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Learn-to-code company Treehouse has two new items on the menu: SQL Foundations and (Adobe) Illustrator Foundations. Both courses are being released Netflix style (i.e., you get all the coursework in one huge brain-dump rather than incremental installments; you get to set your own pace).
“Previously we were releasing small chunks of a course, but our amazing students voiced their feedback about this and we listened,” said Treehouse founder Ryan Carson in a statement on the news.
“This new release schedule will help enable our students to learn at their own pace. They can devour a topic from start to finish the day it releases, or they can take their time and not have to worry about waiting for the next piece of material.”
For a code-focused company, a SQL course makes all the sense in the world.
But why Illustrator, in particular, rather than something like the dev-focused Adobe Edge lineup?
“At Treehouse we take the approach of Foundations First when becoming a web designer or developer,” said Treehouse design chief Mat Helme via email.
Treehouse teaches would-be hackers the basics, stuff like PHP. But it also offers basic business coursework, too, to slake your entrepreneurial thirst.
In addition to a Wiley book deal, the startup also recently sealed a $7 million funding deal that will allow Carson to bring his real dream — bringing code education to underserved high school students — to brilliant reality.
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