[erlang-questions] Free Erlang e-learning for Universities

Francesco Cesarini francesco@REDACTED
Tue Nov 20 10:59:35 CET 2012

Hi All,

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 
elearning@REDACTED (Not toelearning@REDACTED 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 
> javascript). We cover sequential and concurrent programming, error 
> 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:
> http://elearning.erlang-solutions.com/login/signup.php
> - send an email notification toelearning@REDACTED 
> 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 
> registration.
> 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:
> https://www.erlang-solutions.com/about/careers/careers-other-countries
> 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,
> Francesco

Erlang Solutions Ltd.

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