Pluralsight, an American enterprise skill technology platform, has announced that in an effort to encourage technology learners around the world to stay safe and stay home, it is offering free online courses. The offer includes full access to its entire platform of technology skill development courses for free throughout April.
However, Current active subscribers are not eligible for the offer. Only new users who currently don’t have a paid Pluralsight subscription are eligible to access the free courses. All the courses will be taught by world leading experts in their respective fields, completely free of charge.
The announcement was made by Pluralsight co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard on Twitter saying:
In these uncertain times where government leaders and healthcare experts are asking us to practice social distancing, Pluralsight wants to offer an incentive for technology learners to follow that advice and better themselves. With this free offering, we want to encourage technology enthusiasts to stay home and improve their skills.
Technology can help us build a better tomorrow when we’re able to return to normal, and we want to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to stay safe, stay home, and skill up.
We’re all in this together. We’re making all of our 7,000+ expert-led video courses FREE for the entire month of April. No catches, no credit card required. https://t.co/S5NVzlWOBZ #FreeApril #StayHome pic.twitter.com/l8X6qWEzLD
— Pluralsight (@pluralsight) April 2, 2020
Most of the available courses are related to software development in dozens of programming languages, cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence & machine learning, and more. If you are interested in signing up, you can do so here.
Other than offering free online courses, the platform has also announced extended trials for businesses, nonprofits, and K-12 institutions.
In other news, Companies such as Atlassian, Okta, Tableau, IBM, and Salesforce are also providing extended free versions of their software to organizations.