Javits Center

November 9 - 10, 2013

At Expand NY, we welcomed big names including LeVar BurtonReggie WattsBen HeckSpike LeeBen Huh and speakers from companies like Google, Sony, Pebble, Adafruit and The Electronic Frontier Foundation. The show floor featured interactive opportunities including a Raspberry Pi Make:Off hosted by Matt Richardson of Make Magazine, Carnegie Melon’s modular snake robot, and two days’ worth of hands-on workshop programming. Other highlights from the Expand NY exhibition included 3D Systems’ Sense scannerVirtuix Omni’s 360-degree virtual reality treadmill, and the launch of the Singtrix all-in-one karaoke machine, to name a few.

In addition to showcasing the hottest new technologies from the major manufacturers we know and love (and giving a bunch of them away to attendees!), Expand puts the spotlight on a whole new wave of inventors and product visionaries. The Insert Coin: New Challengers competition takes our long-running series about the most promising crowdfunded hardware to the stage, with live product demos and a competition where your vote and our panel of judges combine forces to pick the best of the best.  DIWire was our Judges’ Choice and GrowCubes took home the Reader’s Choice award at Expand NY.

For now, you can relive Expand with these video recaps from our New York event, and a special Engadget Show episode on the Expand NY Insert Coin competition.

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Speakers

Tomasz Finc

Tomasz Finc

Director of Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation

Tomasz Finc is the director of Mobile and Special Projects at the Wikimedia Foundation. He’s been at the foundation ever since it moved to San Francisco and has helped the organization grow from a nimble 10-person nonprofit to an 80-plus international organization. When not tinkering with open mobile technologies, he can be found rock climbing new challenges, training in aerial circus arts or traveling to engage with new volunteers.

Timothy Jordan

Timothy Jordan

Senior Developer Advocate, Google for Project Glass

Timothy is a senior developer advocate at Google working on Glass. He loves solving problems and believes in improving life through science and art.

Terrence O'Brien

Terrence O’Brien

Deputy Managing Editor, Engadget

After being laid off from his tech support job in the financial industry, Terrence decided to pursue his dream of working from home in his underwear. Through a lot of dumb luck and marathon sessions of cruising Craigslist, he eventually landed his first writing gig with the now defunct (but never forgotten) Switched. Since then he has continued to hone his craft while letting his more technical skills atrophy, eventually landing at Engadget where he runs the east coast news desk. When not planted firmly in front of his laptop, Terrence can be found wandering the forests and mountains of the greater New York area with things strapped to his back that don’t have an LCD screen.

Stormy Peters

Stormy Peters

Director of Websites and Developer Engagement, Mozilla

Stormy Peters is director of Websites and Developer Engagement at Mozilla. She is passionate about open-source software and educates companies and communities on the business aspects of open source and how it’s changing industries. In addition to Mozilla, Stormy is an advisor for HFOSS, IntraHealth Open and Open Source for America, as well as founder and president of Kids on Computers, a nonprofit organization setting up computer labs in developing countries. Stormy joined Mozilla from the GNOME Foundation, where she served as executive director. Previously, she worked at OpenLogic, where she set up the OpenLogic Expert Community. Stormy graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in computer science.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee

Director, Producer, Writer and Master Teacher, twitter.com/SpikeLee

Spike Lee helped define America’s new independent cinema with his first full-length feature, She’s Gotta Have It. With Do the Right Thing, Spike became the first African-American to move decisively into the front rank of the film industry, while breaking new ground in his portrayal of the black community and creating a work that has become a lasting testament to its time and place.Spike has made more than 30 films, and has introduced actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and Halle Berry. He also has devoted more than 15 years to teaching and mentoring at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he serves as artistic director of the Graduate Film Program and has endowed the Spike Lee Film Production Fund, which has provided completion funds to more than 40 students for their thesis films.

Sonny Vu

Sonny Vu

CEO and Founder, Misfit Wearables

Sonny Vu is the founder of Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including the award-winning Shine, an elegant activity monitor. He’s also the founder of AgaMatrix, makers of the world’s first iPhone-connected hardware medical device (Red Dot & GOOD Design Awards). Sonny built AgaMatrix from a two-person startup to shipping 15-plus FDA-cleared medical device products, 1 billion-plus biosensors and 3 million-plus glucose meters for diabetics. He worked at Microsoft Research on machine learning / linguistic technologies, studied math (B.S.) at UIUC and linguistics (Ph.D.) under Noam Chomsky at MIT. He also knows a number of interesting languages and is a patron of good product design. Sonny believes an era of wearable computing is coming soon where UX design will be geared towards glanceable displays as well as non-visual modalities.

