Maker Czar, Intel
Jay Melican is Intel’s Maker Czar. He currently serves in the company’s New Devices Group, coordinating internal maker-related initiatives and Intel’s outreach to the maker community. In this role, he works within Intel and with partners on programs that help inspire creativity, enthusiasm for learning and invention with the Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison platform technologies. At Intel, Jay has worked as a research scientist in Intel Labs and has a background as a design ethnographer, user researcher, interaction designer and product strategy consultant. He holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and a PhD in design from IIT.