Shawn Connally is the director of digital media for Maker Media. Her passions for technology and journalism have been serving her well for more than 20 years. She was previously the founding managing editor of both MAKE and CRAFT magazines. She has written for many publications, including the Marin Independent Journal, Web Techniques magazine, The Industry Standard, and Quokka Sports, and held leadership production roles at AmericasCup.com, NBCOlympics.com, and ZDNet. She was a writer and editor for Web Review, the online magazine for web designers, has edited books (GIF Animation Studio, Makers:), and began her working relationship with O’Reilly as an editor and writer for Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial website.