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Optician Online, February 5, 2016: HR File: Top Five Tips for Data Security
ITProPortal, February 5, 2016: Rise of the Ethical Hackers
BlogHer, February 3, 2016: Fixing the Gender Gap in IT
SD Times, February 2, 2016: Factoring in Refactoring: The What, When and How
Beehive Startups, January 20, 2016: Aaron Skonnard Named MWCN 2016 Entrepreneur Of The Year
BostInno, January 8, 2016: 5 Questions With Sarah Hodges, Co-Founder of and VP at Pluralsight
ILM, January 7, 2016: Snackable Learning
SME South Africa, January 6, 2016: Why and How Young Entrepreneurs Can Learn to Code
ITProPortal, January 3, 2016: A New Style of Learning is Essential to Plugging the STEM Skills Gap
Business Insider, December 29, 2015: The 20 Best Unicorn Startups to Work For, According to Their Employees
Work Design Magazine, December 23, 2015: The Top Workplace Projects of 2015
TechCrunch, December 20, 2015: Utah’s Unicorns, How “Silicon Slopes” is Gaining Momentum
Silicon Slopes, December 14, 2015: What Does It Take To Rebrand A Company? Pluralsight’s 2-year Brand Quest And Logo War Room
Forbes, December 1, 2015: The State of Venture Capital in Utah
Forbes, November 24, 2015: Three Secrets From the CEO Of A Profitable Unicorn
Beehive Startups, November 18, 2015: A Conversation With Pluralsight CEO Aaron Skonnard
Women 2.0, November 11, 2015: Professional Development During Maternity Leave: How One Developer Did It
Entrepreneur Magazine, November 4, 2015: The 25 Best Large-Company Cultures in 2015
TechCrunch, October 29, 2015: Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree
Silicon Slopes, October 28, 2015: Pluralsight Rebrands with New Logo, Brings Together its Seven Acquisitions
Inc. Magazine, September 30, 2015: Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Utah
Switch & Shift, September 23, 2015: Personal Disruption: Shaking Up Your Life for Good
USA Today, September 18, 2015: Tech in Utah (podcast)
USA Today, September 18, 2015: Utah’s Silicon Slopes Lure Tech Entrepreneurs
CRN, September 17, 2015: Demo: Pluralsight SaaS Platform for IT Training
TechCrunch, September 16, 2015: CrunchBase Unicorn Leaderboards
Education Investor, September 14, 2015: Easy as B2C
Silicon Slopes, September 2, 2015: How to Boil Your Business Down to 1 Page for Startup Success
ARN, August 31, 2015: Pluralsight Has Opened its Global Headquarters in Sydney
GoCertify, August 14, 2015: Pluralsight to Provide $20 million in Free Courses to Unemployed Americans
Inc. Magazine, August 12, 2015: The 2015 Inc. 5000
EdSurge, August 7, 2015: Can the White House Fix the Leaky Entrepreneurship Pipeline?
Beehive Startups, August 5, 2015: Pluralsight and TechHire Combine to Expand Access to Tech Jobs
InfoWorld, July 22, 2015: Free course: Get started with AngularJS
Education News, July 13, 2015: Pluralsight Continues to Grow, Acquires HackHands
EdSurge, July 10, 2015: Pluralsight Snaps up Live Help at HackHands
TechRockies, July 10, 2015: Pluralsight Buys HackHands
Xconomy, July 9, 2015: Pluralsight Buys San Francisco Coding Mentorshop Site HackHands
Education Dive, July 9, 2015: Pluralsight adds real-time coding assistance with HackHands acquisitions
Silicon Slopes, July 9, 2015: Pluralsight acquires HackHands to offer live help to programmers
Beehive Startups, July 9, 2015: Pluralsight Adds HackHands to Growing List of Acquisitions
VentureBeat, July 9, 2015: Pluralsight snaps up HackHands to offer budding coders real-time support
Fortune, July 9, 2015: This company is adding on-demand help to win the online education race
ATD, July 8, 2015: A Lie About Accountability for Learning Premium Content
Fast Company, June 26, 2015: This Online School for Developers Pays Teachers Millions of Dollars
ATD, June 8, 2015: Throwing Away the Rule Book
Education Dive, June 5, 2015: Tech learning ‘Netflix’ Pluralsight offering free courses to reservists, vets, and families
Hot Topics, May 21, 2015: How Pluralsight grew an online learning business that made its tutors millionaires
e-Literate, April 28, 2015: Pitchbook Lists Most Valuable Ed Tech Companies
Xconomy, April 20, 2015: Edtech Companies Hail New Rival LinkedIn as Industry Catalyst, April 13, 2015: Ladies Learning Code Receives Free Subscriptions from Code School
Forbes, April 9, 2015: With Small Add-On to its $135 Million Raise Rival Pluralsight Takes Odd Approach to VC
ABC 4 Utah, March 6, 2015: Utah’s Pluralsight Continues to Impact their Community and Industry
Beehive Startups, February 26, 2015: Forbes Names Pluralsight as One of America’s Most Promising Companies
The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2015: The Billion Dollar Startup Club
Work Design Magazine, February 13, 2015: This Office Encourages Working, Playing, and Winning Together
Upstart Business Journal, February 12, 2015: Who are the Billion-Dollar Unicorns in Online Education?
Education Dive, February 10, 2015: 9 Coding Schools Higher Ed Should Keep an Eye On
Silicon Slopes, February 9, 2015: Utah Companies Say Culture Creates Billion Dollar Valuations
Beehive Startups, February 4, 2015: The Rise of Pluralsight
Tech Cocktail, February 2, 2015: Orlando’s Code School Acquired by Pluralsight for $36M
Fast Company, January 27, 2015: Pluralsight Continues its Acquisition Spree, Dropping $36 Million on Code School
Computer Graphics World, January 26, 2015: Hour of Code Kickstarts Kids’ Creativity
The New York Times, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight, a Training Service for Tech Professionals, Buys Code School
Wired, January 26, 2015: How Big Is Coding Right Now? A Programming School Just Sold for $36M
Business Insider, January 26, 2015: How to Get Free Access to Over 4,000 Online Coding Classes – Only for This Week
Tech Cocktail, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Acquires Code School; Get Free Access to Courses
Orlando Business Journal, January 26, 2015: Orlando’s Code School Acquired for $36 Million
Silicon Slopes, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Grabs Six Companies to Take Over Online Education
Silicon Slopes, January 26, 2015: Pluralsight Acquires Code School for $36M
TechCrunch, January 26, 2015: Online Learning Service Pluralsight Acquires Code School for $36 Million
Fortune, January 22, 2015: The Unicorn List
Forbes, January 21, 2015: America’s Most Promising Companies
Beehive Startups, January 20, 2015: The Importance of Culture at Pluralsight
Utah Business Magazine, January 19, 2015: Countdown To Samys: Jeff Ross
One Million by One Million blog, January 16, 2015: Billion Dollar Unicorns
The New York Times, January 11, 2015: Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education
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
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
St. Louis Business Journal, November 20, 2014: LaunchCode Partner Makes Big Acquisition
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
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
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
VentureFizz, November 18, 2014: Skills Assessment Company Smarterer Acquired for $75 Million
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
KSL, October 28, 2014: Utah company offers unlimited vacation and ‘no-fear’ culture
Utah Business Magazine, October 23, 2014: Training Managers Discuss Innovations in Employee Education
Site Selection Magazine, September 16, 2014: Nice People Talking SMAC
Education Dive, September 4, 2014: 7 ed tech startups making progress with investors
The Price of Business, August 30, 2014: Pluralsight and Company Culture
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
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
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
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
Entrepreneur, August 11, 2014: 4 Tips to Thwart iOS Attackers
Silicon Slopes, August 4, 2014: Pluralsight opens new office, offers free tech education to Utah teachers
The Davis 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
VentureBeat, June 7, 2014: 5 reasons you should forget the coding bootcamp and study online instead
Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: 2014 CXO of the Year Profile: Greg Woodward, Pluralsight CFO
Utah Business Magazine, June 5, 2014: Pluralsight Inception
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
TechCrunch, 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
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 Announces Second Annual hack.summit() Event

