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Speaker: Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman loves giving workshops about electronics to people of all ages and all skill levels. He also loves giving talks about diverse topics that encourage everyone to explore and do meaningful cool things. He loves helping people any way he can. Please ask.

Mitch Altman is an international hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. He was also co-founder of 3ware, a successful SillyValley startup in the late 1990s, and did pioneering work in Virtual Reality in the mid-1980s. He has contributed to MAKE, 2600, and other magazines, and wrote a chapter for “Maker Pro”, a book about making a living from projects one loves. For the last several years Mitch has been giving talks and leading workshops around the world, encouraging people, sharing how to make cool things with electronics, and teaching everyone to solder. He promotes hackerspaces and open source hardware, and mentors others wherever he goes. He is a co-founder of Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco, and is President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.