Check Out #ThinkPress - May 2014

These last few months have definitely been busy. Our team has grown considerably, we’ve mastered - and were the first - to develop an entire course in Apple’s new programming language, Swift, we launched a weekly hang-out for the developer community and CEO Darrell spoke on an awesome education panel at Internet Week!

Additionally, a few of our friends wrote about us along the way and we wanted to share some of what they had to say:

May 14
John Egan at The Huffington Post for “4 Outside-the-Box Career Tips for College Grads” writes

Whether you look at this year’s job market for college grads as great or gloomy, it’s important to keep in mind that a diploma doesn’t automatically translate into employment.

Our CEO, Darrell Silver, shared a few tips for college grads seeking jobs. One of them was to remain productive, especially if they’re running into job-search roadblocks. This trick is eventually why Darrell hired Thomas, one of our engineers. 

May 15 
Matthew Flamm at Crain’s NY Business: “Tech Students’ New Code

Matthew interviewed our Co-founder Dan about why more and more students are saying no to four year degrees of college. Dan was quoted saying

When I looked ahead at what I was going to accomplish in the next two years, it seemed very predictable. I was ready to take on bigger challenges that would have a great impact.

May 21
NYC.gov:  "Mayor de Blasio Details Tech Investments in City Schools to Close Achievement Gap and Better Prepare all Students for the Workforce

de Blasio on his investment to bring more technology into the classroom:

The technology in our classrooms has to keep pace with the real world. The ability of our kids to succeed and compete depends on it. That’s why our budget makes strategic investments to link our schools to the innovators that drive our tech ecosystem, creates career pipelines from our high schools to top-tier firms, and exposes kids to the latest technology from the time they start pre-K to the day they graduate college.

Our CEO, Darrell, was quoted in favor of de Blasio’s plans saying that his "investment in technology will come back to us hundreds of times over in new jobs, new companies and new inventions we can’t even imagine for years to come.”

May 22
Anne Babe of Techonomy: “Mobile Panel Looks at How to Engage Students Through Their Devices

Anne covered this year’s M1 Summit in New York where Co-Founder Dan was speaking on a panel about how 

Mobile can serve as a powerful tool for building community and engagement among online learners.

Co-founder Dan said, “when it comes to user engagement, the biggest competitor to any online education platform isn’t a rival one." 

May 24
VentureBeat’s Devindra Hardawar: ”EdTech Experts and Startup Founders Discuss Tech’s Profound Impact on Education

Devindra moderated our panel at Internet Week NY and writes

The intersection between technology and education today will likely have a profound impact on our future.

CEO Darrell had this to say: "The biggest challenge that we see is how limited access to expertise really is in edtech.”

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