James has been tinkering from a very young age, honing his skills on dodgy cars and motorbike engines before moving to electrical devices. He organises Restart Parties in Hackney, North London, alongside the Hackney Fixers.
Tim hosts Restart Parties in greater Camden. He’s a “seasoned eco-worrier” who likes seeing people happy when they learn and get stuff repaired. He works four days a week at Haringey Council, and volunteers as well as working on personal projects.
Marie is a Restart Party Host in Leicester who started throwing parties a year ago. She is a PhD researcher at Loughborough University and green activist who knew next to nothing about technology before getting started, and made the link with Leicester Hackspace.
Aboubaker is a Restarter in Tunis who is an aircraft mechanic by day who got the “want-to-decipher-any-system” virus from his father. Read our interview with him to learn more about what makes him tick.
Meet Philip, a Restarter who was a VSO volunteer after degrees in electrical engineering and computer science. Then he went on to work in IT. Now he’s busy in his retirement volunteering and singing.
Restarter Faraz is a maker and hacker with a degree in Materials Science. He loves helping people, learning and solving puzzles, which is why he loves Restart Parties. Read more about what motivates him to fix
Ben is a Restarter, electronic engineering student and guitar guru who was “raised by a hippy in Brixton”. He cares about reducing waste and explains here why he loves attending Restart Parties.
Meet Dave! Restarter, parent, green ninja and “pentegenarian polymath with a penchant for poking around in things”. He loves pink duct tape, among other things. Read more.