Bernard Kravitz is the CTO of GoWatchIt.com
I encountered the Beckett quotation “fail better,” as a grad student in an MFA program years ago. I was drawn to its simple imperative wisdom. Fail, keep on failing, and then maybe you’ll get something right. It so simply encapsulated the creative process. That you need room for risk and tolerance for failure, before you can expect to produce anything really worthwhile.
There are many common threads in education that have remained the same for as long as people have been teaching and learning, but that soon may change. Educational Neuroscience or Neuroeducation is an emerging field which aims to take research from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, educational technology, and other related disciplines to inform the practice of education.
Problem solving and the fast-paced nature of the field. These were strong pulls for me to jump into the development world, but the force that convinced me to stay was of a different angle. From open source projects on Github to community help support via Stack Overflow, the willingness of developers to grow and learn together represents the culture of constant learning and sharing.
One of our most exciting initiatives of 2014 has been creating a series of “How to Teach” workshops for the broader tech community. While GA is well known for what we teach, what many people might not know is how much time we spend training our instructors and talking with them about how to teach. In fact, we have staff members and instructional coaches whose sole job it is to help train and support our instructors.
Devin is designer, developer, and entrepreneur who loves bringing ideas to life.
Current Role: Front-End Web Development Instructor at GA London, Co-Founder at Lyst
Personal Website: http://hailpixel.com
1. Where did you grow up?
I was born and spent the early years of my life in the suburbs of Toronto. At the commencement of high school, my family moved to Atlanta, which provided sufficient culture shock.
2. Where did you study?
I studied – after a few failed attempts at different majors – Computer Science and Industrial Design at Georgia Tech.