MOOC (ish) free course in C++ --- any programmers would like to volunteer please share and RT ...

Cisco Systems via their Netacad (Cisco Networking Academy) programme have recently released a Programming Essentials in C++ course. I want to give it away to as many people as possible. This is entirely legitimate, nothing dodgy and part of the community spirit surrounding our status as a Cisco ASC (Academy Support Centre) within Netacad.

We need programmers, you need programmers, the world needs more programmers. This is the same for the UK, USA, UAE and any other nation that lacks a U in its name.

With this in mind, this is a call for volunteers - programmers with some C++ experience willing to act as curators/experts on the forums within this course. There will be no pay, maybe if I ever meet you I will reward you with a preferred caffeinated beverage and a cake like confection. However we can promise a sense of pride and the satisfaction that you will be helping others.

if ((interested=true) && (experience>0))

It would be great to know where you are based and your experience of C++, if you have ever been involved in Netacad. I am open minded regarding geographic location and will need to eventually have some proof that you are a reasonably skilled programmer.

If you are a teacher that is great, if you are not, this is also great. You will be answering questions on a forum. So will encounter many noob questions and will be able to respond in an respectful and encouraging manner as well as encourage students who offer correct and supportive responses. In terms of time commitment - even if it is only an hour a week we are grateful.


  1. Have me down as a noob. I used to love programming though never got a foot hold in teh door of programming as an IT professional...
    at 50 it is a daunting prospect and I try to encourage myself with the idea that it is more of an hobby than anything else.


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