game Changer Chicago Design Lab (GCC).
  • Melissa Pierce (@melissapierce) film director, NFP director, former start-upper, vegan placenta maker, kicked out of Girl Scouts.
  • Melody Kramer (@mkramer) public radio. audio. podcasts. membership. med school dropout. philadelphia. website. 
  • Mercedes Mane
  • Michael Barrett
  • Michael Slaby
  • Michael Una – @michaeluna Storyteller, electronics tinkerer, maker-type weirdo.
  • Michael Vo
  • Mike Davis – @MDScience Science & Education Professor, chemistry demonstrator, exploder of many things, and explorer of electronics for science education.  No known allergies.
  • Mike Loukides – @mikeloukides O’Reilly Media, music, math, learning about bio.  Will play piano if one is there… might bring recorders (wooden kind), though TSA found them entirely too interesting last time I tried to take them on a flight.
  • Mike McGee – (@michaelmcgee) Co-founder of The Starter League, into making epic end of the year music lists, fantasy sports, and bowling. Will bowl if lanes are provided.
  • Mike Sula
  • Miranda Mulligan – (@jmm) New: start @NatGeo in Feb. Formerly: Knight Lab and Boston Globe. 
  • Mojgone Azemun
  • Molly Crabapple
  • Molly Sauter – (@oddletters) Current: grad student at McGill. Former: CMS@MIT, Berkman Center. Author of The Coming Swarm
  • Moshe @Tamssot – innovator @ gmail .com – According to Fitz, I’m the living incarnation of Ferris Bueller (they’re both my heroes — you too, Zach!). ORD Camp changed my life. Founder, Monks of Invention, a social experiment in new business creation (join us for disORDer events, and Conclave/Ranch experiences in Austin). Founder, MakeItFor.Us, a service that gets anything made. Saving the Museum of Holography. Creating the Makery, the antithesis of a mall. Extreme Gardener & Beekeeper . Maker of Liquid Pig BBQ, an invitation only BBQ experience. Willing to try anything, three times. Let’s hang out and innovate 🙂
  • Nan Warshaw – Co-Owner/Co-founder of Bloodshot Recordsfeatured small business owner on the White House web site for Health Care Reform, proudly sits on the advisory boards of the Future Of Music Coalition, The Chicago Music Coalition, and the honorary board of Foundations Of Music. Mother of a teenager into EDM, so now requires more good whiskey and bubbly wine (and dark coffee and tea).
  • Nathan Mason
  • Neal H. Patel – The mean, nasty, controversial version of Dave Schalliol. See also Advanced Technology & Projects at Google blah blah blah.
  • Neal Sales-Griffin
  • Nick Campbell – @nickvegas. Motion Designer and founder of Greyscalegorilla. Creator of ShakeItPhoto. I play pinball, drums and piano in my other life. 
  • Nick Kokonas
  • Nick Piepmeier – (@pieps+piepspieps?) Data Reaper (and ex-Data Liberator) at Google Chicago by day, generative media geek, gamer, and electronic music dabbler by night. Whisk[e]y- and beer-lover, and wannabe bartender. Fascinated by tools. Loves to build things. Very friendly! Proud dogfather.
  • Nicole Montanye
  • Nikita Mikros
  • Opeyemi Olukemi–Manager of Interactive Programming at Tribeca Film Institute.  Curator of TFI Interactive‘s Interactive Playground and lead on the Tribeca Hacks program. Fierce advocate for innovative interactive art forms, multi disciplinary collaboration and bridging the gaps between technology, community and social issues. Lover of late night karaoke.
  • Pallavi Anderson (@pkaushik, personal blog) Google engineer working on search infrastructure. MIT Media Lab alum, Motorola Labs alum,  Sun Microsystems alum. New mom to a 4 month old named after Argonne’s latest supercomputer.
  • Pam Daniels is a founding partner of DesignHouse Inc., an organization dedicated to growing local manufacturing through design. She is happiest when she is making something, and loves to do what’s never been done. Previously Pam led large-scale innovation at IDEO and Starcom MediaVest Group. She serves as a mentor in Design for America and is pursuing a Masters in Product Design & Development at Northwestern University. When she’s not designing something, you might find her laughing with her improv troupe, playing in Lake Michigan or hanging out with her family, sometimes all at once.
  • Parisa Tabriz // Security Princess @ Google; Accomplished at baking, eating, and hijacking cookies.
  • Pascal Finette
  • Patrick McCarthy – Polymathic Educato~~~ Painter ~~~ Experimental Electronics Artist/Instructor
  • Paul Baker—Designer, design researcher, open data advocate, writer, jazz musician. CEO of Webitects, Chicago node of Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Data Institute. Now working on Chuy Garcia campaign.
  • Paul Fehribach
  • Paul Hatch
  • Paul Kaplan
  • Paul Smith (@paulsmith, personal site) – programmer of computers, HealthCare.gov rescue squad, EveryBlock co-founder, DNC deputy CTO/Obama 2012 campaign
  • Peter Sagal
  • Philip Tadros // Doejo, Bow Truss, Aquanaut, SPACE
  • PJ Macklin — Designer at Soundslice & gravitytank. ABS! (Always Be Slicin’)
  • Prasanthi Gandhi
  • Priya Shah – Artist. World Traveler. Founder of The Simple Good – Non-profit dedicated to connecting the meaning of Good from around the world through a platform of art and discussion. We facilitate public art projects and youth art programming in at-risk communities centered around positivity & peace via a online crowd-sourced curriculum by participants from around the world.
  • Q. Ethan McCallum (@qethanm , qethanm.cc) – Accidental social scientist. Applied historian.  Known to read, listen, write, and speak — in that order, not always in English. Strategy consultant on all things data. Have mission, will travel.
