Five years ago, Make Magazine, a favorite read for DIY-type folks, created its Maker Faire event. Since then, there have been a number of Maker Faires in various cities around the globe, from San Mateo, California to Vancouver, British Columbia. This year, RadioShack has a team of folks from our corporate office heading out to San Mateo, to get a taste for Maker Faire and check out all the awesome projects that are using parts from RadioShack stores.
Amy Shineman is a Brand Marketing Manager at RadioShack. She’s been at RadioShack for 6 years, and is currently focused on the DIY consumer creating things with RadioShack’s technical parts and pieces. Amy began at RadioShack as a Product Manager, working to bring RadioShack-branded products to stores. She’s still amazed at the rigor that our internal quality control team has put in place for our products.
Amy is looking forward to meeting with some of our new partners, including Instructables, PopSci, Popular Mechanics, Make, and Wired, and is really excited to see the great creations that will be showcased at Maker Faire. She’s also excited about getting in touch with RadioShack consumers who will be attending the show, to see how RadioShack can serve them better.
Lauren Kushnerik has been working at RadioShack for almost four years, initially as a merchant, but is now on our Marketing team. Not only is she excited about seeing and hearing the sights and sounds at Maker Faire, but she’s also a self-proclaimed nerd. Keep a lookout for her at Maker Faire, and when you find her, be sure to tell her what you like about circuit boards.
John Ditto is the Buyer for Technical Categories at RadioShack. He’s been with the company for over three years, and his main focus now is to re-invigorate the culture that RadioShack has been known for since the beginning. This is John’s first trip to Maker Faire, and he’s excited for the opportunity to get a first-hand experience of what DIY is all about.
Dwayne Campbell has worked at RadioShack for 30 years, with a background in manufacturing, engineering, and quality control. He is now our Senior Director of Regulatory and Product Development. Dwayne loves tinkering, and has built his own super telescope, as well as a battery-powered car for his daughter to cruise the yard in.
The whole team will be walking the grounds throughout Maker Faire, and they want to talk to you. If you spot them, feel free to grab their attention and show off your cool project, or give them feedback on how we can make RadioShack an even better destination for your fun projects.