Fadee Kannah is the Chief Technology Officer at CourseKey. To this position, he brings a passion for technology, learning, and anything computer-related, helping CourseKey to become one of the fastest growing technologies in the EdTech space.
Originally an Iraqi citizen, Fadee and his family escaped turmoil and were accepted into the United States as refugees in 2009. After settling in America Fadee taught himself English, graduated from high school in less than two years, and was given a scholarship to San Diego State.
Fadee boasts experience in software development for multiple industries, including Healthcare, House Services, Entertainment, Automobile, and Education. His career in Education began soon after arriving on campus at San Diego State University (SDSU). He started by earning a job for the office of the Education Opportunity Program. Following his stint there, he was hired by the Education department at SDSU.
While studying at SDSU, Fadee co-founded a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) development firm called HiTech EdVentures (HTEV), a company that grew to more than thirty independent developers, engineers and scientists in less than two years. Additionally, he worked as a consultant and contractor providing his services to different companies and start ups through his personal business.
In 2013, Fadee discovered a vulnerability in SDSU’s course registration software and created an exploit in fourty-eight hours which he later disclosed to the University. The application was then used and adopted by hundreds of student’s to help with their class registration process. Later, he met Luke and since then he as been serving in his current role at CourseKey.
As a distinguished software engineer, Fadee has been recognized as one of the next generation of innovative engineers, scientists, and skilled technology professionals by California Senator Mark Wyland. He was also was recognized as a leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) by San Diego State University.