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Recent press releases:

  • Pluralsight, Gov. Herbert and the Utah Technology Council Participate in ‘Hour of Code’ for Computer Science Education Week
  • Pluralsight Acquires Boston-based Skills Assessment Company Smarterer for $75 Million
  • Pluralsight and LaunchCode Partner to Solve Employment Challenges Through Training for High-Demand Tech Jobs
  • Pluralsight Names Jody Bailey as its Vice President of Engineering
  • Pluralsight Wins Gold Stevie Award for Best Training Site in 2014 American Business Awards
  • Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Series B Funding Led by Insight Venture Partners
  • Pluralsight’s Digital-Tutors Launches New Web and Interactive Training Content, Providing Learners with End-to-End Web Solutions
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Newest Free E-Learning Course: Basic HTML Part 1
  • Pluralsight Unveils New Headquarters, Announces Partnership with the Utah’s STEM Action Center and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development
  • Technology Gurus Don Jones and Greg Shields Join Pluralsight
  • Pluralsight CFO Greg Woodward Wins CXO of the Year Award from Utah Business Magazine
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard to Speak at 2014 Goldman Sachs – Harvard University Global Education Conference
  • Pluralsight Offers CEOs Five Security Tips to Prevent Cyber Attacks
  • Pluralsight Acquires Digital-Tutors for $45 Million
  • Pluralsight Teaches Kids to Code with Latest Free E-Learning Course: Kodu Kingdom Defense
  • Pluralsight Acquires Tekpub, Third Acquisition in 3 Months
  • Pluralsight Purchases IT Training Network TrainSignal for $23.6 Million
  • Pluralsight Embraces Open Source Community With Acquisition of Peepcode
  • Pluralsight Leadership Team Gears up for Surging Growth with Appointment of Former Skullcandy VP Brett Barlow as CMO
  • Pluralsight Computer Programming Instructor Becomes Online Education’s First Millionaire Author
  • Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year at Utah Awards Gala
  • Recent press coverage:

