Changing Lives through Information in Central America

Adrian Emiliano Ridner

Adrian Ridner is the co-founder and CEO of For over a decade he has been working towards making education accessible by creating fun online video courses to help students easily master any subject. His continued efforts help over 20 million students a month have access to affordable and effective education. Prior to launching, Adrian provided consulting services in software and web development for many small and large organizations. He currently serves as a board member for Cal Poly State University’s Engineering & Computer Science advisory council where he has helped transform the curriculum over the past four years to prepare graduates for their fast-changing technology careers. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Adrian holds a M.S in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

“I was born in Argentina and have seen first hand the difference access to knowledge and education can make in a child’s life. As a society, we uphold the notion that education is a good thing – the very basis of hope and the key to the promise of upward mobility. But unfortunately I’ve witnessed many Latin and Central American countries where it simply isn’t. I believe the work the Riecken Community Libraries do is paramount to lifting these communities out of poverty. As a board member, I am passionate about adding technology in a way that can further the impact each library has in their community. I only hope I can contribute enough to this remarkable cause to help many children achieve their dreams, the same way access to knowledge and technology help me fulfill mine.”