Dale Dougherty of MAKE magazine is joined by Tom Kalil of the White House, Francisco, D'Souza of Cognizant and Margaret Honey of the NYSCI for this conversation on the role of making in education and innovation.
About the Makers
Founding Editor and Publisher
Make Magazine & Maker Faire
Chief Executive Officer, Cognizant and Board Member, New York Hall of Science
CEO of New York Hall of Science
Deputy Director, Whitehouse Office of Science & Technology Policy
Francisco D'Souza is President and CEO of Cognizant Technology.
Dale Dougherty is the founder, President & CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in Sebastopol, CA. Maker Media produces Make Magazine, which launched in 2005, and Maker Faire, which was held first in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. MAKE has been the catalyst for a worldwide Maker Movement that is transforming innovation in industry, hands-on learning in education and the personal lives of makers of all ages. MAKE invites everyone to become a maker, and integrate creative goals with technical skills. Dougherty was a co-founder of O’Reilly Media, where he was the first editor of their computing trade books, and developed GNN in 1993, the first commercial website. He coined Web 2.0 in 1993. MAKE started at O’Reilly Media and spun out as its own company in January 2013. He grew up in Louisville, KY.
Margaret Honey is the CEO of the New York Hall of Science.
Kalil is currently the Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Science
and Technology at UC Berkeley. He has been charged with developing
major new multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives at the
intersection of information technology, nanotechnology, microsystems,
and biology. He will also help develop a broad range of partnerships
between 2 of the California Institutes of Science and Innovation (Center
for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society,
California Institute for Bioengineering, Biotechnology and Quantitative
Biomedical Research) and potential stakeholders in industry, government,
foundations, and non-profits.
Margaret Honey, New York Hall of Science CEO, faults the rigid testing mandates of No Child Left Behind for pushing more creative and hands-on activities out of the classroom. Honey hopes the makerspace in her museum will enable teachers and students to be more creative and engaged in school.