littleBits Chapter Leader for Oakland, California

The Thingfully Club hosts events for educators of all stripes—formal, informal, parents, peer-to-peer (i.e., youth), and lifelong learners who love to teach. The events are conducted using Design Thinking methods that encourage collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and iteration in a hands-on workshop setting. The Meetups rely on IDEO’s freely available “Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit” which contains the process and methods of design adapted for the context of K–12 education. These events will offer new ways for educators to be intentional and collaborative as they design solutions for their schools, empowering educators to create impactful solutions for complex challenges.

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As a littleBits Educator I was invited to DockerCon in Barcelona to devise and implement a Rube Golberg-esque contrivance as to open the conference.

East Bay Minecraft Players and Parents Meetup

I am hosting a meetup that encourages discussion among parents (many of whom have concerns about the “addictive” nature of Minecraft) and provides a venue for face-to-face online gaming.
http://meetup.com/East-Bay-Minecraft-Players-and-Parents-Meetup/

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development—New York, USA
& iHub—Nairobi, KENYA

Produced and organized Africa’s first Telematic Music Concert in collaboration with Sarah Weaver, a New York-based composer, conductor, and technologist.

 iHub Research—Nairobi, KENYA

In addition to mentoring the staff, I wrote curriculum for and taught the following workshops:  Design Thinking, Hands-on UX Testing for Mobile Applications, and User-Centered Design for Mobile Devices.

Kenya Museum Society—Nairobi, KENYA

Served as Chairperson of the Executive Council for the Kenya Museum Society, which was established to support and promote the National Museums of Kenya (NMK) with two primary mandates: to raise funds for the work of the museums and to train museum guides.

KMS also runs the bookshop at the Nairobi Museum. Through public programmes such as the Know Kenya Course and Arts Festival, proceeds from the bookshop and other projects and events, funds are raised to support the KMS grants programme. Grants awarded to the National Museums in 2002 exceeded KSh 3 million.

Umbrella Contemporary Art Gallery—Townsville, AUSTRALIA

Served as President of the Board of Directors

‘The Committee’s overall role is to govern the organisation rather than manage it. It is the purpose of the Director to manage the organisation in accordance with the direction of the Committee. In general, the Committee is responsible for, and has the authority to determine, all matters relating to the policies, practices, management and operations of Umbrella Studio Association Inc. …The Committee has the final responsibility for the successful operations of the organisation.

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art—Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Spoke on panel, ‘Critical Media:  Perspectives on New Technologies’ and published essay in accompanying journal

OZCHI (Australian Computer-Human Interaction) ’95—Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Presented and published paper, ‘Does our Knowledge Yield Beauty?’ at the society’s annual meeting, curated exhibition ‘The Interactive Experience’ and exhibited The Amazing McScent™ Machine