Jon Roberts
Secondary Math Teacher, Davis School District


After completing a dual major in mathematics and computer science at Northwestern University in Chicago, I spent four years in the US Air Force developing software in support of military intelligence at Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio. I then worked as an administrator and web developer for Penn State Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I founded my own open source software development company, Mentata Systems, after moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2001. Although this sole proprietorship has remained profitable for each of its 11 years, I have refocused on education, becoming certified to teach math and computer programming in high school. I have been the mathematics department head for the Davis School District alternative education system for close to 6 years now in my new home of Kaysville, Utah.

I am a single father, sharing my home with a son, a daughter, a dog, and a cat. I also produce, record, write, and play music with a wide circle of friends, hosting an open mic night twice a month.


Location: F151 Level: Novice
Jon Roberts (Davis School District)
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With growing use of computers in schools, tightening district budgets, evolving learning objectives, and the plethora of available applications, it makes sense to leverage open source software to support public education. Hear of the tales of a hacker turned teacher as he uses a variety of purely open source tools and techniques to enhance math and computer education in an alternative setting. Read more.


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