James Newton is a professional embedded systems engineer, specializing in robotics and data logging. Although James is self-taught and holds no degrees, his communications and colaborative skills have always lead to meaningful employment and association. James has a deep love of making and teaching which lead him to join a small volunteer group which brought the Maker Faires to San Diego starting in 2013. This "Makers Guild" has continued to provide James an outlet for volunteer work, activities, and events geared towards teaching people of all ages the technical skills required to make interesting things. James started with UCSD Extension in 2018 by teaching the introductory course for the Program Your Future certifications, and hopes to continue in similar activities as time allows.