Went to Auburn University, studied philosophy, and worked as a student manager for the men's basketball team. No technical degree, but technology was the focus of my writings as I became fascinated with it in my late teens. When I wanted to switch majors to CS it was too late, meaning I'd have to take out a loan to do so.
No way. Everything I have to learn is online for free. So I began teaching myself "how to code" in December '21. I noticed the business model of many online learning platforms is the exact same as universities. It is known almost the world over that information exists elsewhere for free, but if you want credit you have to pay.
This does not innovate for shit. I use YouTube and pay $10/mo for TryHackMe (THM’s $10/mo is for extra curricular, not credit).
This created a grudge against pay-for-credit education. One that echoes throughout the tech community.
The ultimate thing I want to do with my learnings is fulfill the following vision.
To create a system of learning that accounts for -
multiple paths to competency.
the inherent access to information that the internet provides.
the pace of which skill demands change in our modern times.
the needs of each student, and each employer.
It is with these things, talent can be developed at the scale and pace in order to meet the skill demands of tomorrow.
Calibir is an attempt at this vision.