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VentureBeat: How a teen-founded company won the Node Jam

January 28th, 2012

January 28, 2012—- Five years ago, a fifteen-year-old student built a website; this week, the same website won the Node Jam at Node Summit, the conference focusing on all things Node.js.

Quizlet is a site you might never have heard of unless you were a teen or an educator, yourself.

The flashcard-focused site helps millions of students who need to memorize information and prepare for tests by making learning both fun and effective.

The teenage founder, Andrew Sutherland (pictured), built the product to solve a personal problem. “I was puttering along with my dad with some call-and-response type quizzing,” he wrote. “‘Man, I love doing this’ was NOT what I was thinking. So I put my thinking cap on, and the first line of code for Quizlet was written that night.”

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