Walter Bender is co-founder and Chief Scientist at Sorcero, a knowledge-management and learning solutions company in the life-science space. Bender is also co-founder of Sugar Labs, which develops and maintains educational software used by millions children in more than forty countries. Sugar Labs is a member project of the non-profit foundation Software Freedom Conservancy. In 2006, Bender co-founded the One Laptop per Child, a non-profit association with Nicholas Negroponte and Seymour Papert. Bender was executive director of the MIT Media Lab from 2000-2006. Bender and Devin Ullibari are the primary authors of Music Blocks, a Visual Programming Language and collection of manipulative tools for exploring musical and mathematical concepts in an integrative and fun way.


Walter Bender