Shoneel Kolhatkar

Shoneel Kolhatkar

Sr. Director of Product Planning, Samsung Telecommunications America

Currently, Shoneel leads the emerging devices product planning team for iconic Samsung devices such as the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Players. In his role, he is responsible for driving innovation, portfolio strategy, go-to-market strategy and product marketing. Previously, Shoneel managed the portfolio strategy for Samsung

Shayne McQuade

Shayne McQuade

CEO / Founder, Voltaic Systems

Shayne McQuade is an entrepreneur with an interest in sustainable design and environmental protection. He is the founder and CEO of solar products company Voltaic Systems (www.voltaicsystems.com). The company was built on his design for a solar bag and is expanding into solar lighting, particularly for developing countries. He serves on the board of Life Edited, a design company with a focus on small living (www.lifeedited.com). He has also served on the board of TreeHugger, where he facilitated the acquisition by Discovery Communications. Similarly, as an adviser to Inhabitat, he negotiated the sale to Internet Brands. Prior to this, he participated in a number of internet startups either as founder, CEO or board member. Shayne qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia. He has an MBA from Columbia University, and has worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York.

Sarah Silbert

Sarah Silbert

Senior Editor, Engadget

Long before the winding road of journalism led her to Engadget, Sarah spotted a deconstructed PC in elementary-school computer lab and thought it just looked so cool. Since then, she’s had the goal to build one herself, and though that keeps getting put off, she’s more than made up for it by tinkering with and writing about gadgets of all kinds.

Ryan Block

Ryan Block

VP of Product, Aol; Editor Emeritus, Engadget, Aol

VP Product at Aol. Co-founder of gdgt. Former Editor of Engadget. Fighter of entropy. Lover of atoms + electrons. Master photobomber. Sic transit gloria.

Rodrigo Arboleda

Rodrigo Arboleda

Chairman and CEO, One Laptop per Child Association

Rodrigo Arboleda Halaby is currently chairman and CEO for the One Laptop Per Child Association. Born in Medell

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts

Comedian/musician, reggiewatts.com

Comedian / musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie’s improvised musical sets are created on the spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed “disinformationist,” Reggie loves to disorient his audiences in the most entertaining way. As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O’Brien to open nightly on Conan’s entire North American “Prohibited From Being Funny on Television” tour. On screen, Reggie has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO’s The Yes Men Fix The World, Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues and Funny Or Die. As a musician, Reggie recorded the EP Pot Cookies, sang on Regina Spektor’s “Dance Anthem of the

Phil Molyneux

Phil Molyneux

President/ COO, Sony Electronics

Phil Molyneux is the president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics Inc. He was appointed to the position in September 2010. In his role, Molyneux oversees the electronics business of Sony Corporation in the US. He is a 23-year veteran of Sony

Pat Yongpradit

Pat Yongpradit

Director of Education, Code.org

Pat Yongpradit is the Director of Education for Code.org, the non-profit dedicated to promoting computer science education. His passion is to bring computer science opportunities to every school and student in the United States. He is currently a national voice on K-12 computer science education and is featured in the book,

Oskar Kalmaru

Oskar Kalmaru

Co-founder, Narrative

Oskar Kalmaru is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Memoto, the Stockholm startup developing the world’s smallest lifelogging camera. Oskar has a background in entrepreneurship and public relations. During studies at the Stockholm School of Economics, he founded two companies and was the chief executive officer of one of them, Netclips. During his time at Netclips, he launched Sweden’s first online video community, Bubblare.se. As an experienced entrepreneur, Oskar is now preparing for the launch of Narrative, a wearable technology that will allow thousands of people to capture their lives and memories in a new way with the advent of the world’s smallest lifelogging camera.

Michael Masnick

Michael Masnick

Editor and Founder, Techdirt and Floor64

Mike is the founder and CEO of Floor64, building up the core idea into reality and recruiting the management team. In addition to providing the strategic direction for the company, Mike oversees all editorial aspects of Floor64′s public and customer sites. Mike’s insights into the realms of business and technology are the basis for his frequent posts to the award-winning Techdirt blog. The widely followed, often-quoted blog was launched in 1997 and remains one of the top destinations online for discussions on the future of media, business models and policy. Mike is a sought-after conference keynote speaker, and regularly does executive briefings with C-level execs. He is also known for coining the term “The Streisand Effect,” to describe how attempting to stifle speech online can serve to draw even more attention.

