In 2013, Twitter acquired Marakana, a company that became Twitter University.
The initial focus was on helping engineers go mobile. But a bigger problem was that engineers didn't understand how Twitter works.
The solution was to enable engineers to learn from one another. Twitter University came up with an app and a methodology for Peer Learning.
Soon, one in five Twitter engineers taught classes. This Peer Learning approach enabled people to have the right skills and do their best work.
Twitter University team launched PlusPlus to recreate a similar success at other tech companies.
We know Silicon Valley tech companies best. There's a lot of informal learning happening. Homegrown systems are complex and the engineers transfer knowledge adhoc. They interrupt each other, answer one-off emails, or host office hours. This is inefficient.
We believe it is better to give your experts a platform to share their knowledge. Organizing workshops is more effective than one-on-one interruptions. We call this Peer Learning. It makes it easier to share institutional knowledge and to celebrate those who enable others to be successful.
Peer Learning creates a culture of learning that grows on its own. Your people become happier and more effective.
Promote all the events in one place. Make them searchable. Allow your people to subscribe so they never miss a relevant learning opportunity. Celebrate people who teach others. Make informal learning visible. Run your corporate university better.
Automate manual tasks such as registrations, attendance, and reporting. Engage your audience.
When your people have the right skills at the right time, they are able to do their best work.
PlusPlus makes it easy for employees to discover internal learning events. From onboarding, tech talks and hackathons to engineering, management, and sales. It's designed with large tech companies in mind.
Unlike traditional monolithic LMS, PlusPlus focuses on live learning events. It plays well with other best-of-breed cloud learning systems.
If you're lucky, you have a dedicated Learning & Development team that runs your corporate university. For smaller companies, University++ is a full-service corporate university.
We bootstrap it for you around your specific needs. It runs on Learn++ platform. We train your people to help start the upward spiral of the culture of learning. Then, we hand it off to you.