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Dale Dougherty        

Founder & CEO of Maker Media, Founder of MAKE Magazine and Creator of Maker Faire

Dale Dougherty is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and which has spread to nearly 200 events in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees. Both Make: and Maker Faire were catalysts of the Maker Movement. He is CEO of Maker Media, Inc. in San Francisco, CA.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

Prior to Make:, Dougherty was a co-founder of O’Reilly Media where he was an editor of many early technical books. While at O’Reilly, he developed GNN, the first commercial website, which launched in 1993 and was sold to AOL in 1995. He coined the term "Web 2.0." He lives in Sebastopol, California.

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President Obama at the White House Maker Faire: “Today’s D.I.Y. Is Tomorrow’s 'Made in America'”
Maker Faire Founder Dale Dougherty On The Past, Present, And ...

With those words, technology writer Dale Dougherty opened his column in the premiere issue of Make magazine, dated February 2005. As its contents indicated, ...

Dale Dougherty: Executive Profile & Biography - Businessweek

Mr. Dale Dougherty founded of Maker Media, Inc. in January 2013 and has been its Executive Chairman of the Board since October 9, 2014. Mr. Dougherty ...

Free to Make with Maker Faire Founder Dale Dougherty - SFGate

In his new book, Dale Dougherty takes readers on a guided international tour of the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how ...

Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools ...

Dale Dougherty, creator of "MAKE: "magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, ...

Dale Dougherty Profile and Activity - Recode

Why We Invited 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed to Maker Faire. By Dale Dougherty Sep 22, 2015, 6:00a. "I hope he will feel right at home." Chorus · Terms of Use ...

Dale Dougherty Profile and Activity - Recode

Why We Invited 'Clock Kid' Ahmed Mohamed to Maker Faire. By Dale Dougherty Sep 22, 2015, 6:00a. "I hope he will feel right at home." Chorus · Terms of Use ...

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