Brian JacobyBrian Jacoby is a technology executive with almost 30 years of experience in engineering and supervisory roles from Fortune 500 companies to startups.  He has experience in global 24x7 operations for high-traffic interactive services.  Brian was a member of 1990-91 winter-over team at United States' research facility at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station.  He is also a Patent-holder.

Brian is the President and co-founder of Nova Labs, the Reston-based makerspace serving Northern Virginia.  In this role, he organized four successive 3d-printer build groups in which participants are given components and coached through the process of building their own 3d-printer.  He grew Nova Labs from zero to over 100 contributing members and a community of 1300 makers.  Brian curates a STEM "takeapart day" for kids to explore tools while taking apart obsolete electronic equipment.  The idea for the inaugural NoVa Mini Maker Faire was his, and he served as a member of its organizing team.

In addition, Brian serves as the President of Friends of Reston Regional Library, a group which supports the library and funds programs and materials through ongoing used book sales.  This organization has funded the beginning of the Fairfax Library system's use of e-books and was recognized with the "Best of Reston" award for a civic organization in 2013.

Brian is a member of STEM advisory boards for FCPS and Children's Science Center.  In addition, he is a member of Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’'s Innovation Fund.