Thoughts on educational technology, psychology & enterprise

An interview with Omair Vaiyani, Synap’s Founder & CTO

Today, I have had the pleasure of getting to know Omair, a co-founder and the CTO of Synap. Find out more about Omair and his role in this interview:

How did you get the idea to start Synap up?

So it actually started a couple of years ago. James and I were really annoyed at the way we were supposed to revise, like having to continually read notes, highlight things, etc. The material just didn’t seem to go in our heads.

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Developing an Effective, Flexible and Scalable Technology Stack

By the time I finish writing this blog, at least one of the libraries our project relies upon will have been updated. The world of web programming has taken huge strides over the past few years; if you were dormant or pursuing other fields, and have decided to return to the plain-old HTML/CSS/JavaScript combination – you’re going to have a bad time.

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Social Media tools for Startups

A Realistic Social Media Workflow for Startups

Like many people involved in technology, I find myself juggling a number of social media accounts across different platforms…in total there are around 10 accounts I should be publishing to on various levels of frequency whilst also keeping on top of the core of my business. Maintaining a consistent stream of high quality content can be difficult, but luckily there are some great tools to help – here are some of my personal favourites!

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Indrajeet using Synap on a Macbook

Hands On with Synap – Spaced Repetition for All

The more perceptive of you may notice that you don’t recognise the name of the author on this post, so I would like to take an opportunity to introduce myself! My name is Indrajeet (feel free to shorten this as you like; Indy/Indra are the most commonly used) and I am a third year medical student at UCL. I will be studying for my intercalated degree in Neuroscience this year, but right now, I am doing a few bits and pieces with Synap as an internship. I am interested in both enterprise and education, and working with the company has allowed me to combine these elements together nicely.

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The brain acts as a filter for information

The Surprising Neuroscience Behind How We Learn

Hello everyone and welcome to the Synap Blog! We’re incredibly excited to launch Synap later this year. In the meantime we wanted to share some information on what it is and what it’s going to achieve.

Synap is an online education platform that uses insights in neuroscience to help people to learn more in less time. It will be available for free in October this year on iOS, Android and Web.

Throughout this post I’ll talk about the inefficiency and the problems with how we learn today, what neuroscience research tells us the solution is, and how Synap is part of that solution.

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