Redis Labs Launches an Introductory Course on an Open edX Platform

Redis University is a new online destination launched last week by Redis Labs with the goal of training its community of developers.

So far it only includes a foundational course: a six-week / 15-hour, free course titled “RU101 – Introduction to Redis Data Structures”. It will start in June 2018 and be taught by Alvin Richards, Chief Education Officer at Redis Labs (see intro video below).

This initial course is designed as an introduction for developers at the beginning of their journey. It will include video tutorials, quizzes, demos and assignments with firm due dates. Learners will be able to explore the Redis Enterprise solution for free while sharing information and discussing applications and use cases with their peers.

Students who complete it with grades of 65 percent or higher will receive certificates and online badges for their LinkedIn profiles.

Redis plans to launch two courses this year and run each of them twice, focusing initially on developers.

“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,” explained Mr. Richards.

Redis University has been built using the automatic “Tahoe by Appsembler” tool to create Open edX-based websites.