Ilya Lyashevsky

Ilya Lyashevsky

Currently a PhD student in Cognitive Studies at Teachers College, Ilya Lyashevsky is also a cofounder of WeShelter, a technology-driven non-profit aimed at helping address poverty and homelessness in NYC and beyond. He was previously Director of Mobile Development at Broadcastr, a Brooklyn-based mobile technology startup. From 2011 to 2012 Ilya was one of the resident technologists at Digital Teacher Corps Lab (now EDesign Lab), a collaboration of educators and technologists working to create innovative tech solutions for the classroom. Ilya previously co-founded Good To Know, Inc. which created Storied, an educational iOS and web app. He also headed mobile development at Electric Literature, helping it become the first magazine of its kind to be published on the iPad, and using its iOS publishing platform to create apps for such organizations as Human Rights Watch and the Kenyon Review. Prior to that he had worked as a senior software developer at Motorola, upon graduating with a BS and MS in computer science, as well as a minor in creative writing, from Stanford University. He is, in addition, an author, whose fiction has appeared in The Bellevue Literary Review, Epiphany, BULL, Independent Ink Magazine, Zymbol and elsewhere.