10:30 – 11:00 Running a School Maker Faire, Mariah Kramer

We will host a discussion around running a school Maker Faire, what is involved, things we learned, things we would do again and pitfalls.


11:00 – 12:00 Online Skill Sharing Panel, Jimmy DiResta, Rory May and Bill Griggs

Jimmy DiResta: and the Making It Podcast
Bill Griggs: and the CNC Router Tips Podcast
Rory May: and


12:00 – 12:30 Students Who Assist with Technology, Tony Fountain

Ever want to get students more involved with technology? Teach them to how fix technology. Show them how to assist teachers and fellow students with school technology. This discussion will focus on how one school implemented a very successful student technology assistance program.

12:30 – 1:00 Cultivating a Maker Mindset, Elisabeth Bostwick

Discover the “why” behind makerspaces and how to foster a culture of innovation in your school. Be inspired by how immersing students in the 4Cs empowers learners to take ownership over their education. Cultivating the maker mindset has the potential to ignite a passion for learning within both educators and students. Learn how our school launched our makerspace, and how the addition of both low tech and high tech items have created relevant learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of every learner.


1:00 – 1:30 Kathy Ceceri (followed by a book signing at the Barnes & Noble Booth)

Kathy Ceceri, author of “Paper Inventions,” “Edible Inventions,” and other books full of hands-on maker activities for kids and beginners, will demonstrate some of the simple but powerful learning projects you can do with tools and skills you already have.

2:00 – 3:00 A/V presentation by Rory May and


3:00 – 3:30 Gibber, Charlie Roberts

Gibber is a browser-based tool for live coding music and generative visuals. Create beats using JavaScript, and synchronize them with 3D graphics and other visual effects. It is used around the globe for performances and teaching introductory programming.


3:30 – 4:00 Slap Friends, John Ceceri III

As seen at Alt.Ctrl.GDC 2016 and Experimental Games Workshop, Slap Friends is an “alternative controller” video game where players use custom puppets as the game controllers. Learn about the design process of coming up with an alt control game and the challenges of doing so.


9:00 – 11:00, 12:00 – 2:00, 3:00 – 5:00 Forging, Rory May

Watch Rory forge a stool from scratch through the course of the day, and sit on it during his presentation.  He plans to forge from 9-11, 12-2, and 3-5.  You’d be surprised at how quiet a properly dampened anvil is.

9:00 – 5:00, Every half hour Lockpicking with TOOOL

Learn how to pick locks with The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers.


1:00 – 2:00 Spray Painting Stencils, Myles Moran

Myles will demonstrate how he creates art from laser cut stencils using spray paint.