Michael Laine

Michael Laine

President, LiftPort Group

Michael Laine is the President of LiftPort. Now being a president of a company sounds like a common job, however when you look at the company itself, one realizes this is not your average job. Having been called a troublemaker and never taking

Michael Gorman

Michael Gorman

Senior Editor, Engadget

Michael Gorman is a licensed attorney and Virginia Tech grad who would welcome the chance to exchange any of his worldly possessions for one VT BCS National Championship. Despite his compulsive need to witness the Hokies’ gridiron exploits, he once went an entire year without cable television in protest of his apartment’s lack of HD access. In a prior stage of his life (2nd grade), Michael wrote, produced, and filmed his own episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. His subsequent accomplishments, few and far between, pale in comparison.

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Michael Carroll is a professor of law and director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law. His research and teaching specialties are intellectual property law and cyberlaw, focusing on the search for balance over time in the face of challenges posed by new technologies. He is a founding member of Creative Commons, Inc., a global organization that provides standardized legal and technical tools that enable legal sharing of cultural, educational, scientific and other copyrighted works. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science, is an academic fellow of the Center for Democracy and Technology and is a member of the Advisory Board to Public Knowledge. He received his A.B. (anthropology), with general honors, from the University of Chicago and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Editor-in-Chief, MAKE

Mark is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He co-founded bOING bOING magazine and MAKE, and was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998. For three years, he wrote a monthly column for Playboy called “Living Online,” and was the co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook (Putnam-Berkley, 1995). He was also the design columnist for Mobile PC magazine and a contributing editor to TheFeature. He is a ukulele fanatic.

Marc Perton

Marc Perton

Executive Editor, Engadget

Marc Perton has returned to Engadget after an all-too-lengthy hiatus, during which, among other things, he was Executive Editor of ConsumerReports.org, and helped integrate gdgt into the extended Engadget universe. During his earlier tenure at Engadget, he wrote about 2,000 post from 2004-2006, his favorite of which is Engadget 1985, a group effort with Peter Rojas, Ryan Block, and others.

Levar Burton

Levar Burton

Actor, Director, Educator, co-founder, rrkidz

LeVar Burton has been capturing the attention of audiences and peers for over three decades. LeVar

Julie Samuels

Julie Samuels

Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents, EFF

Julie Samuels is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she also holds the Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents. Julie focuses on intellectual property issues, including patents, copyright and trademark. Before joining EFF, Julie litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago at Loeb & Loeb and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie spent time as a legislative assistant at the Media Coalition in New York and as an assistant editor at the National Journal Group in D.C. Julie earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University and her B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon

Ubuntu Community Manager, Canonical, Ltd

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant and author. Currently he works as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, leading a team that grows, inspires and enthuses the global Ubuntu community; a community numbering the hundreds of thousands.Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O

Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito

Director, MIT Media Lab

Joichi Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab. He is a board member of the Sony Corporation, The New York Times Company, The MacArthur Foundation, The Knight Foundation, and Creative Commons, and a co-founder and board member of Digital Garage, an internet company in Japan. He is on board on a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He has created numerous internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr, Last.fm, Kickstarter, Path and other internet companies. He is the guild custodian of the World of Warcraft guild We Know (http://weknow.to/). He is a PADI IDC staff instructor, an emergency first responder instructor and a Divers Alert Network (DAN) instructor trainer.

Jill Fehrenbacher

Jill Fehrenbacher

Editor-in-Chief, Inhabitat.com

Jill Fehrenbacher is a designer and the founder and editor-in-chief of Inhabitat.com — a popular website dedicated to innovation in green design and clean technology. She created Inhabitat in 2005 as a way to catalog new and innovative ways to improve the world via forward-thinking, technology-driven and environmentally conscious design. In addition to running and editing Inhabitat, Jill consults and speaks widely on design innovation and has been cited in a variety of leading publications, including Wired, The New York Times, Metropolis Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She studied architecture and design at Columbia University and Brown University and currently resides in New York City.

