Big Ideas Fest Videos Highlight Creativity in Learning #bif2015

Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, outlines the process of making a language learning platform that is accessible to all. Fueled by constant data-driven improvements, Duolingo is now the most popular language learning platform in the world.

Ali Partovi, co-founder of, expands on how computer science education requires dispelling common myths. Through a popular free online curriculum, is playing a key role in the expansion of public computer science education, bringing computer science to children of all socio-economic groups around the world.


PJ Hirabayashi, the co-founder of San Jose Taiko, discovered through Taiko drumming a voice for self expression and a powerful channel for energy. In her talk, Hirabayashi outlines TaikoPeace, a movement dedicated to helping others unleash creativity and awaken their own true voice in “disruptive and powerful ways.”

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