Kat Barrett

Kat Barrett is a creative technologist, artist, and educator from Toronto. She currently co-directs and builds curriculum for Kids In Tech and teaches coding classes part-time at STEAMLabs. Kat is super passionate about open-source learning/building and collaboration, and contributing to creative and social communities. When she’s not working, you can usually find her riding around […]

Ilana Ben-Ari

Ilana Ben-Ari is a multiple-award winning product designer, TEDx speaker, and Ariane de Rothschild Fellow. She has been working at the intersection of design and social innovation for 7+ years, has been featured in the Guardian UK, Independent UK, and TIME magazine and is the founder of Twenty One Toys, a multiple-­award-­winning toy start-­up. She […]

Natalie Draz

I am an artist creating architectural anatomical print-based bookworks centered around a technologically-based creative drive to make my imaginings into physical objects to interact with. I am a professionally trained printmaker, using tech from papermaking to printmaking, to digitally printing and lasercut imagery. I teach workshops in pop-up books and printmaking. I have also specifically […]

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell

Izzie Colpitts-Campbell is a software and electronic artist whose work includes, wearables, software development, leatherwork and computational fashion. She currently works as a creative technologist at TIFF and is a co-director of Dames Making Games Toronto, a non-for-profit supporting women in games.

Jess Whyte

 Jess Whyte is a graduate student in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. At work, she researches digital curation and forensics. At school, she researches makerspaces in libraries using an ethnographic approach. She’s also involved with the Semaphore Studio 307 project, a student-led initiative to build a studio workspace at the University […]

Erica Tibera

Erica is a tech education professional with a technical background in molecular biology and biotechnology and a passion for science communication. She has designed and coordinated high-tech maker programs involving electronics, robotics, digital fabrication and programming for kids and adults. She is currently building an autonomous robot to compete in a NASA Centennial Challenge competition.

Benjamin Tang

Benjamin Tang is the the founder and creative director of Raw Finery Studio, a cowork studio that supports innovation in fashion, tech, and design. In addition, he manages the day to day operations of the Digital Innovation Hub at the Toronto Public Library’s Scarborough Civic Centre Branch.

Yifat Shaik

Yifat Shaik is an Israeli born game designer and artist, currently residing in Canada. A Master of Design graduate from OCAD University in Toronto, her work and research focus on online game socialization, political activism in gaming and the creation of unique and evocative game worlds. When not teaching game design, Yifat creates Unity based […]