Dale Dougherty is a co-founder of O'Reilly Media, along with Tim O'Reilly. Dale was instrumental in the development of O'Reilly's publishing business. Dougherty is considered by some as the Father of the Maker Movement. Dougherty was the CEO of Maker Media, a spin-off from O'Reilly Media. The company published Make magazine, beginning in 2005, had an ecommerce site (Makershed), and conducted Maker Faires worldwide. In 2019 Dale relaunched his maker efforts as the Make Community LLC, which continues to publish Make: Magazine and manages Maker Faires worldwide.