Somehow, 2011 is almost over. It was a good year for us: we celebrated our 3rd birthday, closed another round of funding, and partnered with Pearson. We’ve grown a lot too: with almost 80 people on deck, computers and people are squeezed into every spare corner of the office, and the office kitchen cycles through who knows how many pallets of Chobani yogurts and bags of SunChips each week.
In the spirit of reflection, here are twelve of our favorite blog posts from this year, one for every month.
We were beyond honored to be named a 2011 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum at Davos. We led up to the WEF’s annual meeting in Switzerland with 30 blog posts, each of which highlighted one of our fellow Tech Pioneers.
Our CEO Jose landed down in Davos’ snowy peaks — and then immediately started tweeting. After the fact, Abby put together this awesome illustrated timeline of his experience.
Back in May, Robbie’s hard drive got corrupted. But because he’s Robbie (i.e. tech-savvy, responsible, and prepared), it wasn’t a big deal.
We hope your hard drive doesn’t get corrupted, we really do. But if it does, we hope you’ve read this blog post. And if it does, and you don’t, we just might say we told you so.
We take Bring Your Child to Work Day pretty seriously around here. Case in point: we wouldn’t let Brianna leave without teaching her about adaptive learning (using… adaptive learning. Of course.)
Swarna (HBS) and Sara (Stanford GSB) were instrumental members of our marketing and BD teams this summer. Plus, they both love Seinfeld, Shake Shack, and rooftop bars.
A post all about why Knewton is awesome. How could we not include this in the line-up?
Thought adaptive learning was only for math and science? Think again. Christina’s thorough and thought-provoking post will show you how adaptive learning can be used for English composition, art history, and other “soft” subjects.
The first in our ongoing job profiles series, this video covers Jesse St. Charles’ daily forays into the depths of data science. Once you’ve watched this one, check out the next profile about Trevor, software engineer.
In our sixth infographic of the year, we tackle STEM education in America. In a recent study of 65 industrialized nations, American students were ranked 31st in science and 23rd in math. What are we doing wrong — and how can we improve?
December: The True Power of an API
Paul, our API product manager, provides a compelling argument for why companies should be “open.”