YouTube Programming Executive Tim Shey Heads to Duolingo
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YouTube Programming Executive Tim Shey Heads to Duolingo

Tim Shey, a name that resonates in the programming world as the guy who scripted the original programming of YouTube, has left Google and embraced the startup world.

Shey has recently joined the language app startup company Duolingo, where he will take up the role of head of studios and content. Duolingo is a platform that offers courses in around 31 different languages, in free as well as a premium version, the latter at the cost of $9.99 per month. The company has stated that there are over 200 million users of its app across the world.

Speaking on this new assignment, Shey said, “I had a really amazing seven years at Google and YouTube. I wanted to see what other challenges were out there and get back into a startup environment… I always wanted to take another shot at building out a new studio from scratch.”

Shey did indicate that he was pretty impressed with the app and the company and was excited when he was given the opportunity to join Duolingo, as it would allow him to use content to create a significant impact on learning.

Shey will be responsible for developing and packaging engaging content to bring fluency in the system. This will allow generating new content and range across multiple levels of language proficiency. Shey is also keen to create content that will help people learn a language by narrating stories about culture, history, music, food, and travel.

Shey is one of the founding executives on YouTube’s original programming team, formed in 2014.

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