Alicia Gibb – Executive Director

Alicia Gibb 2

Alicia Gibb is an advocate for open hardware, researcher, and a hardware hacker. Alicia has worked within the open source hardware community since 2008. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA), a non-profit organization to educate the benefits of building and using open source hardware. Alicia founded the Association after founding and chairing the Open Hardware Summit, a conference where the open source hardware community discusses business, manufacturing, legal implications, and all things open source hardware.

Contact: Alicia [at] oshwa [dot] org

Lecia – Grants Project Manager

Contact: Lecia [at] oshwa [dot] org

Sid Drmay – Community Manager

Sid Drmay is an artist, maker and freelance journalist based in Hamilton, ON. They have a deep passion for textile arts and zines. They have written for Broken Pencil, This Magazine, Shameless Magazine, Xtra Magzine and CBC. They currently co-chair the Digital Naturalism Conference and sit as the Community Manager & Fellowship Chair for the Open Source Hardware Association. You can find them being annoying on Twitter @webspookie.

Contact through: info [at] oshwa [dot] org

Claire Cassidy – Discord Mistress

Claire is a self-taught hardware hacker/maker and open source hardware enthusiast. She comes from a background of running a small business making and selling accessories and art at comicons and sci-fi/fantasy conventions for over a decade. Currently, she works full time as a Project Manager for Crowd Supply helping makers and engineers bring their open source hardware to market, and part time as this year’s talks chair for the Open Hardware Summit. Claire is enthusiastic about the spirit of open source hardware and breaking down gatekeeping around anything considered “tech”.

Summit Team