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July Education Tech + Cold Beer Meetup

  • Jul 24, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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Rosetta Stone is pleased to announce our first of many Education Tech + Cold Beer Meetup events hosted in our new Downtown SF office. Please join us on Wednesday, July 24th for a discussion on Technology and Education. Our first event will include a networking session with food & drinks, and a technical panel discussion moderated by our VP of Engineering, Renato Mascardo. Following the discussion we are happy to announce there will be a band (and more food & drink) as well as a raffle for 2 coveted Oculus Rifts.

This is a technical discussion & networking event for the education technology community, recruiters we kindly ask that you not attend.


5:45 - 6:30 Networking - Food & Drinks

6:30 - 7:15 Technical Discussion | Q & A

7:15 - 8:00  Raffle, Band: The Easy Leaves & Drinks

Announcing new speaker!

Topic deep dive:

David Lang: Co-Founder of OpenROV -- a DIY telerobotics community project centered around underwater exploration & adventure. He also writes the Zero to Maker column for the MAKE blog, where he chronicles his crash-course into the maker world. Prior to underwater robots, David managed OCSC Sailing in Berkeley where he helped hundreds of students learn to sail and led sailing adventures around the world.

Bryan Pellom: Within the last decade speech recognition technology has matured—enabling now common functionality such as mobile voice search, automated speech analytics for call centers and even language learning speaking practice. While adult-oriented speech applications have blossomed, the integration of speech recognition into educational applications for children have been slower to market.  This talk will illustrate some of the massive opportunities for speech recognition technology to be applied to early education settings and discuss the practical and technical challenges faced with accurately recognizing the voices of children.

Speaker(s): Additional Speakers are being added soon. Please check back soon for more discussion points and speakers!

David Lang is an active speaker at Maker events, co-founder of open source project OpenROV, and blogger.

Bryan Pellom has been an active researcher in the speech technology field for more than 15 years. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and was previously a research faculty member at the University of Colorado. Bryan's main areas of specialty include multilingual speech recognition, spoken dialog systems, and interactive speech technologies for children. In 2002 he was the technical chair of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing. Currently he is Vice President of Speech Development at Rosetta Stone.

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  • Ciji S.

    Hey everyone! There is another Startup Weekend EDU happening this weekend in Oakland. We are bringing together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, educators and students for a 54 hour hackathon focused on solving education's most challenging issues! The design firm, IDEO will also be participating. Checkout their post on our site -

    Register at: Use code: design4EDU for $25 off your ticket!

    1 · September 9, 2014

  • Kristina L.

    Ladies, come celebrate the holidays with women in edtech! Join us at Mindsnacks HQ to mingle, make friends, get the inside track on how to build a company, connect with educators and entrepreneurs, or just enjoy some much-needed girlfriend time. Ladies Night Out by EdSurge
    Thursday, December 12 at Mindsnacks.

    December 4, 2013

  • Kristina L.

    Startup Weekend EDU
    November 22-24 at The Hattery, 414 Brannan St
    Starting at 6:30pm on Friday!
    Help us design products to improve education in one weekend! Here's your opportunity to transform people's education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complimentary skills & the passion & dedication to build an education product in one weekend. Design for learning, conduct user research to influence design decisions, receive coaching from experienced education designers & researchers and other industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!

    Register at before tickets run out! Use promo code- design4EDU to receive $35 off your ticket.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time chatting with the Rosetta Stone team. Well organized event. Thanks for the evening. I hope to connect when I'm back in town next week.

    July 25, 2013

  • Timothy L.

    Great crowd, cool to see so many people interested in tech+education.

    July 25, 2013

  • David H.

    Enjoyed both presentations and met some interesting folks.

    July 25, 2013

  • Mei

    Well put together.

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    perhaps for the next meetup we could create a hashtag to discuss and share ideas

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very interesting

    July 25, 2013

  • Elizabeth E.

    I am sorry to cancel last minute. I look forward to collaborating with ed techies and beer in the future.

    July 24, 2013

  • Chris

    sudden travel req. -
    next time though..

    July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As a former science teacher and software development manager I'm hoping to connect with sources that are actively creating software for learning.

    July 23, 2013

  • gary

    Approx what time can ceos announce openings for their social venture startups?

    July 23, 2013

  • gary

    curious if any designers, bloggers, usability/QA people coming with interest in using tech to help people repair and nourish their most important relationships

    July 23, 2013

  • Kayla D.

    It says on the invite that 100 people are attending, but only 75 spots available. Does this mean that we need to get there early to reserve a seat?

    July 23, 2013

  • Rev. Austin H.

    looking forward to it!

    July 22, 2013

  • Quincy L.

    Sounds like a memorable event! I look forward to checking out your new office and meeting people passionate about helping learners!

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sales and marketing rep for Japanese company and we provide social media patrolling service to school and i want to know more how education and technology can make benefit

    July 17, 2013

  • Shibendra R.

    I will be travelling from Milpitas. How about parking arrangement?

    July 9, 2013

  • Meggie M.

    Sounds good.

    July 8, 2013

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