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Dale Dougherty

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Dale Dougherty is the President of Make Community LLC. Most recently, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Maker Media, Inc.

Dale first developed and launched Make: magazine in 2005, and Maker Faire in 2006, while at O’Reilly Media where he had worked since 1984 as an editor of computing books. Dale’s vision and mission continue to be the guiding force for the maker movement and its personal impact on improving education and empowering more people to see themselves as creators and innovators using the tools and skills practiced by hobbyists as well as professionals. He wrote the book “Free to Make” in 2016 to provide deeper insight into the ideas and people behind the maker movement. He lives in Sebastopol California.

Maker Trivia: Dale developed GNN, the first commercial website, in 1993. He identified and named Web 2.0 as a conference in 2003. “Web 2.0” was declared the one-millionth word in the English language.

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