Jeff Branson

Jeff Branson

Education Outreach Coordinator, SparkFun Electronics

Jeff grew up in a family where people built and fixed things themselves. This upbringing gave him an appreciation of being hands-on with technology. As a teen, Jeff worked in his father

Erick Tseng

Erick Tseng

Product Manager, Facebook

Erick is a product manager at Facebook focusing on Facebook Wi-Fi and Facebook for Google Glass. He joined Facebook’s mobile team in May 2010. Previously, Erick was at Google for four years, where he was the lead product manager for Android, overseeing product management for Google

Eric Migicovsky

Eric Migicovsky

CEO, Pebble Technology

Eric Migicovsky is the founder and CEO of Pebble Technology, the company behind the Pebble watch, a smartwatch for iPhone and Android. While studying engineering at the University of Waterloo, Eric began building smartwatches alongside a group of friends and created the first model, inPulse. In April 2012, Eric and his team launched the second generation, Pebble, on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, where it became the most successful crowdfunded project in Kickstarter

David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Legendary science fiction writer, DG Media

David Gerrold wrote

Daniel Cooper

Daniel Cooper

Associate European Editor, Engadget

After training to be a lawyer, Dan abandoned his career in favour of something a lot more worthwhile: sitting at home playing with gadgets. He lives in the UK with his wife, his books and far too many opinions on the state of British TV comedy. In addition to his editorial duties, he’s the also host of the Engadget Eurocast, which offers a different slant on the week’s events. Oh yeah, and if you don’t want to be bored to tears, don’t ask him about Doctor Who — he’s rather vocal about his desire to take over running that show at some point in the future.

Dana Wollman

Dana Wollman

Managing Editor, Engadget

Dana Wollman is managing editor of Engadget, where she oversees review coverage. In addition to editing every review that goes up on the site, she writes a few herself, with a particular focus on laptops and tablets. Before joining Engadget in 2011, Dana worked as a technology reporter for Laptop Magazine and, later, the Associated Press. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia Publishing Course (where she had no idea she’d eventually get into tech journalism). When she

Christopher Trout

Christopher Trout

Managing Editor, Engadget

Former Editor-in-Chief of independent quarterly Box Magazine, Christopher has written about Naomi Campbell’s temper tantrums, America’s most illustrious hustler and the coming of the robot apocalypse. He also spent six years working in the archives of photographer Bob Mizer, and contributed to various publications, including BUTT magazine and the Austin Chronicle. He got his start writing for the El Paso Times at the age of 16.

Chris Pickett

Chris Pickett

President and CEO, Pelican Imaging

Christopher Pickett, president and CEO of Pelican Imaging, is a seasoned senior executive and business strategist in both private and public company environments. During his more than 20 years of experience, Chris has helped to drive adoption and create financial success for companies with technologies spanning semiconductor packaging, camera modules, LCD displays, cryptography and memory systems. Most recently, Chris was the senior vice president of corporate licensing for Rambus, where he was responsible for global technology and patent licensing and helped grow Rambus

Chris Lewicki

Chris Lewicki

President and Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.

Chris Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA

Brian Heater

Brian Heater

Director of Media, Engadget

Brian Heater has worked as the Senior Editor atPCMag and ran the gadget blog Gearlog. As a music and comics journalist, his writing has appeared in Spin, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, The Daily Beast, the New York Press, and various other places. He shares a one-bedroom apartment in Queens with a pet rabbit, but has to cover the rent himself.

Brad Molen

Brad Molen

Senior Mobile Editor, Engadget

Brad joined the Engadget team in April 2011 and has been Senior Mobile Editor since June 2013. He got involved in the wireless industry eight years ago and has been writing for six of those years; additionally, Brad has hosted the Engadget Mobile Podcast for two and a half years. He’s a relatively recent Bay Area transplant but originally hails from Washington State. When he isn’t focused on tech, Brad spends time with his wife and two daughters, and loves to conquer lofty mountaintops, sing, beat box and sometimes all at the same time.

