Jared Silver

Education is the best way to improve access to opportunity.

Technology is the best way to improve access to education.

Education technology is the best way to improve the world.

Work

Founding Full Stack Engineer

At Hellosaurus, we're building the interactive children's video platform for shows you can play — interactive, enriching children's media for ages 3-8 that engages kids as active participants rather than passive viewers.

  • react
  • node

Software Engineer (Growth)

Early member of the Growth team at learning technology company backed by YCombinator, Reach Capital, and Learn Capital; ideated and implemented growth experiments reaching over 50% of U.S. elementary schools

  • ruby on rails
  • growth
  • data

Engineering Manager (Growth)

Built team of 3 engineers & 2 interns from the ground up; generated >$10,000,000 in incremental revenue; conducted hundreds of resume reviews & interviews; reviewed hundreds of PRs; architected multiple new services

  • ruby on rails
  • react
  • growth
  • management

Software Developer

Helped edtech nonprofit backed by Gates Foundation, Google.org, and AT&T Foundation to implement new features, enhance security & test coverage, and refactor unperformant Rails code to scale beyond 800k learners

  • ruby on rails
  • react
  • sql
  • heroku

Learning Advisor

Mentored Codecademy students as they worked through tricky technical exercises; taught best practices in a variety of programming languages; helped shape curriculum by reviewing materials and providing feedback to curriculum developers

  • mentorship
  • user experience
  • quality assurance

Software Development Intern

Worked on Rails application w/ over 100k daily active learners to implement features like a new checkout flow to increase conversion rates and a custom quizzes feature to generate dynamic quizzes based on user input

  • ruby on rails
  • jquery
  • heroku
  • selenium

Editor & Community Coordinator (Contract)

Led EdSurge Independent, a community of the world's most impressive students working to improve education; convened over 30 students and connected them with mentors and speakers from organizations like the Gates Foundation, Quizlet, and Pencils of Promise

  • leadership
  • writing
  • program management

Strategic Partnerships Lead (Volunteer)

Led a team of open source contributors to establish the positioning and messaging for edtech nonprofit founded as a 20% project at Google; reviewed dozens of open source pull requests from a UX perspective

  • user experience
  • copywriting
  • leadership

Co-Founder & CTO (Exited)

Built a collection of internet advertising websites from 2011 to 2016 that helped digital businesses reach more customers and make more money; scaled to tens of thousands of users and millions of page views before selling the sites in 2016 to help pay for college

  • php
  • sql
  • product
  • design
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