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Oct 10 – A Partial History of Makers in Silicon Valley

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM: Doors open for refreshments and networking
6:30 to 8:30 PM: Presentation and Q&A

Registration and donation prepayment will be requested

Additional information to be provided


KeyPoint Credit Union
2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway)
Santa Clara, CA 95051


Many technologists got interested in technology by taking things apart in order to see how they work and building stuff themselves.  This meeting will include folks involved in the history of the Maker/Hacker Community in the Santa Clara Valley and beyond.  Speakers will give their perspectives on how various maker communities started and what they have done.


Dr. Andrew Cromarty: President and CEO of Heathkit. Dr. Cromarty has served as a corporate scientist and corporate marketer for several corporations, served on the Board of a corporate VC, and performed due diligence on over 60 opportunities for investments, mergers, and acquisitions.  At Heath Company, Dr. Cromarty has applied his corporate, startup and recovery skills to restore this century-old former $100 million manufacturing company from bankruptcy back to successful operations, developing and overseeing all manufacturing, staff development, product development, back-office and fulfillment operations, customer service, and marketing and sales. Heathkit now has shipped new products to thousands of customers worldwide under his leadership.

Doug Dougherty: CEO of Make Media

Camp Peavy, one of the founders of the Home Brew Robotics Club.

Tom Coughlin, the moderator, is an active member of this committee

Additional speakers may be added