Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome…
The Sultan of SaaS
Josh Coates began in distributed systems research before going on to reshape the world of data storage with Scale Eight and Mozy.com. After selling both, this amazing man-genius opted not to retire in the lap of luxury, but instead to apply his powerful business-building imagination to the education world—as an early investor, board member, and current CEO of Instructure! His incredible acumen will leave you dumbf—uh… smartfounded!
The Great Stratego
Jared and his troupe seek out new ways that technology can improve teaching and learning. They produce a dizzying amount of research, including enlightening infographics and in-depth reports parsing the tech use of instructors, designers, and technologists within the Canvas community. Prepare to marvel at this preternatural prodigy’s astounding wisdom!
Monsieur Le LMS Moderne
There’s nothing simple about what this herculean human does, but simply put, Mitch is responsible for the ongoing development of Canvas. Imagine, if you can, leading the charge to keep Canvas the most modern, scalable, secure, accessible, and easy-to-use learning platform available. It’s a feat that truly boggles the mind!
The Musical Magician
Michael has earned national attention and accolades for his innovative use of music to counter the negative effects of poverty, homelessness, and strenuous family life on his students. Michael’s work has helped his school to secure much-needed funding, and has given his students newfound hope and inspiration. This man is a difference-making magician of the highest caliber!
The Flying Philospher
Adora has been wielding the power of the written word since the age of 4. She penned her first book, Flying Fingers, in elementary school, and has since gone on to champion literacy, raise awareness about world hunger, and speak on the power of the youth voice. She is now widely published and well-awarded for her writing, service, and activism. Behold! Adora Svitak! Born with exceptional writing, speaking, and critical-thinking abilities!
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