Last week, Pluralsight launched a new program which aims to encourage children to take an interest in computer programming, while also inspiring teachers and parents to make integrating it into school curriculums a priority. Part of our program’s goal is to prove that anyone can introduce programming to their children, and that you don’t have to be a computer genius or a full-time programmer to do so. In fact, teaching children coding basics is approachable and fun, and can be a great exercise for the entire family.
Over the past several years, Pluralsight has been making huge strides in India. During our recent visit last month for TechEd India, we had a chance to interview some of the local attendees and well-known MVPs about the online education revolution happening in India.
We are excited to announce that we are finalists at the Education Innovation Summit, for the Return on Education Innovation award happening in Arizona this week.
Aaron will be presenting a small talk about online education and how its moving forward in technology.
You can vote for Pluralsight to win by going to http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/ and downloading the mobile app.
Here is the official press release announcing the finalists for the Education Innovation Summit http://edinnovation.gsvadvisors.com/awards/
The Pluralsight Authoring Opportunity is exciting and rewarding.
Our authors love what they do, and they love talking about it!
Watch below to hear from our authors talk about what the authoring opportunity is to them.
Each year we bring together our authors for a retreat in a very exclusive location.
This year we treated our authors to a special get away here in our Utah office.
Authors were met with smiling faces, brilliant minds, and an extravagant ski trip with the company founders.
Here’s a little preview of some of the excitement that happened during Pluralsight’s 2013 Author Summit.
Stay tuned, as we unravel some more exclusive footage from the weekend…it’s always a good time!
Pluralsight has been investing heavily in building a complete online SharePoint training curriculum for a while now. We’ve been proud to work with expert instructors like Sahil Malik, Rob Windsor, Janis Hall, and Dan Wahlin so far! But we’ve struggled to keep up with the massive size of the SharePoint platform, the version changes, and the different user roles who all desperately need training online today!
We formed a content partnership with Critical Path Training, one of the industry leaders in serious, professional SharePoint classroom training. You can read more about our partnership here, but basically, Critical Path Training is publishing their entire SharePoint classroom training curriculum online at Pluralsight. Critical Path Training boasts a thorough and deep curriculum that targets information users, administrators, developers, and web designers. Check out the entire Critical Path Training catalog.
Since we announced the partnership, we have jointly published 39 new SharePoint courses and we have many more planned for the months ahead! That gives us a grand total of 53 SharePoint courses in our online training library today!
Critical Path Training’s cofounder, Andrew Connell, recently published six new courses on SharePoint 2013 designed to quickly ramp-up serious developers.
We believe these are the ONLY online courses available today on SharePoint 2013.
We want to celebrate this achievement and give everyone a chance to experience the quality of our SharePoint content. Hence, we’ve decided to unlock all six of our new 2013 courses – they’re FREE for the next 48 hours starting today Nov 13 (through Thursday, Nov 15, 5pm ET)! - Free offer has now expired. Get a 10-day free trial on our website.
Watch the following SharePoint 2013 courses today!
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 1
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 2
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 3
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 4
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 5
- SharePoint 2013 Developer Ramp-Up – Part 6
This series is a MUST for SharePoint developers. Kudos to Andrew Connell.
Today we’re confident that Pluralsight has the most comprehensive and high-quality online training library for SharePoint thanks to our partnership with Critical Path Training. We believe this will dramatically improve educational opportunities for SharePoint professionals around the globe.
This week we’re at The SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada exhibiting and working side-by-side with our partner, Critical Path Training, to engage with the SharePoint community here. If you happen to be here at #SPC12, please stop by and say hello! We’d love to meet you, give you some free stuff, and enter you to win one of two (2) Windows 8 Surface tablets!
Happy SharePoint learning!
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Love-fest feels less like a traditional technical conference and more like a backyard camp out with 2500 of your nerdiest friends. The Day 1 keynote featured CEO Steve Ballmer doing a good job of showing the consistency of experience across a range of form factors from an 80 inch touch screen to the latest Windows Phones 8 devices. He was followed by various Microsoft executives showing the latest in Windows 8 (desktop and phone) apps as well as some brief and not particularly convincing demos of how easy it is to develop for either platform. But the packed crowd left happy with news that each attendee would receive a new 32G Surface tablet and a new Nokia Lumia 920 phone in return for their promise to fill the Windows App Store.
It would be impossible to describe this event without talking about the logistics. Hosted on the Microsoft campus, the keynotes are being delivered in a gigantic tent erected on what was the athletic fields complete with stage, projection screens, and thankfully heaters. The rest of the event is being held in two parts of the campus separated by a mere mile including a major interstate. Shuttles run between the two locations during the breaks between sessions. The atmosphere is then made even even more Redmond-like by a constant rain fall which was held off by hundreds of community umbrellas bearing bright orange Build logos. Perhaps the intent was to have shared inconvenience bring the crowd closer together or maybe it was just some incredibly poor planning.
Are you heading to San Francisco for Dreamforce next week along with the 70K other attendees, partners, and exhibitors? So are we!
This will be our first year exhibiting at Dreamforce within their Developer Zone and we’re really jazz-ed up about it. Dreamforce has historically been a massive event, and it looks like this year is no exception. In fact, it will be even bigger this year.
So how do you make sure a massive event like this doesn’t feel lame to the developer crowd attending?
You build a rock’in Developer Zone with a more intimate feel.
Here’s what Adam Seligman, VP of Developer Relations at Salesforce, said they’ve done to design an awesome developer experience within the Developer Zone:
We had a great time seeing all of our MVP authors, and meeting new potential authors, at the Pluralsight MVP Author and Recruiting Breakfast this week in Bellevue.
Here are a few photos we snapped. Feel free to tag yourself if we haven’t already.
Thanks for coming and we’ll see you at the next event!