Beth Ferguson

Beth Ferguson

CEO/ Designer, Sol Design Lab

Beth Ferguson is an ecological designer, public artist and founding director of Sol Design Lab based in San Francisco. She has an MFA in design from the University of Texas at Austin. She has engaged thousands of participants in her work that ranges from solar charging stations, bus stop interventions, solar payphones, ecological map-making and public furniture made from up-cycled materials. Ferguson has taught solar design and public art courses at Stanford University, Hampshire College Center for Design and the University of Texas at Austin. She has received commissions from SXSW, Zero1 San Jose Biennial in 2010 and 2012, TEDxPresidio, Austin Cultural Contracts, Mass Audubon, Coachella, Maker Faire, the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Energy, Sacramento Utility and The Art Institute of Chicago. Beth

Ben Huh

Ben Huh

CEO, Cheezburger

Ben Huh is the founder and chief executive officer of The Cheezburger Network. The former journalist, turned successful entrepreneur, has been credited with pioneering internet culture as entertainment, crowdsourcing and bringing internet memes to the mainstream. Since acquiring I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Huh has grown the media company to now include more than 50 online humor sites that generate more than 400 million page views monthly. His internet culture empire includes popular sites such as Fail Blog, Know Your Meme and Memebase. The internet culture connoisseur has been featured in many high-profile media outlets, including The New York Times, Wired and Time. He was named one of the

Ben Heck

Ben Heck

Master Modder on element14's, The Ben Heck Show

Ben Heckendorn, more commonly known as Ben Heck, is a master modder and star of The Ben Heck Show. Sponsored exclusively by element14, episodes of the show air weekly online at element14.com. Dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware modding, the show caters to a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic and tech enthusiasts. Each episode spotlights a mod of popular electronic devices and educates viewers on the underlying technology powering each project. The show is currently in its third season and has reached more than 10 million views globally. Ben is a self-taught electronics engineer, with a background in design. Today, Ben is well-known in the maker space, participating in panel discussions and as a guest speaker, with more than 120,000 subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Gilbert

Ben Gilbert

Senior Editor, Engadget

Ben Gilbert is a Senior Editor at Engadget where he focuses on gaming coverage. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. with a cat, a dog, and a fianc̩e. He’s covered the game industry professionally since 2008, and been writing since he learned how.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Director of Wearable Electronics, Adafruit

Becky Stern is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit, an educational electronics manufacturer and kit company in downtown NYC. Every week she makes a new do-it-yourself craft+tech project tutorial & video, and hosts “Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern”, a weekly live show on YouTube. She was five years old when she first wielded a video camera, cloned her first Beanie Baby at age eight, and has been combining textiles with electronics since 2005. Becky studied at Parsons The New School for Design and Arizona State University and teaches at School of Visual Arts’ Products of Design grad program. She is a member of the Brooklyn art combine Madagascar Institute and the internet-based group Free Art & Technology (FAT).

Barb Dybwad

Barb Dybwad

Director of Business Development, Engadget

Barb Dybwad has been living and breathing the online new media world for the past decade, sporting a career path through web development, professional blogging, virtual team management, business development, and executive leadership. She’s currently the head of business development for Engadget, Joystiq, and TUAW at AOL Tech.Previous roles include VP of Content at Tecca, Senior Tech Editor at Mashable, Senior Editor at Engadget, Director of Production at Crowd Fusion, Producer at Joystiq, founder of WoW Insider and Massively, and Editor-in-Chief of the Social Software Weblog. Her work has appeared in Forbes, Entrepreneur.com, CNN, ABC News, USA Today, and Yahoo News among others, and she is a regular speaker at industry events in technology and social media. Barb is a musician, information junkie, traveler, and gamer who enjoys being distracted by funny cats on the internet. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Founder and CEO, littleBits

Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, is an engineer, and one of the leaders of the maker movement. Ayah’s career and education have centered on advancing open-source hardware to make education and innovation more accessible to people around the world. She is a co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, an alumna of the MIT Media Lab and a TED Senior Fellow (her TED talk “Building blocks that blink, beep and teach” has over 700k views). Recently, Bdeir has been named No. 33 on Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business for 2013 and littleBits has been named as one of CNN’s Top 10 Emerging Startups to watch and won over 18 toy and education awards. Originally from Lebanon and Canada, Ayah now lives in New York City.

Avinash Dabir

Avinash Dabir

Director, Developer Relations, Leap Motion

Avinash is director of Developer Relations at Leap Motion. Prior to that, he was on NBC Universal’s emerging media team, struck digital content deals for the NBA and managed major entertainment brands

Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz

Author/Editor, io9.com

Annalee Newitz is the editor-in-chief of io9.com and the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She likes Dobsonian telescopes and ecosystems of the early Triassic.

Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France

Digital Fabrication Editor, Maker Media, Inc.

