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

Software Engineer (Growth)

Design and implement experiments across microservices to increase key metrics; redesigned the user dashboard to increase engagement by 35%; proposed and developed new channels that now generate thousands of sales leads

  • ruby on rails
  • react
  • product
  • design

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

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

Speaker

Was invited to deliver a talk called Unconventional Wisdom at a TEDx event near my home town in 2013; garnered over 5k views and even caught the attention of one of my favorite authors (Seth Godin)

  • speaking
  • writing

Strategic Partnerships Lead

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

Co-founded a club at Babson College to help students learn about software; taught dozens of students; provided consulting services to student startups; attended hackathons at Harvard, Penn, Brown, and more

  • leadership
  • teaching
  • consulting

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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