latest news, Android programming online education platform geeks Institute announced this morning to get $22 million B round of financing, investors SIG (Haina Asia) and blue Chi venture. Earlier, the geeks college also won the A round of financing from blue Chi venture, when the main investment in the EOE community.
geeks college, formerly known as the programmer community, EOE, EOE, was founded in 2009, and later accumulated 2 million vertical user transformation online education geeks college. How to build a 2 million user developer community? EOE founder Jin Yan’s answer is from content to the user, using crowdsourcing way of education.
‘s current success in Lynda and plurasight models abroad has proved the viability of geeks’ colleges.
below is CEO, Jin Yan dictated:
learning programming on the Internet
I’m from Tianshui, Gansu. My parents are teachers, father or headmaster. But I never liked exam oriented education since I was a child. I think learning knowledge is just for practical application. But China’s education does not seem like this.
I was in 2002 the college entrance examination, basically did not go to class, every day bubble study room, by self-study, admitted to the computer department of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. I am a professional course of "Introduction to computer" will fail the exam, because it is his mother ten years ago I learned knowledge, feel useless! (this) so I have to brood on.
I decided to self-study, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications has a twenty-four hours open room, every Thursday night, I will be in the room all night self programming, the second day or even the next few weeks to learn to run their own code again.
my knowledge of Computer Science in the university is basically not learned in class. I soak up all kinds of programming forums, go abroad to collect information, and therefore know a lot of like-minded people. Including Yao Yao, co-founder of eoe. We met in a forum on learning Ruby language, and then we went abroad to translate source documents, together to collect learning materials.
(I dark horse note: This is EOE founder Jin Yan started the "gene", he learned the computer knowledge, are from the internet. He broke away from the traditional teaching system for many years, were removed from the various Internet programming learning community, and even personally involved in content production, a programming technique which. He believes that learning programming should not come from the traditional education system, because the field is too new and too fast. For example, Android systems are updated every 3 months, and many computer departments have not yet opened Android programs.
stands on the mobile Internet outlet,
in 2005, I was a junior and was lucky to have met Mr. Kuang. I liked his class very much because he didn’t like it