Nicholas M. Cummings

New York, New York, US

Nicholas M.'s Skills
Business Development
Sales
Product Management
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

About Nicholas M.

My name's Nicholas M. Cummings and I'm a college student who's frustrated with education. I'd like to improve education through teacher collaboration.

My problem is that education is stuck in a 1950's one-size-fits-all lecture model, and I believe we have the technology to do better. Students want more interesting classes, but teachers struggle to meet the demands of increasingly narrow curriculum requirements.

Teachers currently have to scour the entire Internet to find good materials for their courses, which have to comply with government and department guidelines. Once they find this material, they have to deal with hard to use systems in order to post it for their students. Most teachers don't even bother, despite student demand for more mobile and multimedia content.

So my solution is to actually help teachers by making it easier for them to find the content they need for their classes, and making it as easy as possible for them to post it somewhere relevant for their students.

Great teachers change lives, so we should do more than just replace them with online videos.

I'm currently looking for the right hacker(s) and designer to form a founding team. My pitch deck can be seen here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ol9noiqea8h6pk7/Geeked%20recruit%20deck.pdf

Skills I'm looking for:
- Past projects or portfolio that shows your skills
- Python or Ruby
- AWS cloud
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Responsive design
- Experience across platforms (especially iOS & Android)
- Passion for education
- Willingness to live the startup life for a chance to change the world

In addition to this profile, I can also be reached at nickc1188@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

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