Dan Schneiderman

About Dan

Dan Schneiderman is a maker, event organizer, and a general STEAM advocate living in Rochester, NY.

Dan Schneiderman is a maker, event organizer, and a general STEAM advocate living in Rochester, NY.

He is currently co-chair of Maker Faire Rochester, lead organizer for the first New York State Maker Summit, planning future maker events around the city, working on whatever projects come to mind, and consults with other local museums and various organizations around Rochester.

In the past, Dan has organized BarCamp Rochester, been involved with FIRST Robotics (2020 was my 15th year), developed web services within the civic hacking community, and led interactive maker activities throughout New York State.

In June 2016, Dan became a lead representative of the New York State Maker Movement to the White House’s “Nation of Makers Initiative”. As part of this effort, Dan is working to establish a network of makers from across New York state.


  • Maker Faire Rochester, co-chair, 2014 - Present
  • New York State Maker Summit, lead organizer, 2017
  • “Green Room” at the Rochester Fringe Festival, producer/maker, 2016
  • RMSC After Dark: Intergalactic, cardboard rockets activity organizer
  • RMSC After Dark: Maker Masquerade, duct tape flower activity organizer
  • RMSC After Dark: Hack Halloween, activity organizer
  • LED Throwie Experience, 2015
    • Rochester Fringe Festival 2015, activity organizer
    • RMSC After Dark, activity organizer
    • Rochester Street Light Festival, activity organizer
  • Organizer Potluck, organizer, 2015
  • BarCamp Rochester, co-organizer, 2009 - 2014


  • NYSCATE (New York State Association for Computers & Technology Education)
  • Maker Faire Co-Chair
  • MAGIC (Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity) Center at RIT
  • Finger Lakes Regional STEM Hub
  • Informal STEM Hub
  • S.T.E.A.M Area at the New York State Fair Co-Chair
  • BarCamp Rochester
  • Computer Science House at RIT
  • FIRST Robotics


  • The Rochester 10, City Newspaper, 2017
  • Digital Rochester GREAT Award - Emerging Tech Leader, 2017
  • Quoted by Senator Gillibrand in Press Release for CTE & Maker Legislation, 2017
  • New York State Representative at the White House Nation of Makers Kickoff, 2016
  • NYSCATE Volunteer Hall of Fame, 2015




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