Hi, I’m Jay, I’m a Tinker, who specializes in robots, currently and for the foreseeable future Wearable Robotics. I am self taught in my talent, I only went to art school, everything else I learned from books the internet and other makers in the community.

Cameron Mac Millan

Growing up with a certain recreational interest in technology, Cameron Mac Millan has spent the past two decades looking for ways to prevent IT and Information Security issues before they can take hold. His interests include turning rocks over to see what crawls around under them and looking in places that others might not.

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Matt Davis has a passion for exploring the relationship between the artistic mind and operating distributed computer architectures, drawing years of musical training into his approaches for understanding and describing complex systems. He has been both Individual Contributor and Tech Manager in a wide variety of fields involving Operations and Site Reliability Engineering, and writes about topics ranging from step-by-step tutorials and the benefits of remote work to theories about music and technology. In addition to interests in infrastructure management and chaos engineering, Matt creates music with DIY synthesizers and spins all vinyl DJ sets.

Dave Collins

Dave Collins is an offensive security professional who also holds a graduate degree in history and really enjoys public speaking. In 2019 he spoke at Sparklecon VI, Webster University, Irvine Underground, and both the Orange County and University of San Diego chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery. When he isn’t busy trying to hack the planet, Dave enjoys spending time with his family playing video games.


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A person that likes teaching other people. [Canyon is an impressive Data Science Guru who has contributed to open source bayesian software and has a strong history in developing approaches to solving problems with data -ED].

Emily Velasco

“I’m always building stuff out of things I find. I’ve been dumpster diving for so long. When I was a teenager, commodities like metal were still cheap, so people just threw stuff like that away. If you drove around on trash day, there’d be all kinds of weird stuff just sitting out on the curb, and I’d bring these things home and take them apart. Now, I look for free things on Craigslist or Caltech Marketplace. And, of course, there’s Caltech’s e-waste. I have this obsession with going to look all the time to see what’s there. A lot of times there’s nothing, but sometimes it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, what is this thing? This is the coolest thing ever!’ Like a seismometer from the 1960s or ’70s. Someone on Instagram described my style as cyber-witch-punk. I like making kinetic art, so when I found these two bird skulls among some driftwood on a beach in Northern California, I wanted to do something with them to make them move. I hooked up a proximity detector and an Arduino controlling a pair of servos. It uses pulses of infrared light to detect what’s near, and if it ‘sees’ something, like if you put your hand in front of it, the birds come to life. I really just like to share my stuff with people and see how they react. I like to see them get excited.”

Roger Cheng

Roger is a lifelong tinkerer who enjoys fun software challenges, electronic hardware marvels, and clever mechanical designs. After concluding one career in operating system software, he looked for ways to combine his software experience with his many other interests. The search opened his eyes to advances that have made more things more accessible to hackers than ever before: from 3D printing, to open source software libraries, to the global supply chain available online.

Barb Noren

Barb Noren is an educator, general geek, and many-flavored maker who has spent her life exploring a wide variety of media — from 3D printing to woodworking to electronics and more. As Director of Programs at reDiscover Center, a kids’ makerspace in Los Angeles, she teaches power tools to kids of all ages, develops curriculum, and runs professional development for teachers. In November of 2015, she started a YouTube channel called Barb Makes Things, where she posts a new video every Tuesday detailing unique project builds. Barb spends a lot of her free time at CRASH Space in Culver City, where she is vice president.

Will Caruana

Will has grown up with a passion for making things. He has done a number of high voltage projects and recently been taking in interest in information security competing in a number of different CTFs across the country. Will also helps run the car hacking village. He works bringing in the infosec and maker community to Macchina.

Producer Snafu

Producer Snafu is a SoCal Electronic Musician and a 19 year Veteran of the harsh electronic music scene with the Hybrid style of Gaber/Hardcore, Breakcore/Drum And Bass, Synthwave, 8-bit Chiptune. While combining his favorite elements of his favorite musicians to create an original sound that is guaranteed to turn heads and eventually make ones neck soar by the end of his set.


Jiffypop23 brings forth a style not common in The SoCal Chiptune scene, with elements of  Anime, Electro Swing, Dubstep and  Breakcore all while bringing forth a brutal sonic element of Chiptune that can make one wonder how a Nintendo DMG Gameboy is capable of making the sounds he articulates  without the Gameboy explode. Don’t let the cute pic fool you, along with the bass, Jiffypop23 is known to make the panties drop.

Timon Marmex

Timon Marmex’s music is a mix of 80’s New Wave, Indie Rock, Punk, and EDM. Timon is the creator of the Nintendo DSi/3ds chiptune creation system “Rhythm Core Alpha”, the “Stylish! Belt Buckle Synthesizer”, and veteran of the videogame industry with over 20 titles. The organizer of this stage show, Timon is a keyholder at 23b, and is active at many hackerspaces/makerspaces in the SoCal area.