How MailChimp Uses Treehouse to Encourage a Culture of Learning & Develop Awesome Products
When it comes to fostering tech skills, encouraging a learning culture for employees helps teams – and entire companies – succeed. Over the past 6 years, we have been inspired by not only the individual success of our students but also by what companies have achieved through utilizing Treehouse.
Take MailChimp for example, the world’s leading email marketing platform. Their users send more than a billion emails a day and to ensure their impressive product meets the demands and needs of their customers, it’s essential the MailChimp team has the most up-to-date and relevant tech skills. Danielle Canterbury, from the technical support team at MailChimp explains, “Because our product is a web app, we have to pay attention, learn quickly and adapt. Technology is evolving. Programming languages are evolving.”
That’s where Treehouse comes in. By providing MailChimp employees with on-demand technical training to evolve and sharpen their skills, the team ensures their product is more robust, they keep up with fast-paced industry demands and technologies and ultimately create the best possible experience for their customers.
Access to Treehouse has allowed more employees to build the skills they need to contribute ideas, making the product more robust. It has increased communication between the development team and other departments by getting everyone on the same page, and it has created career mobility internally, for employees who want to move into technical roles.
We had the opportunity to fly out to Atlanta, GA to visit MailChimp HQ and chat to their awesome team about company culture, their motto “Listen Hard. Change Fast.” and how learning with Treehouse fits into the day-to-day work of different teams.
“In technology, you either change fast or you’re obsolete. We respect that and embrace it.”
– Chimere, New Hire Ambassador at MailChimp
Now it’s up to you. If you still have part of a 2016 learning budget at work, why not use it to learn to code or level up your existing skills? If you don’t have one yet, here’s how to ask your boss for a learning budget in 2017. You’ve seen how essential learning is for the MailChimp team – it’s time to think about how increased technical skills can impact where you work.
Do you use Treehouse where you work? If so, we’d love to hear about your team’s learning experience.