Springboard

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Gautam TambayMakerHiring@gautam_tambay
For the past year, we’ve been quietly experimenting with a new approach to online education and today we're launching as Springboard, and would love feedback from the ProductHunt community. Springboard is an online school for new economy skills like Data Science and UX Design. We know there is a lot of great content available for these subjects. Our approach combines expert-curated content with support and mentorship from industry professionals. Our courses self-paced, enabling a more personalized experience for each student. Each student who enrolls in a Springboard course gets access to: 1. An expert-curated curriculum with a focus on learning through projects 2. Weekly 1-on-1 calls for project feedback and career advice, with a mentor who works at a top company like Airbnb, LinkedIn, Etsy. 3. A student advisor, and access to a community of peers, experts and alumni, so all questions get answered within hours. We’ve found that this layer of human support and accountability, along with a project-based approach, significantly improves the outcomes in online education. It’s like the difference between a library and a university. Our alumni have gone on to launch successful products, and land jobs at companies like Reddit and Boeing! We’re hoping to create a universal model of education that allows industry professionals to participate in education. And bring something that has the effectiveness of the offline education, with the convenience and affordability of online learning. We'd love to hear what you think.
Kartik Hosanagar@khosanagar · Professor of Technology, Wharton School
Awesome product. What sets Springboard apart is (i) Attention to curriculum design, (ii) Weekly calls with mentors which helps you keep going. I love the UX design course.
Gautam TambayMakerHiring@gautam_tambay
@khosanagar Thanks Kartik, it's great to have you on board!
Arti Annaswamy@aannasw · Arti Annaswamy
Best decision I made. I’m an alum of the Springboard Foundations of Data Science workshop and was blown away by the expert-curated course content. It’s amazing how frictionless the learning process becomes when you’re only looking at the best material out there for a specific topic, curated by folks who are industry practitioners in that field. Mentor and community support is incredible, and a wonderful team managing the product.
Gautam TambayMakerHiring@gautam_tambay
Thanks @aannasw -- We loved having you in the course. Your capstone project presentation on movie data was epic.
Roger HuangMakerHiring@rogerh1991 · Build all the things.
Hey guys, Springboard is offering an exclusive 20% off on the first month of our data science and UX design courses! It won't last long, but if you use the promo code PRODUCTHUNTLOVE you'll be able to benefit right away and get paired right up with your own industry mentor :) https://www.springboard.com/#wor...
James Medina@bestjamesmedina
I took the UX Design course because I was about to wade into a major ecommerce platform shift at work and I wanted to be able to make the right design decisions. I got all of that and more. When you're dealing with sometimes lazy programmers and designers without a clear UX understanding the course comes in really handy. It was also helpful in terms of laying out ways to figure out what you need to know. I even learned to use some new tools. The best part was probably the Springboard people. The mentors were helpful, but the office hours were great. You learn a lot watching a few UX experts tear apart someone's project in an extremely constructive way. Ultimately the Springboard people care about what they're doing, and helping you succeed is part of their mission. I feel like the course laid a foundation that I'll keep returning to and building on.
Gautam TambayMakerHiring@gautam_tambay
Thanks @bestjamesmedina -- The team still speaks fondly of your final project. Linking it here so more people can see it! https://medium.com/@BestJamesMed...