Jean-Marc Skopek

Jean-Marc Skopek is a programmer based in Vancouver. His past work includes Top Hat, a startup that increases engagement and interaction to the in-class learning experience, and Career Explorer, a startup that helps people discover careers and work opportunities that best suit their passions and skills. He is the founder of Empathy Works, a consultancy that helps companies build custom programs quickly using off-the-shelf tools. In his spare time, Jean-Marc loves experimenting with new gadgets and technologies. He is particularly interested in the way technology can help spread important messages and introduce new opportunities to disadvantaged individuals.


Tool Library

Bridging the gap between students and tools through an interactive, digital portal. You want to build, we help you get access to the tools you need.

Monument to Plastic

Creating a monument that visualizes the buildup of plastic waste over the course of its 111 year existence and provides a glimpse of the future that awaits us if we…

Blog Posts

Are we making a difference?

Unlike climate change, which is a vague vast and apocalyptic, plastic is smaller and more tangible. It’s something in everyone’s daily life. It’s something we interact with. We can touch,…

What we can do to slow the growth in single use plastic

We’re all aware of the huge amount of plastic that is being produced on a daily basis, but what can we do to slow the growth? To fully tackle the…

What needs to change

The world is drowning in single-use plastic, and estimates predict the problem will grow sig- ni´Čücantly by 2050. Several approaches are needed to tackle this problem, including a chance in…

Building a Plastic Monument

Most of us are aware that the world is drowning in plastic, but it can be hard to make sense of just how much is on the planet. We were…

Workshop: Silkscreening shirts

We silkscreened some shirts


Building an interactive light exhibit out of discarded packaging.