The Quizlet team continues to grow, as we now welcome Robert Deaton! Robert was the 91st (!!) Quizlet user, starting back in 2006 when he was a student at Caesar Rodney High School in Dover, Delaware. Robert is a remarkably accomplished engineer. While a student the University of Delaware, Robert worked closely with a nearby middle school to develop a library of educational online games for its students. A true expert on network infrastructure, Robert has even presented at DEFCON. We're pumped to have him on board!
We asked Robert to tell all our Quizlet users a bit more about himself:
Quizlet: If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?
Robert: I would learn to speak all of the world's languages. I think it would be amazing to travel anywhere at any time and be able to communicate with anyone you run into.
Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?
R: At my high school, AP classes counted for GPA purposes just like regular classes. This led to students competing for class rank by taking non-AP classes, because it would be easier for them to get better grades. I think we should have had weighted AP classes, because I think people should be encouraged to take classes that would teach them more.
Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?
R: I decided to work at Quizlet because, in addition to the team being awesome when I first visited, I knew that it would give me an opportunity to really make a difference in the way people learn. When I was able to work with middle school students and see how excited they were about new tools for learning, I knew I wanted to be able to continue to do that. Quizlet is giving me that opportunity.
Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?
R: The most useful thing I've ever learned is how to motivate and teach myself. School has always been important and taught me a lot, but being able to learn more about the things that interest me has been one of my greatest joys.