Programming Course Started by Mercado Libre Founder Galperín Gets 50,000 Sign-Ups

December 11, 2020
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The distance learning course started by Marcos Galperín has registered 50,000 sign-ups in its first five days. The founder of Latin American classifieds giant Mercado Libre set up the programming course alongside coding school Digital House and software company Globant so that youngsters in the region could get the training they need to get a foothold in the engineering industry.

The course offers training from scratch in several coding languages and gives students the option to specialize in either front-end or back-end technology paths. At full price, the course will cost around 9,000USD though there are a lot of bursaries being offered by Argentinian companies keen to recruit course graduates.

Galperín is on record as saying that one of the big barriers to growth in the region is the lack of IT engineers with sufficient expertise and training and that Mercado Libre is making it a priority to build out its tech teams in the region to fuel expansion. Having partnered with fellow Argentinian unicorn and software giant Globant, the Mercado Libre CEO had hoped for 10,000 sign-ups to the online course and in a tweet yesterday said he was very happy to collaborate in adding to the tech talent pool in Latin America.

Join us for a very special edition of Property Portal Watch on Wednesday the 16th of December as we discuss this and many more subjects relevant to the development of the digital classifieds industry in Latin America. Registration is completely free. 

December 11, 2020
Edmund got to know the world of portals and marketplaces working at Mitula Group (which became Lifull Connect after the buyout in 2018). He worked directly with hundreds of portals across the world in his role in the content department for three and a half years before transferring to the SEO department to understand the inner workings of listings sites. He joined Online Marketplaces as Head of Content in March 2020.

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