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of MAKE magazine and the Dean of Students for the Fab Academy program. Formerly she taught the “How to Make (Almost) Anything” rapid prototyping course in digital fabrication at the Providence Fab Academy. She is also the co-author of Getting Started with MakerBot and she compiled the forthcoming Make: 3D Printing book. Before joining MAKE, Anna wore many different hats and has worked as an information architect, user experience designer, usability specialist, interaction designer, experimental fabricator, artist and teacher. She loves Providence, Rhode Island and is in the process of scanning and printing it.

Agenda

Day 1

Saturday, November 9th

Registration

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Workshop – Raspberry Pi MAKE-Off

10:00 am - 10:30 am

At the Raspberry Pi Kitchen, Matt Richardson will host a "make-off" with two teams of four each, who will spend the weekend developing a product or device that uses components and tools from the "pantry" as they take the basic "ingredients" and turn out an awesome product.

Welcome Remarks

10:10 am - 10:20 am

Moonshots: the Independent Space Race

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Once the realm of the world's largest governmental powers, technological advances have put space travel increasingly within the reach of startups and individuals. From space elevators to mining asteroids, we explore what crowdfunding an increasing democratization of space exploration means for our relationship with the cosmos.

Workshop – Indiegogo Lab

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Morning Break

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Insert Coin Presentation – BITalino: DiY Body Signals

11:15 am - 11:21 am

Insert Coin Presentation – iOximeter

11:21 am - 11:27 am

Insert Coin Presentation – NutriSurface

11:27 am - 11:33 am

Workshop – Hands-on with the 3Doodler

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join Peter Dilworth, co-inventor of the 3Doodler, for a hands-on with the world's first 3D printing pen. 3Doodler took Kickstarter by storm in February 2013, raising more than $2.34 million in less than a month. If you've been dying to draw in the air or pick Peter's brain on all things 3D, Kickstarter or hacker-related, this is your chance.

Insert Coin Presentation – Mr. Postman

11:33 am - 11:38 am

Timothy Jordan, in Conversation

11:45 am - 12:05 pm

Developed by Google's mysterious X lab, Glass captured the world's imagination the minute Sergey Brin walked out on stage with a pair. Increasingly, however, we've begun to view the wearable less as a sci-fi accessory and more as a platform that may well change the way we interact with our technology. The product's Senior Development Advocate Timothy Jordan joins us to discuss the role developers will play in unlocking that potential.

Lunch

12:05 pm - 1:15 pm

Workshop – 3D Systems

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn all about 3D printing and design from 3D Systems Product Specialist Richard Lam.

LeVar Burton, in Conversation

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – MYBELL

1:35 pm - 1:41 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – BlinkScan

1:41 pm - 1:47 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – Smart Power Strip

1:47 pm - 1:53 pm

Thinking Ahead: the Future of Consumer Electronics

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

We pride ourselves in bringing you the newest, coolest devices for Expand, but let's be honest: we can't predict the future. If anyone can, however, it's the people on this panel. Join MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito and iO9 EIC Annalee Newitz to find out where we're all headed.

Speakers:

Workshop – Build an Electronic Circuit & Painted Sensor Tips and Tricks with Mark Frauenfelder

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Make a simple breadboarded circuit using a 555 timer chip, an LED and some wire. Then create your own touch sensor pads by painting two sensor pads on a piece of paper. Once the paint dries, hook it all together and watch the LED light up when you complete the circuit by touching the sensor. You will learn how to build the basic electronic circuit as well as tips and tricks for designing your own painted touch sensor.

All Dressed Up: the State of Wearable Technology

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm

Long considered a novelty, wearable technology now has the support of some of the biggest names in tech, from AR glasses to smartwatches. We've brought together a diverse group of wearable-tech experts to discuss the space's transformation from niche amusement to mainstream adoption.

Demo Lightning Round

3:20 pm - 3:35 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – GrowCubes

3:35 pm - 3:41 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – HeadsUP!

3:41 pm - 3:47 pm

Insert Coin Presentation – DIWire

3:47 pm - 3:53 pm

Eric Migicovsky, in Conversation

3:55 pm - 4:15 pm

In April of last year, the Pebble smartwatch became the most successful campaign in Kickstarter history. The company's success has also made it a leading light in the world of wearables, as much larger manufacturers attempt to make a dent in the space. We sit down with the company's CEO to discuss Pebble's roots and what the future holds for the smartwatch maker.

Reggie Watts, in Conversation

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm

The improvisational musician / comedian / TV show host joins us to talk music-making in the 21st century and to demo his portable rig.