    Inc. Magazine, December 16, 2014: The Most Important Culture Change You Can Make
    Utah Public Radio, December 12, 2014: Hour of Code Kickstarts Kids’ Creativity
    The Davis Clipper, December 12, 2014: Governor, Davis Students Try Hands at Coding
    Standard Examiner, December 10, 2014: Davis Kids ‘Teach’ Computer Code to Governor
    Inc. Magazine, December 10, 2014: The Best Way to Discover What You Stand For
    Salt Lake Tribune, December 9, 2014: Riverton Teen Says Computer Programming is More Than a ‘Boring Old Guy’s Job’
    Beehive Startups, December 9, 2014: Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard Joins Gov. Gary Herbert for “Hour of Code”
    KUTV, December 8, 2014: Utah’s Governor Kicks Off “Hour Of Code”
    ABC 4 Utah, December 8, 2014: Governor Herbert Teams Up with High Tech Industry to Develop the Next Generation
    Deseret News, December 8, 2014: Students Practice Computer Coding at Capitol
    Inc. Magazine, December 3, 2014: One Hour That Can Change Your Life
    Inc. Magazine, November 26, 2014: 6 Secrets to Resolve Your Toughest Workplace Battles
    St. Louis Business Journal, November 20, 2014: LaunchCode Partner Makes Big Acquisition
    VentureFizz, November 19, 2014: Skills Assessment Company Smarterer Acquired for $75 Million
    Boston Business Journal, November 19, 2014: Skills Test Software Startup Smarterer Acquired for $75M
    Beehive Startups, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer for $75 Million
    Staffing Industry Analysts, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Skills Testing Company
    PE HUB, November 19, 2014: VC-Backed Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer for $75 mln
    Silicon Slopes, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Boston-Based Skills Assessment Company Smarterer for $75M
    Edukwest, November 19, 2014: Pluralisght Acquires Skill Test Platform Smarterer for $75 Million
    DowJones, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Acquires Smarterer for $75M
    BetaBoston, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Picks Up Smarterer, Focused on Skill Tests, for $75 Million
    Xconomy, November 19, 2014: Smarterer Sold to Utah-Based Pluralsight for $75M
    BostInno, November 19, 2014: Smarterer Acquired for $75M By Developer Training Company Pluralsight
    edSurge, November 19, 2014: Pluralsight Gets Smarterer in $75M Deal
    Inc. Magazine, November 18, 2014: 7 Ways to Overcome Office Negativity
    Inc. Magazine, November 11, 2014: The Top 5 Lessons You Can Learn from Silicon Valley
    TechCrunch, November 10, 2014: Coding Education Programs Expand In U.S. As IT Jobs Market Flourishes
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 7, 2014: Pluralsight teams with LaunchCode
    Inc. Magazine, November 4, 2014: The 6 Most Important Lessons the Millennials Have Taught Us
    KSL, October 28, 2014: Utah company offers unlimited vacation and ‘no-fear’ culture
    Inc. Magazine, October 28, 2014: What Silicon Valley Knows That You Don’t Know
    Utah Business Magazine, October 23, 2014: Training Managers Discuss Innovations in Employee Education
    Inc. Magazine, October 21, 2014: Why You Should Kill Your Employee of the Month Program
    Inc. Magazine, October 14, 2014: 12 Powerful Ways to Grow in Your Career
    Inc. Magazine, October 7, 2014: Does Unlimited Vacation Really Work?
    Utah Business Magazine, October 7, 2014: On the Fast Track
    Inc. Magazine, October 1, 2014: Why the Best Leaders Learn to Let Go
    Inc. Magazine, September 23, 2014: Meetings Don’t Have to Suck
    Site Selection Magazine, September 16, 2014: Nice People Talking SMAC
    Inc. Magazine, September 10, 2014: Why Tech-Savvy CEOs Rule the World
    Inc. Magazine, September 9, 2014: How to Increase Value by Doing Less
    Education Drive, September 4, 2014: 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors
    Inc. Magazine, September 3, 2014: Staying Lean: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Master Plan
    The Price of Business, August 30, 2014: Pluralsight and Company Culture
    Utah Business Magazine, August 29, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million in Funding
    Beehive Startups, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises Largest-Ever Venture Financing Round for a Utah Company – $135 Million
    Business Insider, August 27, 2014: This Startup Is Now Worth Almost A Billion Dollars By Just Focusing On Online Developer Training
    Forbes, August 27, 2014: Online Learning Industry Poised for $107 Billion In 2015
    FOX Business, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135M to Help Grow Enterprise Customer Base
    Silicon Slopes, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight raises $135M, approaching $1 billion valuation
    NetworkWorld, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight bags $135M to fortify online coding, tech course offerings
    VentureBeat, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight grabs $135M to expand online learning for professionals
    Reuters peHUB, August 27, 2014: Insight Venture Partners leads $135 mln Series B funding round in Pluralsight
    The Wall Street Journal, August 27, 2014: E-learning Co. Pluralsight Raises $135M in Record Round for Utah
    TechCrunch, August 27, 2014: Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion
    Inc. Magazine, August 26, 2014: How to Build a Kick-Ass Exec Team
    Inc. Magazine, August 20, 2014: Why Measuring Systems Matters More Than Measuring People
    All Voices, August 18, 2014: 5 Ways to Learn to Code at Home for (Nearly) Free
    Redmond Magazine, August 15, 2014: Why IT Pros Should Prepare for Microsoft’s Stealth Library OS
    Inc. Magazine, August 12, 2014: Why Sales Commissions Don’t Work (in the Long Run)
    Entrepreneur, August 11, 2014: 4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
    Inc. Magazine, August 5, 2014: How to Create a No-Fear Culture
    Silicon Slopes, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight opens new office, offers free tech education to Utah teachers
    Utah Business Magazine, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens New Headquarters, Launches GOED Initiative
    The Davis County Clipper, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight: a tech business magnet for Davis County?
    Area Development, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight Opens Newly Designed Headquarters In Farmington, Utah
    Standard Examiner, August 1, 2014: Tech firm makes a splash in Farmington
    Beehive Startups, August 1, 2014: Pluralsight Partners With State of Utah to Advance Teacher Training
    Inc. Magazine, July 30, 2014: What We Learned From Buying 4 Companies in 8 Months
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: 2014 CXO of the Year Profile: Greg Woodward, Pluralsight CFO
    Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: Pluralsight
    Venture Beat, June 7, 2014: 5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp and study online instead
    Entrepreneur Magazine, May 30, 2014: 10 Insights From 10 Years Running a Business
    PandoDaily, April 10, 2014: MOOCs’ forgotten older sibling rises to take the online education throne
    Tech Crunch, April 9, 2014: PluralSight buys Digital-Tutors for $45 million to add media software training
    3DArtist, April 9, 2014: Digital-Tutors bought by Pluralsight
    VentureBeat, April 9, 2014: Why your VC funding is worthless without a plan
    Entrepreneur, March 20, 2014: How making employees lifelong learners can help your company succeed
    IT World, November 18, 2013: One question holds the key to a killer IT resume
    PandoDaily, October 30, 2013: Developers are becoming jacks of all trades
    Informationweek, August 5, 2013: Pluralsight buys TrainSignal, broadens IT training lineup
    Computerworld, May 9, 2013: For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids
    Gigaom, March 25, 2013: Developer training company Pluralsight releases online coding courses for kids
    TechCrunch, January 2, 2013: Developer training platform Pluralsight raises $27.5M from Insight Venture Partners to expand its online catalog

