Where was it?
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
Who presented at xAPI Camp DevLearn?
ANDY JOHNSON (Tech Team, ADL)
Andy Johnson has spent the last 14 years supporting the evolution of online learning specifications. He has worked as both a developer and implementer of such standards from all stages – documentation, prototyping, conformance testing, and deployment. Andy is one of the few ADL people left who worked on, and still works on, the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). He is extremely happy to bring those experiences to his efforts in leading ADL’s Experience API (xAPI) efforts. Andy’s passion is developing dynamic and entertaining learning experiences(especially game-based learning) which xAPI is well-suited to enable.
CRAIG WIGGINS (Community Manager, ADL)
Craig Wiggins is the senior instructional designer for Problem Solutions at the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL). Craig supports the initiative as the ADL community manager, specifically in regards to the Experience API. Craig holds a BA degree in anthropology and an MEd degree in curriculum development.
Participants at the camp chose what they would want a fridge to tell them and then designed statements to collect data to make those reports. Feel free to bug Craig and Andy for more context. Also note, there are NO sweet potato fries in my fridge. Contrary to John Blackmon’s attempts 🙂 Yes, that’s a completion joke.
BEN BETTS (CEO, HT2)
Ben Betts is an entrepreneur and technologist, specializing in the application of social and peer-to-peer learning in organizations. He speaks around the world promoting research-driven innovations in learning technology, including making an appearance at TEDx in the UK. He has written for four books in the last two years, published peer-reviewed academic papers and many magazine articles. His current research focuses on the role of data in creating personalized, social learning experiences.
ADAM MENTER (Learning Strategy Program Manager, Autodesk)
Adam helps coordinate and lead the company-wide online learning strategy for Autodesk’s customers. He works with groups throughout the company to create improved learning experiences to empower engineers, architects, artists, and designers worldwide to do better design work with Autodesk tools. Prior to this role, Adam managed Autodesk’s learning programs for sustainable design. He has worked as a design strategist at Jump Associates and holds both a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
SEAN PUTMAN (VP, Learning and Development, Altair Engineering)
Sean Putman, the Vice President of Learning Development for Altair Engineering and the Owner of Intellectus Learning, has been an instructor, instructional designer, and developer for over 15 years. He has spent his career designing and developing training programs, both instructor-led and online, for many different industries. Sean has also spent the last few years focusing on the use and deployment of the Experience API and its affect on learning interventions. Sean has spoken at many industry conferences on xAPI and related topics.
TJ SEABROOKS (Director of Products, Rustici Software)
TJ is the Director of Products at Rustici Software, and a former Software Developer. In this capacity, he leads the product development team by helping to set the future direction for Rustici Software products, and overseeing the software developers on a day-to-day basis.
ART WERKENTHIN (President, RISC, Inc.)
Art Werkenthin, president of RISC, Inc., once wrote ‘No-Escape Missile Envelope’ simulations for a NATO fighters. He has over 30 years’ experience working with LMS systems in the Oil & Gas, Retail, Finance and other industries. An early xAPI enthusiast, Art’s company was the first to implement xAPI 1.0 in a commercial LMS. For the past 2 years Art has participated on the ADL CMI-5 committee and frequently presents and blogs on both xAPI and CMI-5 topics. You can follow Art on Twitter (@AWerkenthin).
ANTHONY ALTIERI (Owner, Omnes Solutions)
Anthony Altieri is a proud IDIOT (Instructional Developer, Internet of Things) and all around IT nerd, who enjoys talking about xAPI, SCORM, and why Kirk was better than Picard. He has managed two of the world’s largest public-facing Learning Management Systems, and is currently implementing a third. Anthony is very active in the eLearning community, working with various xAPI groups. He will happily talk to you about how xAPI can help your organization.
RUSSELL DUHON (CTO, Saltbox)
Russell Duhon is a machine learning, data mining and information visualization expert responsible for architecting and developing the Saltbox data platform (Wax LRS). He is a major contributor to and world’s top technical expert on the Experience API learning technology standard. He previously helped create widely used science cyber-infrastructure tools as part of a research group at Indiana University.
NICK WASHBURN (Director, Learning Division, Riptide)
Nick Washburn has a 20+ year career working with software companies and hi-tech entrepreneurs in distance learning, and web based software. Currently, Nick is Director of the Riptide Software Learning Division, bringing Riptide Elements® learning products to market. Elements core product development efforts align with the goals of the Advanced Distributed Learning directorate, and Nick is a contributing member of the community, researching, developing and working within the standards for xAPI. During 2009-2012 he led the design and development of an award winning multilingual training product line at a leading training provider for Fortune 50/500 companies. In 2006, Nick led the design and development of the award winning Future Soldier Training System (FSTS) used by the U.S. Army.
MEGAN TORRANCE (President, TorranceLearning)
Megan Torrance is the Chief Energy Officer of TorranceLearning, an elearning design and development firm outside of Ann Arbor, MI. She has spent over two decades knee-deep in projects involving change management, instructional design, consulting and systems deployment. Megan thrives on design excellence and elegant project management. And coffee. She and the TorranceLearning team have developed the LLAMA project management approach, blending Agile with excellent instructional design techniques. TorranceLearning projects have won IELA and BrandonHall awards, and the 2014 xAPI Hyperdrive contest at DevLearn.
MEGAN BOWE (CO-ORGANIZER)
Megan Bowe (@meganbowe) is a learning technology product manager, turned standards evangelist and data strategist. Megan works on projects that need a wide angle lens to focus on learning, data portability, and formative analysis.Through MakingBetter, Megan helps people design reporting, data strategy, and products. At Knewton, Megan managed APIs and integration strategies that bring adaptivity into various learning applications. At Rustici Software, Megan helped to launch the Experience API working with the earliest of adopters on design and implementation. She co-created “Up to All of Us,” a community focusing on advancing learning, design, and technology. In 2014, Megan helped launch the Connections Forum with Aaron Silvers to bridge the gaps for practitioners between learning & education, design, data and technology.
AARON E. SILVERS (CO-ORGANIZER)
Aaron E. Silvers (@aaronesilvers) is a designer, technologist and strategist. He’s helped learning technologies like SCORM and the Experience API (xAPI) find massive adoption. Through his consultancy, MakingBetter, Aaron helps companies make full use of xAPI. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of the seminal community, “Up to All of Us.” Aaron leads the IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee charged with standardizing xAPI, creating a new industry consortium to steer xAPI’s growth and evolution, its associated specifications and best practices. In 2014, Aaron helped launch the Connections Forum with Megan Bowe to bridge the gaps for practitioners between learning & education, design, data and technology.
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