Professor Shimon Schocken
Professor Shimon Schocken is a computer scientist and educator who taught at NYU, Harvard, Stanford, and IDC universities. His students went on to found companies that were later acquired by Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Microsoft, eBay and Oracle. Shimon enjoys developing innovative courses and open source software to promote free, web-based science education. He is most known for developing ‘Nand to Tetris’, an open-source approach for teaching applied computer science, described in a bestselling MIT Press book and in a popular TED talk. This project evolved into one of the first successful MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), taken freely by thousands of self-learners over the web. Shimon is presently teaching a course which is listed among Coursera’s ten top-rated courses, and is co-founder of Matific, a company that develops award-winning products for teaching mathematics using on-line games. Matific is now provided in 30 languages and used in 50 countries.