Press & Honors

Articles & Publications

Does Philly Want to be a Community of Makers? Technically Philly, August 2017

We Need More Girls Who Believe They Can Be Makers Grid Magazine, October 2015

Where are the Women in Makerspaces? Make:Magazine September 2014

Art + Technology = New Art Forms, Not Just New Art Make:Magazine 2013

FuChi: Future Chinatown May 2011

Remás: Re-thinking How Immigrants Send Remittances August 2011


Philly Techies Building New Robot As Tribute To HitchBOT CBS Local, August 2015

Hitchhiking robot ‘hitchBOT’ might get second shot at his U.S. bucket list Metro US Philadelphia, August 2015

Local tech group convenes to build new hitchBOT-like robot Philadelphia Business Journal, August 2015

hitchBOT team overwhelmed by offers of support, bot could be rebuilt Digital Trends, August 2015

Philadelphians rally to resurrect ruined hitchBOT Toronto Star, August 2015

We can rebuild him: Philadelphia hackers offer brotherly love to fallen robot Ars Technica, August 2015

Group Offers To Help Revive HitchBOT That Was Vandalized In Philadelphia NPR, August 2015

Radio Times, Hitchbot August 2015

One Big Workbench, The Rise of the Hackerspace New York Times, May 2013

Worries Over Defense Department Money for ‘Hackerspaces’ New York Times October 2012


#1 Social Innovator for Arts & Culture, Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, 2017

Personally invited to Obama Administration’s “Nation of Makers” meeting at White House, 2016

Leadership Philadelphia’s Keeper’s Class of 2016

“Philly Girls Do Good,” Fall 2016

“Who’s Next” for STEM by Billy Penn Blog, 2015

“Hacker of the Year” by Geekadelphia Blog, 2012