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 collaborative skills have always led to meaningful employment and association. James’ deep love of making and teaching led him to join a small volunteer group that brought Maker Faires to San Diego starting in 2013. This Makers Guild has continued to provide James with an outlet for volunteer work, activities and events geared toward teaching people of all ages the technical skills required to make interesting things. James started with UC San Diego Extension in 2018 by teaching an introductory course for the Program Your Future program. He hopes to continue similar activities as time allows.