inBloom releases open-source for a core educational service at OSCon 2013. The Learning Registry Index (LRI) empowers rich learning content searches for digital educational videos, games and assessments for K-12 grades. Built upon Neo4J and CouchDB, this new technology is designed to provide students and teachers a vast selection of online learning material by spanning existing silos of content. Released under the Apache 2 license, come learn how to use this service in your apps and contribute to improving the core search service for usage in school districts across the nation.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants.
This tutorial is sponsored by inBloom
Jason Hoekstra is the Director of Developer Engagement at inBloom. In his role, he works closely with communities of developers to guide software builds connected to the inBloom APIs to improve technology for K-12 education. He’s contributed to a number of open-source tools at inBloom and led inBloom’s codeathons across the nation.
Prior to joining the inBloom team, Jason worked at the U.S. Department of Education leading efforts promoting data interoperability and open data. He was a core member of the Learning Registry team which is a CouchDB service to propagate and share information on digital learning content. He also lead the Department’s open data strategy as well as the open source release of the Data Visualization module for Drupal.
Jason has a deep technology background spanning over 20 years in software development using a wide-range of tools, languages, databases and platforms. In his spare time, he can be found hacking Arduino projects and learning new technologies such as Lua and Node.JS. Jason resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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