Arnon Zamir is an impact-entrepreneur at heart and a programmer by profession, specializing in organizing high-end intentional hackathons. He is a Maker who loves building things, electrifying them, and setting them free. Arnon is the Director of TOM:Tikkun Olam Makers, the technological wing of the Reut Institute Strategy Group in Tel Aviv. In high school Arnon created SDKs for VGA in the happy days of DOS. Aware there’s also a world outside, he volunteered for a year as a youth counselor before his army service. While studying for a B.A. in psychology, he established the first civil-guard volunteers unit of search-and-rescue dogs. Arnon then switched to software development professionally, and took on leading roles in development teams before going on to open his own company in 2009. The search for passion and social impact led him to Reut where he combines his two biggest interests: technological innovation and meaningful social connectedness. Arnon teaches in the Tel Aviv University M.B.A. program, meditates, and practices martial arts. He is married with one dog.