[erlang-questions] Free Erlang e-learning for Universities
Tue Nov 20 10:59:35 CET 2012
We received quite a few questions as a result of this email. I just
wanted to clarify a few things:
* You have to register from your university email account. We will not
be activating gmail accounts or similar.
* The notification email has to be send to
(Not or me)
* YES! Pass this on to your course supervisors, teachers, heads of
department and anyone else in your university
you believe might be interested.
* It does not matter where you are based! This offer is valid for
students and universities on all continents, including Antarctica
The URL is http://elearning.erlang-solutions.com/login/signup.php
Hope to see even more of you join!
On 19/11/2012 13:20, Francesco Cesarini wrote:
> Hi All,
> If you are considering teaching Erlang as part of your university
> curriculum, you should get in touch. We have been working with
> universities for the past 6 months, offering free Erlang e-learning to
> intermediate and final year students who are interested in studying
> Erlang; or to academic institutions covering parallel and functional
> programming, distributed programming, multi-core programming,
> programming paradigms, and more.
> This E-Learning offering is the result of a joint two year project
> with Prof. Simon Thompson of the University of Kent, in Canterbury,
> UK. It consists of 8 hours of videos, screen casts, interactive
> quizzes and exercises with immediate feedback and assessment of the
> code (We run a static analysis on the code, unit and QuickCheck tests,
> type checks and visualize processes and message passing using
> handling, distribution, software upgrade and ETS tables.
> This course is integrated with the Erlang Programming book, published
> by O'Reilly.
> 2. We request you to pass this email to all relevant students at
> your University.
> 3. To access the elearning facility for free, the student needs to
> do the two things below:
> - register to the portal, using their University email address and not
> a private one, at:
> - send an email notification
> requesting free access.
> When registering, the students can only get the free offer if they use
> their University email address, so that we can easily identify them in
> the list of users.
> 4. Fyi, there will be a maximum limit of 50 candidates per
> institution and the offer is free to students for 3 months from
> 5. The rationale behind this offer is that demand for Erlang
> Programmers is increasing and our clients are struggling to find
> skilled staff. We are being told that companies are choosing not to
> adopt Erlang because it is hard to recruit! We hope that working with
> Universities in raising awareness of Erlang will raise interest among
> the students and encourage them to apply for these positions.
> The situation in the US is even more acute, now that Erlang has been
> identified as a serious contender for scaling systems on multi-core
> and in cloud environments.
> 6. To see our current job vacancies for staff at all levels with
> these skills, please visit our website career pages at:
> If interested, do not hesitate to get in touch with me. We currently
> have about 180 students signed up, so places are limited. The earlier
> we can plan in your courses, the better.
> Looking forward to hearing from you all,
Erlang Solutions Ltd.
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