Handing Students the Steering Wheel
“A story or three about building software to give students control over their own education at Khan Academy”
Development Hall 60 min
What is it about?
Ben: We've learned a few lessons and made more than a few mistakes designing and building software focused on students. I'll be sharing some of these stories with quick, deep dives into our solutions for educational tech challenges. Anyone interested in education, data, analytics, motivational interfaces, or just building a great dev team will hopefully learn something. Or at least crack a smile.
What will the visitors get from it?
Ben: Super secret insights into Khan Academy's challenges and how we're using our data and classrooms to solve 'em.
For whom it is?
Ben: Anyone interested in education, data, analytics, motivational interfaces, or just building a great dev team.
What do I presently work at?
Ben: Building the team and software behind khanacademy.org
Which of my existing achievements do I value the most?
Ben: Helping Sal and Khan Academy grow from 2 devs to a team of 15 serving millions of students monthly
What would I like to achieve?
Ben: Why, a free, world-class education for anyone anywhere, obviously :)
What do I look forward to at the WebExpo?
Ben: Meeting and learning from other attendees
Lead Developer Khan Academy