Bilal Ghalib is interested in globalizing the maker movement which encourages people to be makers rather than just consumers, whether it is through crafting, 3D printing, hacking electronics, programming, or other means. His motto is "Be good. Build something. Share."
He believes in the concept of open source hardware and technology, and has had a hand in organizing hacker spaces and community workshops to encourage people to become empowered makers.
His projects include a documentary on hacker spaces around North America, co-founding the "All Hands Active" maker space, opening "Modati" where clothes are etched, cut, and screen printed, and, most recently, co-founding "The Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative" (GEMSI) which was funded through Kickstarter and organizes events about making and maker culture around the world.