Hi, how are you? I'm Jay. I'm a computer scientist and designer with a focus in emerging tech. I am the Faculty Director at DePaul University's Idea Realization Lab, and teach in DePaul's School of Design. I've been making makerspaces for over a decade in and around Chicago, and literally wrote the certification on making for Caterpillar, Inc. I make the custom hardware games Thotcon 0x9, Thotcon 0x8, and Big Data Outbreak. You can read about me in the Chicago Tribune or see my recent talks and keynotes for Crowdsupply's: Teardown, the American Medical Association and Chicago Public Schools.

For media inquiries, speaking engagements, and other questions, you can reach me at jay[at]margalus[dot]com.

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Margalus, LLC is a new company with the mission to support hands-on learning and creation by thinking through making. We support makerspaces in schools and libraries, and align learning standards and organizational goals and values with maker centered learning.

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    What I'm Up To


  1. Chicago Housing Authority Workshop

  2. A Designing for Physical Technology Minor

  3. Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire, Year 2

  4. My Strata Talk

  5. Starting a Makerspace

  6. Dining Room Table

  7. How to Brew the Right Beer

  8. Big Data Outbreak

  9. Old Podcast Episodes

  10. My Thingiverse Profile

  11. The Augmented Reality Sandbox

  12. Mokena Mini Maker Faire

  1. Chicago Housing Authority Workshop

  2. A Designing for Physical Technology Minor

  3. Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire, Year 2

  4. My Strata Talk

  5. Starting a Makerspace

  6. Dining Room Table

  7. How to Brew the Right Beer

  8. Big Data Outbreak

  9. Old Podcast Episodes

  10. My Thingiverse Profile

  11. The Augmented Reality Sandbox

  12. Mokena Mini Maker Faire