We rung in the new year with our annual Hackathon! Teams of determined coders from across Kaltura waged a fierce programming battle for the title. In the end, the victory went to a team of Dana Farber, Ziv Hundert, Oren Melamed, and Omri Katz. Their project: SMACK your content! Social Media Audience Conversion by
I guess I’m a marketer now. Six months ago, Kaltura was looking for a digital marketer to expand its quickly growing marketing department. I’d never done marketing before – my most recent position was as COO of a brand new startup. There, I did everything, from sales to customer relations to putting together the acquisition
I finished my undergraduate studies almost exactly one year ago. In the unusual position of having recently been an undergraduate, as well as having four immediate family members working in academia and university administration, and working myself at an educational technology firm, I have had cause to become concerned with the narrative surrounding universities in
I began thinking about how far TV has come over the years. My father can remember when the first TV arrived on his block. All the kids would crowd around a window to get a glimpse of this mysterious square tube transmitting images from Hollywood or NYC. What a contrast to today’s viewership, where you
The first time I felt the need to incorporate video in the classroom was when I tried explaining the tunneling phenomenon to the students in my Quantum Mechanics course. As a former adjunct chemistry professor, I found that scientific concepts were often too abstract to explain with just words, even with my creative hand motions.
In the States, March is infamous for arguably the greatest productivity drain of the year—the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 68 teams claim their spot, either by winning their conference tournament or being selected to participate. This drama-filled tournament is then held at locations throughout the country. This weekend, we’re down to the Final Four, after a
I’ve worked in education technology for about a decade. After a recent campus visit, I started scrolling through pictures of my kids, as many of us do, while riding back home on the train. I began to think about their education and what it will look like over the next fifteen years. Would what I