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Nathan Hurst, Lead, Content at Amplify Access

Nathan Hurst

Biography: Nathan Hurst

Nathan loves using his technical skills to improve the world. He currently runs engineering on Amplify’s content team. Before Amplify, Nathan ran engineering at Kinsa, a mobile health startup. Previously, Nathan founded Ohours & Hirelite. Check out his blog at
Twitter: @nahurst

Presentation: Creating Collaborative Distributed Systems for Education

Time: Tuesday 16:20 - 17:10 / Location: Superior

Most of us can't survive five minutes without interacting with some kind of technology, but most schools in the US have been actively working to keep technology out of the classroom to keep students "focused" on learning. At Amplify Access, we believe technology is an essential element in education and has the potential to help engage kids, empower teachers, and create meaningful connections with learning.   In building an android based education platform, we’ve solved a number of interesting challenges specific to tablet deployments in K-12 environments: school network availability and latency, security of student information, teacher and student engagement, and of course, kids being kids. We’ll discuss our solutions and how they could apply to you through an interactive presentation using Amplify Tablets.