Redis University designed to spark collaboration and fuel innovation amongst aspiring database admins, developers and Redis power users alike
Mountain View, Calif., April 25, 2018—Redis Labs, the home of Redis and provider of Redis Enterprise, announces Redis University, an online destination for Redis users and enthusiasts to learn from peers and the world’s most renowned database experts. Redis University immediately becomes the #1 training destination for Redis, named the “Most Loved Database” by developers for the second consecutive year across 183 countries. Registration is now open for the inaugural course, “RU101 – Introduction to Redis Data Structures,” which will begin in June 2018. It is free to sign up and prospective students need only provide their first and last name, email address and affiliated organization.
“Our number one goal is to continue educating and finding ways to share the power of Redis with as many technologists as humanly possible,” said Alvin Richards, chief education officer for Redis Labs. “Redis University was designed to foster that sense of community by opening the door to new users and use cases. We want to give everyone in the ecosystem the opportunity to explore the full breadth of the Redis platform and share ideas that could spark future innovation.”
The university-style structure creates a rhythm to help students stay engaged and invested in their work, while also creating a feedback loop for Redis Labs. Online courses will run four to six weeks and include video tutorials, quizzes, demos and assignments with firm due dates. Students who complete the course with grades of 65 percent or higher will receive certificates of completion and online badges for their LinkedIn profiles. The initial course is designed as an introduction for developers at the beginning of their journey, but subsequent courses will appeal to a wider audience and include more administration-oriented classes for those in the more advanced stages.
Redis University also gives users of the Redis open source platform the opportunity to explore for free the advanced functionality of the Redis Enterprise solution, while sharing information and discussing applications and use cases with their peers. Redis University will launch two courses this year and run each of them twice, focusing initially on developers.