Venue: Pivotal Labs (625 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd floor, New York, NY)

RSVP required: https://www.meetup.com/MakeIt-NYC/events/234425287/

Join us at Hackaday NYC's October meetup and learn about the dynamic ways in which makers can push the envelope in the realms of robotics, biology, materials, manufacture and more.

Currently confirmed speakers include Madison Maxey, founder of Loomia, Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, co-founder and Executive Director of Genspace, and Kari Love & Matthew Borgatti of Super-Releaser.

Working on something awesome and want to share it with the community? We will once again have a brief open session for your lightning talks + announcements. If you already know that you'd like to take the mic, feel free to give Shayna a heads-up -- otherwise a sign-up sheet will be available at check-in.

Additionally, Hackaday's very own Brian Benchoff will be joining us at the meetup, so be sure to bring your projects and show off!

Watch this space for additional details + speakers! Extra special thanks to our venue provider Pivotal Labs for their continued generosity.

As always, you are welcome to contact Shayna with any questions or concerns. See you on October 24th!


Tonight's speakers include:

Madison Maxey, founder of Loomia

Madison Maxey is a creative technologist and 2013 Thiel Fellow. Her work and contributions to the wearable technology space have been featured in Wired, FastCompany and New York Magazine and she has provided e-textiles insights to the likes of the White House and Google. In her teens, she interned at Tommy Hilfiger and Nylon Magazine and is a Teen Vogue and CF+DA scholarship recipient. She is a Forbes 30 under 30 Member and on the NYCBLK 28 under 28 list. She has held creative tech residences/ fellowships at Autodesk, The School of Visual Arts and Undercurrent (acquired by Quirky) and is on the board of the Urban Assembly Maker Academy, a school focused on fabrications and design thinking.

More than anything, she loves fabricating the future at Loomia, a company she founded in 2013 focused on creating electronic textiles and manufacturing solutions.

Kari Love and Matthew Borgatti of Super-Releaser:

Kari Love is a soft roboticist at Super-Releaser who has also contracted on NASA-funded space suit research, built Broadway costumes, made and dressed puppets, spoke at the White House representing a hacker space, and been a Zero-G bridesmaid. All improbable, but factual.

Before Matthew Borgatti became a soft robotics engineer, he built the motherf!@%ing snakes that were on the motherf#%&ing plane. Given the fact he has designed products that are sold in Bed Bath, and Beyond as well as the Hackerspace Passport, chances are something he's designed is in your house.

Dr. Ellen Jorgensen, Co-founder & Executive Director, Genspace:

Dr. Ellen Jorgensen is co-founder and director of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. In 2011 she initiated Genspace’s award-winning curriculum of informal science education for adults, and in 2014 Genspace was named one of the World's Top 10 Innovative Companies in Education by Fast Company magazine. Ellen's efforts to develop Genspace into a haven for entrepreneurship, innovation and citizen science have been chronicled by Nature, Medicine, Science, Discover Magazine, Wired, Make, BBC News, The Economist, Forbes, PBSNews Hour, The Discovery Channel, and The New York Times. Ellen has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from New York University, spent 30 years in the biotech industry, and is currently adjunct faculty at New York Medical College, the School of Visual Arts, and Cooper Union. Ellen’s talk ‘Biohacking- you can do it, too’ at TEDGlobal 2012 has received over a million views.


About Super-Releaser:

Super-Releaser is an RD&D (Research, Development & Design) consultancy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn whose tagline is "Soft Robots for Hard Problems."...

Read more »