Duocon 2020 is a wrap, folks! Last weekend we hosted our second-annual free learner conference with talks from leaders in language and technology, announcements of new Duolingo features, and a Q&A with founder Luis von Ahn. Did you miss us? Don’t fret, we’ve captured this all-virtual conference so you can watch, re-watch, or share from the comfort of your couch.
Watch the talks!
Ever wonder what we’re working on at Duolingo? What language we’re adding next? How we measure how much you’re learning? This conference may be behind us but we’ve captured it all on video for viewers to watch at their leisure. Accessibility is important; hosting a conference with an international audience means not everyone can watch live.
Below you’ll find links to all the presentations and from our internal and external experts. Enjoy!
|Project World: Meet Duo the owl’s friends!||Greg Hartman, Head of Art|
|Reading at any level: How Duolingo Stories are made||Dr. Cindy Berger, Learning & Curriculum Manager|
|Sociolinguistics: How What You Know About People and the World Helps You Understand Language||Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor Linguistics|
|How do we measure Duolingo’s effectiveness? Our Efficacy Study||Joseph Rollinson, Staff Software Engineer|
|For the love of language||David Peterson, Language creator, writer, and artist|
|Audio Lessons + A/B testing for success||Natalia Castillejo, Product Manager|
|Black languages matter: learning the languages and language varieties of the Black diaspora||Dr. Anne Charity Hudley, Professor of Linguistics of African America|
|The Duolingo Podcast: A behind the scenes look + a special sneak preview!||Laura Macomber & Martina Castro, Duolingo Podcast Producers|
|The state of Duolingo||Keynote with CEO, Luis von Ahn + Q&A with Helen Zaltzman|
Visit the official Duocon website for details on Duocon 2021 in Brooklyn, NYC!