With the next School Year fast approaching we thought it would be the ideal time to host an Educational Apps themed event. Special thanks to Huge for sponsoring this month.
7:00 pm – Drinks, Pizza, and networking.
7:30 pm – Discussion on the latest in the mobile landscape.
7:45 pm – Featured Presentations: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the process of building, designing, and executing an app from NY's best.
8:45 pm – Drinks and networking at a nearby pub.
Our first featured presenter this month is:
Raul Gutierrez, Founder and CEO, Tinybop
Raul Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Tinybop is an entrepreneur with a 20-year history in technology and the arts. Tinybop is creating a series of educational digital toys around single subjects and big ideas. The first one is a working model of the human body designed for children. The app debuted in the app store last Thursday and by Monday was ranked as one of the top 5 grossing iPad apps in over 50 countries.
Our second featured presenter this month is:
Jocelyn Leavitt, Co-Founder and CEO, Hopscotch
Hopscotch is an iPad programming language for teaching kids to code. It is the first ever language designed specifically to be programmed on a mobile device. Most programming languages have complicated syntax rules, making them hard for kids to grasp. With Hopscotch, kids can drag and drop blocks of code to build projects with zero typing. It's like legos for software--part tool, part toy, part learning experience.
Our third featured presenters this month are:
Kenny Peng and John Lee, Co-Founders, SchoolYourself
Mastery of advanced math and science is becoming increasingly important for today's students to have successful careers. However, many students are intimidated or unengaged by these subjects because they are generally presented as abstract, and even boring. We're making math and science content come alive with continuous student interaction and powerful, automated guidance. We are building a future in which all students have the personalized education they need.
Our fourth featured presenters this month are:
Jonathan Modica and Teddy Hills, Co-Founders, Nutmeg Education
Nutmeg is an assessment platform that helps teachers make better tests/quizzes for the CommonCore. Nutmeg utilizes the 30,000+ questions each class answers a year to give teachers real-time insights into their students. We leverage that data to direct students to free online tutorials based on their individual needs.
Our event sponsor this month:
Huge is a digital agency that provides business strategy, design, marketing and technology services to some of the world's largest businesses and best-known brands. The company is known for successfully harmonizing user needs and business goals to create industry-changing digital experiences for its clients. Huge has offices based in the United States, Europe and Latin America, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies.
For more information, visit www.hugeinc.com
Twitter accounts to follow for this event:
The official NYC Apps Twitter accounts:
The official NYC Apps Twitter #hashtag:
We look forward to seeing all of you soon.