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[REBOL] Re: free REBOL?

From: mmastroianni:lepcorp at: 1-Aug-2003 17:25

Hi all, On the topic of REBOL's (and by extension RT's) success: how many people in the REBOL community do you think would pay significant and reasonable dollars to get training at a variety of levels, i.e., basic, intermediate, advanced? I would use REBOL *far* more in many projects if I had a structured training course w/ access to a talented instructor; many projects in my company would be better served using REBOL if we had more time to explore it and increase our proficiency. In fact, we did an ad hoc search some months ago that did identify some talented, professional folks that employ REBOL productively, and were willing to give us a 1/2 day training session -- so we flew two of us there and it was very much worth the effort and cost. If you can show businesses the substantial benefits that REBOL can deliver, and give them the path to become productive in a reasonable time for reasonable cost, REBOL adoption will increase dramatically, I believe. It happens all the time -- all you have to do is talk to people who pay $$ to upgrade the skills of their technical staffs and you'll hear the same tune again and again -- frequent, effective training enhances skill, enthusiasm, and innovation--and helps guard against the "if all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail" syndrome. (Of course plenty of training $$ are wasted as well if one is not careful...) Do you think folks would respond to a REBOL training program, or even certification? Mike