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Kickstarter campaign to fund U CAN PROGRAM eLearning course starting April 2, 2014

Leading Software Maniacs has started a Kickstarter funding drive to create the U CAN PROGRAM eLearning course that will teach anyone to learn how to program their first app in under a week.

SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ken Whitaker, of Leading Software Maniacs, announces an innovative online training course to be funded through Kickstarter, http://www.Kickstarter.com, starting immediately on April 2, 2014 and ending May 1, 2014. The minimum total funding goal of $20,000 will help the creation and publishing of an Internet-based eLearning course called U Can Program (http://www.UCanProgram.com) that will teach anyone how to create a software app in less than one week. Pledge levels range from $10 up to $250 with the most popular pledge expected to be at the $40 range. If the project meets its funding goal, the plan is to complete and launch this online course in early November of 2014 in time for the Christmas holidays. The big idea is to inspire and motivate anyone to learn the fundamentals of how to program a computer app and to hopefully consider making computer programming a career. Learning to program doesn't have to be so difficult. In fact, one of the lessons shows how starting an app is similar to turning the ignition to start a car.

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Who Benefits?

We've identified a wide range of participants including middle-school students, students, displaced workers, and retirees who can benefit from this course. All you'll need is a PC, Mac, or a tablet to view the course videos and either a PC or Mac to program your first app. By devoting just three hours a day, in five days you should have a clear understanding of the basics of computer programming by actually creating your own working app from scratch.

More Information About the Development of the Course

The development of the eLearning course will utilize the fabulous DigitalChalk eLearning web portal using BeyerDynamic audio recording equipment, Adobe Creative Cloud software, and Techsmith's Camtasia and SnagIt screen capturing software tools. LSM has chosen the Xojo programming language—a modern, object-oriented language due to its ease of use and ability to produce apps that can be run on a wide range of platforms including Windows, OS X, iOS, and even the web.

Giving Back

When the U Can Program eLearning course is available, not everyone who wants to learn will have the financial means to afford purchasing it—even at just $39. For that reason, if we get 500 funders and our minimum Kickstarter funding quota is met, an additional 500 folks in need will be able to reserve to take the course at absolutely no cost. (If we get 1,000 funders, then 1,000 will get free access, and so on).

Call to Action

We're asking anyone interested to not only help fund this project, but to also spread the word to others via social media, blogs, friends, relatives, the workplace, and schools. 

To view this video on YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIXyx2ffrW0

Media Contact: Ken Whitaker, Leading Software Maniacs, LLC, 206-497-9257, [email protected]

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