Sherry Lassiter
President of Fab Foundation, Program Manager at Center of Bits & Atoms - MIT
Sherry Lassiter CEO and Director The Fab Foundation and Director Fab Lab Program @ MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms Sherry Lassiter is one of the architects of the MIT global initiative for field on-site technology development, the Fab Lab program.  A Fab Lab, or as users like to call it, Fabulous Laboratory, is a rapid prototyping platform for technical education, innovation and personal expression.  The Fab Lab network includes over 1000 digital fabrication facilities in 87 countries. Lassiter is President of the Fab Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to building technical capacity in a locality, improving individuals’ abilities to develop themselves and their communities and bringing access to tools and knowledge that cultivate and support innovating practices.  Lassiter is currently engaged in the deployment and growth of Fab Labs around the world, enabling grassroots technology development by, for and of the community.