We have an ethos about Experience API (xAPI) community adoption here at Rustici Software:
A rising tide lifts all boats.
We realize the power of the Experience API to revolutionize the e-learning, training, and HR industries. It’s already happening, and we want that to continue. We want to support the community in every way possible. We want to answer every xAPI question that’s asked. We want to help LMSs, authoring tools, and organizations realize the important and impactful new things that xAPI lets them do.
We want to help everybody use xAPI, because as more people use it, the industry gets better.
The “tide” is xAPI adoption, and to us, it’s the most important thing in the e-learning world.
Enter Andrew Downes (formerly known as @garemoko). Andrew has been instrumental in the early adoption of xAPI. He has been building tools and experimenting with xAPI since the early draft versions were published. He caught our attention then, and he’s only become more intertwined with the xAPI community since…he even contributes directly as an author to the specification.
There’s been one drawback, though. Most of Andrew’s xAPI work has been extracurricular (he needs a full time job to support his family, like most of us.) We wanted to change that.
We’re excited to announce that Andrew is now working as a full-time xAPI evangelist. At Rustici Software, we’re proud to support him in evangelizing the importance and the power of the Experience API.
xAPI will now be Andrew’s sole focus, and the xAPI tide will rise faster now.
If your organization has already adopted xAPI, expect to hear from Andrew in the near future. If you’re not sure how xAPI affects your world (from a product standpoint, from an instructional design view, or even if you have technical questions), Andrew is the ready and waiting to talk to you.