Demo by Reggie Watts

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Staying Green

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

How does green technology go from fad to truly sustainable technology? We'll discuss where green technology is in 2013. Which companies are doing their part and who still has a way to go? Can technology that has gotten us into this mess ultimately help us right the ship?

Phil Molyneux, in Conversation

5:40 pm - 6:00 pm

There's hardly a space in consumer electronics where Sony hasn't made its mark. We'll be joined by the company's COO to discuss its role in HDTV, mobile, tablets and PCs, just to name a few.

Closing Remarks + Judges Insert Coin Finalist Choices

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Day 2

Sunday, November 10th

Registration

9:00 am - 5:15 pm

The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon Modular Snake demo

10:00 am - 10:10 am

Workshop – The Web 3D and Leap Motion

10:00 am - 11:00 am

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the Leap Motion SDK and its JavaScript API. Topics will include live coding and demonstrations of 3D web apps currently using the SDK.

littleBits demo

10:10 am - 10:20 am

The Industrial Revolution Starts at Home

10:20 am - 11:00 am

Why buy it when you can build it? Ben Heck, Mark Frauenfelder and Ayah Bdeir join us to show off projects and discuss why making has captured the tech world's collective imagination.

Morning Break

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Workshop – littleBits

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Demonstration and hands-on experimentation with the brand-new littleBits Synth kit.

Insert Coin Presentations – Q+A with Expert Judges

11:15 am - 11:50 am

Gesture / Alternate Interfaces

11:50 am - 12:30 pm

Let's face it, the mouse can be clunky and touchscreens can sometimes provide a better solution. We'll be joined by representatives from Leap Motion, Pelican Imaging, and Samsung Mobile, companies helping to rethink the ways we interact with our machines.

Workshop – Wearables Workshop with SparkFun Electronics

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SparkFun will be expanding on the hands-on e-textiles experience available at its booth with a more in-depth project. Participants will construct a microcontroller circuit with animated lights.

Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Know Your Digital Rights

1:15 pm - 1:55 pm

With new technologies come potential new threats to our personal rights. Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie Samuels, founding member of Creative Commons Michael Carroll, Techdirt's Mike Masnick for a frank discussion about intellectual property, privacy, government policy and other issues affecting us in this increasingly digital age.

Ben Huh, in Conversation

1:55 pm - 2:15 pm

Workshop – Understanding Hashtags: How They Have Changed the Social Landscape

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WobbleWorks demo

2:15 pm - 2:25 pm

The Power of Free: Exploring the Open-Source Revolution

2:25 pm - 3:05 pm

Representatives from Canonical, Mozilla, and Wikimedia Foundation and Canonical join us to discuss the proliferation of open-source software over the last decade. How has the notion of open access impacted the state of the industry and how important will such concepts be as many companies embrace closed ecosystems?

Workshop – Pelican Imaging

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

When will your camera be as smart as your phone? See how a tiny little array camera will change the way you take photos. Depth-enabled imaging means you can capture 3D images and video, and refocus or select multiple objects of focus after the fact. All from your mobile device.

Rethinking Education

3:05 pm - 3:45 pm

There's a revolution occurring in the classroom. From embracing tablets in schools to the push toward making coding an essential part of the STEM curriculum, technology is helping educators re-envision how our children learn.

Workshop – Showcasing Results of the Raspberry Pi MAKE-Off

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us to see who won the competition and who will be featured in MAKE magazine and/or makezine.com in an article chronicling the build by Matt Richardson, and on the MAKE Electronics Stage at Maker Faire New York.

Afternoon Break

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

David Gerrold, in Conversation

4:00 pm - 4:20 pm

If David Gerrold called it a day after penning "The Trouble With Tribbles," he'd still be a legend around these parts. Thankfully, however, the author has continued toiling away in the world of sci-fi, from his work on Land of the Lost and multiple Star Trek series to Hugo Award-winning books like The Martian Child.

Erick Tseng, in Conversation

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm

Facebook's head of mobile products joins us to discuss its smartphone strategy and show off entries from its recent wearables hackathon.

MAKE Magazine 3D Printer Guide

4:40 pm - 4:50 pm

MAKE digital fabrication editor Anna Kaziunas France presents the newly released 2014 MAKE Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing and reveals the top seven performers among the 23 3D printers reviewed and ranked in MAKE's unique test gauntlet, conducted in September.

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