    Media contact:

    Megan Herrick, Director of PR

    Executive bios:

    Aaron Skonnard, Founder and CEO

    Pluralsight, Gov. Herbert and the Utah Technology Council Participate in ‘Hour of Code’ for Computer Science Education Week

    December 5, 2014 05:28 PM Eastern Standard Time

    SALT LAKE CITY– Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, today announced a partnership with Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Technology Council to bring ‘Hour of Code’ to Utah during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14, 2014). To kick off CSEW, Gov. Herbert will join Utah students and dedicate an hour of his time to learning coding skills during a special event at the Utah Capitol on Dec. 8. Joe Eames, a Utah-based author of Pluralsight courses, will instruct Gov. Herbert and Utah students using’s Hour of Code content platform.

    Gov. Herbert, who recognizes the importance for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in his education, partnered with Pluralsight in the Hour of Code movement to demonstrate a statewide commitment to helping Utah’s youth prepare for high-demand STEM jobs and to showcase that anyone can learn to code. Along with pro-business policies, the governor’s emphasis on education is aimed at helping Utah’s economy build on its elite status. Utah currently ranks in the top three nationally for job growth and employment.

    “The Hour of Code is a great way to showcase a skill that is increasingly being taught in creative classrooms and after school programs throughout the state. It’s never too early or too late to learn critical computer science skills,” Gov. Herbert said. “Utah has been the nation’s leading state for business and technology because we recognize that long-term economic growth starts with an educated labor force. We need to invest in our students today so they are ready for the jobs of tomorrow, which is why I have made STEM education and computer science a top priority.”

    In bringing Hour of Code to Utah, Pluralsight and the Herbert administration join and about 30 leading global industry partners and educators to champion computer science education around the globe. Also supported by tech titans — including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff — the 2014 Hour of Code effort aims to expose 100 million students worldwide to computer science by devoting an hour to learning basic concepts.

    Computer science education has become especially relevant as growth in high-demand STEM professions outpaces employers’ ability to find qualified talent. A July 2014 report by the Brookings Institute found that “post-recession, STEM skills, particularly those associated with high levels of educational attainment, are in high demand among employers.” The report also noted that some of the most valuable STEM positions at organizations take longer to fill than occupations in other fields due to a lack of qualified talent.

    “In today’s world, computer science is just as critical as reading and writing and our children deserve the opportunity to learn it early in life,” said Pluralsight CEO and co-founder Aaron Skonnard. “Hour of Code demonstrates that anyone can code, and by spending just an hour of learning, students are introduced to a new world of opportunity that could have major impact on their professional future.”

    Founded in 2004 as a classroom-based training company, Pluralsight moved online in 2008 and is dedicated to empowering individuals through online technology training. Skonnard, who learned to code on his family’s Apple II at age 10, has made it part of the company’s core mission to advance computer science education for youth. In August, the company partnered with state agencies to provide free annual subscriptions to the full Pluralsight training library for Utah teachers. Pluralsight also has an ongoing nationwide initiative providing free beginner coding courses for kids of all ages.

    “We hope to break down the barriers that stop kids from learning and enjoying computer sciences,” said Richard Nelson, President and CEO of the Utah Technology Council. “Computer science isn’t just for boys. It isn’t just for ‘brainy’ kids. All kids should have the opportunity to see what they can accomplish if they will just give it a try.”

    About Pluralsight
    Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,500 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information, visit