This season we’ll be searching the world over for extraordinary engineers, content specialists, and data scientists to join our ever-expanding team here at Knewton. Next up on our quest? The University of Chicago, which happens to be the alma mater of two esteemed Knerds–Adaptive Instruction Manager, David Yourdon and Senior Software Engineer, Jordan Lewis. We put together this video about how their education at one of the world’s greatest universities prepared them to solve some… Read more
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This season we’re on a quest to find the nation’s best engineers, content specialists, and data scientists and bring them back to Knewton. On Friday, October 25, we’ll be talking education and big data at the Columbia Engineering Consortium Career Fair. Come meet our extraordinary engineers and grab a Knerd shirt! In the meantime, check out this video featuring 3 Columbia-educated Knerds. Find out how they’re using their education to help solve the world’s biggest… Read more
In the coming months, we’ll be traveling to some of the most venerated institutions of higher learning to find rockstar engineers, content specialists, and data scientists — and bring them back to Knewton. We’ll be at Harvard at Maxwell Dworkin 119 on Thursday, September 19 talking Knerd shop. A few extraordinary Knerds will discuss the complex technical challenges they face on a daily basis and the future of big data and education. Stop by and… Read more
In the coming months, we’ll be traveling to some of the most venerated institutions of higher learning to find rockstar engineers, content specialists, and data scientists — and bring them back to Knewton. We’ll be talking Knerd shop on September 18 at the Cornell Career Fair. Our extraordinary software engineers will be happy to answer any questions about Knewton. Come by and get your Knerd shirt!
In a few weeks, we’ll be at one of the most venerable seats of higher learning all the world over: Cambridge, Massachusetts. Join us as we cast our genius net at MIT on September 20! Check out the Facebook page for event details!
Over the next few months, we’ll be trekking around the country to visit college engineering programs and recruit a few good Knerds. One of our first stops is Carnegie Mellon, which just happens to be the alma mater of two of Knewton’s greatest data scientists. We made a short video about how George and Jesse’s experiences in Pittsburgh helped shape their careers as Knerds. Take a look, and meet them in the flesh on campus… Read more
A few weeks ago, Knewton hosted our first annual Symposium on the future of higher education — a gathering of senior leadership from some of the world’s biggest and most innovative online universities, both public and private. We were joined by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, the father of “disruptive innovation” theory, who shared his thoughts on the coming disruption of higher education. What is disruption? Clayton began by providing a few familiar examples… Read more
Last month, we hosted the first Knewton Symposium, “Designing the Future of Higher Education” at the Four Seasons in Boston. With 30 education leaders from the private and public sector in attendance, the event was a rare opportunity to discuss and debate solutions to education’s biggest challenges. How can we improve online tools for students? How can we expand access and improve distribution? How can we cut costs while maintaining — or ideally, improving — learning… Read more
Four new Knerds joined the team in the last month. Molly Gerth is the Communications Manager on the Marketing team. Previously, Molly worked at TriplePoint in San Francisco and then New York, doing PR for startups with a special focus on edtech. Originally from Half Moon Bay, CA, Molly graduated from Stanford University. Outside of work, you can find her dancing, writing, freestyling, and eating ice cream before dinner. Sonal Singhal joins Knewton as an… Read more
The world needs more programmers. In the U.S. alone, demand for software developers is expected to increase 30% by 2020 — way above the average for other jobs. Codecademy hopes to help fill this need by providing a fun, accessible, engaging, and free way for anyone to learn how to code. Students can engage with the Codecademy community as they build interactive websites, games, and apps using newfound skills in web fundamentals and programming languages… Read more