Connections Forum

Gearing Up For xAPI Camp – Amazon

I’m really excited about this xAPI Camp, only partially because I grew up on a farm in the-middle-of-nowhere, WA and there’s a bit of home state pride. The line-up of speakers and discussion leaders at this event is stellar! There will be big ideas and challenges from:

  • Mark Oehlert (Manager, Learning Technology, Networked Learning, Amazon) on the opportunities for xAPI in enterprise
  • Myra Travin (Educational Futurist, METAImpressions) on adding xAPI to the Learning Ecosystem Framework
  • Ben Erlandson (CTO, McKinsey Social Initiative) on connecting training, jobs, and careers to improve people’s opportunities across the world
  • Sean Putman (VP, Learning and Development, Altair Engineering) on his DIY journey building xAPI into engineering software

As well as Russell Duhon (CTO, Saltbox), Bill McDonald (CMI5 Working Group), Duncan Welder (Director of Client Services, RISC)

We will be joined remotely by special guests from wilds of Australia’s Queensland University of Technology, Kirsty Kitto and Aneesha Bakharia. They have been working intensely on learning analytics and xAPI, they have new challenges to share.

Our partners will be leading breakout groups. These are experts in the field who have years of experience with the xAPI, if anyone knows the realities and best practices, it’s them.

Like our first xAPI Camp in Orlando, there will be short presentations and a lot of time to work together in breakout groups. We have a couple people planning big projects at this camp and we’ll carry over their progress to the next camp at DevLearn to see where there was success, failure, and learning.

If you can’t make the Amazon event, we will record and share the sessions online again. Our next camp will be co-located with DevLearn on 9/29.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!! If you can’t make either of these next two camps, hashtag it up on Twitter #xAPIcamp