Dale Dougherty

Maker Media, Inc. was founded by Dale Dougherty, who also serves as its CEO. Maker Faire, which had its debut event in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and Make: magazine, which launched in 2005. The family of brands continues to be guided by Dale's vision and mission. The maker movement is helping to create a vibrant market ecosystem by meeting the requirements of makers looking for product support, business advise, and financial opportunities. When makers graduate from enthusiasts to professionals, Make: plays an vital role as a collaborator and resource.

Dale was a co-founder and the first editor of O'Reilly Media's computing trade publications when Make: started. Dale can be found in Sebastopol, California, with his family, making award-winning wines.