Senior Editor of MAKE magazine
Goli Mohammadi is Senior Editor of MAKE magazine and has worked on MAKE since the first issue hit newsstands in 2005.
Covering the vast and amazing world of DIY provides her with endless brain candy and gives her hope in the future of the human race. Maker Faire is, without a doubt, the most inspirational event she’s had the pleasure of working.
Born in Tehran, Iran, and raised in Chicago, she has forever been amazed by the complexities of language, and the cultural differences therein. Goli is a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When she's not fawning over perfect word choices, she can be found on the nearest mountain, finding the ideal backcountry lake or hunting for snow to feed her snowboard addiction.
Artist and Owner of Renga Arts
Josef Szuecs (pronounced SOOCH) has been running Renga Arts, a gallery/store offering art, crafts and products made from reclaimed and recycled materials, since 2004. Since the beginning, Renga Arts was intended to offer as much of an inspirational experience to its visitors as a retail endeavor. As well as offering the works of other talented artists, Joe also produces work. He strives to create pieces that combine good design, solid construction and a creative take on reuse. His output ranges from simple functional products to installations incorporating microcontrollers and electromechanical devices.