We are excited to announce public classes for developers launching in January of 2013.
Twice a month, we’ll host .NET developer training classes for professional developers that want to grow their skills. Our curriculum is based on the wealth of material we’ve created to help .NET developers learn more about the C# language and environment. As readers of my blog, you’re probably familiar with my books, videos and articles. But it’s not just me. Patrick Steele has a regular column in Visual Studio Magazine. Many of our .NET developers have spoken at conferences and created content that we’ll use in our classes.
The format, the delivery, and the content are tailored for busy professional developers. Each month, we’ll conduct two afternoon sessions. One will be focused on a recent release to help developers learn the latest tools and techniques. The second will be focused on mainstream releases to help developers become more proficient with the tools they are already using. Each session includes discussion and demonstrations. Most importantly, half the time will be spent on labs that provide guided experience on the topics being covered. We’ll repeat sessions if there is enough interest.
All the classes will be hosted by the experienced conference speakers that have been providing developers with great content for years.
We’re excited about this launch. It augments but does not replace our core focus: creating great software for our customers.
Our area, like many locations, is experiencing a shortage of developers in certain areas, such as C# and .NET. That talent gap is slowing economic growth here. As Dianne and I have gotten more involved in the regional business community, we began looking for what we could do to help. The obvious choice is to help new developers in the community grow their skills. In fact, we’ve already hosted private classes for many of our customers. This launch enables us to reach a wider audience.
Longtime readers of any of the blogs on our site know that SRT Solutions has a commitment to continued learning. We know that this industry moves fast, and we have to continue learning to stay relevant and move ahead. All our developers spend time learning new techniques and creating content. It helps us created create great applications for our customers. It also positions us to help other developers in our region. Our goal for this new program is to train the developers that our growing regional companies need to grow. It’s our way of closing the talent gap.
You can learn more here.
Finally, this effort doesn’t stop with .NET. We’re also hard at work finalizing the curriculum for alternative languages on the JVM, HTML5/JS, mobile Development, and cloud based development. Those will be going live in the next couple months.