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Tinybop / Hopscotch / SchoolYourself / Nutmeg

  • Aug 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM

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 CEOHopscotch

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 HillsCo-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.

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We look forward to seeing all of you soon.

-NYC Apps


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  • Nir R.

    Inspiring stories of some great tech companies.

    August 21, 2013

  • Ben F.

    Howdy all!
    I'm hoping to meet savvy JavaScript, Python, and UI/UX types for a pandora of audio news (from NPR voice clones). Who's savvy? -ben

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everybody.
    I would have loved to attend the event but I am still in Paris.
    I will move in New York next week. I will be more than happy to meet you at the next event.
    I am the founder of Style and the City, one of the most famous street style blog in the world and one of the most loved fashion discovery app too.
    I am alway motivated to share my knowledge and extend it through innovative encounters.

    Blog :
    App :

    Enjoy and see you soon.

    PS : congrat to the guests. great job !

    Kamel Lahmadi
    Style and the City
    "Have dreams but don't forget to achieve them."

    August 20, 2013

  • Rich B.

    Hi, do you take payment for this at the door?

    I'd pay via PayPal, but there seems to be an issue with it. There's a PayPal request to link my credit card to the purchase, so the merchant has my address--this, in spite of the fact that nothing is being delivered(!) No one else makes that request, so I suspect something must be amiss.

    Consequently I'd feel safer paying in some other manner.

    August 17, 2013

    • Serko A.

      We do not accept payments at the door unfortunately. We haven't had an issue since we began selling tickets via PayPal many months ago.

      August 17, 2013

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