IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. Our team is full of smart, motivated people with a passion for creating the best educational technology possible. We leverage cutting-edge technologies to solve seemingly intractable problems in education. Millions of users count on us to make learning as effective as can be, and we’re looking for exceptional people who are committed to solving the real-world challenges faced by students and teachers around the world.
Join IXL on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to learn about how IXL is shaping the future of education. Our line-up will include a fantastic girl geek panel on the ups and downs of an educational technology company, the positive impact our work has on society, and the what it’s like transitioning from the classroom to the Edtech space.
IXL Learning Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
5:30PM – 6:30PM – Registration, Dinner, Mingling, Demos
6:30PM – 7:30PM – Panel Discussion
7:30PM – 8:30PM – Dessert, More Mingling, Demos
Twitter Hashtag for the event: #IXLGirlGeekDinner
Twitter handles for hosts: @IXLLearning @BayAreaGGD
IXL Learning Girl Geek Speaker Bios
After getting her start at IXL as a product analyst, Kate now leads IXL’s product management team. She is passionate about providing exceptional user experiences and superb educational content. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a PhD in mathematics from Stanford.
With over 5 years of product development experience under her belt, Debbie has strong demonstrated expertise and an unwavering passion for improving education through technology. Focused on delivering a high-quality product and delightful user experience, Debbie is responsible for leading the design and development of the IXL product. She works closely with our engineering, content, marketing, and user support teams to grow and improve our popular online learning program, found at www.ixl.com. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and health policy from Harvard University.
Formerly a middle school teacher focusing on algebra and physical science, Megan is now an integral member of our math content development team. As a math product analyst, Megan utilizes her educational insight to drive the success of the IXL product by creating engaging online math problems and collaborating with our engineering and visual design teams. She is involved in all aspects of the content development cycle, including brainstorming, design, testing, and support. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and a masters of arts in education from Stanford, with credentials in biology and foundational-level mathematics.
With over 10 years engineering experience at IXL Learning, Suzanne has played a pivotal role in shaping the IXL product and developing our current engineering team. She now leads a dedicated team of engineers who focus their efforts on creating the code modules and supporting libraries that generate the math and language arts questions (soon to include science and social studies!) that millions of students in over 190 countries answer every day. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a masters of arts in mathematics from UC Santa Cruz.