The O’Reilly School of Technology continues to expand. As we do, we know it’s crucial to find the very best instructors and authors out there to complement our team. OST founder Scott Gray was aware that our course development team was in need of a knowledgeable educator to update our client-side courses, and also to guide our expansion into front-end development courses. Fortunately, Scott was familiar with Elisabeth Robson and her work. Before coming to the O’Reilly School, Elisabeth had worked extensively with O’Reilly Media, producing online training, as well as authoring three books. He described her to me with great enthusiasm, determined to have her author a course for OST. After my first phone conversation with Elisabeth, I was convinced that we’d found our next author. She gained my confidence immediately with her calm energy and deep knowledge of her subject matter.
During our phone call, Scott and I told her a bit about our plans for the upcoming year. In what I now know is typical for Elisabeth, she got started then and there, identifying and securing the most qualified authors for our Mobile Application course (to be released soon!) and our Advanced Java series, while simultaneously writing her first course for OST, Introduction to HTML5 and CSS.
I think it’s safe to say that her impact on OST has been huge already, and we hope she’s a part of our little organization for a long time to come. We also hope that you’re as excited about the new and upcoming courses as we are. Welcome aboard, Elisabeth!