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HackHands

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Type  Private subsidiary
Number of locations  1 Office
Founded  2013
Parent organization  Pluralsight
Industry  Online Education
Area served  Globally
Headquarters  Farmington
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Founder  Assis Antunes Geraldo Ramos Forest Good
Products  E-mentoring Online Technical Training

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Hack.hands( ) (also written as HackHands) is an online technology mentoring platform for computer programmers and coders, serviced by a global network of subject-matter experts.

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History

HackHands got its start in 2013 at the New York WeWork Labs space as an independent spin-off of 6PS Group, a Brazilian web development company. The original idea for HackHands was created by two Brazilian technology entrepreneurs, Geraldo Ramos and Assis Antunes, with American Forest Good. On November 10, 2014, Ed Roman joined HackHands as CEO.

Toward the end of 2014 the company relocated its headquarters to San Francisco. After its relocation, HackHands began experiencing rapid growth within both its expert community and its users.

Acquisition

On July 9, 2015, Pluralsight, an online education company announced it had acquired HackHands in order to expand its capabilities beyond video tutorials and assessments, providing live assistance for technology learners. The HackHands acquisition marked Pluralsight's seventh deal in less than two years, and it came after the acquisitions of Code School, a learn-to-code platform used by more than 1.3 million people, and Smarterer, a tool for assessing a user's technical ability quickly and in relation to his or her peers.

In 2015 Hackhands moved its office to Pluralsight's headquarters in Farmingthon, Utah.

Community involvement

To expand upon its core mission, the company is also working to bridge the gap in productivity between experienced and novice programmers through its HackPledge. This initiative encourages industry experts to commit an hour of time to mentoring and teaching in order to help novice developers master their craft. The company also launched the HackSummit, the largest virtual conference and programming conference in history until then, which had more than 64,000 registrants. The conference speakers list included big names in the tech industry, such as Bram Cohen, Tom Chi, Hakin Wium Le, Kent Beck, Brian Fox, Yehuda Katz, Aaron Skonnard, Tim O'Reilly, David Heinemeier Hansson, Qi Lu, Sarah Allen, Rebecca Parsons, Matei Zaharia and Orion Henry.

References

HackHands Wikipedia


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