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Welcome to Eight New Knerds

Posted in Knerds on October 14, 2013 by

From L-R: Josh, Meagan, Andrew, Megan, Renee, Eric, Erin, and David

Eight Knerds joined Knewton last month. Here’s a quick introduction to each of our new team members.

Andrew Gwozdziewycz, Senior Software Engineer on the Platform team, comes to Knewton from OKCupid Labs, where he was the CTO. Originally from Honesdale, PA, Andrew graduated from Temple University and currently lives in Brooklyn. In his free time, he enjoys photography; reading about, implementing, and messing around with programming languages; and running Hack and Tell (a show and tell for hackers, which he founded). Andrew’s favorite website is Wikipedia and his favorite Wikipedia page is on the history of the telephone. Find him on Twitter @apgwoz or at apgwoz.com.

Megan Bowe joins Knewton as an Implementation Architect on the Implementation Team. Originally from Walla Walla, Washington, Megan was previously evangelizing for a learning technology standard, the xAPI (Tin Can) at Rustici Software. Megan’s current favorite book is To Save Everything, Click Here by Evgeny Morozov. In her free time, she co-runs an unconference called Up to All of Us. You can also find Megan on Twitter @MeganBowe or on her “well-neglected blog” at bowekno.ws.

One other Me(a)gan came aboard the Knewton team this month. Meagan Palatino is a Product Manager on the Profile & Platform Tools team. Originally from Burlington, VT, Meagan is a graduate of McGill and Columbia University. Her hobbies include capoiera, creating a jungle in her apartment (“plant obsession”), and photographing and writing about the city. Meagan’s favorite book is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and her favorite website is thecoolhunter.net.

Erin Wilson is one of the newest members of Knewton’s Business Development team. A Stanford graduate, Erin hails from Hayward, CA. Previously, she was working in investment banking at Credit Suisse. In her free time, Erin enjoys running, cooking, and travelling. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

Before joining Knewton, Renee Revis was developing educational applications in English grammar, math, and other subjects. Renee is now a Senior Software Engineer on Knewton’s Platform team. Originally from outside D.C. in Maryland, Renee graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. She loves being outside (including hiking and exploring Central Park) and is a Duke basketball fan.

Eric Batscha joins Knewton’s Business Development team after working in BD for AppNexus. Originally from New York City, Eric graduated from Bates College. His hobbies include tea and cycling. Find him on Twitter @EricBatscha.

Josh Daniels is another new addition to Knewton’s BD team. Josh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, and is originally from New York (by way of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Wisconsin). In his free time, you can find him playing soccer, travelling, or looking for great new music. His favorite website is coolhunting.com. Find him on Twitter @JoshDaniels09.

Originally from Ardmore, PA, David Groff is a recent graduate of Stanford University and joins Knewton’s Platform team as a Software Engineer. In his free time, David enjoys tennis and philosophy. His favorite movie is Network and his favorite Wikipedia page is on the red-tailed hawk. You can find David on Twitter @dgroff73.