Anna Kaziunas France is passionate about distributed, highly-personalized, hands-on technical education. She believes that motivated individuals from any background can learn to make (almost) anything and is dedicated to providing educational resources and frameworks that further this style of independent learning.
Anna is an Editor with Make: Books, whose parent company Maker Media provided the catalyst for a tech-influenced DIY community that has come to be identified as the Maker Movement when they launched MAKE magazine in 2005 followed by Maker Faire in 2006.
She's also the Dean of the Fab Academy, a rapid prototyping program in digital fabrication and electronics directed by Neil Gershenfeld of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and taught locally at fab labs around the word. In addition, she co-authored Getting Started with MakerBot and compiled Make: 3D Printing.