Kristopher Velez, more commonly known as Linus, has been an avid gamer, tinkerer, maker, and programmer since childhood.
Previously a video game developer, Linus fell in love with education while teaching game development to students at a summer camp. He followed this interest to the American School of Bombay where he researched and developed prototypes to test the impact Making & Tinkering has on student learning. He has authored two books based on his findings: Maker Minds and CodEd: Teaching Coding in the Classroom.
As Director of Maker Learning at Consilience, Linus aims to develop the passion, knowledge, and skills of schools and teachers to implement learning through Making and to build a Maker Culture in their unique contexts.