We're pleased to announce today some BIG news -- HackHands has been officially acquired by Pluralsight! Pluralsight is the world's largest online library of tech and creative training. Together with Pluralsight, we are excited to democratize professional learning worldwide.
The team at HackHands has had an incredible journey working hard over the last year to deliver mentoring services to developers worldwide. To recap, here are some of the highlights:
We met Pluralsight in the fall of 2014, and immediately started to realize that mentoring would work extremely well in an educational context, when professionals are first starting to learn a new technology.
Pluralsight impressed us with their culture, and mission to democratize professional learning, which resonated strongly with us. Their leadership demonstrated vision, charisma, and spirit that we have rarely seen in our careers.
We quickly realized that Pluralsight would be a huge accelerator to our mission, since we could reach a much larger audience through their distribution, salesforce, and resources. Training and mentoring are very complementary, and so we realized they could be more than just a partner.
At the time, we felt that HackHands was still a newborn and that it was too early to discuss a larger relationship. But this particular company was special, and it felt like such a perfect fit. After months of trust-building, we realized that we simply could not pass up this opportunity to work with the best in the industry. We finalized the agreement about a month ago, and we've been collaborating with Pluralsight since then, and it's feeling great.
The HackHands service will continue to be offered -- there will be no lapse of service. You can also look forward to us being around for a very long time, since Pluralsight is a large, stable, well-funded organization. Our service will be stronger now, since we can now tap into Pluralsight course authors and customers. That means more mentors and mentees. Our mentoring will be offered as both stand-alone mentoring, as well as (future) coupled with training courses from Pluralsight.
Overall, this is one of those rare acquisition opportunities where we're anticipating a huge win-win, and not a lot of waste. Both companies have so much to gain by working together.
I'd like to acknowledge the team who helped make this happen:
Together with Pluralsight, our mission has expanded to democratize professional learning worldwide through both training and mentoring. We're excited to embrace it with you together.
-Ed Roman, CEO, HackHands