Bio: Rachel Kalmar is a co-founder of Senstore, a startup working toward an open-source medical tricorder (http://www.xprize.org/node/1711), by focusing on making sensor data accessible and actionable. A Stanford neuroscience PhD, she is passionate about using data to explain, predict and influence behavior.
Bio: Nick is a polymath and entrepreneur. His company, CloudFab, is a leader in 3D printing services. He also runs the Bay Area Hardware Meetup
Bio: Jeremy Conrad is a co founder and managing partner at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator based in San Francisco. Previously he was an officer in the Air Force, working on the Airborne Laser Program. While there his roles included being the Lead Engineer for the Battle Management Integrated Product Team and the Branch Chief for the Adjunct Missions Test and Targets group. This may have been the coolest job a young engineer could ask for (lasers and missiles!) He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT.
Bio: Tim Anderson is the author of the \"Heirloom Technology\" column in Make Magazine. He is co-founder of www.zcorp.com, manufacturers of \"3D Printer\" output devices. His detailed drawings of traditional Pacific Island sailing canoes are at http://www.mit.edu/people/robot. His philosophy involves building minimum-consumption personal infrastructure from recycled scavenged materials. Redirecting the waste stream. Doing much with little. A reverse peace-corps to learn from poor people all over the world.
Bio: Bilal Ghalib is pure caffeine. He is an evangelist of the maker movement, and a firm proponent of entrepreneurship as a tool for building a better future. When not touring around the Middle East promoting hackerspaces, Bilal makes robots, interactive devices, and good friends. You can read about his most recent adventure at pocketfactory.org
Bio: Alasdair Allan is the author of Learning iPhone Programming and Programming iPhone Sensors published by O\'Reilly Media. He is a senior research fellow in Astronomy at the University of Exeter. As part of his work there he is building a distributed peer-to-peer network of telescopes which, acting autonomously, will reactively schedule observations of time-critical events. Notable successes include contributing to the detection of the most distant object yet discovered, a gamma-ray burster at a redshift of 8.2. Alasdair also runs a small technology consulting business writing bespoke software, building open hardware and providing training.