With ten years of teaching experience in makerspaces and 16 years as a prototyping consultant Kenneth leads students to find their inner maker through five learning arcs he has developed. Kenneth is Author or Super Arduino and holds a US Patent for a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
Ali Ronder is a leader in alternative education in Austin. She has both founded schools and consulted with schools in Austin for over 30 years. Ali is the consulting Development Director at Driven and the Executive Director of the Natural Learning Foundation.
Greg is the architect of several named super computers. He builds great tools so great work can be done by others. Greg is also our neighbor at Clearview Sudbury school and can frequently be found in the Driven makerspace at all hours of the night.
Adrian Perez is the Program Manager at the Make It Center on the ACC Highland campus. Adrian was the Technology Librarian for the Austin Public Library where he developed the library's video platform and led technology programming.
Wyatt is proprietor at Breese Forge. Tools made by hand with intention; that is his life's work. A call for the return of traditional materials, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. Wyatt advocates for Nose-to-Tail: The Whole Animal Movement.
Kenji invented the Infinite Scope cardboard microscope, a folding microscope that uses a $2 laser pointer lens with easily upcycled materials to turn any smartphone into a microscope, Projeto Smartscópio in Brazil is dedicated to further developing his design.
Lauren is co-Founder and Executive Director of MathHappens, a non-profit dedicated to doing math in public. A large proportion of math projects at Driven are strongly influenced by Lauren's work.
Clint is Founder & Chief Architect at Results Generation. Clint is deeply involved in AI technology and wants students to understand AI as the frightful beast that it is. How can we wield the beast for good?
Alexander is the Founder & CEO at CrowdOut Capital as well as Director of Capital of Texas Media Foundation, a nonprofit media company that promotes civic engagement for Central Texans.
Jason is Red Team thinking at Driven; he supports the design and implementation of projects like Arden Mesh and fox hunting adventures with HAM radio and DIY yagis.
Peter is the author of Hacking Math Class with Python and Math Adventures with Python. Peter has a background as a CS Teacher and Salesforce instructor,
Zachry makes props into stories into worlds utilizing upcycled objects at the speed of thought. Zachary's creations often start in the physical realm and end up in the digital.