Vlogging my way through BbWorld16

EPISODE I: Going to Vegas

Headed to Las Vegas for DevCon and BbWorld 2016. Having attended twice before as a customer, I am very excited to have played a part in organizing this year’s event.

In this vlog episode, I check in with Scott Hurrey (Code Poet at Blackboard) and ask him about what excites him the most about DevCon. Dan Rinzel (Product Manager, Blackboard Analytics) and John Whitmer (Director of Analytics and Research at Blackboard) tackle some extreme food portions.

EPISODE II: Teamwork makes the Dream Work

A day of rehearsal for the BbWorld16 opening general session leads to an air of playful excitement in anticipation of the main event. ‘Dr John’ talks about why data science isn’t scary, and why everyone should be interested and involved.

EPISODE III: Making Magic Happen

Want to go behind the scenes and get a sense of all of the work that goes into the opening main stage keynote presentation each year? Michelle Williams takes us on a tour!

EPISODE IV: Yoga and Analytics

Meet the Predictive Analytics ‘booth babes,’ learn from Michael Berman that yoga and analytics DO mix. Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance, Bridget Burns, explains why there is a need for more empathy between institutions of higher educations and educational technology companies, and in higher education in general.

EPISODE V: We Are Family

Rachel Seranno from Appalachian State University talks about power poses and memes. Eric Silva praises the power of Twitter. Casey Nugent and Shelley White from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln describe how they are working with Blackboard consultants to understand and optimize instruction.


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