By Jay L.
Imagine 80+ people running around an auditorium with giant post-it notes and sharpies voting on ideas with smaller post-it notes and seeking collaborators to work on their education projects. This was the Friday night pitch chaos during Startup Weekend EDU Seattle. Of the forty-seven ideas that folks threw out into the room, eleven attracted teams to champion them.
It didn’t stop at the idea, though; these folks rolled up their sleeves spent really long hours at the library testing the viability of their solutions together. One group built a tracking device for special needs students. Another, a system to help teachers organize student work and learning behaviors. There was robotic arm, and a team creating a system to engage students to program it. One team even built a tool to help younger kids write book reviews. It was all fueled by great food and caffeine, of course! Continue reading “Looking back on Startup Weekend EDU Seattle”