PYP Talks w/ Duolingo’s VP of Engineering, Discussing Coding For Social Good

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Duolingo Offices - 5900 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA
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Hola! Bonjour! Bom Dia!

Know what all those phrases mean? Did you ever want to learn the languages they came from? If you did – your search for a good resource wouldn’t go far before coming across Duolingo. With over a 200M users, awards including “iPhone App of the Year,2013” and investors like Ashton Kutcher & Google Capital – Duolingo is the most downloaded education app in the world! More importantly, Duolingo is best known for its mission to make language education free, fun and accessible for everybody.

In this PYP Talk, Duolingo has invited us into their offices to hear Natalie Glance, Duolingo’s VP of Engineering, discuss her career path into tech, how Duolingo's mission-driven approach has helped it become the world's most popular language-learning platform, and the advantages of being based in Pittsburgh.

Don’t miss this thought-provoking talk in one of the “coolest offices” in Pittsburgh!

Speaker Bio:

Natalie Glance is VP of Engineering at Duolingo, the world's largest language-learning platform with over 200 million users. At Duolingo, Natalie has been working on conversational bots for teaching languages, social features, and performance improvements. She currently has four languages in her life: English for everyday, French with her mom, Spanish for reading and movies, and German on Duolingo. Prior to Duolingo, Natalie worked at two other start-ups (WhizBang! Labs and Intelliseek) as well as at Google and Xerox Research Centre Europe. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of text mining, fake review detection, recommender systems, and multi-agent systems. She holds 17 U.S. patents. She co-founded the International Conference on Weblogs & Social Media and has been on the program committee and/or a reviewer for a number of conferences, workshops and journals, including: KDD, CEAS, ACL, WWW, WSDM, CIKM, and AIRWeb. Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University.


Duolingo Offices - 5900 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA (map)


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Laura Faust, laura.faust@pyp.org

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