We’ve talked a lot over the past few weeks about preserving the human element when using technology (read all about it here and here). With this in mind, we’d like to introduce ourselves – the team behind the tech.
We work pretty well as a team – together we’ve memorized the office snack schedule, perfected the art of making mocha coffees, and have killer zoom-background game. There is currently an office pool on how many articles of Nimbus branded clothing Will has – if you’d like to get in on the action send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“People who have a passion for teaching can make a difference in people who are wanting to better themselves,” William says. “These things and these experiences along with my passion for entrepreneurship just kind of made me say, you know what, let's build something. Let's build this learning platform where people that want to teach and learn can connect with each other.”
“In about October of 2017 when Nimbus first launched to students at McGill…literally, my only job for the first three or four months was doing class announcements in every classroom at McGill and handing out hundreds upon hundreds, maybe thousands of flyers,” Ben remembers. “I saw that what Nimbus was doing was really filling a void at the university that I really aligned with.”
Haruki loves building the Nimbus offerings. Identifying ways to improve on the application, finding ways to implement these improvements, and then making them happen is what he thrives on.
“At the beginning it went from just the whiteboard…just drawing everything down,” Remembers Aaron. “[Now] I like…working with users and getting direct feedback. It's always pretty cool. They'll give us feedback because they work really closely with our customer support. So whenever there's a bug or there's anything that the users don't like we get the feedback and we'll have a meeting about it and go through all the bugs … depending on what feedbacks we get we'll pump out different features”.
Abhi is passionate about using technology to make education more accessible & affordable for students around the world. Before he formally joined Nimbus, and while working as a data scientist in Tokyo, Abhi developed a tool to help teachers correct grammar in students’ essays.
Partnership Success Team
“It's a little bit different than I thought because it's almost like you're part of their team,” says Christian about working with Nimbus’s partners. “You're like, ‘oh, now I'm on your team and I'm here to help you’. It's cool...working with other established companies. It's interesting, it's fun.”
“If we had some sort of mentorship or tutoring up while I was in my first year that might have helped me out a lot,” says Dima. “So reading [Nimbus’s] mission statement and the vision, I felt like I really connected to it.”
“I’ve been a tutor for a very long time [and] I've also worked for a university and liked the administration,” says Kristina of her decision to join Nimbus. “I think understanding how you can find better tools to improve the tutoring process is always important, and is why I was interested to learn about the Nimbus technology and see how it works... that’s what got me excited.”
Outside of helping to develop Nimbus’s blog (Go read it now!), Emma counts her greatest accomplishments as cutting back to two cups of coffee a day, teaching her mom’s dog to rollover, and successfully owning a plant for more than a year without it dying.
“What drew me to Nimbus is the fact that I am a student and I understand the struggle…when I first got into university I was really lost…if I struggled with a class there was no way that I could find a tutor easily or connect with people,” says Jenn. “Having Nimbus as a tool for students and letting them know that this is a resource they can use drew me to the company.”