Here Are Short Biographies
For Some of Our Members

(In no particular order)


Mike Seiler, MSEE

Mike Seiler, MSEE – Hackerspace Board Member

Wide range of experience:
Embedded systems, Arduino, ARM SOC, sensors, analog design
c/c++, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python


Jennifer Farmer, Mechanical Engineer and DIYer

I’m interested in repairing old fans, lamps and small appliances. I also like to make things to solve real problems. I always have four or five projects lined up so when the SSD gang helps me finish one, I have a new one lined up. I rely on the gang at the space to share their electrical knowledge and I am always excited when I can share mine.


Ben BurdetteBen Burdette, Programmer

C++. Haskell, Clojure, Linux, Guitar, Cyclophone.

Interested in making instruments and audio hacking.


Brandon SkariBrandon Skari, programmer – Hackerspace President

Interested in Python, Rust, inexpensive autonomous robots



John MaushammerJohn Maushammer – Embedded programmer

Embedded systems, software algorithms, reverse engineering, carbon fiber.  I (legally) hacked in to one-time-use cameras and made them reusable. Also made an OLED watch that played Pong and Asteroids. My favorite aspect of SSD is the community — I love seeing what other people are doing and chiming in with my useless ideas. Also, sharing what I know as a way of honoring my mentors that taught me.


John English

John English – Electrical Engineer

Interested in electrical engineering, power electronics, analog design, RF, microcontrollers, FPGAs, and eclectic projects that include those topics. I’ve been part of the group since the beginning, and enjoy SSD as a social outlet to work on fun technologies with new and old friends.


Liz BaumannLiz Baumann

GIS Analyst who enjoys coding in Python etc. and has also designed and/or collaborated on LED and EL wire infused clothing, an art installation, and props & costumes for operas. I’ve been part of the SSD admin team in various capacities from 2013-2016.


paulWalmsleyPaul Walmsley – System software developer

focusing mostly where the hardware meets the software.  Hacks on the Linux kernel on SoC device architecture, power management, and device reliability.  Interested in open-source FPGA toolchains and SoCs.


Nick Clark – Embedded systems designer
I like to make things and break them. Especially if it’s circuit design, microcontrollers, FPGAs, or Linux. If it doesn’t move on its own – maybe it should?


Wayne Radinsky – Software & AI
I’m a software dev learning AI algorithms with the ultimate goal of building robots. Because the meaning of life is to build robots. Or so I’ve heard. Just want to do my little part to assist with the ultimate robot takeover of the planet. My focus is on the AI aspect — making robots intelligent. By night I’m a music hacker — and been looking into programming the lights in the space to dance to music. On the weekends I play “futurist” — watch for future salon events on the calendar.


Dan Julio – Hardware & Code
I’m an Electrical Engineer who designs and builds embedded systems with a specialty in LED lighting and lit sculptural art. I enjoy learning from and collaborating with others on a wide variety of projects. I designed the LED lighting at SSD.


Ted Briggs – Hackerspace Vice President
I work in Real Estate Finance and Datacenter Engineering for a tech company. Primarily, I upkeep the wood shop and enjoy all things carpentry and woodworking. I look forward to working with others on start-up projects. I’m also interested in tiny homes/vanlife, and I’m currently constructing a teardrop camper.