InfluxDB University – The Year in Review

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As the academic calendar for traditional universities and the end of the year both approach, I wanted to take a few minutes to review the progress that InfluxDB University made this year. I’ll include a few highlights and notable items here, but be sure to check out the full presentation by our Director of Education Services, Emily Kurze, from this year’s InfluxDays event for even more details.

Earlier this year we formally launched the InfluxDB University initiative. This gave us the ability to bring together all the training and learning content we offered under a single umbrella and to expand the available content into new areas.

Lots of training, one place

Gone are the days when you had to scour YouTube to see how some part of InfluxDB works. By centralizing all our training in one place, we created a one-stop-shop for getting started with InfluxDB. Our on-demand courses include videos, text lessons, knowledge checks, and hands-on labs to ensure that you actually understand the material and aren’t just a passive watcher.

Check out our courses on InfluxDB, Telegraf, and Flux language to be on your way to Time Series Ninja status in no time. Successful completion of our verified courses earns you digital badges. You can share these credentials on your professional profile to demonstrate your time series skills and generate career opportunities.

On the road again

Perhaps one of the most exciting developments with InfluxDB U is the return to in-person learning. We kicked that off in a big way with our recent Advanced Flux language training in London at the beginning of November.

We’re also looking at the possibility of hosting InfluxDB Road Shows in America and Europe next year, which would include InfluxDB U trainings.

If either of these sound like something you would want to attend in the future, definitely reach out and let us know!

By the numbers

InfluxDB U has been a major project throughout the year. Here are some numbers to put all that work into context.

  • 7 – New, complete courses released (with more planned)

  • 5,000+ – e-Learners registered

  • 7,000+ – Individual course enrollments

  • 1,000+ – Badges issued

Looking ahead

While we’re super pumped with the initial impact InfluxDB U made, we’re always looking ahead to what’s next. Here are a few things you can expect to see in the coming months.

  • Spanish language training

  • New courses, e.g., Client libraries

  • Use case-specific training, e.g., IoT, container monitoring, etc.

  • In-person training opportunities

  • InfluxDB Professional Certification (join the waitlist)

  • And more!

If you want a preview of what to expect with InfluxDB U, we had a couple of “crash courses” at InfluxDays this year. Check out these ‘become a pro in 20 minutes’ sessions covering InfluxDB and the Flux language.

Stay tuned for a whole lot more InfluxDB U content in 2023!