This post was written by ISTC staff member Kirsten Walker.
The International Sustainable Electronics Competition welcomes Kyle Wiens to this year’s jury. Kyle is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, an online repair community internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product tear-downs. Kyle relates to the ingenuity of college students, as he launched iFixit out of his Cal Poly dorm room, along with Luke Soules. iFixit has grown to empower upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken items. Recently Kyle started Dozuki, a software company that is revolutionizing online technical documentation for manufacturers. Kyle is very active in the field of electronics exports having testified in front of the International Trade Commission, and has been on the front lines of developing global environmental standards.
Kyle is a perfect juror for this kind of competition as he understands creative minds and can provide effective “peer-like” feedback to those who successfully enter this year’s competition based on his experiences developing the iFixit concept.