Dan is one of the co-chairs of the Rochester Mini Maker Faire, and is now working as a Free and Open Source Software Researcher and Community Liaison at RIT for the Center for Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC). The Rochester Mini Maker Faire, now entering it’s 3rd year, is a giant show and tell mixed with a science fair, a craft fair, and a carnival, where anyone can show off what they make. Starting in June of 2016, Dan became a representative of the New York State maker movement to the White House. He has also organized maker activities across Rochester, including the LED Throwies experience at the Street Light Festival and Fringe Festival, duct tape flowers for the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and introductions to making wearables. Recently, Dan led the construction of the Rochester Fringe Festival Green Room, a lounge made out of 1,150 one gallon milk/water jugs, and has started to establish a new network of makers from across New York State.