Why traditional learning doesn’t cut it anymore: 4 principles you need to steal from instruqt CTO

Katy Andreeva

8 July, 2019 - 4 minute read

 

Do you feel like you are in a race with technology? Once you’ve learned a new tool, an even better one rises up? Then you know the struggle, the need to keep up with industry trends and tools at work is overwhelming. The traditional ways of classroom learning are no longer suitable to stay relevant in the current tech environment.

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Product Adoption in IT: The Problem With Free Trials

Heily Speetjens

16 January, 2019 - 4 minute read

A lot of articles and blogs describe how the customer journey should unfold and what gets in the way of achieving real success. Very few have been written about the problem of one of the most common steps for buying a technical product: the free trial. That is why this article discusses the problems with these trials but also discusses a possible solution for this problem.

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HashiConf US 2018 highlights

Bas Tichelaar

22 November, 2018 - 2 minute read

HashiConf is organized every year by HashiCorp, the company behind Vault, Terraform and Vagrant.

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Instruqt Arcade edition

Bas Tichelaar

23 October, 2018 - 1 minute read

If you’ve read the About Us page, you know that we started Instruqt as a gamified challenge platform. People could solve challenges and we measured the time they took to complete them. The fastest player would win a cool prize.

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HashiCorp launches Consul Connect during HashiDays Amsterdam

Bas Tichelaar

26 June, 2018 - 1 minute read

Consul was already an awesome product for service discovery, but now with Consul Connect it’s even more awesome. HashiCorp integrated service mesh features into Consul, that makes connecting services more secure and manageable.

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Building a scalable online learning platform

Erik Veld

11 May, 2018 - 1 minute read

At the CodeMotion event in Amsterdam which was held on 8 and 9 May, I gave a talk which gives a look behind the scenes of instruqt.

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6 ways to run Kubernetes in the Cloud

Bas Tichelaar

16 April, 2018 - 5 minute read

Until a few months ago, your best (and probably only) option to run Kubernetes in the cloud was Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). But things have changed, and there are a lot of viable alternatives. Let’s compare these offerings and see what’s the best solution for you.

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Instruqt invited at Dutch Open Hackathon 2018

Bas Tichelaar

12 April, 2018 - 1 minute read

At Instruqt, we love hackathons. In fact, Instruqt was initially created to facilitate competitions around technology. We participated in quite a few hackathons ourselves. We just love the vibe and competitive atmosphere. So we are really excited to attend the Dutch Open Hackathon 2018. We will help the teams during the hackathon itself, and we will even participate in the jury.

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Codemotion 2018 is sponsored by Instruqt and Xebia!

Bas Tichelaar

29 March, 2018 - 2 minute read

On May 8-9 the largest tech conference for developers, Codemotion, will take place in Amsterdam and we will be there! Erik Veld, one of the founders of Instruqt, is invited to talkabout the technical details of the online learning platform. Instruqt offers online courses for IT professionals. Together with our friends from Xebia, we decided to sponsor the event as well. During the event, you can try to beat us by solving challenges using our retro arcade machine. Stay tuned for more details, we will be posting the making-of soon!

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Instruqt updates online learning platform with new features

Niels van Doorn

23 February, 2018 - 2 minute read

Hi there!

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The story behind online learning platform Instruqt

Bas Tichelaar

1 December, 2017 - 2 minute read

It all started spring 2016, when HashiCorp asked Xebia to organize HashiConf EU. We wanted to step off the beaten track of standard conference booths, give-aways and leaflets. We wanted something different, something new, something fun. Relying on positive experiences with self-paced hands-on workshops, we developed the HashiContest.

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Getting your people fit for the future

Rik Farenhorst

1 April, 2017 - 2 minute read

This letter, written some time ago, is becoming increasingly relevant for organizations that wish to stay in business:

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Winner of Instruqt Google Cloud competition announced

Aila Albrecht

10 March, 2017 - 1 minute read

Maarten van den Boogard won the Google Cloud contest during Google Cloud Next 2017During our launch week in the course of Google Cloud Next 17 in San Francisco, Instruqt hosted a contest focussing on Google Cloud Technology. Participants were invited to play challenges in Kubernetes, App Engine, Compute Engine, Google Cloud Storage and — since the official announcement yesterday — Cloud Functions. We were happy to welcome a broad audience from all over the world, competing in different timezones. It has been a tight race, but this morning at 11 am PST we held our award ceremony at our booth on the Google Next playground.

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