I talked briefly about TED, a few weeks ago. A number of Autodesk employees attend this event, including members of our senior staff. During a recent All Hands session, Amar Hanspal – who heads up our Platforms Solutions and Emerging Business division, which includes both Autodesk Labs and AutoCAD Engineering (among other teams) – reported on his experience at TED 2011, and talked about a couple of extremely inspiring presentations.
One of them, by Salman Khan, discussed a non-profit organisation he had set up to help educate people on mathematics (and now other subjects). Thought-provoking stuff: it certainly has me thinking about how we structure our API training offerings as well as the way my children are likely to receive – and participate in – their education over the coming years.
Of much more direct relevance to this blog’s audience is the fact the Khan Academy contains some really good (and free) material on learning mathematics: a topic this blog has discussed before in relation to matrix transformations.
There is an incredible wealth of material available on the site: I expect readers will be interested in topics such as algebra, geometry, trigonometry and linear algebra, but it doesn’t stop there, by any means (I may just dip into the cosmology and astronomy material, if I ever get the time). Take a look and see what you think.