Today, we are announcing a brand refresh of Tuva. As part of the refresh, we are officially dropping the “Labs” from our brand.
Tuva Labs is now just Tuva.
Data novices, educators, and learners from around the world are joining the Tuva community everyday to find curated, open datasets; use our dynamic, easy-to-use data analysis and visualization tools; and learn our interactive data-base activities and tasks.
As part of this refresh, we also have a new logo!
Let us know your thoughts on the new logo in the comments, and enter for a chance to win a brand new Tuva t-shirt or coffee mug!
Our mission is to build Tuva into the premiere data literacy platform, making data and statistics accessible and usable for data novices and learners around the world.
We are continuing to make really good progress to bring our vision to fruition, and are excited for the next stage of our journey and growth.
Happy Monday! Most of the Tuva team spent a majority of the weekend with math teachers from twelve NYC middle schools and eleven other education technology startup companies at the beautiful offices of ThoughtWorks
We participated in the launch of the historic, first-of-its-kind Gap App Prototype Launch event run by Innovate NYC Schools and facilitated by 4.0 Schools.
Earlier in the Spring of this year, Innovate NYC Schools launched the first ever NYC Gap App Challenge. The goal of this initiative was to challenge software developers to build technology tools that would “enhance math teaching and learning”, and improve engagement amongst students in NYC’s middle schools.
The competition garnered attention amongst software developers and educators across the country, and nearly 200 different tools were submitted. Although Tuva didn’t win the competition, we were one of the twelve finalists selected by the judging panel to begin an extensive collaboration with one iZone middle school for the course of the entire 2013-14 school year. The goal is to work closely with the teachers and students to implement Tuva in their classroom, see what is working, what is not working, and continuously improve Tuva. Needless to say, this is a fantastic opportunity for us and we are honored to be participating in the second part of Innovate NYC’s Gap App Challenge.
We are tremendously excited to be working with three math teachers from IS 228 (Go Brooklyn!). Over the course of the weekend, we got an opportunity to learn more about the school and classroom environment of IS 228, and can’t wait to begin collaborating and working with them for the rest of the year.
A couple of pictures from the event:
We were grouped with some awesome other companies including Hapara, Gradeable, and Metryx.
Ben and J hard at work building a sketch of a (theoretical) new GPRS system for NYC taxis to increase the safety of Citibikers in NYC.