Join us on Tuesday, November 13 at one of the nation’s finest research universities, the University of Chicago. Esteemed Knerd and U of Chicago alum, Jordan Lewis will talk about tackling some of the world’s toughest engineering problems. Click here for event details! Here’s Jordan: And here’s David Yourdon, another Chicago alum at Knewton.
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This past Tuesday, Knewton hosted one of NY’s most intense machine learning/big data events of the year. Over 100 people came out to mingle and listen to an awesome lineup of speakers. If you have the time, check out the full recording: Otherwise, here’s a quick look at what went down. The evening was kicked off by one of Knewton’s lead data scientists, George Davis. George talked about how Knewton develops scalable statistical models of… Read more
This summer we were lucky to have a rockstar set of interns on our tech team. Here’s just a quick look at some of what they accomplished this summer: Andersen Chen worked on models for estimating the way student proficiencies change over time. Most existing methods are focused on point estimates resulting from tests and surveys, so they don’t concern themselves with how students improve over time — but that’s exactly what we’re focused on! Andersen worked with… Read more
In the coming months, we’ll be traveling to some of the most venerated institutions of higher learning to find rockstar engineers — and bring them back to Knewton. We’ll be at Harvard’s Faculty Club on October 9 talking Knerd shop. Click here for all the event details. Check out this short video we put together featuring three Harvard-educated Knerds!
The trek continues! Next up on our tour of the best engineering schools in the country: Cornell. We’ll be talking Knerd shop on October 5 in the beautiful land of Ithaca, NY. Alum David Siegel will be presenting another great Knerd talk. Join us! Check out the Facebook page for event details.
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 28! 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. Our first stop 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 George in the flesh at our campus Knerd… Read more
This is the latest installment in our blog series highlighting Knerd side projects. I started the literary magazine LitCouture 4 years ago, right after I graduated from an MFA program in creative writing. Using my own network of writers and my knowledge of small presses, I was able to build up an organization fairly quickly. Right off the bat, I was thrilled with the kind of talent we were able to attract. We published winners of… Read more
I still remember when I first came to Knewton for my interview over two years ago. I said I was interested in marketing. I was told I could start off in academics drafting verbal coursework. The director assured me that there were plenty of opportunities for “cross-pollination” (at the time, I thought this was an original metaphor 🙂 ). Within a few days, I started blogging for the marketing team. Within a few months, I… Read more
Knewton Knerds are big fans of NY Graph Meetup—a group devoted to the discussion of graph structures, graph theory, graph databases, and related topics. Why graphs? And why now? According to the group, graph structures and methods are becoming ubiquitous these days: “As the size of datasets being generated, processed, and presented continues to grow, the relative strengths and weaknesses of different data structures, including graphs, have become more and more significant in everyday applications.”… Read more