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Dear Scala contributors,
The Scala Center is happy to announce the roadmap of our education-related activities.
Massive Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs) allow developers from all over the world to learn Scala from top-notch teachers.
However, we have noticed that a significant fraction of the soon-to-be Scala developers don’t use these online courses. The two main reasons are, first, that you would have to take several courses before being ready to work, and this would take too long, and, second, that the content covered by the courses doesn’t match the company’s needs.
For this reason, we are currently working on a new course. Our goal is to produce a single, self-contained, course, turning programmers with no prior Scala experience into ready-to-work Scala developers. A hands-on learning experience highlighting the common patterns and best practices.
We are currently working on the curriculum and the assignments of this course. We plan to release a private beta in Fall 2020, and to release the public version of the course by the end of the year.