December 21, 2015 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

SALT LAKE CITY– Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for technology professionals, in cooperation with a number of corporate technology partners, will be holding the second annual hack.summit() on Feb. 22-25, 2016.

Launched with 64,000 registrants last year, hack.summit() is both the world’s largest virtual event of any kind, and the largest event for programmers in history. Leaders who have made significant computer science contributions will join hands, take a stand for charitable causes, and educate the world for free in a virtual stage.

“Oracle, IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Github, Uber, ThoughtWorks, and many other companies have partnered behind this event to make it a reality. hack.summit() is a testament that social entrepreneurship and giving back to the greater good can produce extraordinary results.”

All ticket sales from the event are donated to coding nonprofits, who have allied behind this event. Nonprofits include, Women Who Code, Code for America, Black Girls Code, and many more. Last year’s event raised $50,000 for nonprofits; this year’s hack.summit() is expected to raise exponentially more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the highest-caliber roster of speakers ever seen before at a programming event, including David Heinemeier Hansson (creator of Ruby on Rails), Orion Henry (founder of Heroku), Nathan Marz (creator of Apache Storm), Kent Beck (creator of Extreme Programming, co-creator of Agile, author of nine books), Tom Chi (creator of Google Glass), Rebecca Parsons (CTO of ThoughtWorks), Yehuda Katz (creator of Ember.js), Brian Fox (creator of the GNU Bash Shell), Jon Skeet (#1 answerer on StackOverflow), Dries Buyataert (creator of the Drupal programming language), Qi Lu (EVP at Microsoft), Rod Vagg (Node.js Technical Chair and Core Committer), Sarah Allen (co-creator of After Effects, Flash video, recent Presidential Innovation Fellow) and many more.

hack.summit() is also announcing this year the hack.summit() virtual hackathon, to be held on Feb 20-21, 2016 in conjunction with hack.summit(). The hackathon is an opportunity for developers to both to win their share of a $150,000 prize pool, and to “hack for good” as their programming efforts will help raise money for coding nonprofits. Over 30,000 developers have pre-registered for the hackathon from over 900 cities, making this the largest hackathon in history. is organizing and powering this hackathon, and has agreed to subsidize the infrastructure costs to help nonprofits in the coding space.

“hack.summit() is a neutral rallying cry for the technology industry to gather together and stand for a cause,” said Ed Roman, founder of hack.summit(). “Oracle, IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Github, Uber, ThoughtWorks, and many other companies have partnered behind this event to make it a reality. hack.summit() is a testament that social entrepreneurship and giving back to the greater good can produce extraordinary results.”

To register to attend hack.summit(), or learn more about how to be an event sponsor, visit

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, the company offers instant access to more than 4,500 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