Rex Gibson is head of data warehousing at Knewton, the world’s leading adaptive learning platform. Knewton’s mission, to bring personalized education to the world, is built on its data. Rex wrote his first code on an Apple IIe in 1986. In 1996, he wrote his first SQL statement at Webster University while soldering circuits and transcribing Charlie Parker solos. Since then Rex has made his mark developing tools that make businesses more efficient. Rex has built data warehouses for a wide variety of industries including finance, construction, arts/entertainment, human resources, government, retail, and edtech. He has defended the United Nation’s Mission websites from hackers, built an email marketing platform for the Metropolitan Opera, and managed 24×7 systems teams. Rex is profoundly grateful to all of the talented people he has learned from along the way. His most recent teacher is two years old and loves dinosaurs and ukulele music.
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