Ari Bader-Natal Hi, I'm Ari Bader-Natal. I design, build, and operate online learning environments that help people access new opportunities and create new futures.

Sparkwise logo I am co-founder and CTO at Sparkwise. Our mission is to make impactful skill-building accessible to all professionals. We power multiplayer training where people actively learn by solving challenges together. I lead product and engineering work at Sparkwise.
Calbright logo From 2019-2021, I served as the first Chief Technology Officer for Calbright College. Calbright College is a new competency-based college within the California Community Colleges system, committed to increasing economic mobility and closing equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education.
Minerva logo Before this, I served as Chief Learning Scientist at Minerva Project. I joined Minerva as Employee #1 in 2012, and spent the following six years developing and shipping new technologies to support learning and teaching. The initial versions of our Active Learning Forum, our multimodal tools for formative assessment, and our collaborative curriculum design system are a few past projects that came out of this work.
Sketchpad logo Since I first created it in 2010, I've been creator/host of Studio Sketchpad, a website for creative coders to collaboratively author and share interactive animations written in Processing. In addition to serving as a venue for informal collaborative learning, Sketchpad has also been used in over 125 university courses, high school classes, and coding workshops around the world.