Benoit Dupin

Tech Moves: Apple poaches Amazon A9 VP to head up search products, Modumetal names CFO, and more

—Benoit Dupin, previously Vice President of Search Technology for Amazon A9, has left the company to go work for Apple. His LinkedIn profile has been changed to reflect his new position as a Director at Apple, and his profile has disappeared from A9′s executive bio page. At Apple, he will be charged with leading improvements to… Read More


Meet Sidebar: Student programmer creates popular Android app at CodeDay Seattle

We’re pretty geeky up here in the Pacific Northwest. With messenger bags full of the latest Windows gear and too many new startups to count, we’re in no short supply of tech gurus. So it’s no surprise that in Seattle we have StudentRND preparing high school techies for the real world that awaits them. StudentRND’s multi-annual CodeDay hackathon took… Read More


StudentRND members launch Kickstarter for radiation detector, raise $13K in one week

Some Kickstarter campaigns fail to get off the ground and never reach funding goals. A project created by two members of the StudentRND community, however, is having a much different experience. Matt Chapman and David Stoyanov are developing an APOC Mini Radiation Detector to make it easy and efficient to monitor radiation. They launched their campaign… Read More

Team RainArcade
Jared, Jerry, Anwell, (not pictured- Dylan)

Meet the 7 startup teams in StudentRND’s summer incubator

We’ve written about StudentRND in the past, and we’re always impressed with the projects that these students are kicking around. Earlier this year, the tech-oriented program announced plans for an all-student-run startup incubator aimed at high school and college kids — a place to build and test business ideas alongside likeminded students. I recently made a trip StudentRND’s… Read More

Edward Jiang and Tyler Menezes

Y Combinator for high-school kids? It’s students only at this new startup incubator

StudentRND has been gathering geeky and entrepreneurial high school and college kids for weekend hackathons for three years now. Now, co-founder Edward Jiang is looking to expand his growing empire, launching a new 8-week tech incubator this summer that’s modeled on successful programs like TechStars and Y Combinator. “It makes sense: Students they want to… Read More

At work on the robotic PVC pipe organ at StudentRND

From plasma speakers to robotic pipe organs: Meet the inventors of ‘StudentRND’

A lot of folks have been lamenting the state of education, wondering if the U.S. will lose its edge in the critical areas of science and engineering. Those naysayers haven’t met Edward Jiang. The 20-year-old University of Washington computer science student spends his spare time running StudentRND, a Bellevue skunk works of sorts where high-school… Read More