Design for Education at Startup Weekend EDU SF

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Design for Education at Startup Weekend EDU SF

Time: November 22, 2013 at 6:30pm to November 24, 2013 at 8pm
Location: The Hattery
Street: 414 Brannan St
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
Website or Map: http://sfedu.startupweekend.o…
Event Type: design, education, workshop, conference
Organized By: Startup Weekend EDU SF & Jessica Falkenthal
Latest Activity: Nov 12, 2013

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Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Want to solve some of the world's messiest problems? Here's your opportunity to transform your 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 tests, receive coaching from experienced education designers & industry professionals and win prizes that will help take your idea to the next level!

Register at http://sfedu.startupweekend.org before tickets run out! We only have capacity for the first 120 people who register!


We're looking for passionate designers, developers, educators & entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in improving education opportunities for all. Come learn the basics of founding & launching a successful education product while solving real problems in education.

The event:  We bring together a diverse group of people passionate about making a positive impact on education. In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, design products and launch education startups. Startup Weekend EDU begins with open-mic 60-second pitches on Friday night that result in the formation of small teams around the best, most viable education concepts. Teams spend Saturday and Sunday focusing on user research, customer development, validating their ideas and building prototypes with the help of experienced coaches from the education market. On Sunday, teams demo their education products and receive valuable feedback from a panel of expert judges. One third of the judging criteria is based on the user experience design of the product!

Some Mentors Include: 
Aynne Valencia, Design Director / Product Strategy
Laurie Burruss, Director of Education at Lynda.com
Turadg Aleahmad, Learning Engineer at Coursera

PS. Watch this Startup Weekend EDU video for some inspiration regarding what happens during our event!

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