Software Development in Edtech

Boston, MA - Oct 14 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

$1 to $50

Level: IntermediateTrack: TechnicalEdtech software has a unique set of challenges, including student privacy, integrating with many types of software, and flaky wi-fi networks that impact caching.Eric Hilfer, VP of Software Engineering at Scholastic, will share his knowledge about these topics and how to overcome the challenges of building software for K-12 school systems.

You will learn:

  • Common pitfalls software engineers and architects encounter when building software for schools (and how to overcome them)
  • Strategies for connecting with SIS (School Information Systems) and LMS (Learning Management Systems) and claiming your place in the school ecosystem
  • Adapting the Agile methodology for edtech and the K-12 market
  • Scaling considerations

This class will be highly interactive and limited to 30 students to ensure that you have ample time to interact with the instructors and your peers. Dinner will be provided.

Meet the Instructor:

Eric Hilfer VP of Software Engineering, Scholastic

Eric Hilfer has been building innovative edtech products since the early 1980s.  As a former research scientist and special ed teacher, Eric has championed the use of technology where it provides real value – not as a buzzword, but as a tool to empower students, and a force multiplier for talented teachers who are scaling their practice. Eric has led software development at a variety of edtech R&D firms and publishers, including TERC and Tom Snyder Productions, and is currently Vice President of Software Engineering at Scholastic Inc.

*Service providers are welcome to attend, but we have a strict no selling policy during classes.*

Refund PolicyRefunds must be requested in writing. No refunds will be given after Tuesday, October 7 at midnight.