About Us

Artifice is a Woodlawn-based tech center, founded in 2013, with a mission to bring tech and entrepreneurial education to students in our community. Many people have contributed to make Artifice a thriving tech center. To learn more about what we do and to view our courses and projects, visit our blog. We're always looking for more people with interests in tech and education to help us build an even more awesome community!

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Adam Hammond, CEO, Public Relations, Co-founder

Will McFadden, CTO, Curriculum Director

Pete Dahlberg, Volunteer Coordinator

Board of Directors:

Ashley Lane, Co-founder

James Crooks, Co-founder

Pete Dahlberg

Brendan McCollam

Will McFadden, Board Secretary

Advisory Board:
Guy Fuller, Cybersavants LLC
Shaz Rasul, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago
Maria Thompson, Illinois Tool Works
Jim Treleaven, Via Strategy Group
Bill Waas, Illinois Technology Foundation

Space and utilities donated by the Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors (WECAN)

Other In-kind Donors:
Alumni Relations & Development, University of Chicago
Institute for Biophysical Dynamics
Liz O’Connor, Presidents Council
Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Physical Sciences Division, University of Chicago

Individual Donors:
Tom & Jacquie Bell
Laura MacGregor
Maria Thompson

Hive Chicago
After School Matters

Instructors & Developers (Become a volunteer!):
Quincy Castro
James Crooks
Pete Dahlberg
Scott Dunham
Adam Hammond
Brendan McCollam
Will McFadden
Ryan Mork
Anne Sailer
Connor Soltas

Other Volunteers:
Chicago Men’s A Cappella
Bill Geraci
Herman Gudjonson
Donny Mathers
Christina Palka
Jennifer Thall

Esteemed Providers of Homemade Snacks (#HomegrownHeroes):
Patrice Ingram
Laura MacGregor
Anne Sailer