  • Rachel Tannenbaum
  • Ravi Singh
  • Renee DiResta
  • Richard Yoo@richardyoo –  founder and former CEO of Rackspace and Serverbeach, now retired – exploring an endless list of hobbies, occasionally investing in young companies, 
  • Rick Klau – @rklau. former FeedBurner guy, now at Google Ventures.
  • Rob Wolcott
  • Robbie Q. Telfer
  • Robert Drinkwater
  • Robert Kaye – @mayhemBCN, Geek, Maker. MusicBrainz, AcousticBrainz and of course CHOCOLATE!
  • Robin Anil – Googler, Open source enthusiast, Bit Shifter, Prediction Fanatic, Geek.
  • Robin Shostack
  • Rory Aronson – Co-Founder of SLO MakerSpace, Lover of Ideation, Founder of FarmBot and OpenFarm. Excited about digital government atm. Stoked for my first ORD Camp!
  • Safia Abdalla (@captainsafia) — Co-founder at Data Science for America (@dsfa_), co-organizer at PyLadiesChicago, data analyst working on environmental AI and predictive analytics for consumer research
  • Sam Greenspan (@samlistens) — Producer, 99% Invisible; Photographer, 2 Miles of Telegraph
  • Sam Rosen (@rosenboy) — Designer? I started One Design Company, The Post Family, Desktime & (formally) The Coop. I like making things and also making things that makes things.
  • Sandee Kastrul
  • Sandor Weisz (@santheo) — Sidekick on The ZED Show. ABP (Always Be Puzzlin’!)
  • Sara Cantor Aye — Co-founder of Greater Good Studio, designer, researcher, dissatisfied optimist.
  • Sarah Geis (@sarahegeis) – Professional listener / sometime radio-maker. Manag. director of Third Coast Festival, formerly at StoryCorps. Expert grocery shopper. 
  • Sarah Otts (@undoingsarah) — CS and gender studies undergrad at the University of Oklahoma, Scratcher at MIT Media Lab, swimmer, juggler, feminist
  • Sasha Laundy (@sashalaundy). Data science and data strategy at Polynumeral in NYC. Started Women Who Code. Went to ETHS so am kind of from Chicago, right?
  • Schuyler Towne (@shoebox) – Security Anthropologist, currently converting the art of lockpicking to Ruby, Python, PHP, Javascript and dice…
  • Scott Robbin (@srobbin) – coding with Cards Against Humanity, Weightshift, maker of belts, “professional” hot dog.
  • Scott Wilson (@scottwilsonID) — Serial entrepreneur and founder of MINIMAL, and creator of crowdfunding game-changer LUNATIK.
  • Sean Bonner (@seanbonner) – safecast / cross my heart hope to die / photos / emails / stuff
  • Selena Deckelmann
  • Seth Zurer (@baconfestchi) – Baconfest Chicago. I enjoy making and eating dinner.
  • Shannon Davis
  • Shawn Smith – very professional creative person who also likes the marketing of things.
  • Shayna Swanson–Aloft, El Circo Cheapo, Chicago Contempoary Circus Festival–your typical circus mogul.
  • Sherry Huss
  • Stacy Lindau
  • Stel Valavanis
  • Stephen Bernacki
  • Steve Brown – (@unklesteve) I throw stuff, market stuff, write about stuff, swear profusely, and have a magnificent friggin’ beard. I am virile and brilliant and don’t cast a shadow unless I want to. I might be lying. 
  • Steve Delahoyde- filmmaker at Delahoyde Projects and Coudal Partners
  • Steve Farsht
  • Steven Lee – (@isightdr) Co-Founder of Opternative. Former eye doctor. Current innovator/inventor/maker/breaker.
  • Steven Levy
  • Stuart de Haro – Machinist and maker of custom French Horns
  • Sundee Wislow – Disrupting the green building certification scene and helping massive real estate owners improve their environmental impact.  Dance enthusiast, always arrive by bike, and have lots of questions about impact investing.  Excited to play at ORD Camp – packing an accordion and amazing chocolate.
  • Thea Polancic – @tdpolancic founder of Conscious Capitalism Chicago and ClearSpace. Semi-conscious leader. art-lover, former Russian ex-pat. Excited to play at ORD Camp.
  • Tiff Fehr—Interactive Developer or Data Journalist (if you prefer buzzwords) at The New York Times. Former amateur boxer and startup “webmaster”.  Dog rescuer.  Grew up on skis.
  • Tiffany Mikell – (@mikellsolution) Cofounder of @blackstarlaunch.  Self-directed learner, passionate about inclusive education and startups.
  • Tilly Walnes – (@TillyButtonsI make step-by-step guides to sewing your own clothes. Author. Blogger. Londoner. Breton stripe obsessive. Sister o’ Joe.
  • Tim Saylor – Developer and hackerspacian.
  • Tricia Bobeda
  • Troy Henikoff – Techstars MD, passionate cyclist, loves building things
  • Vanessa Gennerelli
  • Veronica Arreola
  • Wendy C. Ortiz @WendyCOrtiz. Native Angeleno. Excavation, curator of Rhapsodomancy Reading Series, registered marriage & family therapist intern. Alum of The Evergreen State College. Deserts. Ocean. Books.
  • Will Robinson – Former head of Google Chicago engineering. New-ish dad. Lapsed coder, Mandarin speaker, mandolin player, and gamer. [Like I said, new-ish dad.]
  • Will Smith
  • Zach Darmanian – Harris
  • Zach Kaplan
  • Zach Lloyd- Xoogler, former lead eng on Google Docs.  Brooklyner.  New entrepreneur.
 

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