Education SIG first meeting update

Hou, Feng

Hi All,

Due to my crazy schedule lately, I have not been able to send an update for our EASIG kick-off meeting in Chicago about a month ago till now. I want to first and foremost thank everyone who has attended our kick-off meeting either onsite or online. Despite a little hiccup at the beginning which caused a few minutes delay, the meeting was better attended than I had expected, it was the EDUCAUSE week after all. I am particularly happy about the representation at the meeting including representatives from US Department of Education; from higher education institutions like Maryville University, ASU, Western Governors University and Education Design Lab; from blockchain service providers like Salesforce and, etc. I know I have missed a few schools and businesses so please feel free to add them in.

Together with Sharon Leu from US Department of Education, Phil Long from ASU, Phil Konarmy from Salesforce, we were able to kick off the Education Architect SIG and shared with the attendees the SIG charter, the proposals that Phil Long and I have proposed to the Hyperledger Gloal Forum 2020, as well as the recent release of the White Paper on Interoperable Learner Records from the White House and Trusted Learner Records from ASU and Salesforce.

I want to say a special Thanks to Phil Konarmy and the Salesforce team for their support! I am also very grateful for the support from all of our EASIG members, so thank you ALL!

Warm regards,


EASIG Interim Chair

Taylor Kendal


Thanks for all you have done to seed and kickstart this group. Despite the Educause integration woes, the event was encouraging and generative. 

Echoing thanks for the impromptu work of Phil as back-of-house AV, Sharon as MC and everyone who took time to contribute to the conversation.

This is critical work (and the right group for the job), so I hope we can continue to #buidl momentum.