About us

Learning Tapestry is an international team of professional software developers, product managers, designers. We are passionate about innovations in education.

Steve Midgley

Steve Midgley, Founder and Managing Director

Steve Midgley served in government as a senior adviser to the Secretary of the US Department of Education for education technology, interoperability standards and educational infrastructure and as the Director of Education at the FCC, where he headed the team that developed the Education policy for the National Broadband Plan. Steve currently serves on the boards of the nonprofit Literacy Lab and the foundation RaiseYou.

Prior to merging Mixrun into Learning Tapestry, Steve ran his private consulting firm, providing consulting CTO services to organizations including the California Department of Education project Brokers of Expertise, a platform to share and build the expertise of educators, as well as Pearson, Amplify and the Hewlett Foundation. Mixrun has also worked with successful for-profit and non-education sector companies. Steve has provided investment consulting to venture capital funds. He also worked with the Stupski Foundation for five years, designing and implementing grants for technology in K-12 education.

Steve was the founding Vice President of Engineering for LoopNet Inc., a commercial real estate listing firm. He designed and built LoopNet’s technology and web systems from its inception. LoopNet remains a successful business and was listed on NASDAQ until it was acquired by CoStar in 2012.

Steve resides in the San Francisco Bay area (Berkeley, CA).

Jason Hoekstra

Jason Hoekstra, Founder and Managing Director

Jason Hoekstra has a vast technology background spanning over various industries from local to national government, education, non-profits, insurance, distribution, medical, finance and online services. With a rich background in software development and network infrastructure, Jason provides creative technology solutions connecting platforms together.

Prior to founding Learning Tapestry, Jason led interoperable technology initiatives for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation including partner outreach, developer engagement, codeathon organization and platform tool development. Jason was a technology solutions advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, responsible for initiatives such as: forming the Department’s open government and data committee, authoring the first Open Government Plan, architected TEACH.gov to promote and increase teachers in the workforce (now .org), lead development on Data.ED.gov (now on data.gov) to visualize open data, a contributor to the Ed Tech Developer’s Guide, and numerous internal collaboration platforms. He worked at the United States White House were he scaled human resource systems to meet aggressive on-boarding targets, the Obama-Biden Transition Team to build candidate selection software and Obama for America to build the Atlas Voter Protection application and managed technology teams to rapidly outfit field offices.

Jason has previously led software projects as organizations such as Quintiles International, Allstate Insurance, Lake County of Indiana, ApartmentGuide.com, Continental Paper Grading to name a few.

Jason resides in the Washington, D.C. area (Baltimore, MD).

Our team

Our team

Learning Tapestry provides full cycle solution delivery, including the following services:

  • Product/Project Management;
  • Software Engineering in Ruby, C#, Java, PHP and Javascript;
  • User Experience and Interface Design;
  • Strong continuous integration, deployment, infrastructure, and devops capabilities

Contact us if you want to be a part of our team. We have job opportunities for Ruby on Rails engineers, PHP engineers and Product Managers.

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