John Naughton is Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge, Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University and the Observer’s technology columnist. His most recent book is ‘From Gutenburg to Zuckerburg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet’ (Quercus Books, 2012) and his earlier book, ‘A Brief History of the Future: Origins of the Internet’, has become a standard text on the history of the network. Born, raised and educated in Ireland before moving to the United Kingdom, John is an electrical engineer, academic, journalist, lecturer, blogger and photographer. You can read John’s blog athttp://memex.naughtons.org/ and follow him on Twitter at @jjn1.
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Dan Meyer taught high school maths for six years, studies math education at Stanford, and speaks internationally. He has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, and Everyday With Rachel Ray, and his TED Talk ‘Math class needs a makeover’ has been viewed over one million times. Dan was named one of Tech & Learning’s 30 Leaders of the Future. His research interests include curriculum design (answering the question, “how we design the ideal learning experience for students?”) and teacher education (answering the questions, “how do teachers learn?” and “how do we retain more teachers?” and “how do we teach teachers to teach?”). Dan lives in Mountain View, California. You can read Dan’s blog athttp://blog.mrmeyer.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @ddmeyer.