Rachel Zhang is currently strategic partnership manager for DFRobot, specializing in STEM and maker education. In addition to being the community manager of Mushroom Cloud makerspace and a committee member of Shanghai Maker Carnival, she is active in promoting maker culture and maker education to bring the joy and social value of innovation through creation to everyone. She is also actively exploring her talent in the improv theatre area in her spare time. She is now working on some projects integrating innovative technology with performance, music, and other forms of art, such as a theatre for children with interactive maker projects.
How Asian Makers Unite During COVID-19 (Practices From Japan, Malaysia, and China)
The maker community has always been a supportive and safe harbor when something unexpected happens, like COVID-19. The community in Japan, Malaysia, and China have done many things to unite and stay strong mentally, also creating many projects of social value to give back to the society.
In this session you will hear some interesting projects of social value built by the community; learn about maker culture in Japan, Malaysia, and China; and hear different perspectives about "the new normal" maker lifestyle after COVID-19.