Maker Faire: Kansas City adds Dougherty, O’Reilly to speaking slate

Maker Faire: Kansas City earlier this week announced the addition of speeches by Maker Faire's organizers to its schedule of events. Dale Dougherty (left) and Tim O’Reilly (right), co-founders of O’Reilly Media, organize Maker Faires, which are family-friendly events to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle …

Maker Faire: Kansas City earlier this week announced the addition of speeches by Maker Faire’s organizers to its schedule.

Dale Dougherty and Tim O’Reilly, co-founders of O’Reilly Media, organize Maker Faires, which are family-friendly events to make, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology, all across the country. They will attend Maker Faire: Kansas City to talk about establishing a do-it-yourself culture in the 21st century.

O’Reilly is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. June 25, and Dougherty is slated to speak at 2 p.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. June 26. Both will speak on a Center Stage in the main hall of Union Station (30 West Pershing Rd.).

The entire event runs from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. June 25 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 26. Tickets cost $12 at the door per day and $10 in advance. Weekend passes cost $15 in advance.

More on Dougherty and O’Reilly, courtesy of Maker Faire: Kansas City’s blog:

Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of Make Magazine and general manager of the Maker Media division of O’Reilly Media, Inc. Dale was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial website, which launched in 1993 and was sold to AOL two years later. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers, and he was O’Reilly’s first editor. Before developing Make, Dale was publisher of the O’Reilly Network and developed the Hacks series of books. Dale is the author of “Sed & Awk.” Dougherty was a lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2000. Listen to his interview with the Kauffman Foundation and his TED talk, “We Are Makers.”

Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media, is thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar, “watches the alpha geeks” to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim’s long-term vision for his company is to change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. In addition to O’Reilly Media, Tim is a founder of Safari Books Online, a pioneering subscription service for accessing books online, and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early-stage venture firm. In addition “Friends of O’Reilly” Camps, which gave rise to the “un-conference” movement, O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the Web 2.0 Summit, the Web 2.0 Expo, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the Gov 2.0 Summit, and the Gov 2.0 Expo.

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