RemixEd is a weekend of building web and mobile apps to help K-12 teachers in the classroom.
Teachers, students, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and others interested in education technology.
- Inaugural event: August 4-5, 2012
- Next event: TBD. Sign up to be notified on our next event.
Saturday, from 9:00am – 9:00pm:
- 9am: Breakfast, meet teams
- 10am: Kick-off
- 12pm: Lunch
- 6pm: Dinner
- 9pm: Get some rest
Sunday, from 9:00am – 5:00pm:
- 9am: Breakfast
- 12pm: Lunch
- 3pm: Demo presentations
- 4pm: Awards and closing announcements
- 5pm: We’re done!
Of inaugural event:
444 Castro St, 12th floor
Mountain View, CA 94041
FREE! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Only teachers can submit ideas to be built. All ideas must be doable within a weekend. Don’t worry, we will work with you to revise and refine each idea. You may submit multiple ideas, but only one idea from each teacher will be presented.
Other participants will see a list of all submitted ideas and choose which idea they would like to build. Then they’ll join that team for a weekend hackathon.
On Sunday, every team will present their demos. A panel of judges will select the best apps for bragging rights and geek cred. If an app is stable enough for wider distribution, it will be featured on edshelf for other teachers to find and use. Free hosting can be provided as well. Winners will get special placement.
Why, #remixedk12, of course.
Who’s behind this?
Jessie Arora, founder of Teacher Square, is passionate about cultivating the education startup ecosystem to help create tools and services that improve teaching and learning for all students. She is an active angel investor mainly focused on the education space, applying her experiences from Google, Citizen Schools & Stanford School of Ed. She blogs at edcrunch.org and you can follow her on Twitter @Jessie_Arora.
Mike Lee is a co-founder and CEO of edshelf. He was a software engineer, technical manager, and product director at companies like CBS, Yahoo, and TripIt. His code has been seen by billions of people around the world. With edshelf, he aims to make education more efficient and effective through the use of scalable technologies and a teacher-focused experience. You can follow him on Twitter @mikeleeorg.
Rob Rinsky brings a fresh perspective to the world of education after having spent many years in the financial, tech, and health care sectors. He has taught in a variety of environments and ranks teaching the Caro-Kann Advance Variation opening chess strategy to kindergarteners among his greatest teaching accomplishments. He is a firm believer in blended learning and hopes that cognitively guided instruction will take over the world (especially in math!).
And a special shout-out to TeachBoost for providing a great logo. Thanks guys!